Waukesha/Brookfield – Milwaukee – Delafield/Hartland – Germantown – Mequon – Racine – Kenosha – West Bend

Multidisciplinary — Our clinical staff includes psychologists, neuropsychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, James Sunset 2013and professional counselors.

Broad, In-Depth Training — In addition to clinical training, many of our staff have advanced training in theology and education.

Consultative/Team Approach — Regular staff consultation expands clinical expertise, judgment, and quality of care.

Continuing Education — Staff participates in regular clinical meetings; staff study groups integrating psychology and theology; and both in-service and off-site training.

Staff specialties include the following: anxiety disorders, men’s issues, women’s issues, depression, anger/aggression, grief, trauma, shame, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationships, addictions, and sexual compulsions.

College faculty, published authors, and community lecturers are among our clinical staff.

Staff

Dave Hubbard
Ph.D., LCSW, LPC

In working with clients, Dr. Hubbard often present “scripts” that are present-centered and realistic. As clients strengthen their assertiveness, they learn to confront negative emotions honestly. The result is typically a greater degree of control and balance. Seeking to provide dynamics in the counseling relationship that are natural, simple, and authentic, his hope is that clients experience freedom as God would desire for them—a true reversal from feeling shut down, constricted, or ashamed.

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Hubbard is trained to work with individuals and couples. He typically uses Attachment Theory as a basis for addressing the shame issues that are often at the root of many client issues. Dr. Hubbard has previously worked in hospital settings and later had the privilege of starting a counseling practice called New Life Resources, Inc., where he has been serving as Director since 1976.

Practice Focus

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Marital Counseling
  • Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions and Adjustments
  • Men’s Issues
  • Pastoral Care Services
  • Church Conflict

Education

M.A. — Counseling from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Independent Study — Trinity Evangelical Divinity School–Deerfield, Illinois
Ph.D. — Counseling Psychology from Marquette University

Dan Green
Ph.D., Clinical Director

Knowing and being known are essential to all of us. Dr. Green strives to understand each person in their wholeness, considering all aspects of each person. From this vantage point, individualized and effective care is offered.

Dr. Green is a Licensed Psychologist and member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He joined NLR in 1988 and has served as Clinical Director since 1991. An author and frequent speaker, Dr. Green’s publications include the following topics: guilt & shame, trauma, grief, forgiveness, and integration of faith and practice.

Dr. Green holds several faculty appointments, including with Trinity International University and the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Prague, Czech Republic.

Practice Focus

  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Forgiveness Therapy
  • Grief and Trauma
  • Identity, Shame, and Guilt Issues
  • Men’s Issues

Education

M.A. — Community Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Ph.D. — Clinical Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

 

Terry Young
Psy.D., ABN

Dr. Young is a licensed Psychologist and a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with an extensive background in traumatic brain injury, concussion, and posttraumatic stress disorder for adults and children.  As an adjunct faculty member, Dr. Young teaches at both the graduate and post-graduate level on topics to include Neuroscience, Cognitive and Personality Assessment, and Psychopharmacology. Dr. Young is a speaker at the local, regional, and national levels on a variety of topics concerning the practice of Psychology/Neuropsychology.

Practice Focus

  • Child/Adolescents/Adults
  • Geriatrics
  • Learning Disabilities/Autistic Spectrum
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Post-Concussion Evaluation
  • Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Medical-Legal Disability
  • Evaluation
  • Vocational Placement Testing
  • Employment Candidate Assessment

Education

M.A. — Illinois State University
Psy.D. — Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Dr. Young is an Adjunct faculty member at Marquette University & Assistant Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin.

Linda Pellmann
M.A., LMFT

By understanding pathways and interactions in multigenerational contexts, Linda is able to enjoy working with messy families struggling with high conflict and provide a more hopeful outlook in sessions after looking at the issues involved. Clients get an ample amount of emotional connection and increasing insight and coping skills to address and change negative family/couple/individual interaction patterns that have existed. As we process how we can better interact in difficult relationships, we can find healthier solutions to living and loving well.

Linda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, seeing clients at both the Waukesha and Hartland/Delafield offices of New Life Resources. She focuses on relationship and marital counseling from a Christ-centered perspective in the context of the family. She also has strengths in integrative education, speaking and working with pastor and missionary clergy families. She is a Training Director for Prepare/Enrich credentialing, and also serves on the Wisconsin Examining Board for Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, and Social Workers.

Linda also holds faculty appointments at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic.

