SELAHATTIN KURTER, MD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BOARD CERTIFIED ADDICTION MEDICINE (SUBOXONE & VIVITROL), BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRY
Dr. Kurter is one of Milwaukee's leading experts in the field of Addiction Medicine. He carries a dual board certification in Addiction Medicine as well as Psychiatry and Neurology.
During his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he was appointed to the prestigious position of Chief Resident. Dr. Kurter continues to hold a position as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as Executive Counsel Member of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association. His expertise in treating Opiate Dependence with the medication Suboxone, or Buprenorphine, has led other physicians to seek him out for training in best practice procedures for prescribing this medication. Dr. Kurter also has vast experience in treating pregnant mothers who are addicted to opiates, including heroin. He has overseen the care of more than 40 women suffering with addiction to opiates, throughout pregnancy and delivery.
Keeping an eye for the tried and true proven techniques while implementing new and innovative techniques to improve outcomes for his patients positions Dr. Kurter at the front edge of addiction treatment in the Milwaukee area. He is available to speak on the topic of Opiate Addiction and its links to underlying mental health issues, or co-occurring disorders. He brings a deeper understanding of the chemical composition of the addicted brain and the necessary steps to bring wholeness and sobriety into the patient's life. He is also able to address common concerns and misconceptions surrounding the role of medication management in the treatment of substance abuse. As a native of Milwaukee, Dr. Kurter is passionate about introducing his knowledge of the medical aspects of addiction to the discussion of the heroin epidemic plaguing our area.
MARGIE ANUNSON, MS, LPC-IT, MBA
When life is challenging, Margie will partner with you on your journey toward growth, healing, and wholeness. In a safe and non-judgmental setting, she will ask you questions to understand your values, and facilitate self-refection. She will also collaborate with you to generate creative options to address your issues, help you decide which alternatives work best for you, and provide you with support as you take steps to reach your goals.
Using a holistic approach that draws from a variety of therapeutic models and tools, Margie brings kindness, empathy, compassion, and pragmatism to her work with individuals, couples and groups. She believes that when two or more people engage in therapy together, they benefit from the mutual sharing of experiences, feedback, and encouragement.
Some of the concerns Margie works with are anxiety, depression, affected family members, forgiveness, grief, relationships, spiritual, self-care, substance abuse, and workplace matters. People that bring their problems to her appreciate that she is fluid among personality types, understanding of multiple perspectives, and respectful of others’ personal beliefs.
Margie received her Master’s degrees in Counseling and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Bachelor of Science degree and Teacher Education Training from Northern Illinois University. She brings extensive educational, professional, and life experiences to her vocation as a Licensed Professional Counselor-in-Training.
Please call 414-810-4844 x111 to schedule an appointment with Margie.
JORDAN BROWN, MS, LPC
Reaching out for mental health help is a way of working toward a healthier, happier you, and Jordan is here to join your journey to achieve growth and positive change. She has experience working with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, and adults on a wide variety of mental health concerns and life issues - including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, ADD/ADHD, interpersonal issues, stress management, and more.
Jordan enjoys using a variety of approaches and techniques to help meet each client's individual needs. She is passionate about building a strong, unique therapeutic relationship with each of her clients to best help throughout their journey. Jordan creates a warm, nonjudgmental environment where her clients feel comfortable, safe, and supported - not only with working on goals and positive change but also supported in who they are as individuals.
Jordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2012 and received her Master's degree in Counseling, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mount Mary University in 2016.
If you or your child would like help towards positive change and a healthier, happier life, please feel free to call 414-810-4844 to schedule with Jordan today.
AMY DELL, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, REIKI MASTER, TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY & TRAUMA
Amy offers a strong background in transpersonal therapy, trauma, and energy work. She offers individual sessions, and also facilitates the evening addiction focused Intensive Outpatient Program.
