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Dr. Sheila Gissibl is Hope's Clinic Director and a Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. With a wide variety of experience, and a graduate of Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, she specializes in anxiety, addictions, depression and bipolar. In addition to being a prominent therapist, she also teaches at Mount Mary University. Dr. Gissibl is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complimentary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

 


 

Jessica Niedermayer, MS, NCC, LPC is Hope's Assistant Clinic Director and a psychotherapist where her practice is rooted in creating goals based on the strengths her clients already possess.  She believes in a no-nonsense approach to looking for positives, solutions and exceptions while encouraging clients to help meet their personal goals. Jessica's practice is composed of helping Adolescents, Young Adults and Adults with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, building coping skills, peer relationships, and self-esteem while empowering them to see the power they have in their own life.   In addition to individual therapy, Jessica leads groups for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for skills training for adults. 

 

 

 

Dr. Doug Meske is a practicing LCSW and psychotherapist, published author, and a national   speaker on personal, couple and family wellness.  Dr. Meske has been in practice since 1968 at Residential Treatment Centers, Individual, Couple, and Family Therapies and in private practice since 1972.  Dr. Mekse's practice is composed of couples, adolescents, adults and families. His treatment methods include individual, couple and group psychotherapy.  His three programs: (1) Raising Healthy Children in an Unhealthy Culture, (2) Ingredients for a Healthy Marriage and (3) Our Six Emotional Needs.

 

 

 

 

Deb Sarnowski, MA, LPC, SAC-IT specializes in working with adolescents and adults, specializing in addictions, domestic abuse issues, trauma, relationship difficulties, co-dependency,  anxiety and depression. Deb has distinctive experience in helping her clients through life's transitions, personal trials and relational conflicts. Her compassionate and collaborate approach will assist and support you as you cultivate new skills and build hope for the future. 

 

 

 

 

Michael Gissibl, SAC-IT specializes in substance abuse treatment for adolescents, young adults and adults.  Michael has a passion for people and strongly believes that those who suffer from chemical dependency and abuse can work to meet their goals and live a life free from addiction. In addition, Michael is a Holistic Health Practitioner where he specializes in whole body health through effective detoxification and achieving proper nutrient levels.  Michael offers a variety of consultations that include detailed protocols to help optimize health.    

 

 

 

 

Patrice Flanagan-Morris, MSW, LCSW is one of Hope’s psychotherapists where her practice is focused on the strengths of the individual and the phrasing “I am doing the best I can, and I can do better”. Patrice works towards helping clients accept where they are at while understanding change is possible to create an environment of comfort and safety. Patrice’s practice is open to people of all ages from 10 years and up focusing primarily on anxiety, depression and trauma. An added unique aspect of Patrice’s therapy is her use of Brainspotting which utilizes bilateral stimulation (music that jumps ear to ear) that helps process different life experiences. For more information, visit https://brainspotting.pro/page/what-brainspotting. Patrice comes from a scope of practice in which understanding where we come from impacts where we are now and where we go. By identifying and owning our past we can move forward in a healthier more empowered way.

 

 

 

Lindsay Sherwood, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has a specialized background in marriage and family therapy and can help your family from a systemic approach by incorporating individual, couple, and family therapy interventions. In addition to conducting psychotherapy, she is passionate about working with children and their families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lindsay is one of the few clinicians that is able to administer standardized assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on children ages 12 months and older. This includes assessments on children over the age of four-year-old, which is a service that most other ABA therapy clinics do not offer. Additionally, she will begin offering psychological evaluations in the near future under the consultation of Sheila Gissibl, PsyD.

 

 

 

Stephanie Hein, MS, NCC, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, is an integrative psychotherapist who takes the perspective of looking at a whole person.  Stephanie’s practice encompasses a variety of ages who may be struggling with addiction, trauma, depression, and anxiety.  She takes a strengths-based approach and will work collaboratively to develop a safe space in order to promote healing and growth.  She integrates various approaches, including mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and brainspotting (https://brainspotting.com/about-bsp/what-is-brainspotting/).  She works towards instilling hope and providing empowerment to her clients in order to work towards achieving their personal goals and exploring their authentic self.  In addition to individual therapy, Stephanie currently runs a DBT group on a weekly basis. 

 

 

 

 

 

Arianna Katrichis, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, is a psychotherapist that encourages an active and collaborative role in therapy practice.  She focuses on an integrated and multicultural approach, using different techniques to accommodate to the needs of diverse populations.  Through cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and person-centered theories, Arianna helps to instill hope and empower clients to make strides towards their personal goals.  Arianna's practice focuses on work with older adolescents and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, effective coping skills, and disordered eating.

 

 

 

 

Athena Kjell, MS, NCC, LPC, SAC specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, shame, and addiction recovery for adults. She uses CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Aroma Freedom Techniques to invite clients to live in line with their values and life vision, instead of in fear or avoidance. She is a Certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner which uses the power of scent (Essential Oils) to shift the connection between memories, emotions, and beliefs to kick start the journey toward achieving goals, or following through with intentions; sometimes for the first time in ones' life. To learn more about AFT click here:

https://aromafreedom.com

 

 

 

Hannah Stadler, MFT-IT is a Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate and dedicated to working collaboratively with clients to improve communication skills, to learn better coping skills, and to find strategies that reduce relational and emotional distress. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Hannah provides education and tools for change that are tailored uniquely to each client, while supporting and guiding them on a process of self-exploration. Hannah's approach is rooted in compassion, connection and acceptance of each client as an individual.Hannah completed her graduate degree and training, a Master's of Marriage and Family Therapy, through Capella University. She currently holds her associate license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), in the state of Wisconsin and is working towards full licensure. 

 

 

 

 

Kendra Bittner MS, LPC-IT, earned her MS in Community Psychology from Alverno College and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has experience with working with adults ages 18+ and integrates many approaches including mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. Kendra believes that every individual has the strength to get through life’s challenges and is passionate about helping others rediscover their strength within themselves. She works collaboratively with individuals to build their confidence and to work towards reaching their goals in life.

 

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