Innervisions Counseling & Consulting Center

Serving the whole community- individual, family, and business.

Our Staff

Innervisions Counseling & Consulting Center is recognized as a leader in providing a full array of behavioral healthcare services. A list of services we offer can be found here.

Please feel free to contact the main office at (608) 477-9858 to inquire about our services.

Our staff is listed below and we look forward to serving you.

Tanner Blake
I am currently working towards my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Addiction from Southern New Hampshire University. I am a former personal training manager for Anytime Fitness which is where I found my passion to help people achieve their goals. My goals while being a CCS provider with Innervisions Counseling is to help consumers make their own decisions whether it’d be what they want to eat on a menu or what activity they want to participate in for the day such as a bike ride, walking around town, or even reading a book. I will be working with children primarily until I obtain my bachelor’s degree, after that I am hoping to work with consumers who are struggling with addiction. In my free time I will be with my daughter and also playing video games as I am a Twitch Streamer who loves to talk with his community about anything and everything.

Amanda Burton
My name is Amanda Burton. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish. I have experience with incarcerated adult offenders as well as experience working in the Victim Witness unit of the DA’s office with adults and juveniles as a victim witness specialist, advocating for the victims and families. For the last few years I have worked in the Special Education classroom with children experiencing behaviors, medical, and educational needs. I am looking forward to working with young children through high school with various emotional and behavioral needs within the community setting.

Betsy Gilbert
Betsy is a seasoned account manager with many years of experience in many aspects of accounting for public schools, both in Wisconsin and Georgia. She is responsible for financial functions related to Innervisions Counseling financial operations. This includes data collection, accuracy recording, entry and reporting, and other related functions as needed.

Jesse Greenwood, BS
Jesse is currently a Community Mentor/Psychosocial Worker at Innervisions Counseling. Jesse sees clients in the Sauk County area. Jesse graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Jesse sees children and young teens. Jesse's purpose as a Community Mentor/Psychosocial Worker is to get consumers out in the community to see them interact and offer advice on how to handle various situations. Jesse feels it is important to put the consumer's interests first when planning various activities such as bowling, hiking, playing board games or just grabbing a bite to eat. In Jesse's free time, he enjoys being with his family, enjoys the outdoors playing various sports such as golf, soccer and going fishing.

Christopher Hoffman, M.S. Intern (Community Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
Christopher is currently two semester shy of completing his master’s degree at Lakeland University (Wisconsin Rapids). He also received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Human Services Emphasis from Wisconsin Stevens Point. Chris is currently interested in working with a variety of individuals, such as adolescents and adults, to help them tap into their own strengths, build positive coping skills, work through their own personal challenges, while cultivating the positive relationships they have in their lives. Christopher does not believe in the one-therapy-fits-all approach but likes clients to take an active role in their therapy process and believes strongly in the tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Colleen James, LPC, LCSW, CSAC
Colleen James is an experienced therapist with many years in the field. She is experienced in working with clients who suffer from depression, stress, anger, blended family issues, and AODA struggles. She is well versed in working with clients on crisis issues, or working through medical challenges such as end stage illnesses i.e. cancer diagnosis, loss and grief, etc. Colleen enjoys working with others who struggle with daily living challenges of seeing the “glass half full verses half empty” through different groups i.e. meditation, Yoga, as well as different support avenues. She is experienced in working with correctional institution environment issues and most aspects of law enforcement personnel who struggle with different issues while working in the field.

Cathy King, SAC-IT
Cathy is an outgoing and detail-oriented person, proficient at building and maintaining professional relationships. Cathy has an Associate's Degree in Human Services and AODA. Cathy currently has a Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) case-load with ten case facilitations and six Psychosocial/Mentor roles. Cathy has started a group for CCS consumers called "Life Style and Balance" group. The focus of this group is to enhance daily living skills. Cathy facilitates a recovery group for substance abuse. This group focuses on relapse prevention. Cathy is a skilled communicator; able to maintain cultural sensitivity, establish rapport with members of diverse groups, and promote team cohesiveness.

Simone D. LaPierre, MFT-IT
Simone is a Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, couples, families and facilitating groups. She has a background in the arts, including theatre and dance. She welcomes parents, teens/adolescents, couples and is all-inclusive. She is a Marriage and Family Therapy graduate from Edgewood College, where she studied many systemic approaches and interned with Journey Mental Health Center.