One of Amy's passions in counseling is group work because of the amazing bond and support system that is developed in this mode of counseling. She has seen many clients who were less then excited to join a group. However, after providing supportive encouragement to engage in group, many of these clients came to value being a part of a group due to the bond and support established with other group members. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Amy runs at West Grove Clinic is primarily focused on substance use. In her groups she strives to provide a safe and supportive environment with others who share the same goals. Amy also collaborates with group members by presenting and addressing important topics in recovery such as: putting recovery first, identification and management of triggers, establishing support systems, relapse prevention, identifying healthy and unhealthy relationships/boundaries, and building a healthier you. This is all accomplished in a supportive, educational, and healing environment while using a holistic approach.
RACHEL GREMMINGER, MA, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, ATR-P
Rachel provides a creative approach to explore emotional, behavioral and interpersonal issues. She will utilize a mixture of techniques including talk therapy, visual art, integrative writing and creative mindfulness to assist in this process. This eclectic process can allow individuals with concerns including trauma, depression, substance use, disability, difficulty in decision-making, transition, LBGTQ, anger, loss, anxiety, and self-esteem. Rachel offers a safe, positive space that allows exploration and expression of thoughts and feelings using verbal communication and creative process to achieve individualized goals.
Rachel has worked with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families both individually and in group settings. Her work focuses on helping individuals find their voice and move through life’s challenges while collaborating in a safe and empathetic environment. Using an eclectic approach to therapy gives individuals an outlet to explore and ground themselves while increasing stability and focus. Rachel’s hope is that clients will feel supported and empowered throughout the therapeutic process.
JAIMIE HAUCH, LPC, CSAC, CS-IT
Jaimie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She earned her Bachelors from Carroll University and completed her Masters in Community Counseling from Marquette University.
She believes that we all experience struggles in our lives, big or small, and sometimes those struggles are difficult to manage, even with a strong support system. It can sometimes be even harder to admit our difficulties, especially to a complete stranger. However, counseling can be a great way to have an encouraging and empathetic guide by your side when those struggles become unmanageable, and this is where she comes in. Jaimie subscribes to a supportive counseling approach, while still challenging clients to make positive life changes. She also believes that we are all unique in our own way; therefore, she feels it is important to tailor her approach to counseling to each individual client to best meet their needs. Jaimie's counseling experiences encompass working with adults, couples, families, and a wide variety of struggles such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and substance use.
If you are looking for a supportive and challenging counselor to work collaboratively with in order to overcome your struggles and achieve your goals, and/or you have an interest in joining a great group of individuals working toward the same goals as you in an IOP group, then please feel free to contact Jaimie at 414-810-4844 ex 123
SARAH JENKINS, LPC, SASD, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, NEUROFEEDBACK, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, COUPLES COUNSELING
Sarah has been practicing as professional counselor in Wisconsin since 2002. She has a BS in Health Promotion and Wellness, along with a Masters in Professional Counseling.
Sarah is also certified to treat substance use disorders. She brings a person centered approach to her treatment process, allowing the client to lead direction of their own therapeutic process. Sarah will act as a guide through long and short term treatment planning, to help you uncover your individual path to wholeness.
Sarah specializes in the following:
Substance Abuse | Neurofeedback | Mood Disorders | Depression | Anxiety | Personality Disorders | Autism Spectrum | Women's issues | Health Coaching | Dual Diagnosis | Family Counseling | Couple's Counseling
PAMELA KEXEL, PA
Pamela's professional career began when she graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 1998 with her BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. During the following five years she was the lead laboratory technologist performing translational research elucidating inflammatory pathways for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis at the Medical College of Wisconsin. With the support of her mentors, she entered the Physician Assistant program at Marquette University in 2003 and graduated in 2006. Pamela now has nearly 12 years of experience providing direct patient care and building the trustful relationship required to foster a patient-driven practice of medicine.
Pamela's philosophy toward patient care is that with education, guidance, and encouragement people are empowered to make informed choices regarding their health. She believes this enables patients to actively pursue and achieve improved quality of life through better health.
