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

Specializing in anxiety, depression, children and school problems, family therapy, divorce, grief, and sexual assault.

Misty Christensen

Helps client identify personal strengths in order to promote healing and well-being. Can provide psychological assessment.

Susan Doerflinger

Specializes in patients with substance abuse, bipolar, mood and panic disorders, emotional eating, and work and career issues.

Daniel Huber

Sees patients from 4 years of age through adulthood. Specializes in family and marital therapy, spectrum disorders, and relationships.

Darcy McDaniel

Works with children through older adults on issues pertaining to family issues, grief, depression, including individuals with persistent and serious mental illness.

Enis Novalija

Provides psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, and couples. Specializes in substance abuse, eating disorders, and trauma. Runs group therapy.

Cristina Soto Sullivan

Specializes in grief/loss, new transitions, work/career concerns, relationship issues, and identity concerns.

Amy Butterworth

Adult psychiatry and medication management.

Katt Cochran

Specializing in life transitions, identity exploration and development, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and concerns related to traumas experienced, including intergenerational and systemic trauma.

Sara Goetz

Licensed marital and family therapist. Also sees patients for eating disorders, OCD, mood disorders, and anger management.

Doris Johnson-Browne

Specializes in relationship issues, sexual assault, domestic violence, multicultural issues, and mood disorders.

Jade Mueller

My strength is merging an accepting and empowering understanding of human lives with effective treatment methods.

Lynn M Ollswang

Specializes in helping people heal from within discovering their strengths and embracing their pasts to understand their anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, chronic illness, women's issues, and group therapy.

Vicki Spaulding

Specializes in treating anxiety, depression, CBT, and is also trauma treatment certified.

Michael Casali

Adult, child/adolescent, family, and couples treatment.

W. Hobart Davies

Specializing in social skills, eating disorders, and chronic illness. Adults and children from 5 years old. Also sees patients at Wauwatosa office.

Marjorie Hawkins

General psychiatry with adults and adolescents, 16 yrs. and older. Specializes in postpartum depression. Medication management.

S. Shakoor Lee

Psychotherapy for adult individuals and couples. Provides EMDR, trauma counseling. Interested in diverse cultures and ethnicity.

Lonni Mueller

Specializing in sexual difficulties, dysfunctions, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Nathaniel Ray

Adult psychiatry and medication management. Also works with patients having substance abuse issues.

Jan Van Schaik

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

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