Therapist Profiles

jeff clip_image002 (1)Dr. Jeffrey Ligman, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Many people suffer and they are not quite sure what the problem is. Many other people may have been told what the problem is but this still has not helped. These are the people I work best with. No matter what the problem seems to be, I seem to be able to help when others have not. When my clients have told me this, I know I am on the right track. Besides working with a general range of problems, I also have worked quite a bit with other therapists, and their unique issues and with other helpers, particularly physicians. I also supervise several other psychotherapists. I feel I have the training and experience to be able to really understand the depth and complexity of human problems, combined with a down-to-earth practical, humanistic focus on solutions.

RickDr. Richard Hohfeler, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

I have been a licensed Psychologist since 1987 and have specialized in the field of trauma and dissociation. My affiliations include active membership of Roger’s Memorial Hospital Medical staff, American Psychological Consultation, and certification by the National Health Service Providers. I have spent many years developing and running hospital treatment programs for children, adolescents, and adult victims of abuse. I am the clinical supervisor for all of APC’s therapists. We strive to provide a continuous learning environment for our agency, and this has created a high quality staff.

Profile pix Karen DKaren Drexler, LPC, SAS

Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Specialty, Chief Compliance Officer

Karen Drexler works primarily with adults and adolescents, but also enjoys working with families, couples, and some younger children. She is trained in working with traumatized individuals and uses an integrative approach in her therapy. Techniques include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, client-centered, and strategic family therapy, among others. One of her professional goals is to always to be working in a helping profession where she is continuously challenged and has a positive impact on others.

kelseybakken.jpgKelsey Bakken, LPC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor in Training

Education: Master of Science—Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Arts—Psychology/Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Specialties/Interests: Child and adolescent counseling, individuals and families.

Counseling Approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Client-centered.

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy reading, rollerblading, baking, cooking, hiking, animals, and being with my family.

Sandra Betka, LPC, SAC-ITSandy Betka.jpg

Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor in Training

I help individuals create more meaningful lives and more satisfying relationships by addressing the underlying issues that keep us stuck in an endless cycle of guilt, shame, anxiety, depression, and unresolved emotional and physical abuse. My life-long journey of healing and unfolding to connect with my authentic self and create a more meaningful life full of contentment and joy.

Clinical Interests: Mindfulness; Somatic Experiencing, Psychodynamic Therapy and Inner Child;  Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP);  Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT);  Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Motivational Interviewing.

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Behavioral Issues, Loss/Grief, Sexual Abuse, Family Conflict, Domestic Abuse, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anger Management, and Coping Skills.

Populations: I work with Individuals, Adolescents, Adults, Families, and Groups.

Sheila Bowman, MS, LPC, NCC, SASSheila Bowman.jpg

Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Substance Abuse Specialty

Specialties: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and attachment-related issues, compulsive disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Disorders (AODA). I have additional education and experience in Marriage & Family Therapy and greatly enjoy working with couples and families to help resolve relationship-related issues.

Clinical Interests: Individuals, adults, couples, families, and groups. Attachment-related problems and the effects that trauma and attachment issues may have on an individual throughout the lifespan, the effects on his/her relationships with others, and the effects passed from generation to generation.

Clinical Orientation: I use a holistic and Integrative psychotherapy approach by incorporating Humanistic, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic therapies, Attachment Theory, Trauma Informed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Personal Interests: Spending time with family and animals, the outdoors/nature, taking walks with my dog, photography, gymnastics, funny movies, and the “little things” in life.

Heather Budzien, LPC, CSACHeather Budzien.jpg

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor

Education: Master of Science –Community Psychology/Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Arts—Psychology/UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Specialties:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Substance Use Issues; Anxiety disorders; and Depression.

Clinical Interests:  Individual, Adults, Families, and Groups.

Clinical Style:  I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and principles from Person Centered, and Trauma Informed Care.

Personal Interests:  I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, painting, running, and reading.

Cindy Donner 2016Cindy Donner, MS, LPC, Addiction Specialist

Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Specialty

Education:   Master of Science—Counseling/Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Science—Psychology/La Crosse University, La Crosse, WI.

Specialties/Interests: Addiction specialty with or without Co-Occurring Disorders.
Attention-Deficit Disorders (ADD and ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Grief and loss.

Populations: Young adults, adults, couples, families, and groups.

Counseling Approach:
Counseling is not just for those that have a disorder but for those wanting to improve their life, relationships and future. I draw on 25 years of work experience in the fields of health, education, and business which provides me with a unique understanding of the multi-faceted problems facing our clients today.