Practice Focus

  • Family Systems Approach
  • Couple and Family
  • Step Family
  • Relationship Building
  • Divorce Stabilization
  • Women’s Life Change
  • Women’s Group Facilitator
  • EMDR Level 2 Trained

Education

M.A. — Marriage & Family Therapy from Bethel University

 

Richard McKnight
M.A., LPC

When working with clients, Rich may see two individuals sitting in a safe, quiet room for an hour exploring pain, despair and hope; what isn’t working, what does work, and what God might be up to. All this occurs in an effort to get unstuck by calling into play all best-fit strategies, resources, and power for healing and growth.

Rich is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has training and experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Rich served as a missionary with the Evangelical Free Church mission in the Czech Republic for 13 years as field director, church planter, and teacher at a national seminary. He has been serving as chaplain at Rogers Memorial Hospital in addition to his clinical services at New Life Resources.

Rich also sees clients in the Kenosha and Racine area.

Practice Focus

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Marital Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Leadership Training
  • Communication, Empathy and Negotiation

Education

M.A. — English Literature from California State University–Fresno
M.A. — Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Andy Mitchel
M.A., LPC

Andy is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. He has counseled in both community outreach and private mental health care settings since 2009. He currently works with adults and teens dealing with mood, anxiety, behavioral addiction, marital problems and men’s issues. Andy also sees clients in West Bend.

Practice Focus

  • Marital Counseling
  • Men’s Issues
  • Career Evaluation and Change
  • Behavioral Addictions
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Identity Issues

Education

M.A. — Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University

Bryan Peacock
M.A., LPC

As a therapist coaching child and adolescent clients and their families, Bryan lends perspective through the challenge of change while focusing on connection and enhancing strengths and talents.   Clients can typically expect encouragement to return to healthy functioning and embrace a unique sense of self.  Clients will experience engaging interaction in a safe environment that is genuine, honest, caring—even humorous, as we explore positive coping and relaxation strategies based on a cognitive behavioral perspective.

Bryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with diverse experience, having worked in inpatient, day-treatment, residential, and in-home care in the treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. He works with children ages 3-18 and also provides parenting/family education. Bryan also works individually with adults, specifically with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders.

Practice Focus

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Parent Training
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Social Skills Development
  • Identity Development

Education

M.A. — Counseling from Marquette University

Maria Bishop
M.S., LPC

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Maria has experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. She has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has pursued advanced training in the following areas: treatment for trauma-related issues, the integration of the body, mindful awareness through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), art and play therapies and adolescent development. Additionally, Maria holds a 250-hour certification in Hatha Yoga (CYA).

Practice Focus

  • Co-Dependency and Co-Addictions
  • Issues surrounding Trauma, Abuse, and Grief
  • Life Transitions and Adjustments (marriage/divorce/midlife)
  • Women and Identity Issues (health, wellness/self-care)
  • Career Change and Development
  • Integration of Mind, Body and Spirit in the Healing Process

Education

M.S. — Community Counseling from Mount Mary University

Maria has faculty appointments at Mount Mary University within the Master level counseling program.

Kristin Damato
M.S., LPC

Creating a safe and supportive environment to build trust and emotional safety is Kristin’s first priority in working together, as being known and understood without judgment is the foundation for emotional exploration and healing.  Using a combination of insight, practical tools and skill development, Kristin and her clients will work together to address what is holding them back from living more free, in order to embrace fully what God has prepared for them.  She believes the breadth of pain and joy we experience are to be equally embraced and utilized as we continually grow and evolve to cultivate a higher quality of well-being, emotional balance and deeper intimacy in relationships.  As Kristin collaborates on issues with individuals, couples, and groups; she is hoping for work that facilitates a greater sense of freedom, wisdom, and meaning in all life’s circumstances.

Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples in both private and community settings.  She enjoys speaking in various community settings sharing knowledge, and resources regarding mental health.  Kristin has also worked in the non-profit sector, having directed and coordinated a variety of programming, including skills groups and personal advocacy.  She is also Prepare/Enrich certified for premarital and married couples.

Practice Focus

  • Depression and Other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Identity
  • Forgiveness & Reconciliation
  • Adjustment/Transition/Phase of Life Concerns
  • Boundaries/Interpersonal/Co-Dependency Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Marriage and Relationship Counseling (Prepare/Enrich Certified)

Education

M.S. — Community Counseling from Mount Mary University

Heather Fields
M.S. Ed., LPC

Each person has unique gifts and talents and Heather is committed to establishing a safe environment where her clients develop awareness of themselves and others.  As an outcome of this process, clients will have an opportunity to apply learned tools and skills to live well in their home, family, work, and other environments.

