Our clinic follows CDC guidelines for everyone's health and safety.
Our clinic follows CDC guidelines for everyone's health and safety.
We value the power and importance of relationships, which is reflected in our clinic. By creating a relationship with you, we can provide all the support and help you need to calm the emotional chaos and challenges you or your family may be struggling with. Because this holds such a substantial value in our team, we offer a variety of innovative counseling appropriate for children and families to help build communication and trust.
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family Life Education from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Lakeland University. Melissa provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group settings. She is experienced in working with clients with suicidal ideations, self-harming behavior, and severe and persistent mental illness/substance abuse issues. In addition she assists clients with court-ordered mental health/substance abuse treatment. Melissa specializes in various treatment modalities: dialectical behavior therapy, co-occurring disorder treatments, sex offender treatment, mood disorders, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and self-harming behaviors. She provides therapy to children (3yrs+), adolescents, and adults.
Megan's goal as a counselor is to cultivate a therapeutic relationship that promotes safety, authenticity, genuineness, and collaboration to help clients to utilize strengths in their journey of self-discovery, awareness, and meaning. Megan uses play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and positive psychology to help clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, and self-esteem issues. She works primarily with children and adolescents. Megan believes it is essential to view clients from a holistic perspective to meet them where they are and tailor the therapeutic approach to each unique client's strengths, resources, and experiences.
Gina is an Advanced Practice Social Worker specializing in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Gina graduated from Walden University in 2021 with a Master's in Social Work and currently pursuing a certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin. Gina is passionate about making a positive difference in her clients' lives by being a source of support through difficult times. Gina focuses on strength-based and trauma-informed approaches. Gina specializes in working with adolescents and adults who experience co-occurring disorders. Gina is passionate about working with children and marginalized populations. Gina's goal is to give her clients tools, skills, and space to help them overcome challenges and live their best lives!
Trena is the Director of Clinical Operations and Co-Owner of The Caring Tree. She has over 30 years of experience working with children and families in education and counseling. Trena has a Masters from Bradley Univeristy in Clinical Counseling and Illinois State University in Art Therapy. She received her Doctorate from Edgewood College. She is very excited to offer a counseling program whose sole purpose is to serve children and their families. Trena specializes in trauma care, mood disorders, ADHD, and mental health assessment. She uses positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, art therapy, play therapy, and family systemic theory to help her clients achieve their treatment goals.
Lynda’s goal is to help youth overcome personal obstacles to reach their fullest potential. She likes to work with youth because she feels they are our community’s greatest asset! Lynda specializes in adolescent therapies through mentoring, 1:1, art, play, and aroma therapies to assist with: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, and supporting families.
Chelsea's goal is to establish a safe environment that allows the client to explore themselves while learning skills that will promote independence and enhance their ability to cope with life stressors. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse & Winona State University, receiving her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Chelsea's specialty areas are level 1 - autism, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, CBT, DBT, play therapy, behavioral concerns, strengths-based approach, and trauma-informed care. She believes by implementing creative & unique interventions targeted at specific goals; clients will be able to overcome obstacles and learn lifelong skills while developing independence and confidence. This approach can lead to increased personal growth and decreased mental health concerns and behaviors.
Stacey’s overall goal as a therapist is to establish a safe space for her clients to feel comfortable in order to engage wholly in the therapeutic process. Through this process, Stacey helps clients highlight and utilize their strengths to achieve their goals. Stacey is a graduate of Upper Iowa University with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Stacey enjoys working with children, adolescents, and teens, as well as parents and guardians. Her background as a special education teacher in the high school setting for 11 years has allowed Stacey to develop a strong understanding of the challenges many adolescents and their families face. Stacey believes in flexibility and creativity within the therapeutic process and often engages in interventions that focus on CBT, strength-based approaches, play therapy, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
Clients and their families are always delighted to meet with Ceceilia. She is a warm and welcoming presence when explaining insurance claims and billing. Her impressive organizational skills ensure that our counseling clinic operates efficiently and effectively.
When you visit the center in the evenings, you will meet Ryan, who will greet you with a warm smile. He's always happy to assist you with checking in and addressing any scheduling questions you may have. Ryan is an excellent asset to the clinicians and support staff, providing them with helpful
Steve brings over 20 years of business experience to The Caring Tree, LLC as a co-owner. He has started, owned, and managed several companies and served on numerous corporate and educational advisory boards. Primarily tasked with business development and operational guidance and oversight, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the clinic. He studied English Literature at UW-Madison and continually seeks more knowledge through various professional schools and educational experiences. He can be reached at (608) 501-1428 or email@example.com.
Coconut is always happy to bring a smile to anyone's face. He has his Canine Good Citizens certification and has earned his Distinguished Therapy Dog certification through AKA.
Peanut is always happy to bring a smile to anyone's face. He has his Canine Good Citizens certification and has earned his Distinguished Therapy Dog certification through AKA.
Buttercup is one of our resident rabbits who keeps everyone company. She also enjoys being petted and getting cranberry and carrot treats.
Hazel is a loving floppy-eared brown-speckled rabbit. She is very kind and enjoys comforting others. She loves to cuddle with her friend Buttercup.
Cheese & Crackers are our entertaining and playful Roborovski hamsters. The sisters enjoy chasing each other and trying to outrun the other on their exercise wheel. They help children to understand patience, gentleness, problem-solvingng, and tolerance.
Brownie is a friendly guinea pig who loves raspberry yogurt treats. She enjoys being petted and watching children during play therapy.