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Helping You Move Forward

We help clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. We are here to help our clients achieve a more positive outlook on life, and provide them with all the tools necessary to get them there. Let us help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your true wellness.

Meet the Team: About Me

DR. ABBY HUNTLEY LPC-SAS, ICS, CCTP

Dual Diagnosis Therapist & Supervisor
Owner of Oak Ridge Counseling & Consulting, LLC
920-264-7845 (call or text)
Areas Served: Oconto Falls Area, Green Bay Area, Crivitz School District; Virtual

Dr. Abby Huntley is the owner of Oak Ridge Counseling and Consulting. She has been a licensed professional therapist in mental health and substance use for nearly 10 years. She specializes in trauma and attachment, but is happy to support individuals and families through many issues. Dr. Abby uses an eclectic approach that is catered to your style and preferences. Her overall goal is to provide you relief quickly and tools to move forward. Dr. Abby enjoys using horses, dogs, chickens, and the outdoors to help you heal and realize your full potential. She is a certified in Animal Assisted Therapy, TFCBT, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, DBT, Attachment, Motivational Interviewing, and more.

She is passionate about her work with The Wellness Co-Op, a local nonprofit in which she partners to provide mental wellness support to military, veterans, first responders, and their families. 

www.TheWellnessCoOpWI.com

Dr. Abby is a counselor educator and supervisor who offers training, presentations, and supervision.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you are looking to improve your mental wellness.

**availability is limited**

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Meet the Team: About

SARA BRAUNSDORF, SAC-IT

Clinic Manager, AODA Therapist, Mental Health Provider

I developed an extremely knowledgeable approach within the mental health field and have provided mental health services to youth, adults, and families for 13 years. Over the years I've also inherited the title of an Art Guru to my particular set of skills, providing a variety of coping and grounding techniques. I've been making an impact most positively on individuals with varying diagnoses and abilities, improving mental health, recovery, and general well-being.


My focus is to create a comfortable, welcoming and positive fun environment for individuals to feel secure while incorporating art techniques into their daily lives. As an artist, I aim to utilize art materials and directives to active sensory responses and produce imagination, that is directly connected to their trauma and life experiences. Implementing art is my path in guiding individuals and taking pieces of art with them, to reflect positive experiences and growth advancements, towards their best self. I provide group and 1:1 approaches to teaching, modeling, and guiding artwork, to focus on building coping skills, managing stress, substance abuse, self-esteem, and ultimately coping with symptoms of PTSD. I have received various compliments from individuals as an enjoyable and impactful experience as their mental health provider. I look forward to inspiring all individual lives whom we serve.

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Meet the Team: About Me

THERAPY PROVIDERS

We have an outstanding team of therapists who have a variety of specialties. Read through the bios and discover your match!

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DR. HEIDI WENNESHEIMER, LPC, SAC-IT, CCTP

Dual Diagnosis Therapist
Wennesheimer Therapy Services, LLC
920-562-1699
Areas Served: Gillet, Suring, Oconto Falls  Area, and Green Bay Area

Dr. Wennesheimer is a dual diagnosis Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional that has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and in-home. Dr. Wennesheimer works with individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, grief, suicidal ideation, self-harm, divorce, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addiction, and many other issues. She seeks to create a safe space for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. 
Dr. Wennesheimer uses a strength-based, client-centered approach in working with her clients and integrates a range of therapeutic techniques and methods to assist her client sin reaching their full potential.  These techniques and methods include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). 

Dr. Wennesheimer works with clients age 4-75

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ZACH ZELLNER, MA, LPC, SAC-IT

Dual Diagnosis Therapist

920-224-2056 (call or text)
LIVELife Leadership, LLC
Areas Served: Door, Kewaunee, Oconto Falls, and Green Bay Area

Zach Zellner is a dual diagnosis Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Trauma Professional that has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient and in-home. Zach works with individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, grief, suicidal ideation, self-harm, divorce, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addiction, and many other issues. He seeks to create a safe space for his clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. Zach uses a strength-based, client-centered approach in working with his clients and integrates a range of therapeutic techniques and methods to assist his clients in reaching their full potential.  These techniques and methods include DBT, Trauma Focused CBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindful-Based Ecotherapy. 


