Pauquette Center Therapists

Therapists apply a combination of psychosocial or psychotherapeutic principles, procedures or services to assist individuals, couples, families or groups to achieve mental, emotional or social development. Therapists must have completed at least a master's degree in professional counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy or other field of behavioral science and passed the appropriate national certifying exam. They must also complete at least 3000 hours of post-degree supervised professional counseling before they are licensed, and at least 30 hours of continuing education every two years.

anchor Eva Balfanz, MS, LPC
Eva Balfanz, MS, LPC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2011, MS, Educational Psychology, emphasis in Community Counseling, UW Milwaukee
1997, BS, Human Service, minor in Health and Wellness Promotion, UW Oshkosh
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor (WI)

Specialty Services I have made it my vocation to work with people to help them to strengthen, reflect, heal and understand themselves and the world around them better, so that they can achieve the life they desire and deserve. I have additional training in trauma and sexual assault counseling. I am able to incorporate spirituality into our time together, if requested. I will work with you to develop a plan to achieve your goals, whether it is to reduce anxiety, forgive and heal from past trauma, increase feelings of happiness, improve relationships or any other therapeutic goal you may have.

I have experience working with adolescents and adults, both individually and in groups. I work within several different therapeutic modalities to fit the needs of each person. Areas of continued education include Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Substance Abuse.

Areas of therapeutic work include but are not limited to: Women’s issues, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Grief/Loss, Life Transitions, Domestic Violence (victim/offender), Behavioral issues, Anger management, Sexuality and Relationship challenges.

Sees clients 8 years +
Locations Baraboo, Prairie du Sac
anchor Beth Fox-Warnecke, MA, LMFT
Beth Fox-Warnecke, MA, LMFT Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Wisconsin Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
BA, Bachelors Degree, Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (State of Wisconsin)
MA, Masters Degree, Marriage and Family Therapy, Edgewood College

Specialty Services Beth Fox-Warnecke is a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working with individuals, families and couples in a therapeutic capacity. As a graduate of U.W. Platteville and Edgewood College, she has been working with clients as an interactive, solution-focused therapist, whose treatment approach encourages individuals and couples to find resolution to a wide range of issues. Beth believes that by developing a richer perspective and a more effective communication style we can create new, more positive directions for our lives.

With sensitivity and compassion, Beth Fox-Warnecke supports clients as they process life events and address challenges. She integrates complimentary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques that are most useful to each client.  Beth's areas of focus include anxiety / stress management, relationship issues (including an understanding of relationship patterns), increased self-esteem, effective communication, substance abuse, and depression. Using a highly personalized approach, Beth tailors sessions to meet each of my client's individual needs and to help them attain the personal growth they're striving for. Together with each client, Beth works to develop strengths and achieve life goals.

Sees clients 15 years +
Locations Reedsburg, Richland Center
anchor Paul Gasser, MA, LMFT
Paul Gasser, MA, LMFT Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
1987, MA, Community Counseling, University of Minnesota-Winona
LMFT, State of Wisconsin

Specialty Services Marriage and family counseling
Addictions recovery

Sees clients all ages
Locations Reedsburg
anchor Tiffany Gaumond, LPC-SAC
Tiffany Gaumond, LPC-SAC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2014, LPC-SAC, Licensed Professional Conselor and Substance Abuse Counselor
2012, MS, Mt. Mary College
1999, BA in Psychology, UW-Milwaukee

Specialty Services I want to work my hardest to understand you and help you solve your problems by; treating you with compassion and respect, using proven strategies to find something that will work for you, always remembering you are a person and not a diagnosis or a problem, and lastly empower you to understand your reasons for coming in and what to do about them.

Adolescents, adults, substance abuse and other addictions, severe persistent mental illness(bipolar, schizophrenia), men's and women's issues, anger management, anxiety, depression, sexual assault and abuse survivors, GLBT, as well as personality disorders.

