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Mark Bjerke, Owner & Clinical Director

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology Specialty

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Fuller Theological Seminary: Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families

  • Trauma

  • Couples and Marital Therapy


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Harlan Heinz, PhD

Licensed Psychologist in Wisconsin and Arizona
Consultant to Wisconsin Forensic Unit

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
University of Wyoming: Ph.D
University of Northern Colorado: BA and MA

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Forensic Evaluations

  • ADHD / ADD Assessment and Treatment

  • Children's Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

  • Individual and Family Therapy

  • Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Grief Counseling


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Jennifer Abele, MS, LMFT, CSAC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
University of Wisconsin Stout

Training and Certifications:
Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Trained In Alternating Bilateral Stimulation
Prepare and Enrich Certified

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Financial Stress

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Weight and Health Issues

  • Communication Skills

  • Conflict Resolution


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Christine Brudnicki, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Science in Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Training & Certifications:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Certificate in Christian Counseling
Certificate in MBSR-T (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens)

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Christian Counseling

  • Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Mindfulness, Health, and Wellness

  • Registered Yoga Teacher


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Allison Bunkelman, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UW-Eau Claire
Masters of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling / AODA Concentration University of Wisconsin - Stout

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Self-Esteem, Empowerment, and Mindfulness

  • Grief Issues

  • Trauma

  • Sex Offender Treatment

  • Sexual Issues and Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Healthy Communication and Assertiveness Skills

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families


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Caitlin Campbell, MS, LPC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree of Arts- Psychology, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
Masters of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Training & Certifications:
Substance Use Informed
Trauma Informed

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Children and Adolescents

  • Parenting Skills

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Mindfulness

  • Self-Esteem

  • Play Therapy

  • Grief and Loss


Laurie Carlsen MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Practice Location:
Barron

Education:
Masters of Science - Marriage and Family Therapy; University of Wisconsin Stout

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Parenting

  • Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders

  • Health and Wellness

  • Identity Issues and Sexual Orientation

  • Couples and Marital Issues

  • Communication and Conflict Resolution

  • Self-Esteem

  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults


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Kristi Channing, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UW-Eau Claire
Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Eating Disorders and Body Image

  • Life-Transitions

  • Self-Esteem and Empowerment

  • Spirituality and Purpose

  • Healthy Communication

  • Assertiveness Skills


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Sarah Cooke, MS, LPC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Bachelor's of Arts, Psychology, Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI
Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mount Mary University - Milwaukee, WI

Trainings & Certifications:
National Certified Counselor
Trained in Psychological First-Aid
Trained in Trauma-Informed Care

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Family

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma Resolution

  • Stress Management, Wellness, and Mindfulness

  • Self-Esteem

  • Faith-Based Counseling

  • Play Therapy


Andrea Dorn, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Clinical Social Work - University of St. Thomas

Training & Certifications:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavior Therapy
CAMS Suicide Assessment and Treatment

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Self-Esteem and Empowerment

  • Mindfulness

  • Life Transitions

  • Healthy Communication

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families


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Benjamin Fraundorf, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor - In Training

Practice Location: 
Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling, Multnomah University

Training and Certifications:
Level I and II Training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Loss and Grief

  • Trauma

  • Transitions

  • Existential Psychotherapy

  • Spirituality and Purpose

  • Relationships

  • Mindfulness

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Attachment Theory

  • Individuals and Couples

  • Adolescents and Adults

  • Christian Counseling


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Sarah Gailey, MS, MFT-IT

Marriage & Family Therapist – In Training

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
Fuller Theological Seminary: Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California

Training & Certifications:
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified
Substance Use Informed with Relapse Prevention training
Prepare & Enrich Certified

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Individuals, Couples, and Families

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Healthy Communication

  • Substance Use and Relapse Prevention

  • Self-Esteem and Empowerment

  • Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

  • Victims of Domestic Violence

  • LGBTQ and Gender Identity

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Faith and Spirituality

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • Art Therapy


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Karen Garnett, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Training & Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor with Substance Abuse Special Authority

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Adults and Couples

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Communication Skills

  • Stress Management

  • Anger Management


Sarah Glaze, MS, LPC, SAC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor - In Training

Practice Location:
Barron and Eau Claire

Education:
Masters of Science, Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI

Training & Certifications:
Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Trained in Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Conflict Resolution and Communication

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Individuals, Couples, and Families


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Roberta Goodman, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Doctorate, Counseling Psychology, University of Colorado - Boulder, Boulder, CO

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Individuals and Couples

  • Grief and Loss of Relationship

  • Communication Issues

  • LGBTQ and Diversity Issues

  • Trauma Resolution

  • Life Transitions

  • Aging Issues

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)