HOLLY MAJERUS, SAC-IT
Holly is a Substance Abuse Counselor In-Training. Holly received her Bachelor’s degree at Edgewood College in Madison, WI, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in art therapy and mental health counseling from Mount Mary University.
Holly assists with the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at West Grove Clinic. Holly is passionate about the healing power of art and the creative process, and she believes in offering clients support in a safe, empathetic environment.
JULIA MILES, PA
Julia is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in medication assisted therapy at West Grove Clinic. She completed her Masters of Physician Assistant studies at Butler University in 2015 and worked in the emergency department prior to joining West Grove. Julia is passionate about helping clients achieve their long term goals in recovery and aims to personalize treatment plans based on the specific needs of the individual.
JEAN MORAL, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Jean graduated from Mount Mary University with her Master of Science Degree in Counseling. Jean facilitates the afternoon Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for substance use at West Grove Clinic. Jean has a passion for the group setting, and firmly believes the group provides positive support and a true healing atmosphere. She also facilitates the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) after-care group on Friday afternoons. In addition, Jean provides individual counseling for mental health and substance use. Jean also received her certificate for trauma informed care and has her substance abuse counselor in-training license.
Areas of Focus:
Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders | Addiction & Substance Use | LGBT+ Issues |
CAROLYN MORRIS, LCSW, SASD, CIR, CS-IT, ADDICTION, COUPLES COUNSELING, TRAUMA & EMDR
As a clinical therapist, Carolyn has a lot of energy to get you where you want to go. She spends much of her time with clients who are concerned about addictions and with couples who are struggling in their relationships. Her clients describe her as having a compassionate, no-nonsense style, so if you want a therapist who will be direct and upfront with you, Carolyn is a great match.
Carolyn offers a variety of services tailored to your specific needs. Those services include individual, couples, group, and family sessions. She can also offer telephonic consultations, presentations for corporate training topics, management consultations, and workshops as needed.
Additionally, she is a Certified Trauma Specialist and an EMDR trained counselor who can work with a variety of Traumas throughout the life's experience. Many different issues and concerns can be helped through EMDR as well as in depth relaxation techniques. She is more than happy to assist in determining if these techniques could help you. To read more about EMDR visit http://www.emdr.com/faqs.html and http://www.emdrnetwork.org/cautions.html
She has a special interest in relationship issues and addictions, though she works with a wide variety of concerns. Those include:
Trauma/PTSD | Military Issues | Mood Disorders | Dual Diagnosis | Teens/Adolescence Stresses | Sexual Orientation Issues | Parenting | Anxiety Disorders | Crisis Intervention - CISD/CISM
RADHE ROHR, LCSW, DIALECTAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT), TRAUMA RESOLUTION
Radhe is a licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience in mental health treatment, program development, teaching and administration. She uses evidence-based therapies (those with solid research demonstrating their effectiveness) in her work with adults suffering from a wide range of anxiety and mood disorders. She combines these accredited treatments with an intensive background in mindfulness and self-compassion practice, offering “science with heart” to her clients.
Radhe is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a recommended therapy for those struggling with out of control behaviors - self harm, addictions, eating disorders, and suicidality. A DBT approach helps validate emotions while teaching skills to prevent the symptoms from taking over. She uses DBT with anxiety and depression sufferers to regulate their feelings, enabling them to become more centered and calm. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and in trauma resolution techniques, including EMDR. She has studied meditation since 1981, and incorporates different mindfulness and energy psychology approaches in her sessions to broaden possibilities for growth.
Radhe's goal is to balance clinical expertise with compassion, understanding and support for people seeking to heal. Helping clients learn self-acceptance/love as they work through change techniques makes therapy easier and more successful, and life more rewarding.
DAVID SCHULZ, MD, PSYCHIATRIC CARE
Dr. Schulz has experience in a variety of behavioral health treatment settings allowing him to care for patients with a wide spectrum and degree of psychological illness.
