Andrew Busse, MS

Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UW-Stout. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Stout in addition to his Certification in Applied Ethics. Andrew has experience working with individuals varying from childhood to adulthood in in-patient, out-patient and post corrections settings. 

Areas of specialization include:
  • Trauma and Abuse 
  • Adjustment and Mood 
  • Depression and Anxiety 
  • Child and Adolescent Behavior and Conduct 
  • Alcohol and other Drug Abuse (AODA) 
  • Anger Management 
  • Play Therapy 

Whitney Crochiere, MA LPC

Whitney holds a Master's degree in Mental Health Community Counseling from Lakeland College and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UW-Oshkosh. She has had experience working at a community clinic, corrections-based setting, and substance abuse clinic. She currently works with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Areas of specialization include:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self-Esteem
  • LGBT

Jessi Way, MS, LPC

Jessi holds a graduate degree in Counseling and an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

She has over 10 years of experience working with children in daycare and school settings and specializes in counseling children of all ages. Jessi uses an integrated psychotherapy approach with children and their families to promote a healthy, positive sense of self by offering individualized techniques that empower clients to reach their goals.

Although Jessi specializes with children and families, she also treats young adults and adults and enjoys learning new techniques to broaden her range of knowledge in the psychology field to assist each unique client. 

Another area of special interest is helping individuals and families who have had neurological diseases effect their lives and has extensive knowledge about Huntington’s Disease. 

Areas of Specialization Include:
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Positive Parenting
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Spirituality
  • Nature Therapy

Matthew Deets, LPC

Matthew holds a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from UW-Oshkosh and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UW-Stevens Point. Matthew’s professional experiences include providing therapy with youth and families in residential, in-home, and outpatient settings, as well as youth and adult corrections populations.  Matthew has also provided services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.  Matthew’s particular interests are youth and adults experiencing difficulties related to mood and anxiety concerns, individuals who have experienced trauma, and marital and family issues.  Matthew has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and specializes in working with juvenile sex offense populations, including completing Psychosexual Evaluations for both youth and adults.  Matthew may be joined by his TDI Certified Therapy Dog Kallyn.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Youth and Families
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Youth and Adults with Problematic Sexual Behaviors
  • Adolescent Behavioral Concerns
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Faith-based Counseling


Alyssa Kress, MSW, APSW

Alyssa holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has over 5 years working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders. Alyssa also holds a substance abuse certification, and has experience in facilitating AODA and trauma focused groups. Alyssa enjoys working with families, and individuals of all ages.

Areas of practice include:
  • Substance Use Disorders/Addiction
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Juel Higuera, MSW, LCSW

Juel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from UW-Stevens Point. Juel began her career in the mental health field in Milwaukee where she worked in residential treatment, intensive in home care coordination, and provided intensive in home therapy services. In 2002 Juel transitioned to Wood County, 2007 Portage County, and in 2012 Marathon County where Juel has provided Mental Health Therapy. Juel has worked in the Social Welfare field for 25 years.

Areas of practice include:
  • Adults, Children, Seniors, Adolescents, and At Risk Youth
  • Trauma, Abuse, Neglect, Attachment Concerns
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Impulse Control and other Behavioral Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality, Attachment related disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Angie Huettl, MS, LPC, CRC

Angie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from UW-Madison. Angie has worked with a diverse array of clientele acting as an advocate and counselor for those needing a voice for many years. Angie is passionate about helping children and families, trauma survivors, and individuals with disabilities. Angie believes that regardless of life’s challenges, one can rise above any challenge to create the life they want and deserve.

Areas of Specialty:
  • Children, Teens, & Families
  • PTSD & Complex trauma
  • Disability, including ASD
  • Solution-focused therapies
  • CBT