Zach utilizes his experience as a high school coach, marathoner, and outdoorsman to connect with his clients. Zach uses humor and compassion to create a safe space where the client can truly be themselves.  

Zach’s strives to help clients find the balance between being at peace and achieving goals, which is something he is extremely passionate about. 


Zach works with clients age 9-75.

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CASSIDY SALM, MA, LPC, SAC-IT, GSC-CA

Dual Diagnosis Therapist
Believe Counseling, LLC
920-286-2046
Areas Served: Door, Kewaunee, Green Bay Area, Gillet School District, and Suring School District

Cassidy Salm is a dual diagnosis Licensed Professional Counselor and Grief Specialty Counselor specializing in work with children and adolescents. He focuses on providing individualized, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive care. Cassidy enjoys meeting with clients in the way that means the most to them, whether it be in the office, in the comfort of their home, or exploring the community. 
Cassidy emphasizes client strengths, using different therapeutic approaches to guide clients in self-exploration and supporting them in living their lives to the fullest. He is trained in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Brainspotting, Play Therapy, and Child and Adolescent Grief Therapy.
Cassidy earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2019 and completed his Master of Arts in counseling at Lakeland University in 2021. During his education, Cassidy worked with youth individually and in group settings, fostering an understanding of the healing and success that comes from working with children and adolescents in settings and in ways that are more natural to them.
Cassidy is passionate about supporting clients in healing, discovering strengths, and developing skills and tools to help them move forward in their lives. Cassidy values the importance of the therapeutic relationship and looks forward getting to know his clients in order to support them in learning to be their fullest self.

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ASHLEY ZELLNER, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, CCTP, C-DBT, BC-TMH

Dual Diagnosis Therapist
Cognitive Wellness Therapy LLC
(920) 215-1849
Areas Served: Manitowoc and Kewaunee, Fox Valley

Ashley Zellner is a dual diagnosis Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She focuses on providing person-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive care. Ashley prioritizes building a therapeutic relationship of respect and trust. Ashley works with individuals of all ages and experiences. She is willing to meet in various settings from outpatient and in-home. Ashley thrives on making therapy a safe space for individuals to navigate their experiences. She has worked with individuals that have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, grief, suicidal ideation, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem, and gender identity. 

Ashley uses a strengths-based, client-centered approach while integrating a range of therapeutic techniques and methods. Ashley utilizes CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eating Disorder Treatment, Yoga and Breathing exercises.


Ashley utilizes humor and authenticity throughout meetings to ensure individuals can feel welcome to be themselves. She advocates for individuals and encourages them to build tools for their own self-advocacy. Ashley is passionate about providing tools to individuals to help them be their best selves. 


Ashley works with clients from 9-75.

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CHRISTOPHER BURDICK, MA, LPC

Dual Diagnosis Therapist
Daybreak Counseling and Wellness
920-737-7299 (call or text)
Areas Served: Manitowoc, Kewaunee, and Green Bay Area

Christopher Burdick is a dual diagnosis Licensed Professional Counselor committed to treating individuals, couples, and families.  He focuses on providing client centered, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive care.  Chris prioritizes building a therapeutic relationship based on honesty, trust, and respect.  He is willing to meet in various settings, ranging from outpatient to in-home.  Chris has worked with individuals who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual trauma, abuse, neglect, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, low self-esteem, and gender identity. Chris uses a strengths-based, client centered approach while integrating a range of therapeutic techniques and methods.  Chris utilizes CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

Chris utilizes humor and authenticity, while displaying patience with the process of treatment and providing a safe and secure relationship with which clients can process their vulnerabilities.  He holds clients accountable for the change they desire and moves with them on their path to achieving their goals.  Chris is passionate about providing client’s the tools to help them be their best selves.