Dr. Schulz grew up in the Milwaukee area and graduated from Homestead High School in 1983. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee attaining a B.A. in Psychology then obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in May 1992. Dr. Schulz has always been intrigued with the complexity and amazing power of the human mind with its capacity to have major impact on the physical body in both health and disease. He pursued this interest by entering a psychiatry residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin graduating in August 1996.
Dr. Schulz has experience in a variety of behavioral health treatment settings allowing him to care for patients with a wide spectrum and degree of psychological illness. He staffed the Mental Health Complex Psychiatric Crisis Service for over ten years. He was able to help a broad age-range of patients from children, adolescents, and adults to the elderly. Dr. Schulz constantly evaluated patients brought by police officers under “medical observation.” He was able to efficiently evaluate and triage these patients to the appropriate treatment environment for their particular degree of illness. This gave him a unique opportunity to understand the impact illness has on both the patient and their family. He enjoyed providing crisis marital and family sessions.
Dr. Schulz began a private practice in psychiatry as well as treating patients as a consulting psychiatrist for Covenant Behavioral Health/Family Health Plan managed care system. He excelled in integrating psychotherapy with medication management, realizing that spending a few more moments in the office speaking and answering questions, facilitated the development of a mutually satisfying patient-physician relationship. Dr. Schulz has expanded his knowledge in psychotherapy by attending courses in Jungian therapy at the Chicago Psychoanalytical Institute to constantly improving his therapy skills. He integrates dream analysis and assists in uncovering latent patient strengths into his treatment. He recently began integrating a wellness program, following recovery from the acute illness, to allow clients to prevent return of the problem as well as improve their overall physical health. The patient’s needs and input are extremely important in developing an individualized wellness plan. His philosophy is to assist the client to take full responsibility for their health by showing them they always have the freedom to choose wellness behaviors. Dr. Schulz has a unique, personable style which helps put patients at ease and facilitates the development of a collaborative relationship focused on assisting the client back to health.
KATHLEEN TROTT, MD, PSYCHIATRY & NEUROLOGY, ADDICTION SERVICES: SUBOXONE
Dr. Trott is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She offers suboxone services.
Doctor of Medicine: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Psychiatry Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University
Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Contact at 414-810-4844.
JULIE WITTHUHN, MS, LPC
We all go through struggles. Having someone help navigate through them is sometimes what we need to come out on the other end successfully. Julie is here to help make positive change through a multi modal approach to counseling. She highly values the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy And Mindfulness techniques to help people get to where they are in a happier and more fulfilled state.
Julie graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UW-Madison in 2002, and received her Masters Degree in Community Counseling from Mount Mary University in 2007. She has enjoyed working with a wide variety of clientele with various presenting issues over the past 11 years.
If you are looking to work towards positive change, please contact Julie at (414) 810-4844
KACIE WOLFGRAM, BS, CSAC, CS-IT
Kacie is a firm believer in standing alongside those faced with the challenges of addiction on a base built of human dignity and respect, Kacie works to provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment for those whom have taken the courageous first step of beginning their recovery by reaching out for help. With a strong understanding of how overwhelming it can feel to begin facing life again sober, Kacie uses a combination of therapeutic approaches including CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing to help individuals identify their own strengths while building their coping skill repertoire and self-confidence as they begin working towards, reclaiming, and maintaining the healthy and fulfilling life they deserve.
