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.

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Licensed Professional Counselor, Chief Compliance Officer

Education: Master of Science— Education Counseling/Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mequon, WI; Bachelor of Arts— Journalism/University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

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.

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Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor in Training

Education: Masters in Education Counseling/Concordia University, Mequon, WI; Bachelor of Arts/Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

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, NCCSheila Bowman.jpg

Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Education: Master of Science— Community Counseling/University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI; Bachelor of Science— Psychology/University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

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.

wcDr. Wayne Chen, PsyD


Education: Doctor of Psychology & Master’s of Science—Clinical Psychology/Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Arts—Psychology/University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

Specialties: Depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, relationship issues, parenting, couples/marital challenges, issues of self-esteem/codependence, clinical narcissism, and trauma/dissociation. I use cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, client-centered, solution-focused, and psychoeducational modalities.

Clinical Interests: I strive to apply evidence-based treatment approaches to presenting issues with tailored interventions. I work with clients as active participants in exploring the depth of their challenges so that we may collaboratively develop helpful strategies for positive outcomes. I greatly enjoy using a laid-back, conversational style to explore the many known and hidden strengths, talents, and resources of those with whom I meet. In providing therapy, I sincerely hope to offer a warm, accepting, and empathic relationship that clients may use for their personal growth, feel cared about, and be deeply heard. Further interests include the therapeutic use of metaphor and the art of story-telling to promote experiential learning and lasting change.

Personal Learning: Spending time with my family, both teaching and learning from my two young children; bicycling, playing video games, watching comedies, reading poetry, and trying new foods, reading about most things in psychology and to become a better/different therapist every year.

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Licensed Professional Counselor

Education: Master of Science—Rehabilitation Counseling/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Arts— Community Education/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

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, SAC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor, 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.

khKaren Henry, LPC, CSAC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor

Education: Master of Science—Community Counseling/Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Arts—Sociology/University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Specialties: Substance Abuse disorders – 5 years’ experience working with adult clients addicted to opiates. I particularly have experience working with the affected spouses and parents of all substance addicted people.  I have some/limited experience working with addicted adolescents. Other specialties include: Women’s issues – relationships, children, empty nests, codependency and general dysfunctional systems. Effects of Trauma & abuse.

Clinical Interests: Trauma informed care, CBT, emotion-focused, eclectic

Personal Interests: Music/concerts, festivals, kayaking….almost anything around water! Watching & being with my teen and adult children grow up to be good people. Learning about anything!

katharina-hrenKatharina Hren, LPC, SAC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor in Training

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

ckChris Krzyston, MS, APSW

Advanced Practice Social Worker

Education: Master of Science—Clinical Psychology/Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Bachelor of Arts—Psychology/University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee; Milwaukee, WI

Specialties: I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who are affected by mood and anxiety disorders, traumatic experiences, grief/loss issues, eating disorders, and relationships issues.

Clinical Interests: I use a compassionate, client-centered, strength-based approach with clients and is continually inspired by their resiliency. I have worked in several mental health settings, including a college counseling center, a county child and family services agency, inpatient behavioral health, residential care, day treatment, and intensive outpatient programs.

Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

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.

jlJordan LeSuer-Mandernack, LPC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor in Training

Education: Bachelor of Arts—Gender Studies/Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Master of Science—Community Psychology/Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Specialties: Youth, trauma, anxiety disorders, depression

Clinical Interests: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Strengths-Based, Mindfulness

 Populations Served: I enjoy working with all populations from youth to adults.

 Personal Interests: I love reading, being outdoors, hiking, photography and laughing with my family and friends.

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, Saint Peter, MN

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.

toni tavitaToni Tavita Martinez, LPC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor in Training

Education: Bachelor of Arts—Psychology and Africology & Bachelor of Science— Kinesiology/University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Master of Arts—Clinical Psychology and Diversity/Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, WI; & Currently attending the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Specialties: My Specialties include trauma, youth, and assisting people to open their hearts to have courage to be their best selves.

Clinical Interests: Somatic Psychology, Trauma, Positive psychology, Wholistic mental health & well-being

Personal Interests: I love physical activities, meditation, spirituality, culture and diversity.

ANAriel Namowicz, MSW, APSW

Advanced Practice Social Worker

Education: Master of Social Work/University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelors in Arts—Social Welfare and Justice & Sociology/Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Specialties: I work with youth and adults, with specialties in trauma and substance with a focus on trauma-informed care.

Clinical Interests/Modalities: Trauma informed Care, with training in motivational interviewing and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Personal Interests: Reading, Wisconsin Sports (Go Pack and Bucks!), animal- lover, Cat owner, board games & card games, and comedy.

rosalina sRosalina Solorzano, APSW

Advanced Practice Social Worker

Education: Bachelor of Arts—Psychology/University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, Whitewater, WI; Master of Social Work/Aurora University, Aurora, IL

Specialties: I specialize in relationship issues, family conflict, domestic violence, stress management, and mood disorders.

Clinical Interests/Modalities: I serve adults, adolescents, and couples. I utilize Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Care, and Psychoeducational Therapy.

Personal Interests: I like spending time with my family, watching movies, reading, and nature walks.

Ashley ThompsonAshley Thompson, LPC, SAC-IT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor in Training

Education: Bachelor of Arts—Mass Communication/University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Master of Arts—Counseling/Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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

Clinical Interests: I have a relational style and use therapeutic elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution-focused and Narrative Therapies and motivational interviewing.

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

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Education: Doctorate of Psychology/Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Milwaukee, WI; Master of Science— Clinical Psychology/Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Milwaukee, WI

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, MSW, LCSW, SACMike Weidman.jpg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor

Education: Master of Social Work (MSW)/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Bachelor of Science— Human Services Leadership/University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

Specialties: ADHD, Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, difficult life adjustments, Grief and Loss, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Shame, and Stress Management

Clinical Styles: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, going for walks with our two King Charles Spaniels, spending time up in Door County, being outdoors, traveling and experiencing other cultures, long distance bicycling, golf, racquetball, snowboarding, technology, and brewing Kombucha tea.