Our Clinicians

The Lighthouse Clinic is a highly regarded group of clinicians and programs providing comprehensive and confidential treatment for a wide variety of mental health and chemical dependency concerns.

Being a State-Certified clinic, all of our clinicians are well-vetted and State licensed. 

The clinic's experienced staff include psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, professional counselors, marriage & family therapists, and psychoanalysts.

Here is a list of mental healthcare acronyms that might be of help:

AAMFT – American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy                                                                                                      ACSW – Academy of Clinical Social Work                                                                                                                                                LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Usually requiring a minimum of a Master's degree in Social Work. Refers to those licensed by a state board to provide Social Work based mental therapy.                       

LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist                                                                                                            

LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor: Usually requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in Counseling along with post graduate supervised experience.

MD-Psychiatrist – Medical Doctor of Psychiatry                                                                                                                        

MS – Master of Science                                                                                                                                                

MSW – Master of Social Work   

PhD -    Focuses on original research, data analysis and the evaulation of theory. Indicates experience in both research and clinical work.                    

PsyD – Doctorate of Psychology is a degree that focuses on the clinical and applied aspects of psychology.                          RN – Registered Nurse                                                      

SAC – Substance Abuse Counselor: a mental health counselor specializing in treating patients who have a chemical dependency on drugs or alcohol.                                                                                                                                                             

Though our clinicians have obtained their degrees through various educational and training programs, they all maintain qualifications that offer excellent methods of mental health counseling. Though we do couples therapy and occasionally have group work, much of the therapy that our clinicians provide is very individually based. It tends to rely on a collaborative approach of mental health counseling and has a flexible outlook on methodologies of counseling, social work and psychology.

Michael D. Bates, Psy.D.

Dr. Bates is a licensed psychologist who has been working with children, families, adults, and couples for 11 years.  He specializes in helping people understand and move past worries and conflicts that hold individuals and families back from valuing themselves, being productive, happy, and having satisfying relationships.  He has successfully worked with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, school failure, family and relationship discord, peer conflict and bullying, and developmental issues at all phases of life –early childhood, tween, adolescence.

He deals with issues of puberty, identity formation, sexuality, career choices, and concerns unique to aging.  Dr. Bates has experience working with boys and men who have survived sexual abuse and the sensitive emotional life issues they face.  He has worked extensively with children who have a history of psychiatric inpatient and day treatment for emotional distress, suicidality, debilitating anxiety, and acting out.  Young adults who are trying to find direction and those of all ages suffering from grief and loss have been successful in therapy with Dr. Bates.

Dr. Bates has evening appointments available and can take private pay with a sliding scale, if desired.

Scott Wendt, MSW, APSW, LCSW-IT

Welcome to the Lighthouse Clinic.  I am passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives. Seeking help is difficult and I appreciate your desire to do so. My therapeutic style is genuine, supportive, and collaborative and based on creating  relationships which include trust, safety, and acceptance.  

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, groups, and families, ages 8 and up, from all walks of life.  Together we will explore challenges while gaining insight and self-awareness to improve your quality of life. I welcome your unique worldviews, values, beliefs, and experiences.  It is that uniqueness that will help us work together to create a path that is tailored to your needs and well-being.

Our time together is grounded in narrative, strengths-based, and solution-focused therapy. We will integrate, among other techniques, mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioral principles and trauma-focused strategies throughout our time together. No matter what  your reasons are for seeking therapy, I am honored to join you on your journey.   

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-In Training.  I have a master’s degree in social work, an internship as a psychotherapist, and I am a licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker in Wisconsin.  Additionally, I have 24 years in education as a special education teacher and administrator.  I have extensive experiences working with children and families, teachers, and leaders.  

My hours are: M-F from 6pm-9pm, Saturday from 7am-11am, and Sunday from 5pm-9pm.  Currently, all sessions are done by cell phone or video.  Please phone the clinic at 414-964-9200 to schedule an appointment.    

Michael Casali, PhD, LCSW, LPC

Generalist child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy from a psychodynamic perspective. Also provides marital and family therapy, as well as parenting consultation and training. Specialization in child development and play therapy.

Misty Christensen, PsyD, LPC

I have extensive training in both cognitive-behavioral therapy and trauma-informed care and provide psychotherapy for adults. My practice focuses on bringing attention to the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how that relationship can impact our lives.  Additionally, I strive to help individuals identify personal strengths in order to promote healing and well-being.  I work with individuals experiencing various life challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, social skills, substance abuse, addictions, and forensic issues. If needed, I provide psychological assessment to help clarify clinical diagnosis or to help in treatment.

W. Hobart Davies, PhD

Provides psychotherapy, for young children, from the age of five, teens and through adults, including couples. Specializing in treatment of depression, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, social skills, divorce, co-parenting, eating disorders, chronic illness, grief and domestic violence. 

Also practices at our office location in Wauwatosa at 118th and North Avenue.


Susan Doerflinger, MSW, LCSW, SAC

Individual and group therapy with adults. Specific areas of interest include depression/mood disorders, addiction(s), emotional eating/weight loss, grief & bereavement and domestic violence.

Sara Goetz, MS, LMFT

Sara sees a diverse group of patients with various mental health issues. Having a license in marital and family practice, she not only sees individuals, but is also able to handle family and marital crises. She sees children as young as 8 years, along with adolescents,  through adults. Areas of interest include custody, divorce, parenting issues, grief, anger issues, domestic violence, bi-polar, chronic illness, OCD, panick attacks, PTSD, social anxiety, and sex therapy. 


