Providing quality, specialized, and competent care while creating more access for all.

About Avenues Counseling, LLC

Avenues Counseling, LLC was established in January, 2017 by Megan Schilt, LPC. Megan built the practice on the foundational qualities of integrity, authenticity, collaboration, and balance. With these values in mind, and with the goal of creating more access for people in our rural community, the practice quickly began to grow. As circumstances change and challenges have arisen, our practice has remembered that we are here to serve the community while providing quality, affordable, specialty care for mental and behavioral health issues for all ages and populations.

After about a year of working toward our vision, Avenues Counseling, LLC had outgrown its office space and began renovations for an office expansion. At the same time the physical space was expanding, the practice itself continued to grow with two employees, Dan Doden, LPC, and Emily Rufenacht, LMFT, coming on board in the fall of 2018 to create a strong team of therapists as well as a Billing and Insurance Specialist. On March 1st, 2019, Emily Rufenacht, LMFT became a partner at Avenues Counseling, LLC. In the winter of 2020, we welcomed John Samaha as a behavioral therapist and our director of School Based Mental Health. In addition we have added an Intake and School Based Mental Health coordinator to our team. Meanwhile, community partnerships continue to blossom in the service of creating more access for individuals and families in the Green County and surrounding areas. We strongly believe in collaboration with the community as well as with the people whom we see in our practice.
At the present time, we are continuing to grow our practice and expand our services to accommodate the mental and behavioral health needs of our community. We offer individual, couples, family, and group therapy for ages 4 and older. Avenues Counseling, LLC has continued our commitment to creating more access for quality care by contracting with a number of insurance panels to provide in-network services for as many as possible. While we specialize in many areas and are able to work with a wide variety of presenting problems, we strongly believe in quality, ethical, and competent care. Therefore, we practice transparency in this regard, and if we are not able to meet specific needs, we work with people to get them connected with the appropriate care for their specific presenting issue(s).

It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Green County community. We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those who walk through our doors, as well as the greater community and all who live within it.

We connect before we correct

At Avenues Counseling, we understand behavior is communication. We work with a number of different issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, trauma, abuse, stress management, life transitions, relationship issues, anger management, self-esteem, men’s and women’s issues.