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.
SARAH CARSON, MSW, LCSW, DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPIST (DBT), SAC
Sarah is a board certified Licensed Clinical Therapist. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families for over 20 years. Sarah is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT). Along with DBT, Sarah specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Activation, and Exposure Response Prevention (EX/RP).
“Each developmental stage of your life brings unique challenges. As a psychotherapist, I feel that it is important to walk alongside clients in a collaborative manner. I believe in personalizing each treatment plan to meet clients where they are. My goal is to create an atmosphere that is positive, supportive, accepting and productive. This environment helps clients to reach their personal goals, attaining a healthy, balanced, life worth living…”
Areas of expertise include:
Anxiety | ADHD | DBT | Depression | Dysthymia | Eating disorders | Life crisis issues | Marriage/Family Therapy | Mindfulness | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Panic Disorder | Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Relationship Issues | Substance Use
If you would like to set up an appointment with Sarah, please contact her at 414-810-4844. She will work with you to discuss your concerns, and schedule a time that is convenient for you!
AMY DELL, LPC, 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.
JAIMIE HAUCH, LPC, CSAC, ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH, INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
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. Jaimie provides mental health and AODA services individually, and also facilitates an addiction focused Intensive Outpatient Program.
She believe 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, schizophrenia, 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
CAITLYN BATTELLE, MSW, APSW, SAC-IT
Caitlyn facilitates the evening intensive outpatient program (IOP). She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a Master of Arts in Social Work along with certificates in substance abuse counseling and trauma informed care. Caitlyn also provides mental health & AODA therapy individually at West Grove Clinic.
Areas of Focus:
Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders | Addiction & Substance Abuse | LGBT+ issues | Meditation & Mindfulness |
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, Gottman Relationship Check Up
JEAN MORAL, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Jean is graduated from Mount Mary University with her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She facilitates the afternoon Intensive Outpatient Program and provides individual counseling.
CAROLYN MORRIS, LCSW, SASD, CIR, 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.
ROBERT THOREAU, MSW, ACSW, BCD, SAC, LCSW, MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE, QIGONG
Bob’s purpose is to help people achieve their highest level of health and well being personally appropriate for them and to continually strive for excellence in my personal and professional practice.
My purpose is to help people achieve their highest level of health and well being personally appropriate for them and to continually strive for excellence in my personal and professional practice. In addition to the mental health and substance abuse focus, I incorporate stress management, relaxation, mindfulness training and mind/body work. Issues of spirituality can be addressed from my theological background and study of diverse cultural belief traditions. I am also a practitioner of oriental health disciplines and teach tai chi and qigong classes as well as other internal and external systems of martial arts. I incorporate these interests in my work with clients when appropriate.
BA in Theology, ThM (Theology Masters-St. Francis School of Pastoral Ministry), MSW (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), ACSW, BCD, SAC, LCSW, Certified Qigong teacher and Instructor of Oriental Health Disciplines for the past 38 years.
Areas of expertise:
Mental Health: individual, couples, family | Substance Abuse | Brief Counseling/EAP | Thought /Field Therapy (TFT) | Stress Management | Relaxation Training | Mindfulness/Meditation | Mind/Body Work
Qigong | Tai Chi Ch’uan
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.
Luke Wild, LPC-IT & Career Counseling
Luke graduated from UWM with a MS in Community Counseling in 2015. He has been working at Spotted Eagle, Inc., which is a Career Center for Native Americans/First Nations People living in Southeastern WI. since 2014. Luke primarily offers mental health counseling and can provide career guidance, leads, and referrals. Before this Luke interned at the LGBT Community Center in Milwaukee, Creative Employment Opportunities (job coaching for persons with disabilities), and at Stepping Stone Farm- Equine Therapy.
Luke is finishing up his training portion for the LPC and moving forward with his application for a SAC-IT. He has a passion for working with people to better themselves through establishing obtainable yet challenging goals and planning that includes each individual's specific strengths and weaknesses. Luke makes every attempt to create a safe environment that is accepting of the whole person.
SARA SAUNDERS, SAC-IT, INTERN
Sara is currently an intern as well as a Substance abuse counselor in training. Sara obtained her Bachelor’s from Alverno College, and is currently working on her Master’s in clinical mental health.
As an intern, she provides case management services, assists with Intensive Outpatient (IOP) sessions, and does some individual counseling sessions. She believes that every client has the ability within themselves to heal and that counseling helps uncover, enhance, and aide in your personal healing process. She also believes that life is a journey not a destination, and that it takes courage to take the next step toward recovery.
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).