Meet our therapists

Megan Schilt, LPC

Credentials:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Wisconsin)

Educational Background:

  • BS in Psychology with Clinical Counseling from Edgewood College
  • MS in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University

Certifications:

 

  • TF-CBT
  • ADHD Professional
  • Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Professional Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Wisconsin Association of Family & Children’s Agencies
  • Serving on the Practice & Comprehensive Model Committee for Advancing School Mental Health in Wisconsin
  • Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Populations:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Parents
  • Families
  • Adults

Conditions treated:

  • Traumatic stress
  • PTST
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Grief & loss
  • ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • Anger issues
  • Adults recovering from emotionally abusive relationships
  • Self-esteem/self-worth issues
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship and social issues
  • Parenting issues

Approaches Used:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

My personal and professional experiences have given me the compassion and understanding needed to create safe and strong therapeutic relationships with people to assist in self-exploration, processing difficult life events, identifying barriers, problem-solving, and creating personal growth and change necessary to achieve one’s highest potential and quality of life. I believe that everyone has the capacity for self-healing and that we all need help, support, and guidance at times throughout our life. Afterall, we are only human. I strive to empower the people I work with rather than to enable them. We all have the potential for achieving our highest quality of life. I am passionate about joining with others as they work toward their best life possible.

Emily Rufenacht, LMFT

Credentials:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Wisconsin and Illinois)

Educational Background:

  • BS in Psychology with Clinical Counseling from Edgewood College
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College

Certifications:

  • Motivational Interviewing

Populations:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Parents
  • Families
  • Adults

Conditions treated:

  • Traumatic stress
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Grief & Loss
  • ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • Anger issues
  • Adults recovering from emotionally abusive relationships
  • Self-esteem/self-worth issues
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship and social issues
  • Parenting issues

Approaches Used:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Therapy

I empower clients to identify and build on their own personal strengths, as well as creating a “team” approach to help navigate personal challenges and struggles. Through this collaborative and positive approach, clients are able to feel connected, empowered, and the ability to get through difficult times.

Because after all…

“We don’t have to do it all alone. We were never meant to.”—Brene Brown

John Samaha, LPC

Credentials:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Wisconsin)
  • Certified School Counselor (Connecticut)

Educational Background:

  • BA in English: American and Comparative Literature- Western Connecticut State University
  • MS in Counselor Education- Western Connecticut State University

Certifications:

  • N.O.V.A. Crisis Response Intervention Trainer
  • Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention Program Trainer
  • Life is Good Playmaker

Populations:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults

Conditions treated:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Stress management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issue
  • Anger issues
  • Self-esteem/self-worth issues
  • PTSD
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Life transitions
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship and social issues
  • Executive Functioning Issues
  • Self Harm
  • Issues of Identity

Approaches Used:

  • Person Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

My focus is to create positive relationships with people and to help them build other strong and positive relationships in their personal interactions with those around them. My goal is to teach, guide, and support people to learn the skills necessary to build resilience and independence, and be able to find healthy support systems in their everyday lives. I strive to help others realize the strength within themselves to overcome difficult obstacles and life experiences. My diverse experiences working in different environments with young children, adolescents, and young adults has allowed me to build skills and interventions to work with those specific populations. 

I’m Dan Doden. I have been in the Mental Health and AODA field for 28 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.

I provide psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I also have extensive experience doing group work. I have discovered that other significant people in client’s lives can also be included in the therapy producing an even more powerful effect when indicated.

I have worked in inpatient mental health settings, outpatient therapy in the Madison, Monroe and Janesville areas, and done extensive work in the corrections area. I have a certification working in the area of domestic violence and am a certified sex offender treatment professional.

My approach consists of a conglomeration of theories woven into my personal style that has evolved over the years; with the diverse settings and experiences I’ve had I am confident I can be of tremendous benefit to clients with issues ranging from adjustment disorders to chronic mental illness.

Areas of particular interest include anger management, impulse control, domestic violence and addictive disorders and how those issues are often seen together; depression and anxiety; the effects of trauma and abuse; men’s issues and pain management, among others.

 

Office Management

Jolie LaBarre
Office Manager

Erin Gellings
Intake and School-Based Mental Health Coordinator and Office Assistant

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