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Meet Our Health Professionals in Mukwonago
555 Bayview Road, Suite 4
Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149
Kimberly is a psychotherapist and nationally certified counselor who received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lakeland University in Sheboygan, WI and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in the behavioral health field for nearly a decade, and is the owner of Mukwonago Counseling LLC, a direct affiliate of Life Span Psychological Services in Brookfield, WI.
"My passion is to help those who seek behavioral and emotional changes, and to give hope during times when it may feel like no one understands or listens. Together, we can get through the hard things."
Kimberly works with adolescents and young adults, specializing in suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. She is an advocate for suicide prevention and volunteers on committees at the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org). She also collaborates with local school districts for their at-risk students, serving as an ally to the LGBTQ community. She tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of her patients and works closely with each of them to create a treatment plan for the best possible psychotherapy results.
SUSAN ELLIS, LPC-IT
The decision to become a counselor came when Susan saw the need in her community for greater mental health services. Knowing how counseling has benefited her personally, Susan wanted to find a way to help others who are experiencing difficult times in their lives. She has ten years of experience as an elementary school teacher and nine years of experience as a criminal law paralegal. Susan has also managed a successful small business in Texas and was a caregiver to a family member through end of life care with Hospice. Her wide variety of career experiences have equipped her with life experiences and understanding for those experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Susan favors cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, mindfulness, and strengths-based counseling. As a life-long Lutheran she offers counseling from a Christian perspective to clients who seek faith-based guidance. She feels that counseling is not just a quick fix to feel better but instead a safe space for clients to explore themselves and gain insight on their life. The most rewarding change comes when you are willing to explore patterns that began long ago to get to the bottom of an issue.
Susan has experience helping adults and children with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, hospice care, grief, and adjusting to new situations. Susan also has experience helping those who are experiencing the uncertainty of legal issues both in family court and criminal matters. She has a passion helping those with ADHD, anxiety, trauma history and complex grief.
Susan is an Intern completing her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University Wisconsin and will graduate in December 2020. Her Bachelors in Elementary Education with a Minor in Lutheran Theology was earned in 1997 from Concordia University Austin (Now, Concordia University Texas) Susan is under the direct supervision of Dr. Gary Probst.