Our Clinicians


1Dr. Sheila Gissibl, Psy.D is Hope's Owner 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.

Dr. Sheila is not accepting new clients at this time (ages 18 and up).




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Jessica Niedermayer, MS, NCC, LPC is Hope's 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 and teaches at Carroll University.


Jessica is accepting new clients on a case by case basis at this time (ages 16 and up).





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Deb Sarnowski, MA, LPC, CSAC 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.


Deb is not accepting new clients at this time (ages 13 and up).






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Arianna Katrichis, MS, LPC, 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.


Arianna is not accepting new clients at this time (ages 14 and up).





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Athena Kjell, MS, NCC, LPC, SAC - If you could shift just one thing in your life right now, just one... what would that be? Sometimes we get stuck in habits. Sometimes we believe the negative voice in our head. Fear and avoidance are blocks to living in line with your values. I'm here to come along side you to help you think in a different way so that you can be the best version of yourself. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, addiction, trauma, guilt and shame, or lack of vision in life, change is possible. I approach therapy by taking your goals and challenging you to take action with manageable steps. I integrate various approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation skills, Psychoeducation about shame shields and shame resilience, and Aroma Freedom Technique (optional). "If you're comfortable, I'm not teaching and you're not learning. It's going to get uncomfortable in here and that's okay. It's normal and it's part of the process" (Daring Greatly, p. 199). You do not have to be alone in your journey towards    healing from life's hurts, habits, and hang ups. Can I be a part of that process?

                                                                                        Athena K is accepting new clients at this time (ages 18 and up).





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Samantha Soppa, MS, LPC (SAC-IT in process) – earned her MS in Community Psychology from Alverno College. She has clinical experience working with teens as well as adults who have struggled with anxiety, depression, substance misuse, OCD, and personality disorders. Samantha incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered theories, psychoeducation, and mindfulness techniques. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful treatment and identifies strengths in each individual with a non-judgmental style. Her approach is genuine, open-minded, and compassionate. She strives to help others meet their goals through the encouragement of self-compassion, education, and skill-building.


Samantha is accepting new clients at this time (ages 14 and up).




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Emily Drenovsky, MS, LPC-IT is an art therapist and licensed professional counselor in training. She holds a Master of Science in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University. Emily has experience working with diverse clients of all ages coping with depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, substance use, grief, and stress. She has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and experience integrating a DBT-informed approach in art therapy and counseling. In addition, she approaches the therapeutic relationship from a strengths-based, non-judgmental, and solution-focused framework. She is passionate about working with high-achieving youth and adults as they navigate the pressures of an ever-changing world.

Emily is not accepting new clients at this time (ages 10 and up).