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Meet Our Health Professionals in West Bend
120 N. Main St.
West Bend, WI 53095
Main Office: (262) 223-6125
I believe that everyone is doing their best with what they have and that everyone has the potential to change and improve their lives with proper support and resources. Twenty seven years in mental and behavioral health has provided me with a wealth of experience with all ages. I partner with you to reach optimal wellness using a variety of skill sets to draw from including art therapy, drumming, meditation, yoga, and much more. I assist to empower you, body, mind and spirit.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults using art therapy and other creative modalities. This offers the opportunity to express one's self non-verbally for a more complete picture of the whole person using a universal language, art. In addition, I am also available for speaking engagements.
Dr. Gary Probst is co-founder of The Matthew Project, Inc.
The Matthew Project, Inc., provides services to the people of Southeastern Wisconsin.
Dr. Probst is a graduate of Liberty University with MAs in Professional Counseling and Management & Leadership and a Psy.D. from CalSouthern. He is also a local business owner who followed his passion for helping others through a counseling effort. He is a NAMI Counselor Educator.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards your wellness! Seeking out a therapist can be stressful. I aspire at providing a safe, relaxed and empathetic space that allows individuals and families to gain awareness, learn effective coping strategies, and promoting a supportive environment. Through a collaborative process, we will work towards overcoming obstacles, work towards your goals and discover your path of self-discovery and self-acceptance. I look forward to helping you on your journey.
Specialties include: Anger Management, Infertility, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress
ROBERT BANNASCH, LPC-IT
The decision to seek therapy is not an easy one. Robert aims to make that decision as easy and comfortable as possible. He has a gentle personality with a touch of humor to help make each client feel welcome and at ease. Robert has worked for over 15 years as an educator and coach, so he has a vast experience working with all kinds of people. His experiences have been wide-ranging and offered all kinds of life lessons that he brings into therapy. Robert is an integrated therapist, primarily working from cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, trauma, and narrative therapies. He believes that each person is unique, and the type of treatment should be tailored to meet the client’s needs. Robert works with a wide variety of populations ranging from senior citizens all the way to kids age 10 and up. Robert also works with couples and families aiming to repair, rebuild, and reconnect.
Robert earned his bachelor’s degree from Ripon College with a major in biology and education and a minor in psychology. He earned his first master’s degree from Walden University in Science Education. Robert will have earned his second master’s degree from Concordia University in Professional Counseling (LPC-IT) in December 2020. Robert enjoys spending time with his fiancé Sarah and their dog Jack (Black Lab), in his free time. He also enjoys being in the outdoors, reading, fitness, and relaxing while watching a sports game.
Rich grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan not far from the Wisconsin border. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in Pastoral Studies as well as Grand Canyon University with a Masters of Science in Christian Counseling. When not counseling, Rich enjoys spending time with friends and family, toy collecting and watching movies. His passions in counseling include Christian counseling, helping kids with special needs, emotion regulation, and geek therapy (integrating pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming elements into therapy).