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Joseph Abraham, ACSW, LCSW, SAC                                                                                            Joseph has been working in the field since first receiving his undergraduate degree in 1976.  He has worked at all levels of treatment except AODA residential treatment.  He received his Master's degree in Social Work in May of 1981.  The vast majority of his time since then has been providing dual diagnosis treatment to a wide variety of clients in multiple levels of treatment.  This would include treatment to children, teens, adults and older adults.  Joseph has been working for more than twenty years in outpatient private practice clinics and, subsequently, has held licensure in social work since prior to the state of Wisconsin's conversion from certification to licensure.  He has also treated clients with drug and alcohol issues since the 1980's and received his SAC in 2001 when the state of Wisconsin gradfathered in master's level providers.  In addition to his AODA work, Joseph has training in gambling addiction as well.  Throughout his career Joseph has been a client focused provider who views his role as not just in providing therapy, but also as an advocate to help clients navigate various bureaucratic systems.  Location: West Allis

 
   
Cathy Anderson, MSN, APNP                                                                                                           Cathy is an Advanced Nurse Practionioner providing medication evaluations. Since January, 2008 she has been working with veteran's ages 19 through 65 with diagnosis of ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression along with other co-morbid mental health and medical chronic health concerns.  Her passion for working with children and her son's military service in Afghanistan inspired her to work with the younger veterans returning from service and with the Neuropsych department of the V.A Hospital she developed a clinic to help facilitate diagnosis of learning disorders and ADHD, which has been successful for veterans returning to college in achieving their educational goals. Prior to her position as Nurse Practitioner at the VA in Milwaukee, she worked with children ages 2-19 in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for 7 years diagnosing, treating and managing various mental health disorders and has also practiced as a nurse on an inpatient acute Psychiatric medical unit and an inpatient acute Drug & Alcohol unit following  Nursing Home, Hospice Home, Home Health and Public Health Nursing experience.  Location: West Bend  
   
Amy Miles, MA                                                                                                                                    After working in two different behavioral health settings, Amy has experience working with a wide assortment of clients and a variety of mental health and behavioral issues.  She has experience, and a deep interest, in counseling individuals, couples and families struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, marital issues, teenage behavioral issues, and autism.  She also specializes in Borderline Personality Disorder and has received specialized training from leading researchers and practitioners in this area of study.  Amy is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is educated in Suicidology, motivational interviewing, and psychometric testing.  Amy is skilled in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and techniques like mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance and stress management.  Her specialized training also allows Amy to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) if she needs to tailor her approach based on the client or other factors.  Using an eclectic approach, Amy is engaging and solution-focused in treatment, preferring to work directly on client issues rather than taking a passive stance.  Locations: Cedarburg, West Bend
   
Anni Cox, MSW, LCSW                                                                                                                           Anni has been providing counseling services to the Waukesha community since 2003.  She works with patients addressing a wider variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, as well as separation and divorce.  She provides compassionate, comprehensive care to individuals, couples and familites using a systemic approach, which focuses on strengths and resiliencies.  Anni is a Family Systems trained therapist who utilizes Solution Focused therapy.  Anni is also EMDR certified (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and has done much work with the Women's Center of Waukesha focusing on physical and sexual abuse.  Anni has taught graduate level courses in counseling at Mount Mary University and continues to supervise interns from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and Alverno College.  Location: West Allis
   
David Dich, MS, LPC                                                                                                                           Having graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in 2006 with a concentration in community counseling, David has experience working with a wide range of clients.  He has previously done group counseling as well as individual work with teens and adults from a wide range of backgrounds.  David has experience conducting career counseling and job transition strategies having previously worked in academia providing these services to students and alumni.  David currently specializes in anxiety, depression, marriage and family therapy, career issues, grief, divorce and stress management.  He also has a strong passion for working with current, and returning, military veterans having previously worked in the intelligence field for the U.S. Navy.  David is also an Adjunct Professor at Lakeland University teaching graduate level courses in counseling.  He also Supervises and mentors post-graduate interns at both Northshore and Lakeland University.  Locations: Cedarburg, West Bend

 

   

Linda Edwards-Savage, ACSW, CICSW
Linda has been practicing with Northshore the past 18 years, providing therapy and consultation in Washington and Ozaukee counties.  She works with individuals and couples with depression, anxiety, communications problems and work place issues, with a goal of helping others identify their own internal strengths.  Linda has specialized expertise in working with children, ages 8 to 13, and their families in areas such as divorce, school adjustment, parenting, behavioral and developmental concerns.  She is also interested in helping others deal with grief and loss as well as issues of infertility.  Linda is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is credentialed by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).  Location: Cedarburg

