Nicole Klepp, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Owner, Clinical Director
My experiences have taught me that developing a deeper understanding of oneself is important for learning, growing, and successfully reaching one's goals. One of my professional goals is to incorporate this philosophy into treatment by helping individuals focus on their strengths and solidify their belief systems. Self-exploration is only one portion of successful therapy though. In its entirety, treatment can help provide the foundation for life altering opportunities through a process that also involves mastering challenges and effectively adapting to the changes that naturally accompany growth and life.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic as I incorporate cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, visual imagery, and person-centered therapies to individuals and families based on my assessment of clients' needs. I work with children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum, learning disabilities, memory problems, relational problems, and trauma. I also have experience in treating and evaluating individuals with neurobehavioral disorders, neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive impairments.
A large part of my practice is inclusive of conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, in which typical referral questions involve concerns about attention, concentration, learning disabilities, memory, dementia, disruptive behavior, hyperactivity, social interactions, and self-care. I have done evaluations for educational purposes, disability determination, division of vocational rehabilitation, inpatient facilities, assisted and independent living facilities, and self- or family-referred individuals.
Brittany Almire, MS,OTR/L
I am an Occupational Therapist with experience working with individuals of all abilities across the lifespan at home, in the community, and in academic settings. I am passionate about building relationships with individuals to understand their needs and interests in order to create and help them reach their goals. My mission is to increase the quality of life for individuals by helping them develop skills to lead a purposeful and meaningful life. In my practice I accomplish this by addressing independence, daily living skills, social skills, sensory needs, and social-emotional development.
Jessi Baker, Psy.D
My passion for psychology started at a young age, in which I found myself drawn to listening to and helping others. Throughout my training, I have developed an integrative
approach to working with clients on various issues, incorporating elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, play therapy, and trauma-informed care.
My main goal in therapy is to provide clients with a supportive and caring environment that allows them to explore their emotions, experiences, and challenges. This means
adapting approaches and interventions to the client and their concerns. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with presenting concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, relational difficulties, and self-esteem, and
have worked with clients in various settings including schools, in-home, and outpatient settings. I also have experience providing various interventions to clients including group therapy, individual psychotherapy, play therapy, behavioral therapy, and neuropsychological/psychological assessment. As a result, I try to consider all the elements in an individual’s life that may be impacting them to help them determine how to best function in their lives.
Sammi Jo Hurkmans, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Programs Director
My desire to pursue a career in the field of psychology stems from the compassion and concern I have for all people and the belief that growth occurs through relationship and connection. I completed my undergraduate training in Wyoming, where I earned an Associate of Arts degree from the Laramie County Community College in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming in 2012. I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2012 to pursue graduate training in Psychology at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, and graduated with a Doctorate of Psychology in 2018. During the graduate program, I trained in various settings, including community mental health centers, private practice locations, nonprofit organizations, and psychiatric hospitals.
Throughout my training, I have learned the importance of establishing a connection with the individuals I am working with and understanding the impact the therapeutic relationship has on progress. I am person-centered and collaborative in my approach as my desire is to help others discover their power in making the necessary changes for themselves and working together to explore all possible paths. Although I enjoy working with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties, my main area of focus and interest is working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events that continue to impact them today. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Processing (EMDR), which is a tool used to further process experiences that talk therapy often cannot access. This tool can be used for both children and adults, although I also incorporate play therapy techniques with children as needed. Given my background as a military dependent, I also have a keen interest in serving the Veteran population and providing them therapeutic services to assist with civilian life.
In addition to therapy, I also specialize in conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. These evaluations have assisted in determining one’s overall functioning, as well as focusing on specific areas of concern, including intellectual disabilities, Autism, parental capacities, and general diagnostic clarification. Each evaluation helps to provide a comprehensive explanation of the individual’s functioning and recommendations to assist with moving forward.
Leah Kuepper, OTR/L, PTA
Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant
Play is very important for children to participate in and also their primary occupation. Through play, children learn skills and develop interests that later affect choices and success in work and leisure. This is where development of sensory integration, physical abilities, cognitive and language skills, and interpersonal relationships occur. Children learn about roles and how to become productive members of society through play.
As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist with a Master’s degree and a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant, I address the areas that impact a child’s occupation. My role as an Occupational Therapist is holistic. I identify the child’s occupational performance, analyze the physical demands and social expectations of the child’s home environment, school and community settings including the child’s participation. After assessing the areas of occupation most important to the family and child, I further assess the child’s performance skills and patterns necessary for participation in everyday activities. I address behavior problems, sensory processing, self-cares, social and emotional development, coordination deficits, fine motor delays, strength, range of motion, motor planning deficits, balance and mobility, and vision. Through purposeful and meaningful play-based interactive intervention, with play again being our children’s occupation, I facilitate an individualized just right challenge to promote independence within the child.
Annie Mallmann, Psy.D., LPC
Doctor of Psychology, Assistant Clinical Director
Dr. Mallmann conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations with children and adults for purposes of diagnostic clarification, treatment recommendations, academic functioning, follow up care, noting progress or changes in status, etc. She sees clients presenting with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, social issues, relational difficulties, attention, learning, and memory, among others. Dr. Mallmann also provides individual and family therapy to children and adults presenting with a variety of presenting problems.