Chris works with clients ages 8-75.

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MALLORY SHORT, MA, LPC, CCTP, AAT-LEVEL ONE

Mental Health Therapist
Fleur-De-Lis Community Counseling LLC
920-255-8068
Areas Served: Door County

Mallory Short is a Licensed Professional Counselor committed to treating individuals, couples, and families.  She focuses on providing client centered, trauma-informed, and experiential care.  Mallory prioritizes building a therapeutic relationship based on honesty, trust, and respect.  She utilizes various settings to assist her clients in growing where they are including schools, community, or in-home. Mallory has worked with individuals who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual trauma, abuse, neglect, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, low self-esteem, gender identity, and disabilities. Mallory uses a strengths-based, client centered approach within an experiential method of therapeutic techniques and methods.  Mallory utilizes CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and TheraPlay informed practice. She provides mental health services to children through the County-wide STRIDE program during the school year. 

Mallory utilizes humor and authenticity, holding space for the process of treatment and providing a safe and secure relationship with which clients can process their vulnerabilities. Mallory is sometimes assisted by co-Therapist Ahsoka, Therapy Dog, and a number of Equine co-Therapists. 

Mallory works with clients ages 5-75.

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KELLY CORROY, MA, LPC

Mental Health Therapist
Mindfull Counseling and Wellness
920-634-1756
Areas served: Coleman, Oconto Falls, Green Bay Area, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc

Kelly Corroy is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She focuses on providing person-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive care. Kelly prioritizes building a therapeutic relationship of respect and trust. Kelly works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and experiences. She is willing to meet in various settings from outpatient, in-home, community, and via telehealth. Kelly has worked with individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, grief, suicidal ideation, self-harm, mood and personality disorders, anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem, and gender identity. Kelly uses a strength-based, client-centered approach while integrating a range of therapeutic techniques and methods. Kelly utilizes CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, and breathing exercises. She is passionate about connecting mental health to physical wellness through activity and nutrition.

Kelly utilizes humor and authenticity to create an honest and safe therapeutic environment. She encourages clients to self-advocate and works with them to develop and implement healthy tools for achieving their best selves.

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ANGEL ANDERSON, MA, LPC-IT, CSAC

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor, Peer Specialist
Rebelle Recovery
920-370-7676
Areas Served: Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Green Bay Area, Gillet, Oconto Falls 

A mother of 3 and military spouse, Angel holds a special place in her heart for military families and the unique stressors they face. Angel has been a practicing substance abuse counselor for almost three years. She has achieved 16 years of sobriety and continues to work on herself emotionally and mentally as recovery is a lifelong process! Together with her family, they enjoy camping and travel.  Her hobbies include reading, yoga, baking, and weightlifting. 

•Fun Fact•
Angel competed in both Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit and loves to find new ways to challenge herself mentally and physically.

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AMANDA HIETPAS, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Mind Edit Wellness
920.263.7049
Areas Served: Manitowoc, Fox Valley, Green Bay

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. My focus is on providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and person-centered care utilizing evidence-based practices for treating mental illness. I am trained in Trauma Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as incorporate person-centered and strength-based approaches in my practice. Through my training and work, I have provided therapeutic support to both individuals and groups with a large variety of mental health struggles. I have experience working with adolescents and adults from culturally diverse backgrounds. Previously, I provided therapeutic services at a community mental health center, substance abuse treatment facility, and VA hospital. I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking mental health services for the first time and offer a welcoming and informative environment to help take that next step. I have a strong background in completing psychosocial assessments that assist with diagnosing, identifying priority goals, and guiding the therapy process. I believe therapy is a team effort and work collaboratively with clients to develop recovery goals. I am passionate about providing a supportive and empowering environment that builds on individual strengths to promote personal growth. 



