Jolene Nowak MS, LPC
Jolene is Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for helping children, adults, and families overcome difficulties, especially those difficulties related to childhood abuse, trauma, and adoption. She has worked in a variety of settings over the past 11 years and is currently the Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consulting in Marshfield, WI. She also taught psychology courses at the University of Wisconsin – Marshfield/ Wood County for 4 years.
Jolene earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with majors in Psychology and Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. She then earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in treating children and adolescents.
Jolene is a Foundational Level Theraplay therapist. Theraplay is a parent – child therapy that helps with a variety of child/ family concerns, and specifically helps with attachment difficulties. Jolene believes each person and family is unique and she wants to create personalized treatment to best meet the goals of the clients she works with.
Genessa Antoniewicz, LPC-IT
Level I Theraplay Trained
People were made for connection. Too often, traumatic or stressful experiences interfere with our ability to connect in a healthy way. As a licensed professional counselor, it is my passion to sit with children, teens and adults through their pain and empower them to learn to cope with life’s struggles and make meaningful and healthy connections.
Chelsea Scheithauer, APSW
Jessica Noah, LMFT – IT
Jessica is a licensed marriage and family therapist in training and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Jessica completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in February 2012 from University of Phoenix and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2016. Jessica began her internship with Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consulting LLC in 2014 and completed it in 2016 at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consulting LLC. She is specialized in General Family Therapy and enjoys working with couples, families and children of all ages, particularly ages 7-15. Jessica was trained in the area of Systems Theory in which the focus is more on the whole system/family rather than the problem or issue pertaining to one particular person. Jessica uses a variety of approaches to help her clients, depending on individual needs. She approaches counseling and psychotherapy from a nonjudgmental, empathetic, logical, person-centered perspective. Through a collaborative effort with the individual, couple, or family, Jessica incorporates principles from cognitive-behavioral, psycho-educational, solution-focused, mindfulness-based therapy, and play therapy based modalities. Each treatment plan is highly tailored to the needs of the client. Her areas of interest include: marital issues, divorce and separation, adoption, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, and behavioral issues to name a few. Jessica is married with one child.
Kristine Koplitz, MAC, LPC
Kris provides Psychotherapy/Counseling and Horticultural Therapy. Kris received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Lakeland College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Kris recognizes the positive rewarding experiences and many benefits derived from connecting with nature and the power of plants. In horticultural therapy plants, gardens and natural landscapes areas are used to engage and improve cognitive, physical, social and the emotional well-being of individual clients. Kris brings a vast amount of knowledge regarding plants and people- plant relationship. She has worked in the horticulture industry for over 23 years.
Kris worked as an Emergency Services Mental Health Professional (ESMHP). She has been trained to provide crisis intervention services; crisis assessments; emergency mental health service coordination; crisis prevention plan development and implementation; identify criteria and collaborate emergency detentions.
Horticultural Therapy is the engagement of a client in plant based or natural material activities to achieve specific therapeutic treatment goals. The visual aesthetics of plants are known to elicit various feelings which the client and therapist can explore. Direct contact with plants or natural material guides the client’s focus away from stress, anxiety, emotional conflicts, low self-esteem, enhancing their overall quality of life. Allowing them to identify and express their feelings moving towards a meaningful appreciation of life.
At Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consulting our clients are involved in all phases of gardening, from propagation to mature plants, as a means of bringing about improvement in life.
Tammy Fischer, APSW
Tammy obtained her graduate degree in social work from Williams Bay College through Aurora University. She is currently an Advanced Practice Social Worker. She has worked in the human service field since receiving her ungraduated degree in 1996. She has worked with a variety of populations and for a majority of this time with individuals with developmental disabilities. She worked for 6 years at a sheltered workshop with these individuals doing case management, and two years as the unit supervisor for an inpatient facility for developmental disabilities. Her graduate program included two internships, one which completed at KSB Hospital on the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit and the other at Rosecrance Inpatient Detox Drug Treatment Unit. She recently completed training in Theraplay and utilizes these activities and concepts in her sessions. Some other intervention methods she has training include CBT, and Mindfulness.