Sees clients 13 years +
Locations Baraboo, Portage
anchor Katherine Gustafson, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Katherine Gustafson, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2016, MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Stout
2014, BS, Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Specialty Services Professional Affiliations:
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)

Some include but not limited to:
Group and Individual Psychotherapy, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse/Addiction Issues, Dual Diagnosis, Gender and Sexuality (LGBTQ+) Issues, Trauma, Stress Managment, ADHD, Grief/Loss, Communication and Relationship Issues, Domestic Violence, Women's Issues, and Men's Issues.

Katie aims to creates a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental atmosphere that encourages personal growth.

Adults, Adolescents, and Children (3 years and up)
Locations Portage
anchor Lisa Gutzke, MS, LPC
Lisa Gutzke, MS, LPC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2003, MS, Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1998, BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Wisconsin

Specialty Services Lisa has over 15 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, adults and families. She has worked as a preschool teacher, K-12 school guidance counselor, social worker for Milwaukee County child protective services, treatment foster care clinician, in-home therapist and professional counselor.
Lisa’s primary approach to treatment involves solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients recognize how negative thoughts and habits impact mood, physical health and overall well-being.
Lisa utilizes a variety of different therapies, depending on client’s age, reason for counseling, and desired outcomes. Some areas of professional experience include:
- Clinical treatment for children with depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, behavior and adjustment issues
- Counseling with families, children and teenagers involved with child protective services, foster care and juvenile court programs
- Collaboration with families and students to address bullying, academic struggles, and peer relationships at school
- Behavior management, parent education and support for caregivers, single parents, divorced parents and blended families
- Therapy for adults and older adolescents managing bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief.

Lisa believes therapy is a collaborative experience and wants clients to feel comfortable, hopeful, and truly understood.




Sees clients 3 years +
Locations Baraboo
anchor Eric Guzman, MS, LMFT
Eric Guzman, MS, LMFT Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
BA, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Edgewood College

Specialty Services General psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and adults, couples/marital and family; attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, depression, anxiety, anger issues, children's issues, parenting and stress related problems

Sees clients All Ages
Locations Columbus, Portage
anchor Kara H. Hall, MSW, LCSW
Kara H. Hall, MSW, LCSW Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2014, MSW, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2002, BA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) member
LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specialty Services Kara Hall is a compassionate counselor who creates a safe, nonjudgmental space where people can share their stories and receive support to overcome obstacles and make meaningful change. Kara has over 6 years professional experience working with people to find creative solutions to pervasive problems.

She’s helped individuals achieve their goals by exploring mindfulness activities; supporting improvement in organization, time management, stress reduction, problem solving, fitness, and planning; developing life skills and healthy communication strategies; and increasing understanding about mental health.

Kara has experience providing individual and group counseling to people with a wide range of concerns: from dealing with stress, to making lifestyle changes, to managing symptoms of severe and persistent mental illness. Her background also includes working with adults with both mental health diagnoses and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

Kara is motivated by the belief that everyone deserves support to live a full life. She works in partnership with people to discover their unique path towards recovery and to identify the strategies and skills needed to achieve their goals.

Sees clients 18 years +
Locations Prairie du Sac, Richland Center
anchor Lynn Hoornstra, MS, LPC, SAC
Lynn Hoornstra, MS, LPC, SAC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
1995, Master of Science, University of WI - Madison
1992, Bachelor of Arts, University of WI - Whitewater
LPC SAC,

Specialty Services Lynn Hoornstra is a master's level psychotherapist who has 20 years of experience specializing in co-occurring disorders, correctional clients, domestic violence offenders, anger management, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, trauma (TF-CBT), couples, families, groups, and individuals, ages 12 and older.

With a motivational interviewing approach, she provides individual mental health and substance abuse counseling and comprehensive family and individual assessments. She is a co-founder of the Wisconsin Association of Drug Court Professionals and has served as a consultant to Domestic Violence Courts and Drug Courts.

Lynn has had her own state-certified mental health outpatient clinic, maintained an online blog regarding mental health, and provides community education and public speaking.