Linda Edwards-Savage
   

James Eiff, MSW, LCSW                                                                                                                      James works with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual, couples, and family therapy. From small private practices to large psychiatric treatment institutions like Rogers Memorial Hospital, he has cultivated experience working with diverse clientele in a variety of treatment settings and has lead therapy groups focused on trauma, anger management, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety.  James graduated with his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with concentrations in behavioral and physical health and trauma therapy.  He has provided consultation for programming revision in the areas of trauma and personality disorders and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Waukesha.  James’ eclectic approach to therapy draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, depth psychology, dialectical behavior therapy, positive psychology, and solution focused therapy.  In 2007, he traveled to southern India to study coping strategies used by survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.  Always amazed by resiliency of the human spirit, James employs a strength-based approach that looks at all behaviors as adaptive and seeks to avoid judgmental attitudes that prevent greater understanding, a requisite for sustainable positive change.  Locations: West Allis and Milwaukee

   
Jane Jaszewski, MSW, APSW, LMFT
Jane holds a Masters in Social Work and is a Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker with a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her degree through the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and completed post graduate training at the Family Therapy Training Institute through Aurora Family Service in Milwaukee. Jane is certified and licensed by the State of Wisconsin and provides adult individual and couples counseling as well as family therapy. She believes the goal of therapy is to obtain a good working knowledge of inner resources so as to build upon natural abilities and instill a sense of hope. Her treatment approach uses a blend of psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioral and related therapeutic models to treat anxiety, depression, personal and interpersonal issues. Jane also draws from various skill sets to help clients develop healthy relationships and coping skills. She also addresses grief issues and matters of faith that may impact psychological and emotional well being.   Locations: Buffalo and West Allis
   
Sue Jennings, MSW, LCSW
Sue is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.  She specializes in treating eating disorders and trauma/abuse/PTSD, as well as depression, anxiety, personality disorders and grief/loss.  Additionally, Sue enjoys working with individuals and couples on improving conflict resolution, communication and parenting skills to build strong, healthy relationships.  Sue believes that positive self-esteem and self-confidence are the building blocks of a fulfilling, successful life.  Sue's approach is warm, collaborative and interactive with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, and a focus on her clients' strengths and resilienceies.  She creates a safe environment where clients can receive non-judgemental support.  Sue utilizes various approaches dependent on the needs of her client including: cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness, supportive and psycho-educational.  She works with adults, couples and families.  Locations: Buffalo and West Allis
   
Carol Justin, MSW
Carol Justin, LCSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a trained marriage and family therapist. She has been practicing for over 25 years. As a family therapist she has extensive experience working with parents and their troubled or acting out adolescents, families with new in-law issues, and families with elderly parent decisions. With couples, she deals with parenting issues for children of all ages, communication, infidelity, drug and alcohol problems and the inability to stop constant conflict. As an individual therapist, Carol specializes in working with depression and anxiety disorders. Other areas of interest include women’s issues, job stress and adult children from dysfunctional family backgrounds. In all of her work Carol both teaches and uses concrete practical skills to help clients solve life problems with humor, acceptance and a clear sense of their own strengths.  Locations: West Allis, Milwaukee
Carol Justin
   
Michele Mastalarz, LCSW
Michele is a MSW graduate from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She currently works full time in the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Eating Disorder Program in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  Michele integrates principals of ACT, DBT and CBT as integral coping options during the recovery process.  Her therapeutic approach is strength based, utilizing systems theory to ensure comprehensive support and access to resources/collaboration with established community treatment providers is maintained throughout the patient experience.  Michele has a social service background working 19 years in residential treatment with at-risk children, adolescents and adults who experienced co-morbid mental health and cognitive delay diagnoses and extensive abuse/trauma histories.  Her experience in residential treatment included trauma informed care, advocacy work in the legal system/educational settings and transitional planning (for return home, into treatment foster care, adult service planning or independent living). Michele is open to working with all ages.  She specializes in treatment for children (ages 6+) and adolescents for behavior plan development, consult Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and conduct/mood challenges.  Individual, group, couples and family therapy available.  *Family therapy required for treatment of patients ages 6-12 of age as part of the therapeutic intervention.  Location: Milwaukee

 