Marjorie Hawkins, MD - Psychiatrist

General psychiatry with adults and adolescents (ages 16 and above). Assessment, medication evaluation, medication management and consultations. Postpartum depression.

Daniel Huber, PhD, Psychotherapist

I am a child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist. Having worked in mental health for almost 50 years, I continue to find my interest in expanding human consciousness growing each day! To that extent, I also add meditation, alternative mental health healing, and consciousness expansion into my work with healing the wounded human spirit. I use such tools as the Mandala Assessment Research (MARI) instrument to help individuals explore, from a Jungian perspective, the different dimensions of human consciousness and assist in their journey of unraveling and exploring the secrets of their true nature. Helping individuals with the process of healing ancestral trauma and wounds is yet another aspect of the depth psychology work I offer for healing the human heart and soul.

I especially enjoy working with children and adolescents in groups. I specialize in play therapy/sensory motor training for a variety of clinical populations, mainly children/adolescents with attention deficit, spectrum disorders, attachment problems, obsessive compulsive disorders, and mood disorders. I offer multiple family group therapy programs as part of my practice, to teach family members more mindful ways to experience their relationships and enjoy a calm, playful and loving family life.

Along with specific disorders, I also help children and their parents work through the often troubled waters of divorce and separation. This was a main professional interest to which I devoted my Ph.D. research at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Mostly, I truly love helping others solve their unique dilemmas of the human condition. I try to do so in a validating, compassionate, innovative and caring fashion with all of my clients, to whom I remain devoted to serve and heal daily.

I also facilitate group therapy. Please see the GROUP THERAPY page for more information.

Doris Johnson-Browne, PhD

Licensed Professional Counselor. Provides treatment to adults. Areas of interest include relationship issues, sexual assault, domestic violence, multicultural issues and mood disorders.

S. Shakoor Lee, PhD, MS, RN

Nurse/psychotherapist providing integrative psychotherapy for adult individuals, couples, and groups. Education and training in spiritual psychology, health and wellness, Jungian psychology, trauma counseling, EMDR, bioenergetics, breathing and relaxation techniques. Areas of interest include working with persons of diverse cultures and ethnicity.

Darcy McDaniel, LCSW, Psychotherapist

As a psychotherapist, Darcy provides clinical services to all age groups from children to older adults. Prior to JFS, Darcy worked with families with young children and infants as a Parent Educator and Care Manager in Louisville, KY. She later worked in a day treatment program with people with persistent and chronic mental illness in Grand Forks, ND, and in a domestic violence shelter and homeless shelter as an Advocate/Care Manager in Columbus, IN.  She specializes in: Individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, older adults, domestic violence, and divorce-related counseling. She also has clinical interests in women's issues, grief/loss, depression/anxiety, and parenting.

Jade Mueller, PhD

Hello, I’m Dr. Jade Mueller and I would like to introduce myself to those seeking psychological help for conditions, losses and circumstances that lead to anxiety, depression, relational problems or post-trauma symptoms. I offer prospective clients an accepting, non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human lives. I strive to create a comfortable, safe and healing environment for clients of diverse backgrounds and cultures.


Over the past 20 years of practice as a psychologist, I have provided evidence-based treatment using various methods of therapy, i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS),  and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). These approaches of therapy can effectively accommodate clients with differing needs and preferences. I collaborate with clients to engage their own strengths, including their relational, self-care and spiritual practices which become part of a personalized plan for recovery. I primarily serve older adolescents, adults and couples, and provide psychological testing as needed to clarify the diagnosis and treatment a client may require.

Lonni Mueller, MSW, LCSW

Adult, individual, and couples therapy. Specializing in sexual difficulties, dysfunctions, and sexual abuse issues. Also deals with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. Psychodynamically informed therapy.

Enis Novalija, MD, PhD, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Provides psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families.  Specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, intimacy difficulties, trauma, loss and bereavement, emotional and sexual abuse, work and career problems, substance abuse and eating disorders. Extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy/psychoanalysis, dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) and trauma-informed care. On account of his multicultural experience, particularly able to connect with clients from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Lynn Ollswang, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

My focus is on resilience and helping people emotionally, physically, and spiritually.


I have worked with children and adults for the past 30 years. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychoanalysis, interfaith/intercultural Issues, sexual abuse and the effects of trauma on individuals. I enjoy working with children 9 years and above, individuals and couples, people who have felt alone, have relationship problems, people who struggle with chronic illness, abuse survivors and group therapy for woman. In addition, I work with women who are pregnant or struggling with infertility.


I am a provider with the Lighthouse Clinic. My hours are Tuesday through Saturday 7am to 12:30 pm. I am in network with multiple insurance companies.


If you would like to set up an appointment, please call me at 1-414-964-9200 ext 205. Leave me a message including what you are interested in working on, your insurance company and name.


Thank you for reading my profile.


Lynn Ollswang, ACSW, LCSW, AAMFT and Psychoanalyst.

Please see the GROUP THERAPY page for more information. 

Nathaniel Ray, MD - Psychiatrist

Adult psychiatry, ages 18 and older.  Psychotherapy and medication management. Also works with AODA patients. 

Vicki Spaulding, PsyD, LPC

Specializes in treating anxiety, depression, CBT, and is also trauma treatment certified. She helps in identifying one's goals and values and managing difficult emotions. She helps in problem solving skills and coping strategies. 18 and over.

Dr. Spaulding also facilitates group therapy. Please see the GROUP THERAPY page for more information. 

Jan Van Schaik, MD - Psychiatrist

General adult psychiatry with a special interest in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

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