My name is Kathryn McNiel (she/her) and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I want to commend you for taking the first step in your journey and considering me as a part of the process. My work is with people who are going through all types of life challenges. I help individuals (13+), couples/relationships, and families overcome feelings of disconnect to develop meaning, intention, and joy in their lives.
As a systems and relationally trained therapist my lens is to examine how you connect with your environment and the impact these interactions have on your well-being. My approach as a culturally sensitive and justice-oriented therapist, strives to identify and change oppressive systems (racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism etc.). I am supportive and affirming of the LGBTQIA+ community.
My therapeutic approach is collaborative, and strengths based. I work with clients and assist them in identifying their values, goals, and how they are present in relationship with themselves and others. I draw from elements and techniques of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Areas of specialty include: Anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationships, sex therapy and sexual health, self-compassion, and communication skills.
Kathryn can be seen in our Appleton office.
Ann Gerrits (Formally Dake), MSW, LCSW
Susanne is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s in counseling from Lakeland University. She is passionate about supporting people through their personal journeys and accomplishing their goals. Susanne creates a safe and supportive environment to enable her patients to grow and heal.
Susanne works with patients of all ages and with a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, grief, ADD, school struggles, life transitions, coping skills, behavioral issues, stress, abuse and peer relationships. Susanne has a very inclusive therapy style to meet each patient’s unique needs. Some therapy approaches that Susanne uses are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, play therapy, and psychoeducation.
During her free time, Susanne likes to spend time with family, be crafty, read, and take pictures.
Susanne can be seen in our Seymour and Appleton office
For an appointment with Kim Charniak call: 920-385-1420
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 Kristen and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who specializes in working with adults who have experienced trauma, anxiety, and challenges with self-esteem. I believe individuals heal and grow when they change the way they relate to their painful life experiences. So many of us have experienced painful or unhealthy situations that shape the way we see the world. While we cannot change what you have experienced, we can change the impact it has on your life.
I value providing an environment where clients feel safe, heard, and understood. Change can be difficult, and I hope to be a source of compassion, empowerment, and growth.
My professional education includes a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin- Platteville and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. In my free time, I live an active lifestyle and enjoy traveling, backpacking, and yoga.
I can be seen in our Oshkosh office or via Telehealth.
For an appointment with Michael Frost call: 920-385-1420
Kristen Kopp LPC, CCTP
Kathryn Mc Niel MA, LMFT
For an appointment with Kristen Kopp call: 920-385-1420
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 via Telehealth only.
For an appointment with Kathryn call: 920-385-1420
For an appointment with Susanne Wesle call: 920-385-1420
For an appointment with Connie Norby call: 920-385-1420
I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from UW Oshkosh, and an Associate Degree in AODA Counseling from Fox Valley Technical College.
I have a passion for recovery, from substance abuse, and/or any other mental health concern, and I consider it a privilege to walk with you on your emotional journey. I take a caring, accepting, authentic approach.
I am a Person Centered therapist, and I use elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I will encourage and teach you to identify, express and allow your feelings. I am interested in your story, and I believe in the power of your telling it to me. This enables awareness, of your strengths as well as your "shadows," and allows you the freedom to accept and embrace all parts of yourself.
I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, bicycling, watching and playing sports, reading, listening to music, and visiting with family and friends.
Michael can be seen in our Appleton office
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Susanne Wesle MAC, LPC
Connie Norby MSE, LPC, NCC
Michael Frost LPC, CSAC
Kim Charniak, MSW, LCSW, is a mental health therapist who specializes in treating those with ADHD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD, tics, Tourette's, tendencies to self-harm, mood disorders and LGBTQ+ issues , as well as helping clients of all ages with life transitions, career planning, social skills and strengthening family relationships. Kim sees clients ages 12 years old and up. She also has special interest in transgender health.
She enjoys helping clients acknowledge their thoughts, feelings and behavior, and helping them make the choices they want to make rather than having it feel like their anxiety or depression is "calling the shots."
Kim's treatment philosophy focuses on keeping the client at the center of everything while utilizing solution-driven family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She is passionate about helping clients identify their feelings and teaching them to work on expressing themselves in a healthy manner.
Kim earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time in the North Woods, boating, kayaking, going to equestrian events, training her (sometimes sassy) dogs, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Kim can be seen in our Appleton and Oshkosh offices.
Kim Charniak MSW, LCSW
Call the office at: 920-385-6009