W. Park Place Ste. 100
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone 262-789-1191 Ext. 191
BS, MS, LPC, CSAC, NCGC-II
I am an AODA, Gambling Addiction, and Mental Health Counselor, working exclusively with adults 18 years of age and older in both individual and group counseling sessions. My accreditations and certifications include being a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed with the State of Wisconsin, and a National Certified Gambling Counselor, Level II (NCGC-II). My professional training includes a BS Degree in Biology (Secondary Education) and an MS Degree in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In addition to having over 30 years of teaching and counseling experience, I have written curriculums on substance use disorders, gambling, STD and HIV/AIDS education, human growth and development, environmental education, as well as presenting these topics at various professional and educational conferences and workshops.
My treatment specialties include substance use disorders, OWI offenders, alternatives to revocation (ATRs), pre-sentence investigations (PSIs), OWI assessments, and gambling addiction counseling. I am also a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) monitor. My approach to treatment is non-judgmental, non-shaming, and non-labeling. I believe that group therapy is one of the more important aspects of treatment and recovery. We can learn from each otherís mistakes as well as from our successes. Group can also be one of our major support systems and networks.
In addition to my teaching and counseling background, I am a percussionist, having played with numerous concert bands, concert orchestras, rock and jazz bands, as well as drum circles. I use drum circles as an alternative and non-conventional as well as holistic approach to recovery.
My professional affiliations include the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC), the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling (WCPG), and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Sandi and our children and grandchildren. My hobbies include music, kayaking, traveling, sports, cooking, gardening, nature, cultures, and ethnicities.