Lynn's credentials include state licensures as a Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor. She is State-Certified as a Batterer Treatment Provider, Correctional Health Professional, and Intoxicated Driver Program Approved Trainer.

Sees clients 16 years +
Locations Columbus, Portage
anchor Eric Johnson, MSW, LCSW
Eric Johnson, MSW, LCSW Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2003, MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago
1992, BS, Social Work, Illinois State University
LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of WI and State of IL

Specialty Services Mental health crisis
Men's trauma recovery
Depression
Anxiety
Issues relating to young adulthood
Issues relating to aging and older adulthood
LGBTQ issues
Adjustment to disability

Sees clients 18 years +
Locations Reedsburg
anchor Susan A. Knower, MACP,LPC, SAS
Susan A. Knower, MACP,LPC, SAS Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2002, MACP, Integrated Psychology-Theology Degree, Trinity International University
Christian Association of Psychological Studies
Wisconsin Counseling Association
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Wisconsin, Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling & Social Work Examining Board)
SAS, Substance Abuse Specialty, Intoxicated Driver Program Assessor

Specialty Services Adults; individual and marital/couples psychotherapy; Treatment for depression, anxiety, anger management, domestic violence perpetrators, spirituality issues and addictions.

Sees clients 18 years +
Locations Portage
anchor Sue Larson, MS, LPC, CSAC
Sue Larson, MS, LPC, CSAC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2012, MS, Southern New Hampshire University
2010, Certificate in Integrated Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Adults, Southern New Hampshire University
2004, BS, UW-Platteville, WI
CSAC, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialty Services Definition of insanity is: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Way easy to stay in the insanity cycle than it is to change. It takes courage (doing something that is uncomfortable) to break out of that insanity cycle. Let me guide, direct and support you through this change by using an eclectic range of therapies.
I specialize in:

Drug and alcohol addictions
Depression
Anxiety
Stress management
Relationship Issues
Anger management
Crisis intervention
Group therapy
Treat for Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP’s)
Court Ordered assessments and treatment for: Drug and alcohol, anger management and Domestic violence
Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Sees clients 16 years +
Locations Richland Center
anchor Lisa Mowbray, MSSW, LCSW
Lisa Mowbray, MSSW, LCSW Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
1993, LCSW ~ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of WI
1991, MSSW, UW Madison
1987, BS in Sociology and Psychology, UW Platteville

Specialty Services I have over 20 years experience working with children, families,
and adults. I have provided therapeutic services to individuals,
families, and groups. My work is based on the strengths and the
goals my clients have identified. Some areas of specialty include
domestic violence, children on the autism spectrum, depression,
and behavior management through parent education.
I have tremendous respect for the person who asks for help to
improve his or her life experience.

Sees clients 4 years +
Locations Baraboo, Portage
anchor Deseree Nehrkorn, MS, LPC
Deseree Nehrkorn, MS, LPC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Wisconsin, Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling & Social Work Examining Board)
MS, Psychology from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Specialty Services Adults, adolescents, and children
Individual, marital/couples, and family psychotherapy
Treatment for depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, adjustment issues, stress management, relationship issues, anger management, grief/loss issues and self esteem issues

Sees clients 3 years +
Locations Prairie du Sac
anchor Pamela Polzer, MS, LPC
Pamela Polzer, MS, LPC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
1997, MA - Counseling and Psychological Majors, St. Mary's University of Minnesota
1992, BS - Human Servics: Psychology & Sociology Majors, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor, State of WI,

Specialty Services I have spent the last 20 years following my passion of working with and treating individuals and their family members throughout Columbia County who have severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Treatment centered on stigma,stability, recovery, and improving overall quality of life. Despite their psychiatric difficulties, clients found that with appropriate support and treatment, they are able to manage their illness effectively and lead happy,rewarding and creative lives. I believe in the dignity of the human spirit and treating all people with compassion and respect.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, SPMI (see above), stress management,anxiety, depression, men’s and women’s issues, domestic violence, relational issues,gender/sexuality, academic problems and peer issues, trauma, grief/loss, terminal illness and end of life process, career/life transitions, and financial issues.

