Innervisions Counseling & Consulting Center


Innervisions
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. Services offered include individual and group therapy, outpatient services, case management, physician services, residential services, inpatient services, housing services, and prevention / education programs.


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

Veronica Becker, Office Manager
Veronica is experienced in patient care, customer service and is happy to assist coordinating services between clients and providers at Innervisions Counseling. Veronica demonstrates compassion, empathy and respect when addressing client concerns and values the importance of client confidentiality. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, Veronica is happy to assist you in establishing patient care and services at Innervisions Counseling.

 

Erica Baldwin
Erica earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is completing the Masters of Counseling Program at Lakeland university. Erica gained valuable experience while working in the County system and had multiple roles for the Support Programs and the Comprehensive Community Services. Additionally, this experience provided the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages in crisis and as a day-time crisis worker
Erica utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness to support insight, increase self-exploration and identify solutions. Erica believes that each individual has a unique personal journey and acquires valuable skills during this process. Erica incorporates a person-centered and strengths-based approach into her practice. Erica is passionate about identifying one’s strengths to foster progress towards personal goals.
To accommodate the needs of clients, Erica will be scheduled at the Sauk, Adams, and Juneau County offices.

 

Judy A. Bessac, MSSW, LCSW
Judy is a seasoned therapist who enjoys working with people from all walks of life. She is a client centered therapist focused on reaching your goals through guidance, support, and empowerment. Judy weaves into her practice neurophysiology that allows for a deeper personal transformation. Judy works with individual, couples, families and adolescents age 12 and up. Judy is an EAP provider specializing in treating anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, social phobia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She also treats trauma issues, grieving issues, depressive disorders including bipolar, major depressive disorder and pervasive depressive disorder, teens of divorced parents. Judy is Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trained in Brainspotting 1 and Brainspotting 2 classes, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy and Mindfulness. Judy works with a number of issues which includes: Borderline Personality Disorder, Domestic violence, family conflict, parenting issues, relationship issues, Bipolar Disorder, Coping Skills, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Dissociative Disorder, and Mood Disorders.

 

Christina Brooks, MSW, LCSW
Christina Brooks received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a Human Services concentration from Edgewood College in Madison. For over a decade she has worked with children and families in various roles as a Certified Social Worker. She has experience working with children in kinship care and the foster care system, children who have been victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, children and families who have experienced adverse life situations (i.e. poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse, trauma, parent incarceration, and bullying). She also has experience working with children with intellectual, as well as learning disabilities. She works from a strength based approach to treatment when working with children, adults, or families. Her Christian faith assists her with this strength based approach. She incorporates play into her therapeutic work with children. Christina is passionate about assisting children, as well as adults, through the obstacles life presents to them. She is dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages in using their strengths and learning new skills to overcome the present struggles and life situations that have led them to treatment.

 

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.

 

Lindsey Caflisch, MSW Intern
Lindsey is currently earning her Master's Degree in Social Work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin in 2018. Lindsey previously interned with Therapy Without Walls where she worked with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, AODA and trauma treatment. Lindsey is currently working in an inpatient adult psychiatry unit where she is experienced working with a wide variety of consumers with a mental health diagnosis. Lindsey also is currently working with CCS consumers as a mentor. Lindsey is interested in working with teenagers and young adults.

 

Katie Darnell
Katie completed her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Lakeland University. Katie meets with adolescents and adults, and focuses on issues pertaining to stress-management, self-esteem, body image, depression, anxiety, life transitions and more. She draws on a variety of approaches to support the people she works with, and helps them create change through cognitive, behavioral, mindfulness, and skill-building techniques. She also employs the use of meditation, visualization, and creative exercises to help individuals develop insight and aid in self exploration and expression. Katie tailors her approach to each person’s unique personality, preferences and needs, and she focuses on helping them make the changes THEY want to see in their lives. Katie provides individuals with a caring, non-judgmental space to explore their concerns and create solutions. She keeps hours in Baraboo and Juneau county locations.

 

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.

 

Cheryl Keller-Kolf, LPC, MSMHC, MEd.
Cheryl received her Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Viterbo University, a CACREP Institution, along with a Master's Degree in Education. Cheryl also has a Master level certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of St. Thomas. Cheryl is an avid advocate in the areas of disabilities and the aging. Cheryl believes all individuals have the right to determine how they want to live. Cheryl enjoys working with adults who are experiencing transitions in their lives whether it be from health issues, job changes, retirement, or dealing with a loss. Cheryl uses a person-centered, strength-based approach and incorporates cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, narrative and wellness techniques into her counseling sessions. Cheryl is available for appointments in our Mauston and Baraboo office.

 

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.