   
Christina McGinn, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Christina is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who earned her Masters degree from Mount Mary University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi).  Christina enjoys working with children older than 10, adolescents, and adults dealing with mental health issues.  She has an interest in depression, anxiety, grief, family communication, trauma and working with children and their families on school related issues.  She works from a Person-Centered and Family Systems approach to counseling, which is strengths-based in nature.  She believes that the counseling relationship is key to making changes and works hard to make sure all Clients feel respected and heard.  Christina has experience working with kids and teens in various settings such as: school, juvenile justice, community non-profit and private-practice settings.  Location: West Bend
   
Joy Myers, PhD, CSAC
Ms. Myers has a PhD in educational psychology and is a State Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Since 1982, she has been working with individuals, couples and families with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. She specializes in issues related to ongoing recovery including eating disorders, childhood physical abuse, goal setting, adoptee issues and budget counseling. She assists families in developing intervention techniques to motivate chemically dependent persons into treatment. In addition, she has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and grief. She has a Trauma Certificate and has expertise in working with individuals who have suffered from trauma, crisis, grief and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  Locations: Cedarburg, West Bend, West Allis
Joy Myers
   
Tricia Pavlons, MS, LPC
Tricia is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Masters Degree in 2000.  She specializes working with those who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress management, PTSD/trauma, behavioral disorders and mood disorders.  Tricia works with children starting at age 8; teenagers and adults.  Additionally, Tricia enjoys working with unmarried and married couples to teach conflict resolution skills, build healthy communication skills and improve the overall relationship.  Tricia's approach is to be compassionate, warm and non-judgemental.  Tricia provides individual care and focuses on the strengths a client already has in order to build a positive therapeutic relationship.  She has been trained in TF-CBT and has been using this model for over 8 years. Her primary approach is using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  Locations: Cedarburg and West Allis
   
Cheryl L. Ray, MS, LPC
Cheryl is a Licensed Professional Counselor and 2004 graduate of Mount Mary College with a Master's of Science degree in Art Therapy.  For more than a decade, Cheryl has been assisting both children and adults to utilize creative therapies for healing and personal growth.  Her eclectic approach calls upon a wide range of modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family Systems, Narrative and Attachement therapies, Art Therapy, Guided Imagery and Trauma-Informed care.  Her style of therapy is both person-centered and holistic.  Cheryl works to cultivate and enhance a sense of self-acceptance, compassion and connection with others.  Locations: Buffalo, Cedarburg, West Allis
   
Janine Rochwite, MS, LPC, NCC
Janine is both a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Grief Support Specialist and a National Certified Counselor.  Through Janine's own personal grief journey, she became certified at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in grief support.  She also graduated from Mount Mary University with a Master's of Science degree in Community Counseling.  Janine's passion is to come alongside people as they walk through this journey called life.  She has experience working with grief/bereavement, eating disorders, anxiety and depression with a special interest in women's issues.  Janine has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and uses and integrative approach that is tailored to meet individual client needs.  Janine's background equips her in a unique way to aid clients in making life changes that are consistent with their beliefs and values.  Location: West Bend
 
   

Bob Rockey, LCSW, ACSW
Bob Rockey has served those struggling with mental illness and personal problems in the Milwaukee area since 1980.  He is a graduate from Macalester College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. At Northshore, Bob works with couples, families and individually with adolescents and  adults (as well as older adults), helping with such issues as depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, codependency, abuse, grieving and various transitional issues. He often uses a blend of Solution Focus, Cognitive Behavioral, 12-Step and other therapeutic stances to fit the needs at hand.  He is experienced with pain and many types of medical conditions, as well as physical and emotional disabilities, chronic mental illness and EAP services. He now leads therapy groups for Chronic Pain and long term Caregivers here at Northshore.  Bob is a long time member of the National Association of Social Workers and was on staff at Rogers Memorial Hospital for over 30 years in their in-patient facilities. He long supervised Graduate level Social Work and Counseling interns, and has been a speaker for the Waukesha Mental Health Association and a guest lecturer for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Concordia University and Alverno College.  Locations: West Bend and West Allis

   
Heidi Rupnow, MA
Heidi views therapy as a method of assisting clients to develop strengths and resources that the client may have lost sight of, particularly during times of stress.  Heidi has worked in various behavioral settings for the past ten years.  She has experience working with a variety of behavioral and mental health disorders and has a strong passion for working with children, adolescents and teens.  She specializes in behavioral issues and provides disruptive behavioral treatment for children and adolescents.  Heidi also assists parents with training programs that incorporate advanced behavioral techniques to assist in their child's progress as well as to improve the parent/child relationship.  Her treatment modality primarily derives from an integrative approach that draws from both play and art therapies and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She views therapy as a partnership and will work with you to set goals, track your progress and find more effective strategies to help you achieve your goals.  Heidi is an active memeber of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Lota, an International honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling.  Location: Cedarburg
   
