Erika attended Adler School of Professional Psychology,
now Adler University, where she received a Master of
Arts degree in counseling psychology in April 2006.
In January of 2008, Erika received her license as a
professional counselor and in April of 2009 she received a substance abuse specialty authorization.
She started working in private practice after graduation
and began working part time at Lake Geneva Wellness
Clinic in June of 2008. Erika became the owner and
clinic director of Lake Geneva Wellness Clinic in 2011.
She has experience working with children, adolescents,
adults, and families. She especially enjoys helping parents broaden their parenting skills toolbox. In addition to helping people with
a variety of emotional and mental wellness issues; she
specializes in helping individuals who struggle with
substance use disorders. She is a WPATH member and is gender informed and LGBTQ+ friendly. She believes that people can find freedom to be who they are, realize their potential, while making life as fulfilling and meaningful as possible.
Duanne received a Master inSocial Work from Michigan
State University in 1968. He has been licensed as a
Clinical Social Worker since February 6, 1995 when the state of Wisconsin first began licensing social workers. Mr. Lafrenz has training in parenting techniques, trauma
counseling, HIV counseling, Men’s issues, hypnosis, and grief therapy. Mr. Lafrenz has a psychodynamic basis to his understanding of client’s issues and needs. He has
found that building on a client’s strengths and positive relationships to be a very effective tool to help the client move into a better mode of living in the community and with himself/herself. Mr. Lafrenz has 40 years experience working with people individually, in family groups, and in group therapy. Duanne works comfortably with adults of any age,adolescents and children.
Ashlie received her Master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May 2017. She meets her clients with a compassionate, nonjudgmental disposition and admires the strides (large and small) clients take as they engage in counseling.
Ashlie has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. She works with individuals who present with various, diverse concerns which may include anxiety/depressive symptoms, relationship conflicts, substance abuse, grief/loss experiences and other life transitions that lead to feelings of hopelessness and discouragement.
Ashlie adheres to the belief that the client is the expert on their life experiences and she offers coping skills and support while encouraging her clients to meet their therapeutic and wellness goals
Hi, my name is Laurie Linden. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I am excited about positive change, how about you? I have been working as a LCSW and SAC for fifteen plus years. My background includes working with individuals, marriage and family, women's issues and alcohol and drug addiction. I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005.
I have seen positive change over the course of my career and want to invite you to share in my endeavor to build positive relationships and interactions in your daily life. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution focused therapies to challenge negative thoughts and behaviors which seemingly, set us up time and time again for failure. I would love to be a part of your endeavor for positive behavioral change. My goal is to enhance your ability to interrupt the cycle of the same 'old' way of behaving and responding each time you attempt to do the next right thing.
I believe that you are the expert in what you are going through and, the expert in making the positive changes. I offer supportive therapy as well as introspective therapy to delve deeper into topics which have gone uncovered, all in an effort, to increase your awareness of how to better manage your daily challenges and setbacks.
I look forward in working with you to offer you the support you need to make the positive changes you are seeking. I hope to hear from you soon to begin the journey of positive change.
Hello my name is Matthew Banas and I am an Advanced Practicing Social Worker. As a recent graduate of George Williams College of Aurora University, Mastering in Social Work, I am excited to work with new clients to meet their therapy needs.
I recently moved to Wisconsin, near Lake Geneva, when I decided to make a career change. Before completing my master’s degree, I was a full-time art teacher at a high school for four years. As much as I loved to teach, I believed I could make a bigger difference in children’s lives outside of the educational setting. I value client-centered therapy, using many techniques, including using my knowledge in art. I use such techniques to assist in the treatment process in my therapy practice. I specialize in working with adolescents and the teenage population, but I also enjoy bringing my teaching and therapy background to working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, including the LGBTQ+ populations.
In my spare time, I love to fish, create art, and restore antiques. I have a passion for finding old items and giving them a “new life”. It gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment.
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