 

Kacey Fuller, MSW, CAPSW
Kacey received her Masters of Social Work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the UW-Whitewater. She has previously interned with Innervisions Counseling and the Augusta Warrior Project in Georgia. Kacey has experience working with military veterans and their families, as well as domestic abuse and violence survivors. Kacey is CCS certified to work with counties in the area. Kacey incorporates play as a therapeutic intervention with children, and emphasizes the need for client-centered therapy. Kacey also advocates for the strengthening of relationships to further the healing process. To accommodate client needs, Kacey keeps some scheduled hours at the Baraboo location. Kacey is a CCS Provider with Sauk and Juneau County as a Service Facilitator and a therapeutic and Community Mentor.

 

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.

 

James Kilgore, CSAC, ICS, AS
James Kilgore has recently retired from the Tellurian substances abuse and mental health agency in Madison, WI where he served as a group facilitator for both inpatient and day treatment programs. James is Licensed (CSAC) Certified Substance Abuse Counselor & (ICS) Clinical Supervision for over 30 years. James has worked with high-challenged individuals who have multiple diagnoses and is proven to be very skilled in the 12 core functions of substance abuse and addiction. James’ love and focus is on new research in the area if addiction to better help people who struggle with the disease of addiction, who at some point may be experiencing the one word, feeling or personal thought that helps to start their recovery process. Many of these clients have mental health issues, coming from adult court, CCS clients, other programs, and referrals. James and family have settled in the Baraboo area and look forward to joining and contributing to Innervisions Counseling.

 

Amanda Negaard
Earning her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Lakeland University and working in the county system for 6 years, Amanda has experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health concerns who have walked through a variety of life challenges. She has experience in dealing with (but not limited to); depression, anxiety, trauma treatment, physical/sexual abuse and self-esteem.
Amanda uses a holistic approach to promote healing and growth. While working with individuals she thrives to help each of them to reach the goals they have set for themselves. Amanda believes that everyone has a story, as well as, individual hopes and dreams for the future. She is skilled at focusing on personal strengths, to promote growth towards personal goals.
Amanda has an eclectic strengths-based approach to therapy including Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She works with people of all ages, including children, elderly, marriages and families.

 

Parker Ourada
I am Parker Ourada, I am a very strongly opinioned person with great morals and values instilled by my parents. I grew up an athlete and was put into many situations that caused dissonance and I was forced to figure my way through it and perform at the highest level daily. My ability to handle stressful situations with correct and decisive decisions was built on these values and work ethic I have developed throughout my life. I developed a strong work ethic, through the struggles of schooling and sports. Sports were my passion until my time ran out and my passion changed to helping people. My goal in life is to lend as many helping hands as possible to anyone in need. My world revolves around the people I interact with and their happiness. I am very empathic, and I can “go fight in the trenches with those in need”. This means I can control my emotions very well, which allows me to feel others pain as much as it is possible for me to feel and this helps me connect with people and pull them up from the depths of their emotion. Through my parents and courses, it has really opened my eyes to all of the world’s problems and I Believe most of them stem from mental illness in some sense. My goal is to bring more awareness about mental illness to anyone and everyone who has a negative stigma around it. Most of my studying has been on the theories of psychology, this class made me fall in love with the mentally challenge and I don’t believe there are enough people fighting for those individuals. I want to make an impact of people’s lives for the betterment of them, I grew up playing with my cousin who is on the ASD spectrum, so I have had experience working with him on his needs and wants, along with this summer I have been doing therapy for young kids who are on the ASD spectrum. This little experience I have so far made me grow in so many ways, I want to further my learning and teaching with you and you company (Innervisions).

 

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.

 

Nicholas Rogge, MAC, LPC-IT
Nick has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UW Oshkosh and a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Lakeland University. Nick meets individuals, children, families and couples; and accepts them where they are, helping them progress to where they want to be. He has a particular passion for working with children that have ADHD, single parents, groups, art related therapy, families and couples. His areas of focus include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parent-child conflict and ADHD.
Nick’s counseling style is interactive, person and solution-focused; and ensures a comfortable, safe and supportive therapeutic environment. Nick realizes that relationships are very important in our lives. Although he may use a variety of therapeutic tools, he knows that the professional relationship you form with your therapist has a large impact in bringing relief and healing to your life. Nick believes that understanding, compassion and trust are essential to the therapeutic process.
In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside in nature, traveling, reading, and meeting new people.
To accommodate client needs, Nick offers evening sessions in both the Baraboo and Juneau areas.

 

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.

 

Karen Scott
Karen is experienced in patient care, customer service and is happy to assist coordinating services between clients and providers at Innervisions Counseling. Karen demonstrates compassion, empathy and respect when addressing client concerns and values the importance of client confidentiality. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, Karen is happy to assist you in establishing patient care and services at Innervisions Counseling.

Kayla Severson, BS, SAC
Kayla is currently a CCS provider with a focus in drug and alcohol abuse counseling and a mental health counseling intern at Innervisions Counseling. Kayla sees clients in the Sauk County area. Kayla graduated from UW Green Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and is currently finishing up her Master’s Degree at Lakeland University to be Licensed Professional Counselor. She has gained valuable experience working in multiple settings. Kayla works mostly with adolescents and adults. She utilizes Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reach client goals.