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Randy Guilhas, CSAC

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Practice Location: Barron and Eau Claire

Education:
Associate of Science in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI

Training & Certifications:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Thinking for a Change

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Substance Abuse Disorders

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Self-Awareness

  • Spirituality

  • Anger Issues

  • Adolescents and Adults


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Sandra Helpsmeet, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
Masters of Science-Marriage and Family Therapy; University of Wisconsin Stout

Training & Certifications:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Wisconsin
Level I and II Training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Advanced Training in Developmental needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
Registered Yoga Therapist with Yoga Alliance

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Life Transitions

  • Stuck Behaviors, Beliefs, and Emotions

  • Trauma Resolution

  • Depression and Grief

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Blending Eastern & Western Approaches

  • Mindfulness and Spirituality


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Ashley Hinke, CSAC, ICS

Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
Independent Clinical Supervisor

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Associate of Science in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI

Training & Certifications:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse
Thinking for a Change
Motivational Interviewing

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Early Recovery Skills

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Stress Management

  • Communication Skills

  • Self-Awareness


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Jennifer Karper, MS, MFT-IT

Marriage & Family Therapist - In Training

Practice Location:
Barron and Eau Claire

Education:
Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Wisconsin Stout
Masters of Science, Family Studies and Human Development, University of Wisconsin Stout

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Couples, Marital Therapy, and Parenting

  • Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, and Communication

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families

  • Abandonment, Grief, and Loss

  • Bi-Culturalism and Life Transitions

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Identity Issues, Diversity, and Sexual Orientation

  • Stress Management, Wellness, and Mindfulness


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Jason Kersten, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Clinical Social Work, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Family Counseling

  • Couples Counseling

  • Relationship Issues

  • Sexuality and Sexual Health

  • Mindfulness, Health, and Wellness

  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation


Patty McGown, MS, LPC, RYT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Location: Barron

Education:
Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Montana State University in Bozeman

Training & Certifications:
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
Meadows Trained in Development Immaturity (Codependence)
Internal Family Systems Informed

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Anger and Emotion Management

  • Adolescents and Adults

  • Individuals, Couples, and Families

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Mindfulness

  • Relaxation

  • Relationships

  • LGBTQ Issues and Diversity


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Ashley Miller, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor - In Training

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin Stout

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Loss and Grief

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Relationships

  • Mindfulness

  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Individuals and Couples

  • Play Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Sex Offender Treatment


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Jean Neira, MS, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Individual, Couples, and Families

  • Adolescents and Adults

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Communication Skills

  • Grief and Loss

  • Midlife/Other Life Changes and Transitions


Stephanie T. Nicolet, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy - Edgewood College

Training & Certifications:
Training in Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Trauma

  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Individuals and Families

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Healthy Communication and Assertiveness Skills

  • Christian Counseling


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Kevin Rooney, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Springfield MO

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families

  • Trauma

  • Behavioral problems with children

  • ADHD treatment

  • Guardianship evaluations


Andrea Ruder, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Training & Certifications:
Substance Use Informed
Eating Disorders Informed
Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Adolescents and Adults

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • Stress Management

  • Eating Disorders


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Kenneth Snart, MSE, CSAC, LPC-IT

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Science Education, Counselor Education, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Training & Certifications:
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
Independent Clinical Supervisor

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Adolescents and Adults

  • LGBTQ

  • Grief and Loss

  • Christian Counseling


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Mary Sokup, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Assistant Clinical Director


Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Training & Certifications:
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families


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Sarah Szarzynski

Professional Counselor in Training

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
La Salle University Masters in Professional Clinical Counseling Psychology

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Adults and Adolescents

  • Trauma, Grief, and Loss

  • PTSD

  • AODA

  • LGBTQ

  • Mindfulness

  • Existential Psychotherapy

  • Spiritual Concerns

  • Finding Meaning


Ryan Stepp, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Practice Location: Eau Claire

Education:
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, The Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Psychological Assessments (Children, Adults and Older Adults)

  • Individual Therapy (Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults)

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Anger Management

  • Mindfulness

  • Personality Disorders

  • Life Transitions

  • Performance Enhancement / Motivation

  • Geriatric Psychology


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Cory Tischman, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy

  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • LGBTQ and Diversity

  • Parenting

  • Trauma


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Lisa Ullrich, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Director of P.A.S.T. Program (Psychosexual Assessment Services and Treatment)

Practice Location:
Eau Claire

Education:
Masters of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling with AODA, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Training & Certifications:
Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Couples and Families

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma

  • Mindfulness and Empowerment

  • Grief Issues

  • Sex Offender Treatment

  • Intelligence and Achievement Testing

  • LBGTQ / Alternative Lifestyles