Heidi Paessler, M.A. LPC,
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Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Master degree in Professional Counseling. Her passion for helping others started at a young age, and has since blossomed into a fulfilling career path. She works with ages 13 and up. Stephanie has experience working with anxiety, stress, self-esteem, grief, life transitions, depression, trauma and many other mental health struggles.
“I am driven to work with parents, tweens, teens, and adults on various mental health issues. I am excited to work with people who are motivated and ready to grow as a person. I believe that people have the ability to change when they are able to fully realize their inner strengths and therefore believe in themselves. I am excited and open to working with all genders, orientations, ethnic and religious/ spiritual backgrounds.”
Stephanie’s passion is helping others find clarity and peace while getting to know their ‘true self’. Stephanie works collaboratively with clients to restore or rebuild harmony between mind, body and spirit. Stephanie thrives on motivating people to take charge of their life and exact positive changes toward a healthier and balanced way of being. A combination of therapeutic technique’s are used in order to meet people where they are in life to best fit the individual needs of each client. Stephanie’s approach is supportive, empathic, empowering, and provides alternative points of view, while gently challenging negative thought or behavior patterns.
“I find this career to be extremely rewarding and I am humbled by the courage of those I work with to allow me to bare witness to their life’s journey.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Seuss
Renae J Reljic, PHD, LPC
Stephanie Kregel-Forbes, MA, LPC
Heidi holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology and sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and a Master of Science in Education in Professional Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Heidi is recognized as a Nationally Credited Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Heidi is a mental health resident therapist who works with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Heidi has experience and passion in working with individuals presenting the following concerns: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, parent-child relationships, LGBTQ+ issues, self-esteem/body-image, spectrum diagnoses, personal growth, and life transitions.
Heidi operates from a client-centered, strengths-based counseling approach with a foundation in cognitive behavioral therapy and humanistic theories. She believes that counseling is a process and journey with no predetermined destination. In each stage, the counselor and client come to new understandings, realizations, discoveries, challenges, and successes. With the ebb and flow of this delicate process, it is Heidi’s goal to remain an unwavering source of stability and support. Her goal as a counselor is to create a safe space where the client feels able to share and explore some of the most vulnerable aspects of themselves and in that, realize that vulnerability does not mean weakness and does not have to be something to fear.
Lexi graduated with her master's degree in Professional Counseling from Lakeland University and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from St. Norbert College.
While completing her master's degree, Lexi worked individually with children, adolescents and adults as well as facilitated juvenile sex offender and Thinking for Change groups. Lexi's journey working with clients at risk-youth and adults crosses over into her work with victims of domestic violence.
Lexi's role as a counselor is to use evidence-based interventions in order to help individuals overcome obstacles with compassion and kindness while in a judgement-free environment. She incorporates an individual's own personal strengths and abilities to help aid in their recovery process. Lexi believes everyone deserves happiness and is willing to engage and embark on the journey.
While Lexi enjoys working with a wide range of individuals, from children to adults, dealing with a variety of struggles, her core interests are working with victims of domestic violence, those facing difficult life transitions, those suffering from anxiety and/or depression, and those struggling with anger management.
In her spare time, Lexi enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.
Renae Reljic earned a Doctorate in Counselor Education, Counseling Supervision, and Counselor Practice from The University of South Dakota. She has been working in the field of mental health for seventeen years, twelve of those years has been as a mental health counselor. She has become recognized in the community for her work with children, adolescents, families, and couples. Renae's approached to counseling is create comfortable environment for all individuals involved to be able to share without shame or fear of judgement. The goal of Renae's work with her clients (and their parents) is for them to find a sense of wellness and hope for the future. Renae's special interests include attachment, parenting, children and families with special needs, and life transitions across all ages.
In addition to her counseling practice, Renae also works as a full time Associate Professor in the Department of Professional counseling, teaching students how to be counselors. She and her partner also have three children, three step-children, two cats, and a dog.
Mike Anderson has been doing individual, family, and couples therapy for over 30 years. He is an associate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and a member of The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Veteran.
Mike’s graduate degree is in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. His approach is eclectic with emphasis on cognitive behavioral, existential and problem solving therapy. He has been trained in transactional analysis and enjoys working with the Christian and spiritual perspective.
Mike also has significant experience in working with sexual perpetrators, teenagers and veterans. He has worked in an adolescent correctional facility and has been a director of a therapeutic community.
Mike offers confidential, personalized treatment with a focus on keeping families healthy, together and communicative.
Ann has worked in the provision of mental health services to children, youth and families since 1990. This experience entails work in the areas of outreach, counseling, intensive therapeutic treatment and mental health clinic administration. In 2003, she founded CHAPS Academy, Inc. and served as the agency's Chief Executive Office from its inception until September of 2014. Ann possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She worked as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh from 2008 until September 2014 when she joined the University as a full time Academic Faculty Member. Ann has a history of being a Social Innovator and Entrepreneur. Her passion for creating new and better ways to serve those living in her community has inspired many. She recently was named Mental Health Advocate of the Year from the American Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association. Her specialty is children and families, particularly trauma, intervention and de-escalation. She enjoys working with seniors and is well-known for her success in marriage counseling. Ann Dake is a Clinician who understands that it is not easy to seek help. She knows that too often families and individuals feel judged by the professionals who are supposed to help. Ann’s clients say that she has a deep level of understanding and respect for them. That they feel very comfortable with her, that she doesn’t judge or over-react and that she is someone they can trust.
Ann continues her desire to create and make a real difference by the creation of Integrity Counseling, LLC. Her vision is to create a holistic mental health clinic that serves those in need by an approach that views the individual as a whole. Making a priority the wishes and needs of those they serve, and making access to their services readily available to those who might be experiencing barriers to receiving services they need.
Heather Reardon, M.A. LPC
Heather works out of the Appleton Office only.
Kelsey graduated with her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Saint Mary’s University- Twin Cities. While in Minnesota, Kelsey worked with children and adolescents by further developing their cognitive abilities. She also helped increase kids’ confidence, lower anxieties, and learn coping mechanisms for depression, ADD, and ADHD. Kelsey also worked in a day treatment facility conducting therapy for adult male sexual offenders.
Now back in her home state of Wisconsin, Kelsey is excited to work with families, couples, and individuals. Kelsey's MFT background gives her a unique perspective with her clients. She works not only with the individual client but also looks at their surroundings and relationships.
Kelsey has experience working with adults both individually, and with couples. She also enjoys working with adolescents and children. Kelsey has a passion for helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, relationship conflict, and sexual concerns.
In regards to her approach, Kelsey prefers to utilize an eclectic style, and believes in adjusting the therapy to fit the individual, instead of making the individual fit a therapy style.
Kelsey Link, M.A. MFT
Heather is a licensed professional counselor who has received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Lakeland College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Heather has been working in service to others since 1999. During this time Heather has worked alongside of adolescent girls in a residential program, with victims of domestic violence, aging adults, and with children and families. Heather spent a majority of her time working for Big Brothers Big Sisters where she led a team that was responsible for creating and properly supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships.
Heather enjoys creative approaches to therapy and will use art and play in sessions whenever appropriate.
Heather has been married for over 15 years and has one son.
Heather is passionate about supporting patients who are struggling with grief, loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD, childhood trauma and other adjustment difficulties.
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Michael F Anderson, MSW, LPC, LCSW
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Alexis Van Eperen, MA, LPC-IT
Ann Gerrits (Formally Dake), MSW, LCSW
Ann works primarily out of our Seymour Location but does see patients out of the Appleton office as needed.
Please call Ann directly at (920) 209-3633 to schedule and appointment.