Stephanie Spieker, MS, LMFT
Stephanie completed a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and works with families, couples, adults, and children. She has been trained to see how surrounding systems and relationship dynamics impact an individual. Stephanie has spent most of her career assisting individuals and families who have experienced sudden changes in their lives and/or trauma. She has also worked with adolescents and teens who are building their self-esteem and identity. She has assisted many families in the process of building emotional connections and a sense of collaboration while helping each family member ask for what they need in a healthy way. Stephanie believes that every person is the expert in their own experience and contains innate resilience and the seeds of the solutions they seek. She teaches the elements of mindfulness as she uses other types of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as experiential, structural and family systems therapy.
Brennan Porter-Graduate Intern
A third-year graduate student at UW-Whitewater in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I am completing my internship at OceanHawk Counseling Alternatives integrating my academic learning with clinical practice. I approach counseling through integrated theoretical approaches built on a CBT foundation to help individuals connect to greater self-awareness, relationship-building and adaptive problem-solving skills. I am working to help people navigate their personal barriers to establishing healthy emotional and cognitive wellbeing. I work with school-aged children, adolescents, and adults.
Jean Daute, MS, LPC, CSAC, MAC, ICS, Clinical Director
Jean has worked in the substance abuse and mental health fields for over 30 years. She has extensive experience working with individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. She started her career working with adolescents and their families. She also has knowledge and experience working with the LGBTQI population. Jean is trained in EMDR and Brainspotting in assisting individuals with PTSD & trauma. Jean has been an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University since 2008 in the Graduate Counselor Education Programs. Additionally, she supervises new counselors in getting their post-graduate hours. She has been a presenter for the UW Continuing Education for the Substance Use Disorders Certificate Program. Jean feels that developing the relationship with a client happens through truly listening, and is the most important element for emotional, physical and spiritual change.
Myra Braun, MS, LPC
Myra received her Masters of Science in Community Counseling from Concordia University. Her undergrad work includes degrees in Education, Psychology, Criminal Justice and Sociology. She is bilingual in Spanish. Myra has done further training nationally and internationally on various approaches to the treatment of anxiety; including the benefits of hypnosis, mindfulness, and other evidence-based treatments. Her focus is on anxiety, stress management, trauma recovery, relationship counseling, and life transitions. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative, nurturing, and non-judgmental, empowering and further facilitating growth and fulfillment. Myra works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples using a holistic approach. She is often accompanied by her therapy dog, Ava!
Tiffany Vienneau, LMFT
Tiffany earned her Master in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College. She believes in a systemic and collaborative approach, working within the context of relationships as part of a system rather than viewing the individual in isolation. She strives to teach and provide insight into destructive patterns within relationships while helping clients to understand "why" they continue the cycles of their behavior and to promote healing and lasting change. Tiffany focuses on the strengths of an individual, while improving communication, encouraging relationship growth, and facilitating self-discovery. She uses a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systems, and Structural Family Therapy, and Non-Violent Communication. She is experienced in family, couples, and individual work with adults and children.
Veronica Ellingworth, MS, LPC, SAC, CSIT
Veronica is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor who earned her degree from the UW – Whitewater in Community Counseling. Veronica has experience counseling in corrections, outpatient clinics, and residential care facilities. She has experience working with adults of all ages as well as adolescents. Veronica uses a Person-Centered approach to counseling, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Her focus is on treatment for trauma/PTSD, dual diagnosis of mental health and substance use disorders and AODA concerns. She considers the impacts of each individual’s life experiences on their current beliefs and behavior and believes every person has an abundance of strengths. Veronica believes it is her job as a counselor to help clients realize their strengths and use them, not through advice-giving but through supporting one’s autonomy, using positive reinforcement and utilizing a strengths-based mindset. She is also trained in Brainspotting.
Angie Rademaker, MS, LPC
Angie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Masters Degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Memphis and her Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She believes in the process of recovery and enjoys helping clients to live their lives to the fullest. She is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her focus in treatment is on trauma, relationships, family systems, and alcohol and drug work through a strengths-based, nonjudgmental approach. She sees school-aged children, adolescents, and all adults. Angie is also trained in Brainspotting.
Joshua Lee, MS, LPC-SA
Josh is a licensed professional counselor who received his MS in Counselor Education with an emphasis in clinical mental health counseling and substance abuse from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Josh's philosophical orientation is rooted in psychodynamic theory, existentialism, solutions-focused, and cognitive-behavioral theory. Josh feels that as humans we need to look inward to encourage real change. Josh believes that change happens by discovering the unconscious principles that are at play and resolving them by establishing goals and making our lives more meaningful. Josh focuses his practice on treating individuals with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships, men's issues, and substance abuse. Josh works with teens 15+ and adults of all ages.
Keri Austin, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master
Keri has always been interested in energy work and the possibility of healing. After a 20-year career in a corporate environment, Keri felt it was time for a big change. After taking personal growth & development training at Landmark in Chicago, she learned more about herself and what her life goals were. This led to her enrolling in TIBIA Massage School in Madison, where she earned her certification and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for the last three years. Meeting others in the field opened Keri up to all kinds of modalities in natural healing. Keri took additional training to became a Reiki Master, studied intuitive energy work and the extraordinary healing benefits of Essentials Oils. Keri feels she has found her life calling and absolutely loves what she does!!