Sees clients 16 years+
Locations Columbus, Portage
anchor Penny Raimer, MS, LPC, CSAC
Penny Raimer, MS, LPC, CSAC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (State of Wisconsin)
Community Mental Health, Southern New Hampshire University
Human Services, Upper Iowa University
Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Wisconsin)
NAADAC The Association for Professional Addiction Counselors
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling (WCPG)

Specialty Services Adults, couples, group therapy, legal issues. Treatment for Substance and Gambling addiction, Relapse Prevention, affected family member and adult children of alcoholics, mood disorders, women's issues

Sees clients 16 years +
Locations Baraboo, Reedsburg
anchor Tomi Randall, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Tomi Randall, MS, LPC-IT, NCC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2015, MS, Community Counseling, UW-Whitewater
2002, BA, Sociology, minor Psychology, Winona State University

Specialty Services I am a Masters level professional counselor who works from a person-centered approach in therapy. Building a safe, supportive and collaborative relationship with my clients is the most important step in initiating positive change. I seek to help clients understand and end negative cycles in their lives in order to increase their wellness. My clinical areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, LGBT, communication, anger management, domestic violence and trauma.

She is currently available for appointments on Mondays in Portage and Tuesdays in Columbus.


Sees clients 14 yrs+
Locations Columbus, Portage
anchor Jon Schulz, MSE, LPC, SAC
Jon Schulz, MSE, LPC, SAC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
National Certified Counselor
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Wisconsin, Examining Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors)
MSE, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
SAC, Substance Abuse Counselor

Specialty Services Treatment for general mental health concerns, crisis intervention, anger management, and Christian counseling.

Sees clients 14 years +
Locations Columbus, Portage
anchor Heather Simonson, MSE, LPC
Heather Simonson, MSE, LPC Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
American Counseling Association
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Wisconsin, Examining Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors)
MSE, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Specialty Services Treatment for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups; issues involving depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, eating disorders, parenting concerns, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, relationship violence, child abuse, and sexual assault; crisis intervention.

Sees clients 3 years +
Locations Richland Center
anchor Renee Vanden Heuval, MS, LPC-IT
Renee Vanden Heuval, MS, LPC-IT Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2015, Masters of Science: Professional Counseling, Concordia University
2011, Bachelors of Arts: Social Sciences,, Ashford University

Specialty Services I have 2 years experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with various mental health diagnoses and ages. I mostly utilized Cognitive Behavior Therapy and believe in a client centered approach.

I also have 13 years experience interpreting for Deaf students. I currently hold an Educational Interpreter license from the Department of Public Instruction.
Areas of interest: depression, anxiety, family change, divorce, marriage/couples, domestic violence

Sees clients 6 years +
Locations Baraboo, Portage
anchor Jodi Webb, MSW, LCSW
Jodi Webb, MSW, LCSW Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
2007, Masters of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary
1986, MSW - Masters of Social Work, Norfolk State University
1980, BS - Psychology, UW Madison

Specialty Services I am a licensed, strength-based, solution-focused, therapist with over 30 years of experience in numerous settings, serving clients of all ages, with a wide array of concerns. I believe it is important to empower people to fully live their lives with meaning and purpose. I provide a variety of therapeutic interventions to children, adolescents and adults using individual, family, couples, psychoeducational and group modalities

I truly enjoy working with people of all ages and a variety of concerns. Some areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: life transitions; stress management; anger management; coping skills; spirituality; parenting; depression; anxiety; mood disorder; bipolar disorder; post-traumatic stress; social skills; autism spectrum; attachment; intimacy; grief and loss; domestic violence;chronic pain; and, a variety of school concerns (academic, behavioral, emotional, social, IEP/504).

sees clients 3 years+
Locations Prairie du Sac, Reedsburg