Therapeutic Techniques:
I incorporate evidenced-based treatment practices including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement, and Mindfulness-based strategies into an individualized client-centered approach.

Markeena Gilbert, LPCMarkeena Gilbert.jpg

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Behavioral Issues, Loss/Grief, Sexual Abuse, Family Conflict, Domestic Abuse, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anger Management, and Coping Skills.

Clinical Interests: Individual, Adolescents, Adults, Families, and Groups

Clinical Style: I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Motivational, Solution Focused, and Interpersonal Therapy.

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, singing, shopping, volunteering in church and community, and movies.

anna-grecoAnnamaria Greco, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor in Training, Substance Abuse Counselor in Training

Education: Master of Arts- Clinical Psychology/Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Arts- Psychology/Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI.

Specialties and Clinical Interests: Youth, Adults, Trauma, Autism, Anxiety disorders, Grief/adjustment.

Clinical Style: I utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Person-centered, and Humanistic therapies.

Personal Interests: I love spending time with my family, being outdoors, exercising, shopping, and country music

katharina-hrenKatharina Hren, LPC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor in Training

Education: Master of Science – Community Psychology/Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI; Master of Arts- Foreign Language & Literature/UW-Milwaukee & Free University, Berlin, Germany; Bachelor of Arts- Comparative Literature and German/UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Specialties: Veteran Issues, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Racial/Cultural Identity, Life Transitions, Grief, Anger, Anxiety, and Depression.

Clinical Interests and Therapy Style: Trauma Informed, DBT/Mindfulness, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Somatic Techniques.

Personal Interests: Yoga, Reading, Travel, Hiking, Film, Knitting/Crocheting.

Deia LawrenceDeia Lawrence, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Education: Bachelor of Arts—Behavioral Science/Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI; Master of Science—Professional Counseling/Concordia University, Mequon, WI

Specialties: My specialties include grief and loss, trauma, sexual abuse, family conflict, anxiety disorders, and depression.

Clinical Interests: I utilize principles of psychodynamic and humanistic theories, motivational interviewing, CBT, and trauma informed care to help guide my clients towards more meaningful, fulfilled lives.

 Therapeutic Style: My therapeutic style is relaxed, individualized, and integrative; incorporating elements of mindfulness and physical wellness into my practice.

 Personal Interests: I enjoy traveling, hiking, animals, volunteering, crocheting, baking, and yoga.

Jacqueline Lindo, LPC, ATRJacquie.jpg

Licensed Professional Counselor, Art Therapist

Education: Master of Science—Art Therapy/Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Arts—Studio Arts/Gustavus Adolphus College

Specialties: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Pychodynamic Therapy, Art Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training. I am also interested in and use attachment theory and epigenetics to inform my work with clients.

Clinical Interests: I enjoy working with survivors of trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect) and enjoy using EMDR Therapy. I also have interest in working with people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Additionally, I use art with clients to process feelings that lay below the surface for individuals who have interest in creating art.

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, swimming, drawing, sewing, painting and traveling.

Ashley ThompsonAshley Thompson, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor in Training, Substance Abuse Counselor in Training

Education: Bachelor of Arts—Mass Communication/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Master of Arts—Counseling/Wake Forest University

Specialties: I work with adolescents and adults affected by a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, transitions, grief, relationship issues and domestic violence.

Clinical Interests: I use therapeutic elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered and Narrative Therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and motivational interviewing.

 Personal Interests: I love being in nature, exploring, reading, listening to music and hanging out with my family and friends.

 Annette Vielleux, PsyDAnnette V.jpg


Specialties: I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults who are survivors of trauma (physical, sexual abuse, and neglect), with a special interest in those who experience dissociative symptoms.

I also enjoy working with individuals of all ages who have attachment problems, those with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. I also perform psychological testing, with a focus on assessing dissociative disorders, attachment problems, and trauma.

Clinical Interests: I use a psychodynamically-informed therapy style. I believe in the value of delving deep into issues in order to discover their origins and to work through them. I also use trauma and dissociation-focused assessments and treatment so that these often overlooked symptoms are not ignored. I believe in holistic treatment and value the treatment of the entire person: body, mind, and spirit.

 Personal Interests: I enjoy reading, going for walks, hiking, camping, and practicing Tai Chi. I am also an animal-lover and enjoy traveling.

Michael Weidman, LCSW, SACMike Weidman.jpg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor

Education: Master of Science— Social Work/UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Specialties: Providing relief and restoring hope for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and/or difficult life transitions.

Clinical Interests: I use an Integrative approach toward promoting wellness that combines evidence-based practices such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Personal Interests: Bicycling, snowboarding, and traveling.