Shana Schloemer, MS, LPC and Trauma Certificate
Shana specializes in working with adults and children with trauma histories and has years of experience working for Washington County Human Services’ crisis program. She has expertise doing suicide assessments, grief counseling, AODA assessments, and debriefing First Responders after critical incidents. She also has extensive experience working with adolescents and their families in assisting with healing, teaching how to disengage in arguments, and communicating. Her approach to therapy is from the perspective of Trauma Informed Care, which looks at individuals from a question of “what has happened to you?” as opposed to “what is wrong with you?” She helps people discover relaxation techniques such as aromatherapy, deep breathing, journaling, and other sensory experiences. These approaches along with looking at perceptions and negative thought patterns can be helpful when working on anxiety and depression. She uses a strengths based approach and views healing as a process and joining the client where they are at in their journey. Shana’s interests are in trauma, LGBT issues, sex therapy, gender assessments, post partum depression, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, and parenting issues. She is available for public speaking or trainings.  Locations: West Bend
   

Thomas J. Shiltz, MS, CSAC
Since 1972, Tom has been working the chemical dependency and eating disorders field as a therapist, consultant and workshop presenter. He is the author of “Ten Steps for Preventing Student Relapse”, “Student Guide for Relapse Prevention”, and “Eating Concerns Support Group Curriculum”. Mr. Shiltz’s psychotherapy practice at Northshore Clinic includes individual, couples, and family counseling, primarily in the areas of eating disorders, trauma, and addictions. In addition to his clinical work, Mr. Shiltz is on staff at Rogers Memorial Hospital. As Training Specialist for the hospital, Mr. Shiltz develops and delivers professional workshops, assists with research development, provides consultation services to schools and mental health agencies, and writes and publishes training materials. Mr. Shiltz is an ad hoc instructor for Cardinal Stritch University and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders.  Locations: Cedarburg, West Allis

Thomas J. Shiltz
   
Lisa A. Tieglman-Koepp, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Lisa holds a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in community counseling and is both licensed as a professional counselor with the State of Wisconsin and board certified as a national counselor. Beginning in 1993, her professional career has consisted of private practice counseling, personal and professional coaching, employee assistance programming, teaching, professional speaking and writing. Lisa’s areas of specialty and interest include women’s issues, concerns of pre-adolescent and adolescent girls, families affected by addiction/codependency, eating disorders, survivors of abuse/trauma/torture, depressive and anxiety disorders, grief and loss concerns, chronic illness, life transitioning, and sexuality and spirituality issues. She is theoretically oriented in gestalt, systemic and existential philosophies and practices from holistic, positive and strength-based psychotherapeutic perspectives. Lisa utilizes numerous forms of creative expression, bioenergetics and elements of spiritual psychology in addition to traditional psychotherapeutic methods in her work with clients. Lisa is an empathic and integrity-minded practitioner who has great reverence and respect for those she works with.  Location: West Bend
   

Joseph Walter, MSW, RYT (Registered Yoga Instructor)                                                                         Joe has been a practicing Marriage and Family therapist (AAMFT Clinical Member) for over 25 years.  Trained in Solution Focused therapy, he has extensive experience working with parents who are being challenged with the realities of parenting young children, adolescents, and those entering young adulthood.  As a parent of two adopted children, he has valuable experience in working with adoption related issues.  In addition to his family work, Joe also has a great deal of experience as a marriage therapist.  In working with couples to find a sustainable way forward, the focus becomes identifying personal strengths, affirming commitment and developing the ability to be grounded in the present moment.  In recent years, he has taken a special interest in working with individuals who are struggling with persistent depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic illness and pain management using a mindfulness-based, yogic-inspired approach.  Location: West Bend

   

Jackie Wichert, MSW, LCSW                                                                                                           Jackie is a licensed psychotherapist with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Jackie has gained experience and knowledge in her many years at Rogers Memorial Hospital and then working as a psychotherapist at an outpatient mental health clinic in Brown Deer. Jackie works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, stress management, abuse, and trauma. She also specializes in positive parenting and developing behavioral plans to implement in the home. Jackie helps each individual utilize their strengths to find hope when feeling hopeless and gain control when feeling lost and out of control. Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy Jackie will help explore and resolve the obstacles life may present.  Location: Cedarburg