Specialties: Trauma; DBT; assessment/diagnosis; Personality Disorders

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AUTUMN LAKE, MA, LPC-IT

Counseling Intern

Autumn is passionate about helping clients improve their wellbeing and manage their mental health. Autumn believes that building an authentic therapeutic relationship is based on honestly, respect, and trust. She uses an empathic approach and believes in providing tools that encouraging clients to self-advocate. Autumn is enthusiastic in providing exceptional care to her clients. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques and methods when working with clients. Autumn obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with the specialization in Trauma and Crisis. Autumn graduated earning her Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and is certified as a Certified Personal Trainer and Sport’s Nutritionist.  Autumn uses her experiences to provide a unique and creative approach to help her clients.


Autumn is mother of a teenager and is a military veteran. She enjoys art, music, lifting weights, and spending time with her family. Fun fact: Autumn is a bodybuilder. 

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CARMELITA AUFDEMBERGE, MA, LPC-IT

Mental Health Therapist
Distress Counseling and Consulting LLC
(414) 367-8175
Areas Served: Milwaukee County & Waukesha County

Carmelita is passionate about helping families and individuals deal with stressful experiences and adapt to the ever-changing demands of life. In her early career as an early childhood educator she worked with children who live on or below the poverty line. She realized that many educators (including herself at the time) are not informed on what trauma looks like in young children or how to manage their traumatic stress symptoms. This sparked her interest in becoming a therapist while also providing consulting services to organizations that work with children with behavioral health issues.
Through her experience working with adults she also realized that many adults dealing with their own stress did not have the tools to help themselves or their children when trauma struck their families. This is why she emphasizes a family approach to trauma. She helps families like yours move forward and heal together.
Helping you transform from feeling frustrated and overwhelmed to feeling confident, hopeful, and happy is the most rewarding part of her career. Leaving counseling feeling like you can take on whatever comes your way is what counseling is all about!
Carmelita is trained to help you and your family adapt to major changes in life and provide the support your child needs. You and your child can obtain the tools within yourselves to survive and thrive, and you can and should have a fulfilling life.

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JESSI ORTIZ, MA, LPC-IT

Mental Health and Art Therapist
920-393-3053
Areas served: Suring, Gillett, Oconto Falls/Abrams, Green Bay Area, and Kewaunee

Jessi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training with a Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling. Jessi has experienced the power of Expressive Art to heal and reveal in ways traditional talk therapy is sometimes not able to do, and its powerful neurological healing of the brain.


She has worked in a variety of settings practicing Art Therapy in groups, Individual Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Medical Art Therapy in hospitals, with children and families, and across various cultures and ethnic groups in the Southwest and Midwest. Her experience has included, but is not limited to, work with depression, anxiety, trauma, burn-out, familial incarceration, suicidal ideation, co-dependency, and more.


Jessi uses a Person-Centered approach, viewing individuals as whole beings -mind, body, and spirit, with the capacity for growth to reach their full potential; her role is to provide a nonjudgmental environment conducive to safe, honest and fun self-exploration and healing. She believes all healing is rooted in grace.


She holds a Certificate in Children’s Mental Health with training in: Sandplay Therapy & Trauma, Grief and Loss, Integrative/Holistic Development, and Attachment.


Jessi is fun, loving, quirky, compassionate, and creative!  She loves being outdoors, being creative, meeting new people, adventuring, road trips, animals (especially her dogs) and laughing and relaxing with her husband, three teenagers, other family, and friends!

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KARISA VERHEYEN, BA

Counseling Intern
920-615-1381
Areas Served: Coleman, Oconto Falls, Green Bay Area

Karisa Verheyen is in the professional field experience portion of completing her Master of Science in Education - Counseling, Clinical Mental Health. She is committed to fostering therapeutic counselor-client relationships based on trust, safety, collaboration and genuinity. Karisa uses a variety of therapeutic techniques, methods and treatments to help clients attain goals, heal and improve their mental wellbeing. Karisa is passionate about supporting others to live a full life which is their best life.


