I earned my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Lakeland University. I have a passion for helping people find hope and meaning in their lives. I have experience working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal thoughts, paranoia and major mental health disorders, and those in crisis. I also enjoy working with couples and families to help heal relationships. Another of my passions is working with elderly people and their families to help with the transitions, grief, and loss associated with the later years of life.
I use a holistic approach to therapy because I believe that every aspect of a person’s life contributes to their wellbeing and overall contentment with life. I love hearing people’s stories and helping them address traumas and learn more effective ways of coping with the struggles they face. I incorporate psychology, spirituality, and compassion while challenging people to grow in their personal journey. One of my greatest joys is seeing others let go of what holds them back so that they can reach their greatest potential.
In my personal life, I value my faith, my three boys, camping and being outdoors, music, a good book, and quality time with friends and family.
Alissa can be seen in our Appleton office.
Chad Lorge MSE, LPC,
For an appointment with Mary call: 920-410-7156 or
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I attended college with Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. I obtained my Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2014 and my Master’s in Professional Counseling in 2019. I have worked within the medical field for 25 years. I decided to become a therapist to work with individuals and families to find clarity, knowledge, understanding, support to live a healthy life due to personal experience and ever growing need.
My areas of experience are anxiety disorders, depression, addiction, divorce, bereavement/loss, trauma, PTSD, bipolar and paranoia disorders. The populations of individuals I work with are children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
My thought is that if a person is suffering emotionally or mentally, every part of their life or world can and often is affected greatly. Therefore, one’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. Therapy, for me, is where a person is given the chance to process their struggles, move through their emotions, thoughts and feelings related to those struggles, develop appropriate coping skills to live their lives to the fullest. Helping a person gain the knowledge and understanding to gain strength and stability to live their life to the fullest is what makes therapy important to me. All that we experience in our lives assist us in building the foundations of who we are individually, those experience are a part of us and do not define us.
Personally, my children, family and friends are my driving force for commitment in helping others. My passions are my children, family, friends, spirituality, photography, area of automotive and motorcycles, and learning something new every day. I believe that I am always learning from all the individuals I meet.
Karrie can be seen in the Oshkosh office.
Michael F Anderson, MSW, LPC, LCSW
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.
My name is Connie Norby, and I am pleased to be a counselor at Integrity Counseling, LLC. My professional education and training include a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from UW Oshkosh. I am trained in DBT .
I believe the foundation for effective, therapeutic counseling is based on mutual respect and collaboration between client and counselor. Together, we can work to explore barriers, strengths and opportunities for change. We are all faced with an array of challenges throughout life, and the counseling process can help to offer guidance and bring about a healthier balance. In addition to offering guidance, we will collaborate to identify strategies that can be used to facilitate positive change. During the counseling process, I strive to embrace diversity that makes each of us unique. I have a passion for working with people in the LGBTQIA community and am an advocate of LGBTQIA rights. I also have extensive experience working with people who have dementia and their families and care partners.
I am interested in working with individuals of all ages and abilities, including children, adolescents and older adults, and people who have physical and cognitive challenges. If you are unsure of where to turn for acceptance and support, I will offer you therapeutic acceptance, support and guidance, and will work with you to help you achieve a higher level of life satisfaction.
Personally, I enjoy reading, taking walks, and spending time with family and friends. I am the mother of four grown children, whose life experiences have helped me to grow as a mother and an advocate.
Connie can be seen in our Seymour or Appleton office.
For an appointment with Connie Norby call: 920-385-5049 or
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For an appointment with Chad Lorge call: 920-239-6884 or
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Mary started her career as a guidance counselor at Washington Junior High School in New London, WI. In 1977, she was hired to establish a Rape Crisis Center in Winnebago County (now Reach Counseling). Responsibilities included fund-raising, public education programming, and working with survivors of abuse as well as offenders. After twelve years with that agency, Mary worked as a therapist for Mercy, St. Agnes and New Horizons, an AODA facility. She also taught a class in domestic violence as an ad hoc instructor at UW-O.
In 1990, Mary accepted a position as a supervisor of child protective services workers at Winnebago County Department of Human Services. She retired from that position in 2015, and is now looking forward to resuming work as a therapist working part time with Integrity Counseling. Mary has two grown sons and six delightful grandchildren. In addition to spoiling the grandchildren, Mary enjoys gardening, walking the beagle Roxxy reading good novels, swimming and spending time with friends.
Mary is very knowledgeable in the areas of abuse and neglect, and has worked with many survivors and offenders to assist them in coming to terms with the past and moving forward. She also has experience working with parents who wish to understanding child development and raise emotionally healthy children. Mary has assisted clients with depression, anxiety and grief issues, and welcomes the individual who feels “nothing else has worked.” Mary can be seen in our Oshkosh office.
For an appointment with Sara Curtis call: 920-385-1420 or
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Mary Wiatrowski LCSW, MSE
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. Renae can be seen in our Oshkosh office.
For an appointment with Karrie Kudrna-Behrent call: 920-385-1420 or
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Sara is a Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker (7/2016). She has had the honor of working with adults in an inpatient setting and is currently a full time counselor at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Counseling Center. Sara will be seeing clients at Integrity part time. She uses an approach with clients that focuses on the goals a client wants to reach as well as managing daily difficulty that comes with many of our past and present circumstances. Sara encourages clients to draw on their strengths to address their challenges, and will often find strengths that clients take for granted. Sara is familiar and comfortable with LGBTQ clients, and serves as the LGBTQ liaison at the UWO Counseling Center. Clients who have lifestyles that differ from the hetero-normative mainstream are safe to be themselves with Sara. Prior to clinical social work practice, Sara managed the Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center through Children's Hospital of WI and also worked in county child welfare at Waupaca County with families and children.
Sara can be seen in our Appleton office.
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. Michael can be seen in either our Appleton or Oshkosh office.
Sara Curtis LCSW
Charisma Deyo-Sonntag LPC
For an appointment with Charisma Deyo-Sonntag call: 920-385-1420 or
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Karrie Kurdrna-Behrent LPC
Alissa Lapp MAC, LPC
My professional focus and specialty is helping people talk about and identify their concerns related to fear, loss of motivation, identity uncertainties, self-confidence, spirituality, life-purpose and meaningful relationships.
As we talk and better understand the challenges you experience, I develop an idea of what appears to be preventing your progress. I then encourage you to aim toward a goal and will help you organize a set of action patterns that can help provide structure and direction as you begin moving forward.
I offer kindness, honesty, creativity, humor, my background in spirituality and psychology, and my genuine interest in people’s values and goals to help adults, teenagers, couples and families begin to discover a greater sense of understanding, direction and meaning toward their lives and relationships.
I find significant value in engaging therapeutic conversations with people. I love what I am doing. Faith, music, laughing, great food, thoughtful/meaningful conversation with friends and family, and being creative are what keep me motivated and hopeful in my life.
Chad can be seen in our Appleton office.
Ann Gerrits (Formally Dake), MSW, LCSW
Charisma earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Marian University and her Master’s in Counseling from Lakeland University.
She enjoys working with older teens and adults.She specializes in; Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, stress, and life transitions.Her approach to therapy is eclectic and trauma informed. While Dialectical Behavior Therapy is the main framework for treatment, she is well versed in multiple techniques including Holistic and Humanistic approaches. This knowledge and approach mean each client gets treatment tailored to their needs.
“While I believe our past experiences influence our lives, I don’t believe they define them. My approach to counseling reflects that. I really focus on clients’ strengths and skills to help them reach their goals.”
Charisma can be seen in the Appleton office.
Connie Norby MSE, LPC, NCC
Renae Swanson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
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