Tracy Peterson, MS, LPC

Director and Therapist

Tracy holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from UW-Stout and a Bachelors Degree in Education. She has worked as a teacher, inpatient social worker, and in corrections in the past. She works with adolescents and adults.

Areas of specialization include:
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-harm and Personality Disorders
  • Depression and Anxiety

Mark Mixdorf, PhD, LCSW

Mark holds a PhD and has 20 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Areas of specialization include:
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Family Conflict
  • Personality Disorders

Blake Burton, MS, LPC

Blake has a Master's Degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin in counseling. He has served as a foster parent for eight years and has four years of experience as a therapist in the residential setting. Blake enjoys working with a wide variety of people. He believes we all have the power to make changes in our lives if we can understand the influences on how we make choices.

Areas of specialization include:
  • Youth and Families
  • Solution Focused Approaches
  • Parenting Issues

Tara Ollmann, MS, LPC

Tara has a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She has worked with children and adults with severe and persistent mental illness in community settings. Previous experience includes residential work, case management, and intensive in-home therapywith children and their families.

Areas of specialization include:
  • Youth and Families
  • Parenting Issues
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

Shannon Cole-Cameron, MSW, LCSW, SAS

Shannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Substance Abuse Specialty and earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, treating both mental health and substance abuse issues. Shannon provides therapy services for individuals ages 12 and up, couples, families, and groups, and uses a strengths-based approach to help empower her clients.

Areas of specialization include:
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chemical and Behavioral Addictions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • EMDR

Monica Waldvogel, MA, LPC

Monica holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Community Counseling from Lakeland University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion and Wellness with an emphasis in health coaching from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She also has her yoga teacher training and integrates mindfulness into her therapeutic approaches for positive empowering changes towards a healthy lifestyle. Monica works with children, adolescents and adults.

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Adjustment Disorder

Lizzie Kriewald, M.S., L.P.C., C.S.A.C.

Lizzie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She has a wide range of experiences working with children, teens and adults various settings.

Areas of specialty include:
  • Individuals diagnosed with drug or alcohol abuse/dependence
  • Families struggling with addiction related issues
  • Women’s emotional health
  • Various mental health issues

Lizzie’s has a passion for women’s issues, and has worked closely with women who have been in, or are in, abusive relationships. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is used to help alleviate symptoms of trauma. Lizzie is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, used with children and teens that have experienced trauma.

Her goal is to guide clients to live lives to the fullest of their potential. She utilizes a strength based approach, to help individuals realize change from within. Lizzie believes that providing quality care promotes healing and personal growth.


Mary Joswick, LPC-IT

Mary earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Concordia, a master’s in Education from University of Lacrosse, and an undergraduate degree in Special Education K-12 from the University of Stevens Point. Mary has gained experience through her internship at Compass in the areas of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and abuse with all ages. She has a love for helping and learning about people, using new techniques and has a passion for working with women in all stages of life, trauma, relationships, and families that are blended or going through divorce. She has 20 years of experience as a Special Education Teacher working with children and adolescents. Mary provides mental health counseling to adolescents, adults, and families. She uses a person-centered approach meeting clients where they are along their journey as well as allowing nonjudgmental exploration of their barriers and inner strengths developing healthy coping skills and choices necessary to be their best self and lead quality lives. 


Areas of specialty include:
  • Anxiety and Depression 
  • Women’s Emotional Health 
  • Relationship Conflict 
  • Adjustment Disorder 
  • Trauma and Abuse 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Cognitive & Dialectical Behavioral Therapies 
  • Mindfulness Practices

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


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. The following are her Areas of Specialty:

  • 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, and Autism Spectrum Disorders