Krista Chase, M.S.Ed, MS, LPC-
Certified Positive Psychology Wellness Coach, Eagala Certified
Spring Lake, WI
Krista brings personal experience and professional knowledge to those she is privileged to serve. Holding both a Master of science in education and a master of science in professional counseling with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Leadership, combined with personal life experience not only with chronic and critical illness but also EMS field experience, she offers a warm and non-judgmental clinical approach. A former Corporate administration professional in the Foundation/501c3 Governance and Hospice leadership careers, chair of capital campaigns, charity/fundraising events, staff supervision, team building, training/development, program governance and accreditation, Krista brings a mission based prospective to the mental health field. She has done extensive research also in the area of domestic violence a
nd system pitfalls and is a strong advocate to bring the most recent protocols forward not only for law enforcement response but systemic response in general to any person facing this catastrophic war. Krista also has had the humbling journey as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician learning how in the blink of an eye, life swiftly can change due to a medical crisis or traumatic event. Working alongside firefighters, other EMS colleagues and law enforcement, she is well aware of the toll it can take on those service providers who are on the front lines serving others to protect and save lives. It is time these professionals are also allowed to seek help without feeling it is a weakness, when they too, need saving. There is never any shame in that.
A strong premise Krista believes in is building a trust based foundational relationship with her clients and she is an advocate to prevent any type of revictimization when someone is brave enough to ask for support, to become totally vulnerably exposed and take emotional risks and for this, to be guaranteed to never be penalized for showing his or her most authentic truth. Maya Angelou once said, “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Many people refuse to show up in the arena of life, while sitting on the sidelines as they hurl nasty comments towards others, live lives of deceit, self-medicate, or hide and sometimes even minimize those who are willing to work hard by labeling them, judging or offering feedback based on opinions, listening to another for the sole purpose of responding, instead of understanding. I know personally, if someone has not walked in the same arena as I have, their feedback is not needed. When we sign up to do the hard work of becoming our healthiest self, we sign up to get our butts kicked so if you are ready to stop trying to make emotional hurts go away and instead feel your way through it, you are standing at the entrance of your arena. A firm believer in Equine Assisted Psychothera
py the premise to, “Trust the process,” is always prioritized as the experiences between the horses and client, heal parts of one’s soul that can not be defined on paper. As your therapist and coach, I want you to be able to be your bravest yet most fearful self as you face difficult memories, life circumstances or conversations. I want you to create the rest of your amazing life, because as we know, life is not a dress rehearsal.
Did you know it has been said, “All great changes are preceded by chaos? Did you also know, that hope in and of itself always wins? Courage starts by allowing yourself to slowly take the protective emotional armor off, layer by layer, lean into the discomfort and let yourself be seen. As it was so well spoken by Dr. Brene Brown, “Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. You can choose comfort or you can choose courage, but you can not choose both.” It is showing up and having no control over any outcome. Often while trying to solve a problem we do more of what does not work, just doing it harder and grinding it out longer but to rumble with your story, your experiences, with who you are now and who you would like to become, to face self examination head on, using both feet to step into that space, will give you the opportunity to live braver with your life and reveal the greatest version of yourself. The commitment you make will determine the lifetime you live, and be assured a bigger life will emerge from the painful, difficult or untruthful life that has been evolving. Let this be your time.
Specialties: Chronic and critical illness counselor, patient advocate, educator, Health and Wellness Life Coach, Prevention/intervention for domestic violence
/child abuse, conflict resolution, prevention of PTSD specifically for service providers in EMS/Fire/Law Enforcement and also for women affected by domestic violence trauma. Psychotherapy, Public Speaking, End of Life Care, At risk Youth Counselor, Women’s Empowerment.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Training: State of Wisconsin
Certified Wellness Coach: Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
Eagala Certified-Equine Assisted Psychotherapist: Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association
“Wounds most often only require one thing to heal them, compassion.” Unknown
Shelley Strojny, NP
Shelley Strojny is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has been a RN for 26 years and a Psychiatric Mental Health NP for 6 years. She graduated from UW Oshkosh with her BSN and Rush University in Chicago, IL with her NP. She went on to complete her PhD in psychology in 2014, successfully defending her dissertation on panic disorder. She published a Christian children’s book “Do you know Bailey?” in 2016.
