Beth

Beth Young-Verkuilen, MS, LCSW, LLC

Beth has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has held a Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor.

Beth has provided services in the Fox Valley area since 1985, working in both inpatient as well as outpatient settings. She has extensive postgraduate training and experience in working with couples and families. She is one of the few therapists with experience working with children ages 2 1/2 and older in play therapy.

Other areas of expertise include working with adolescents and their families, survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, adoption, and blended family issues, LGBT issues, and couples therapy. Beth also enjoys providing education training and case consultation to schools, businesses, and other professionals.

Network Health Plan, WEA Trust, Trilogy, Humana, Partners in Behavioral Health, Arise, and Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

Dee

Deanna (Dee) Christensen, MSW LCSW, LLC

Dee has a Master's Degree in Social Work from UW-Madison with an emphasis in families and children and she is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Dee has provided service in the Fox Valley area since 1983, working in a variety of settings with adults and children. Dee has been in private practice since 1998. Her area of expertise includes working with adults, adolescents, and children with anxiety, OCD, and depressive issues. Dee has over 25 years of experience working with parents and children on behavioral issues, and enjoys working with couples on marital, divorce, and blended family issues.

Dee was one of the first therapists in the Fox Valley to provide specialized services to young children and their families. She has extensive experience working with children 2 1/2 years and older along with their parents, and has provided supervision to anxiety, play therapy, attention deficit disorders, and marital therapy.

Network Health Plan, WEA Trust, Trilogy, Partners in Behavioral Health, and Arise

Kristy L Robb MSW, LCSW, LLC

Kristy completed a Masters’ degree in Clinical Social Work with an emphasis in behavioral health.  She is licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin.

Kristy has received extensive training and is experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response/Ritual Prevention (ERP), Habit Reversal Training, and exposure based therapies.  She specializes in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia), Selective Mutism, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (hair pulling or trichotillomania, skin picking, and tics), specific phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and depression.

Kristy utilizes evidence based practice methods and enjoys staying informed in regard to the latest peer reviewed research, published literature, and practices.  She also advocates strongly for and enjoys working in collaboration with her clients.  She participates in three professional consultation groups in the Fox Valley in order to continue to learn from other reputable, licensed professionals.

Network Health Plan, WEA Trust, Partners in Behavioral Health, Trilogy, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Humana.

Neeley Welch-Lamers LPC

Neeley has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UW-Stout. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Neeley has special training Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Neeley specializes in working with people suffering from anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, panic, phobias), anxiety-related disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD), women’s issues (post-partum mood issues), and the LGBTQ community. She also has experience working with depression and couples. Neeley is one of the only therapists in the Fox Valley area trained in both ERP and EMDR. Neeley is an active member of the American Counseling Association and the International OCD Foundation.

Neeley has been in the counseling field since 2009 and has held many roles from supervising staff to working with those in crisis to case management. Neeley prides herself on building strong, trusting relationships with her clients and sees humor as an essential part of the healing process.

Network Health Plan, Aetna, WEA Trust, Partners in Behavioral Health, Trilogy, and Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Jill Krejcie MA, LMFT

Jill has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.  She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and holds an active license to practice in the State of Wisconsin.
Jill has been in the counseling field for over 10 years.  She has provided therapy services in multiple settings from homeless shelters, outpatient clinics, and schools reaching adults, children and adolescence, and families.  Her passion is helping people cultivate happiness through healthy relationships and bring their best selves forward to create change.  Her style is collaborative, strength based, and solution focused.

Jill is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) which is an evidence based treatment  helping children, adolescents, and their caregivers who are impacted by trauma.  This method helps resolve emotional and behavioral difficulties for children and adolescents who experienced single, multiple, and complex trauma.

Jill specializes in helping individuals and couples improve understanding, receptivity, and satisfaction in their relationship(s).  She uses Pragmatic/Experiential therapy (PEX) which uses research regarding brain and relationship science to improve connectedness and communication.  Other areas of expertise include co-parenting, divorce, parent/child relational problems, and blended families. 

Counseling Specialists
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