Aa a clinical substance abuse counselor (CSAC) and UW-Milwaukee graduate in the fields of criminal justice and sociology, Kacie found a passion for supporting individuals in their journeys of reintegration and recovery through combining her educational studies while interning as group facilitator of anger management, parenting and AODA classes at Wisconsin Community Services. Kacie brings to the West Grove team professional experience of supporting individuals along the full spectrum of addiction treatment services, beginning in active use and continuing through full recovery maintenance. Kacie began her professional career as a prevention specialist, focusing her attention on education and delivery of harm reduction and exchange services to Wisconsin residents. Through provision of HIV/HCV/STD testing and the training of Milwaukee residents in the proper use of naloxone, she worked to ensure those struggling with substance use disorder had an opportunity to recover. She went on to grow in her role as AODA counselor and group facilitator serving the adult population at a local MAT clinic, focusing on the benefits of combining both medical and cognitive interventions in recovery. Most recently, Kacie served local youth as the start up addictions specialist and AODA counselor in Milwaukee's first residential program for adolescents with dual diagnosis, by developing and implementing individualized treatment for teens aiming to achieve sobriety while effectively managing mental health diagnoses. With strength and experience in crisis stabilization, family therapy, program curriculum development, individualized treatment planning, and public speaking, Kacie also serves as a community advocate, educating families and professionals on the disease of addiction.
With an understanding approach that encourages growth through personal awareness and goal setting, Kacie serves as a partner and guide in the recoveries of the individuals with whom she feels blessed to work with.
SARAH CANTY, ART THERAPY INTERN
Sarah is an Intern here at West Grove Clinic. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, and is currently working on her Master’s of Science in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Mount Mary University.
Sarah assists with the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), MAT (Aftercare) Program along with providing Case Management here at West Grove Clinic. Sarah is passionate about the healing power of the art making process, and she believes in offering clients support in a safe, empathetic environment, meeting clients where they are at in their recovery. Sarah works from a multi-culturally sensitive lens and implements the art making process into her daily life.
ALI DEVINE, INTERN
Ali is an intern at West Grove Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at UW-Madison. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from UW-Milwaukee.
Ali believes in a genuine and empathetic approach when working with clients. She aims to provide a safe and supportive environment while challenging clients to make positive life changes.
KIERSTEN WENTHOLD, INTERN
Kiersten is currently an intern at West Grove Clinic. She is currently attending Marquette University to obtain her Master's in clinical and mental health counseling. Kiersten is working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor in Wisconsin.
Kiersten is passionate about learning other people's unique stories, lessons, and wisdom. She contends that all people have something special to contribute to the whole, making life an eclectic, exciting mix. Though life is often messy, difficult, and confusing, she believes humans are resilient, hardy, and always capable of change.
JANET HALONEN, LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST, CERTIFIED YOGA MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR
Jan is a licensed acupuncturist and longtime yoga/meditation instructor. The services she offers are steeped in healing wisdom. Jan frequently incorporates suggestions of gentle stretches, postural awareness, and breathing techniques into a patient's visit. The foundation and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine are based on understanding the complex needs of the individual. Jan spends a lot of time with her patients, getting to know them, and understanding what their concerns are. Historically, it was considered an honor to be entrusted with the care of someone’s health. It is Jan's intention to continue on with that tradition, and provide you with an exceptional health care experience.
Jan's primary area of expertise is in helping people learn how to manage their stress, ease their emotional discomfort, and reduce their pain. When a person is going through hard times physically and or emotionally, they naturally seek out ways to help themselves feel better. Unfortunately, the choices made are not always the healthiest. Traditional Chinese Medicine and techniques found in Yoga offer a non-chemical, “self-stimulated” means of providing relief and healing, which naturally lessens the desire for outside sources.
Other Areas of Expertise: Acupuncture
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have declared acupuncture effective for the following commonly seen ailments in practice and more than 200 other conditions including:
Circulatory Disorders: Hypertension, palpitations, heart disease | Disorders of the bones, muscles, and joints | Disorders of the nervous system: Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s | Depression | Anxiety | Gastrointestinal Disorders | Eating Disorders | Gynecological Disorders | Immune disorders: Chronic fatigue, HIV/AIDS | Pregnancy related complaints | Respiratory Disorders | Sleep and Stress Disorders | Urogenital disorders | Sexual Dysfunction
Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Wisconsin Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor
Jan is a magna cum laude graduate of Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She is also credentialed as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and certified as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor. She has additional academic and clinical training in stress and pain management, addiction recovery, facial acupuncture, and infrared light therapy (cold laser).