Brooke Miller, R-DMT, LPC-IT
Dance/Movement Therapist, Psychotherapist
Movement is our first language. We start learning to communicate with our bodies before we are even born. It is a language we continue to use, often subconsciously, throughout our lives. Dance/movement therapy utilizes that first language in an effort to strengthen the mind/body/spirit connection, process our thoughts, feelings, and traumas, and develop healthy coping skills as we heal. Our body holds a wealth of knowledge, and can also house our emotional baggage. Dance/movement therapy offers a holistic approach to mental health as we integrate the mind, body, and spirit to meet psychosocial needs.
I hold a dual Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling and have worked with a wide variety of clients with a wide variety of needs. My practice has included work with infants and new mothers, toddlers, developing children, people with intellectual disabilities of all ages, adolescents, adults, and individuals with dementia and their caretakers. My areas of therapeutic focus include development, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use and abuse, identity, loss, and communication issues. My approach is very person centered and focuses on the integration of talk and body-based therapy to manage stress, cultivate mindfulness, and address individual needs.
Michelle Mirhoseini, Psy.D
Doctor of Psychology
Dr. Mirhoseini conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations with children and adults for purposes of diagnostic clarification, treatment recommendations, academic functioning, follow up care, noting progress or changes in status, etc. She sees clients presenting with a variety of issues.
She also provides individual therapy primarily to adults, but is willing to treat adolescents starting at 16 years of age. She meets with individuals presenting with many different problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, stress related issues, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, etc. Her specialty is hoarding disorder.
Meredith Mutza, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist
I am a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. I have always enjoyed working with children. I tutored younger children in middle school and high school, was a camp counselor for a YMCA camp during the summers in college and mentored children on the autism spectrum in college. When I graduated as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I knew that I wanted to work with children. I began my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist at a small Pediatric outpatient clinic in Wisconsin Rapids. When I relocated to South-Eastern Wisconsin, I worked in the school setting. I love helping others communicate to their best potential.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I help clients improve their skills with receptive and expressive language, articulation, social communication, swallowing, fluency, voice, cognition and communication modalities. My favorite part about being a Speech-Language Pathologist is watching children have their "lightbulb" moment, when they have a moment of clarity and understand a concept that they have struggled with in the past. I think of communication as a precious gift, every person should be able to express their thoughts and opinions with their loved ones and with the world. Therapy sessions with me are mainly play-based. I believe that learning should be fun and I relish bringing communication concepts into games and free play activities.
Samantha Olson, MA, LMFT, SAC-IT
I practice Marriage and Family Therapy and provide a safe and secure environment. Marriage and family therapy is way for couples and families to gather together, with a neutral individual, that will help guide the interactions of all the individuals involved. I believe that identifying family patterns and dynamics is an important part of therapy, and I tend to incorporate psychoeducation and mindfulness practices. I primarily utilize solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness as my therapeutic models. I have experience working with children (ages 10 and up), adolescents, adults, couples, and families who have suffered from anxiety, Depression, ADHD, family conflict, stress, adjustment difficulties, self-harm, AODA, LGBTQ, self-esteem issues, PTSD etc. I have a variety of certifications, including Prepare- Enrich, a martial and pre-marital program. I form my therapeutic interactions around the client’s specific needs.
Claire Rosen, MS, OTR/L
I believe play is the most important “occupation” for a child and it is the foundation of all developmental skills. Fostering a child’s ability to play, attend and learn by supporting or treating his/her weaknesses is a passion of mine. As an OT I am able to help children better learn to regulate their nervous system to allow for improved frustration tolerance, attention, emotional control and participation in daily life skills. Through play we also improve fine motor and gross motor coordination, strength and visual perceptual skills building confidence along the way. To be able to help children and adults live their life to their full potential is rewarding for me.
I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy. Over my time as a practicing OT, I have obtained additional certifications and specialty education to target sensory processing, executive function, attention and behavioral concerns. I am certified in The Therapeutic Listening Program, Interactive Metronome and Infant Massage. I have taken many additional trainings to address picky eating and problem feeding, emotional regulation and also use principals from a variety of Sensory Integration Theorists within my day-to-day practice. I believe in treating the whole child and that each child is unique. Through my experience it is clear that there are many ways to solve a problem and make a difference. Therefore, success is best found by getting to know each child and his/her environment in which they thrive and focusing on his/her strengths.
Lisa Schneider LPC, ATR, CCTP
Lisa Schneider is a 2012 graduate of Mount Mary University earning a Master’s of Science degree in Art Therapy. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin as well as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Ms. Schneider specializes in working with children and adolescents having previous experience at a residential school for special needs children/adolescents and acute care. Ms. Schneider has worked extensively with people of all ages with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression management and life skills. Using an eclectic therapeutic approach which is tailored to each individual, Ms. Schneider integrates traditional talk therapy, art therapy and other experiential modalities and DBT/CBT. Ms. Schneider believes in taking a holistic approach which focuses on living a healthy lifestyle rather than just treating symptoms. Collaboration and feedback from clients are especially welcomed. In her free time, Ms. Schneider enjoys making art in many different mediums, exploring off the beaten path places and hanging out with her fur babies.