Heartland Counseling, LLC
12900 Lee Court
Elm Grove, WI 53122
Career Evaluations and Counseling
My personal style is to be straightforward, active and involved when counseling. I try to be as open and honest as possible, while always keeping a sense of humor about life and the difficulties we all encounter. I think it is important to look for the commonalities in our experiences, to better understand and respect one another. I try to maintain an office that is warm and inviting, so that there is a feeling of safety that will enhance self-exploration and growth.
My theoretical approach is an integrated one. From a psychodynamic perspective, I believe in looking at how past experiences affect current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In particular, I try to help people see how prior experiences helped to shape their beliefs and expectations, and how those in turn affect the way they experience life. From a psychoeducational perspective, I often incorporate an educational component in my work with clients – providing information about theory and research to help them gain self-understanding. From a cognitive-behavioral perspective, I believe in employing practical methods such as behavioral exercises and thought-changing techniques to help accelerate the processes of growth and change. Finally, from a humanistic perspective, I trust that people naturally wish to improve themselves and to enhance their life experience.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
For couples - Gottman's, PAIRS, and Emotional approaches used
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
PhD in Clinical Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1997
MS in Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1993
BS in Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1983
|American Psychological Association|
|National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology|
Any Indemnity Plan
Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
From I-45 or Hwy 100, drive west on North Ave. After crossing 124th Street (last stoplight), turn left onto second street (Fairhaven Blvd). Then take first right (Lee Court). 12900 is 2nd driveway on the right side.