In addition to working part-time at CAPC she also remains active in academia and research, teaching in UW Oshkosh’s nursing program. She has special interests in women’s peri/post menopausal mental healthcare, anxiety disorders, and alternative/holistic means to achieve mental health.
Shelley is a native to Central Wisconsin. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband Tom and dogs. Hobbies include taking long walks, swimming, cooking/baking, flower gardening and reading.
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Mary Kate Friess, NP
Mary Kate has been an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner for 12 years. She graduated from Marquette University with a BSN and later MSN at Con
cordia University. Later, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post Masters Nurse Educator Certification at Saint Louis University . Key principles that drive Mary Kate’s practice include: health of the entire family, vulnerable populations and reducing access barriers in mental health care across the life span
In addition to working at CAPC, Mary Kate remains active in academia and research, teaching in UW Oshkosh’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She has special interests in health and wellness, complementary approaches to health care and holistic care.
Stacey Kubisiak, LPC-IT
Lynn Martin, MS, LPC
Lynn is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who has dedicated her work to children and teens in particular. She also has a special interest in working with women at all stages of life as well as helping support parents in their vital role of raising children. In addition to her professional training, Lynn is the mother of 3 grown children. Raising her children has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and experience that extends beyond her professional training. Lynn provides therapeutic services in a nurturing, supportive fashion. Her work involves helping clients overcome struggles including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, history of trauma, low self-esteem, self-harm behavior, anger management, parenting issues, adjustment to divorce. Her varied approach may involve the use of play therapy, sand tray therapy, art based interventions, CBT, ACT, mindfulness/relaxation training and is uniquely tailored to each individual client. Believing that each client is a multi-faceted human being, Lynn practices a holistic approach. Though she often works in conjunction with psychiatrists and primary care physicians when medication is warranted in treatment, she is also able to utilize other approaches when clients prefer an alternative approach or when medication is not appropriate. Recently, she has had training in nutritional and integrative approaches to mental illness and plans to continue to expand this training. She is also excited to further the training she has begun in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) which will culminate in certification as a TF-CBT therapist.
Jo Yeske-Bishop, LPC, NCC
Jo Yeske-Bishop, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Wisconsin and has held certification as a National Certified Counselor from National Board of Certified Counselors since she began her practice as a psychotherapist in 1998.
Guided by her belief in the inherent worth of each individual, Jo focuses on helping clients live a more meaningful, more satisfying, more authentic life by developing a more flexible approach to solving problems or resolving issues. She helps the client learn and work with new skills that are designed to more effectively deal with painful thoughts and feelings thus reducing the negative effects of such thoughts/feelings. Jo also helps clients figure out what is truly important and meaningful to them as well as how to use this knowledge for guidance as they move towards positive change.
Jo delights in working with adults and adolescents as individuals, as part of a couple or in groups on issues such as personal growth, depression, anxiety, stress/trauma, anger issues, codependency, relationship concerns, assertiveness, grief/loss, and adjustment issues related to changes that occur as one walks the journey of life.
Janelle Prince, LCSW
Janelle Prince earned her bachelor of science in Social Work and Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a specialty in mental health.
Janelle has been trained in EMDR and is a member of EMDRIA, an international organization for professionals who seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR therapy. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She has been trained by the Zero Suicide Academy and is passionate about promoting a zero suicide culture.
Janelle provides psychotherapy for all ages with particular interests in family therapy, adolescent issues, women’s issues, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention.
Dr. Jenna Saul, MD
Dr. Jenna is board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, who has been in private practice since 2006. She completed medical school at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, an Peds/Psych/Child Psych internship at Indiana University Medical Center, a General Psychiatry Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at University of Chicago Hospitals.
She developed an interest in psycho therapy with horses as she began to see the limitations of trying to generalize new coping skills and interactional/communicative paradigms discussed in a therapist’s office without the opportunity to practice them in “real time” with therapeutic support.
Dr. Jenna is committed to providing effective care, and works hard to remain aware of current evidence-based practices.
Dr. Jenna believes that social responsibility and advocacy are important responsibilities for each member of a community, and is active at local, state, and national levels as an advocate for children and families.