Bridget Riley, LPC-IT
Bridget is currently an intern at Innervisions Counseling and her hours fluctuate between the Baraboo and Mauston office. She will graduate from Viterbo University in the summer of 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling. Bridget is also a graduate student in the Master's of Science & Mental Health Counseling Program, her plan to eventually become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Bridget has experience working with the Child Protective Services as well as families affected by substance abuse. Bridget prefers to look at an individual's strengths, resiliency, and favors a holistic approach in mental health. In her free time, Bridget enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors and just relaxing.

Jenny Rizzo
Jenny grew up on a dairy farm in Juneau County where she obtained an excellent life long work ethic. She earned her Office Assistant Technical Diploma from Western Technical College and continued schooling for a couple more years taking accounting classes. She is the Billing and Receivable Account Specialist and has a keen eye for detail and strives for accuracy. She has several years experience with customer service, easy to work with, down to earth and is readily available with any questions or concerns.

Valerie Rung, MA, LPC-IT
Valerie received her Bachelor of Science Degree from UW Milwaukee and her Masters of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Valerie has a passion for supporting others on their healing journey. Her involvement in the mental health field has given her experience to work with a wide variety of clients with mental health needs, including working closely with first responders. Valerie is trained in mental health first aide and crisis de-escalation and has consistently built connections and trust with individuals and their families to allow a safe space for healing. Valerie provides a holistic approach, focusing on the relationship between mind, body and spirit. Valerie recognizes each individual as unique, and understands the importance of a flexible therapeutic approach. Valerie utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, person-centered and strengths-based approaches. Valerie works with the CCS Program and currently keeps hours at the Baraboo office.

Bret Stalcup, M.S., MFT-IT
Bret holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College and is working towards his licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has experience working with folks on various stages of the life cycle, particularly adolescents at a day treatment program in Madison, Wisconsin. Throughout his training and practice, he has stood by the notion that we all walk around with a desire for our stories to be heard and accepted free of judgement. However, sometimes the world gets in the way of this, whether it be due to societal pressures, life responsibilities, or simply not giving oneself the permission to tell those stories. If someone enters the therapy room with Bret, they can expect a space to give themselves that permission. He believes untold stories have the potential to bottle up inside and eat away at us, and the therapeutic space he hopes to co-create with folks invites them to release themselves of that poison. We all just want to be understood and acknowledged as the beautiful people we are, and his hope is that folks can find that in the therapy room with him as he listens to – and perhaps helps rewrite – those stories with them.

Emily Stieve, BS
Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a major in Psychology and an emphasis in working with At-Risk Youth. She has a passion for working with children and adolescents who are facing mental or behavioral barriers. Emily recognizes the importance of understanding individual differences among children and their environments in order to provide them the best assistance in overcoming their adversities. Her role as an Interventionist is to provide children with the extra support in any aspect of their lives they feel necessary through the use of communication, learning activities, and continuous building of their emotional and behavioral skills and knowledge.

Rebecca Waldon
Rebecca is a graduate from Herzing University with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. In the near future, she will be pursuing her Masters degree in Counseling. She works with individual adults and children struggling with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, and self-esteem. She has personal experience as a parent working through grief with children as well as children with behavioral issues. She also has experience working with adults struggling with drug addiction and family difficulties.

Valerie Walton, BA
Valerie is currently earning her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Valerie has years of experience working with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, helping the consumer acquire life skills and aid in behavior reduction for maladaptive behaviors. Valerie also has experience working at an inpatient adult psychiatric unit, where she spent time working with a wide variety of mental illnesses. She is currently a volunteer at the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services in Madison and speaks with a wide range of consumers in need. Valerie believes all individuals have the right to autonomy, respect, and support from others.

Hunter Wimmer, BS
Hunter works for several different counties in South Central WI, Including Juneau and Sauk as a CCS Mentor/Psychosocial worker. She works primarily with children and their families, focusing on activities that the children she works with will thoroughly enjoy each specific to their Individual needs, while building life skills. Whether that be swimming, hiking, games, or ice cream. She has always had a passion for working with children. Hunter graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, WI with a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Counseling. She started out interested in Elementary Education with a teaching practicum, but realized she wanted to work with children primarily in the Mental Health field. Hunter has interned at Juneau County Human Services and Hope Haven Catholic Charities.