Karisa comes with 9 years of sworn Law Enforcement experience in Wisconsin. During her time as a Deputy Sheriff, she was a leader in specialty units including a Crisis Negotiator on SWAT, advisor on the Peer Officer Support Team (POST), and an advanced Crisis Intervention Technique (CIT) officer. With a multitude of trainings in advanced communication, suicide prevention, critical incident individual/group crisis intervention and more, she has continuously worked to expand her training and passion around mental health. Karisa earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Human Development and Spanish minors from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2010.

Karisa values integrity, vulnerability, and health. She has a background of coaching and competing in multiple fitness disciplines including USA Powerlifting, CrossFit, and distance running. Karisa loves archery, hunting, and equines. She enjoys traveling, visiting National Parks, and using the outdoors as a space to improve mental health. You can find Karisa alongside her teenage daughter and at the barn with their horse.

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EDDI FLORES, MSW

Clinical Social Work Graduate
Growing Awareness Mental Health Services
920-371-6461
Areas Served: Green Bay, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc

Eddi is a bilingual Social Worker with a Master's degree in Social Work and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, strengths-based, culturally responsive, and personalized to each individual client. I incorporate elements of expressive art & music therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalytic therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness to help clients build resilience and achieve their goals.  
My clinical training has focused on developing a comprehensive understanding of the transformative potential of creativity and innovation in promoting healing and growth. I am passionate about harnessing the power of music and expressive therapies to transcend barriers, foster emotional well-being, and create a safe space for self-exploration and social connection.
Through my clinical practicum experience at a mental health day treatment center, I have gained extensive experience in clinical case management, individual and family counseling, and group facilitation. I have worked with diverse populations facing complex mental health challenges, always striving to create a welcoming and collaborative environment where clients feel empowered to share their unique values, beliefs, and experiences. 
My approach is grounded in the principles of empowerment, self-determination, and cultural humility. I am dedicated to ongoing learning and self-reflection, recognizing that each client interaction presents an opportunity for growth. I would be honored to support you on your journey towards healing, resilience, and self-discovery.

Meet the Team: Services

MENTAL HEALTH TECHS

Our Mental Health Techs provide CCS services in Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Jefferson counties.

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SAM KOEHN, BA, SAC-IT

Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health Tech
920-680-4718
Areas Served: Kewaunee, Door, and Manitowoc Counties

Sam is passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults to overcome personal obstacles and to improve the well-being of clients. Sam has been practicing as a substance abuse counselor for over 4 years and is also working with Skill Development through CCS  to assist individuals in developing skills to successfully manage their mental health and/or AODA condition while engaging with their family, school, employment and the community. 
Sam uses a person-centered approach with her clients and believes in creating a genuine and empathetic partnership to create a safe and trusting environment.
Sam is a mother to a 2 year old boy. She enjoys spending her free time with her son, being outdoors, and staying active. 

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BETH OTT, MA

Mental Health Tech
Forward Care and Consultation 
920-809-5859
Areas Served: Kewaunee and Manitowoc Counties

Beth Ott is a dedicated and compassionate school counselor, who has been making a significant impact in the lives of students and their families since earning her Master's degree in School Counseling from Lakeland University in 2011. With a deep-rooted passion for guiding young individuals, Beth has committed her career to helping students enhance their self-esteem and self-awareness, thereby empowering them to pursue their educational and career aspirations effectively.
Beth's counseling approach is interactive, warm, and accepting. She values genuine connections and empathetic care, firmly believing that establishing a trusting partnership is essential for facilitating meaningful change. In her practice, Beth actively engages with her clients by providing consistent feedback, assigning tasks to maintain focus between sessions, and introducing coping tools to manage emotional challenges. Her primary joy comes from witnessing her clients grow and feel more confident about their capabilities and future.
Outside of her professional life, Beth is equally passionate about her personal pursuits. She cherishes quality time with her family, finds solace in nature, and enjoys losing herself in a good book.

Meet the Team: Services
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