Your story matters. Your story, your pain, and your collection of struggles is unique to you. There is no one-size fits all approach to therapy. My job as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space that promotes growth, change, and insight into these problems.

EE Cummings once said, “Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people. But the moment you feel you’re nobody but yourself. To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

Living unapologetically and wholeheartedly takes significant courage and vulnerability, but we must do this in order to feel and be true to ourselves. Learning to do this can set us “free” and feel empowered, but takes practice. Practice that I help support, cultivate, and validate in sessions. I focus on the connection between myself and my clients, so that you feel seen, heard, and valued. I approach my work with clients in a holistic manner, paying attention to the mind, body, and soul. I believe these elements are strongly connected to one another and all need to be addressed by recognizing the connection between them and how to create a healthy balance in all areas of one's life.

Being certified in various approaches has helped me diversify my knowledge and use of techniques used to support my clients. I love to learn and continue to commit myself to gaining more knowledge about the field of counseling and effective counseling practices to better improve my practice and assist my clients.

Amy can be seen in our Appleton office, and is accepting new patients.

For an appointment with Michael Frost call:  920-385-1420

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For an appointment with Connie Norby call:  920-385-1420

For an appointment with Kim Charniak call:  920-385-1420

For an appointment with Susanne Wesle call:  920-385-1420

For an appointment with Alissa Lapp call:  920-385-1420

I have a passion for helping others find hope and meaning in their lives.  I have experience working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal thoughts, paranoia, major mental health disorders, and those in crisis. 

I value your unique story which provides a starting point to understanding where you were, where you are, and where you are going.  I incorporate psychology, spirituality, and compassion while challenging you to heal and grow along your personal journey.  I value the opportunity to walk alongside as you let go of what holds you back so that you can reach your greatest potential.

I use a holistic approach to therapy because I believe that every aspect of your life contributes to well being and overall contentment.  I use trauma informed, person centered, and strengths-based approaches to treating trauma and mental health challenges.  Some of the approaches I use are Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).  I am a level II Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified Grief Therapist.

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.  

Cassidee Guthrie  LPC

Amy Taake  LPC, SAC

Michael Frost  LPC, CSAC

I hope to make therapy a place that is tailored to your needs using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I strive to help individuals develop a toolbox of coping mechanisms that work for you.

Anxiety and depression can be debilitating, but so can feeling lost, regret, or confused. No matter how small you believe your issues may be, you deserve a safe place to speak freely.

I enjoy working with young adult issues including transitioning into adulthood, going away for college and big life transitions during this time including finding a career path. I am trauma informed and have interests in treating trauma, specifically survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

I also plan to learn more about being a support and ally for first responders and their families.

I am a person of faith and would be happy to incorporate Christian values into sessions if that is something you are interested in.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2019 from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University in 2022.

Outside of work, I enjoy taking walks, painting, and advocating for mental health awareness through writing.

Cassidee can be seen in our Appleton office, and is accepting new patients.

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 Amy 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 Kristen Kopp call:  920-385-1420

For an appointment with Cassidee call:  920-385-1420

Kristen Kopp LPC

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.  

Alissa Lapp  MAC, LPC, CCTP-II

Kristen enjoys working with adolescents as well as adults and has a special interest in working with survivors of trauma, body image, and anxiety. She believes that individuals heal when they feel safe and are heard, therefore she provides a comfortable space for clients to work through life’s challenges. She recognizes that change is hard and hopes to help individuals find peace with their past, comfort in the present, and hope for their future. Kristen places an emphasis on self-compassion, empowerment, and flexibility.

Kristen’s 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 her free time, Kristen enjoys traveling, backpacking, and spending time with her dog.

Kristen can be seen in our Oshkosh office or via Telehealth.

Susanne Wesle  MAC, LPC

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. 

Clinic Owner

Ann Gerrits (Formally Dake), MSW, LCSW

Connie Norby     MSE, LPC, NCC

Kim Charniak  MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

Call the office at: 920-385-6009

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