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.
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.
JENNA EMANUELE, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Jenna is practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training and Substance Abuse Counselor in Training. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison in 2014 and then went on to obtain her Masters in Community Counseling from UW-Milwaukee in 2016. Jenna enjoys working with mental health and substance use clients both individually and in a group setting. She is currently seeing clients individually at West Grove and is also helping out in the IOP and MAT groups.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Jenna is very passionate about serving the members of the community and truly enjoys helping people to better their lives. Jenna believes in operating from a person-centered, strength-based approach, meeting each client exactly where they are at in terms of their recovery. With past experience working as a case manager, Jenna will also go above and beyond to assist her clients in locating and accessing any resources that might be available to them.
If you are looking for a therapist who will both support and challenge you to be the best version of yourself, then schedule an appointment with Jenna today at 414-810-4844 x116.
JAIMIE HAUCH, LPC, CSAC, CS-IT, 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.
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, 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.
JANINE KOLINSKI, FNP, APNP, CARN-AP BOARD CERTIFIED ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PRESCRIBER, BOARD CERTIFIED ADDICTION ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE (VIVITROL & SUBOXONE)
Janine grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended Carroll University/Columbia College of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. Janine has a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing Family Practice from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a boards certified licensed prescriber by the State of Wisconsin. She is also a certified Advanced Practice Nurse in Addiction by The Addictions Nursing Certification Board.
Janine’s interests are in the treatment of addiction and behavioral health. She has experience in providing Vivitrol and Suboxone treatment. She believes in treating the whole patient in body, mind and spirit. Janine values a team approach by encouraging her patients to be involved in their treatment, progress, goal setting and overall well-being. She strives to help her patients achieve their best possible outcomes providing encouragement and support in a caring setting.
If you are looking for a Nurse Practitioner to help you achieve recovery, a greater sense of self, health and well-being, please call 414-810-4844 to schedule an appointment to meet with Janine.
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
THOMAS PFISTER, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, NCC
Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor In-Training, Substance Abuse Counselor In-Training, and National Certified Counselor. He received his Bachelor’s degree from UW-Stevens Point and his Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with an addictions specialization from Marquette University.
Thomas applies an integrative approach, primarily utilizing acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).Thomas is currently seeing clients individually at West Grove and facilitates the evening Intensive Outpatient (IOP) group.
Thomas also provides Christian-based counseling for individuals with or without addiction, incorporating a Christian perspective into therapy upon the request of the individual. Schedule an appointment with Thomas at 414-810-4844 x124 or contact Thomas directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
LUKE WILD, LPC, & 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.
HOLLY MAJERUS, INTERN
Holly is an intern at West Grove Clinic. 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.
As an intern, Holly provides case management and assists with the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Holly is passionate about the healing power of art and the creative process, and she believes in offering clients support in a safe, empathic environment.
ERICA CORTES, INTERN, SAC-IT
Erica Cortes is an intern at West Grove Clinic. She is currently attending Mount Mary University where she is working towards her Master’s degree in clinical mental health and clinical rehabilitative counseling. Additionally, Erica currently has her SAC-IT.
Erica believes that through support and empowerment everyone can find their strengths to overcome life’s challenges. She understands that everyone has a purpose and life to live despite any obstacles that may arise. Erica enjoys exploring how holistic approaches such as yoga, mindfulness, and nutrition can supplement the therapeutic process.
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).