Amanda Mikl ma, lmft - Mental Health Therapist, Billing Manager

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When working with youth I utilize play and other creative arts to assist them in communicating emotions and working through difficulties. I also enjoy working with pre-marital couples and am trained to administer the Prepare/Enrich, an inventory for both pre-marital and marital couples that provides a snapshot of their current relationship. My therapeutic approach is a collaborative effort. Individuals are the experts on their own lives and experiences and it is my role to support them while providing tools and insight as they work to overcome current stressors. This approach helps me tailor to the unique needs of  each individual. I enjoy working with many different people and supporting them through various life situations.

Jenny Schill ms, mft - Mental Health Therapist

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I have a deep awareness of how social and cultural identities create each person’s individuality. This knowledge increased my regard for the dignity and worthiness of every individual. In all aspects of my life, I approach issues and challenges through a strengths-perspective, focusing on highlighting the positive in others and decreasing situations causing life stressors.  In a therapeutic setting, you and I will brainstorm solutions and work toward goals together, through a trusting, caring relationship.  I am confident that through this respectful collaboration we will see an increase in healthy functioning in all aspects of your life.

Kim Henningsgard  msw, apsw - Mental Health Therapist

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I have worked with victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence for the past five years. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for individuals to share their life stories and provide the encouragement to explore, heal, and re-create their lives. My therapeutic interests include domestic violence, sexual violence, family and relationship conflict, parenting, adolescent behavior, depression and anxiety.

Val Zellmer ms, lmft - Clinic Director, Mental Health Therapist

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My career as a therapist and clinic director/owner has been among the most rewarding experiences of my life. Each day I am blessed with the opportunity to enter into people’s stories and to help them move toward greater healing and wholeness. During my years in therapeutic practice, I am repeatedly amazed at people’s resiliency, at their ability to overcome trauma and abuse, and at their capacity to triumph over incredible obstacles.     Much of my work with clients revolves around helping them recognize their inner-strengths and developing new skills to facilitate happier, fuller, healthier living.

Donna Hill mhr, lpc - Mental Health Therapist

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I began my career working on the Children’s Psychiatric Unit at a hospital. Eventually, I took the position of Therapist for the hospital's newly launched outpatient program. I worked with adults and families both home-based and in office. After several years at the hospital I moved to this area and became licensed in Wisconsin as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been employed by agencies in Wisconsin, being with Peace Tree Counseling since it was opened. I primarily provide counseling services to adults and couples.

Jon Mayer ms, lpc - Mental Health Therapist

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I began my professional career providing social services for working as a social worker for a Native American population. Some of my most rewarding work has been with adults with severe and chronic mental illnesses.  I provide therapeutic services to individuals, children, adolescents and families, in both outpatient and in-home settings. I have extensive experience working with parents to develop more affective and efficient parenting strategies.

Populations Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly, Couples and Families

 

Special Interests: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Abuse, Trauma Resolution, Grief, Family and Relationship Counseling, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues and Marriage Counseling

Populations Served: Adults, Elderly and Couples

 

Special Interests: Relationship Conflict, Marriage Counseling, Adjustment Disorders, Situational Stressors, Depression and Anxiety

Populations Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families

 

Special Interests: Family Dynamics and Parent/Child Relationships, Depression, Mood and Personality Disorders, Relationship Conflict, Child and Adolescent Concerns.

Populations Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families

 

Special Interests: Relationships, Child and Adolescent Behaviors, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Effective Communication, Parental Support and Marital Counseling.

Populations Served: life span from ages 5 to 105. 

 

Special Interests: Trauma, Grief, Divorce, Anxiety, Depression, Teens, Relationship Challenges Between Parents, ADD / ADHD

Populations Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families

 

Special Interests: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Difficulties, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Marriage Counseling and Relationships.

Amy DeLong MA, MDiv —Business Manager

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As a Co-Owner of and Business Manager at Peace Tree Counseling,  I am one of the first faces you see when you walk through our clinic door. From its inception, we have wanted  Peace Tree Counseling to be more than a “business.” We have intentionally created a peaceful and joy-filled environment where clients feel welcome and safe.    As an active member of the Polk County Mental Health Task Force, I am dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental illness and helping provide access to mental health services.