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience in both private practice and community counseling, working with adults, children, and adolescents. She sees clients at the Waukesha, Germantown, and Mequon offices of New Life Resources. Heather has been engaged as a speaker for motivational events, women’s groups, and conferences. Her relevant experience as an educator in K-12 grade levels as well as her experience in international missions and working within diverse cultures also greatly influences her therapeutic care.

Practice Focus

  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Women and Identity Issues
  • Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Co-Dependency
  • Couples Counseling/Relationship Building
  • Intimacy Disorders
  • Premarital Counseling–Prepare and Enrich Assessment

Education

M.S. Ed. — Child Psychology from Duquesne University
Masters Certificate — Community Counseling from Mount Mary University

Steven Miller
M.A., LPC, SAC

Considering the emotional and spiritual well-being of clients, compassion and caring listening defines the trust and working relationship we’ve established in therapy that meets clients in their situations.  Focusing on solutions after a thorough assessment of client concerns and history, Steve uses an eclectic range of modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered approaches to help adolescent or adult clients find hope and encouragement and healthy coping skills.

Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 20 years of experience and training working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and groups. He received advanced training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute and earned his post-graduate clinical experience treating clients in outpatient and inpatient settings and conducting clinical assessments for psychiatric admissions in both psychiatric hospitals and emergency rooms.

He sees clients at the Waukesha office of New Life Resources, Inc.  Steve holds a faculty appointment at Marquette University.

Practice Focus

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and OCD
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Recovery
  • Group Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling – Prepare/Enrich Certified
  • Relationship and Family Counseling

Education

M.A. — Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College

 

Shannon Doherty
M.S., LMFT

Shannon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with couples at all stages of relationship in age ranges of 18-75. She has had extensive experience working with pre-marital counseling/mate selection, attachment and identity issues, complex couple conflict/infidelity, blended families, post-divorce adjustment/re-marriage as well as bi-racial and cross-cultural couples and families to include arranged marriages.

Shannon is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow, Certified Prepare/Enrich Faciliator and Seminar Director, and adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater Counseling Education Graduate Program as well as Aurora’s Family Therapy Training Institute.  Shannon is committed to providing the highest quality of therapeutic services, training and consultation, tailoring services to meet those needs of families, couples, individuals, students, and organizations in which she serves.

Shannon sees clients at our Waukesha location.

Practice Focus

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Group Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Chronic Illness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parent Training
  • Addictions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem/Self Worth Issues
  • Co-dependency Issues
  • Spectrum Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions (relational, occupational, spiritual)
  • Female Adolescent / Young Adult and Family Education

Education

M.S. — Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College

Deborah Fisher
M.S., LPC

Debbie is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She see clients at both the Waukesha and Hartland offices of New Life Resources, Inc.  She has experience working with adolescents, adults, seniors, and couples. Debbie’s passion is to help those who are hurting gain freedom from the bondage of the issues they face. She works collaboratively with clients empowering them to achieve their goals.

Debbie enjoys speaking on mental health issues providing information, insight and offering hope to those in need.   She has also been a repeated guest on the internet radio program, Recovery Now.  Debbie has advanced training in the treatment of Hoarding Disorder and Forgiveness Therapy.  She is also a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator.

Practice Focus

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Trama/Abuse
  • Co-dependency/Boundaries
  • Grief/Loss
  • Forgiveness
  • Couples Counseling

Education

M.S. — Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University

Lynsey Steiner
M.A., LPC, CAMS-III

Lynsey desires for her clients to feel heard, safe, and valued.  She helps individuals discover their unique personal strengths and utilize these strengths in their families and community.  She gives clients tools and coping skills to deal with the complexities of life.  Her passion is to strengthen and support family relationships.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Lynsey works with children, adolescents, and adults.  She has counseling experience with outpatient and community mental health services, and  has worked with diverse counseling issues in both suburban and inner city contexts.  As a certified Anger Management Specialist, she has led groups and trainings for other counselors and churches.  She is actively involved in her local church and coaches small group leaders.

Practice Focus

  • Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Anger Management
  • Parental Support
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spiritual Issues

 

Education

M.A. — Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University

Kelsey Hutchins
M.A., LPC

Counseling can be daunting as clients take a closer look at their life experiences and how they respond to them.  Kelsey approaches the therapeutic process with authenticity and genuineness, as a journey alongside her clients.  She strives to create safety in each relationship, utilizing an approach to therapy that is holistic and tailored to each client’s needs and particular learning style.

Kelsey has experience counseling individuals, groups, couples, and families.  Kelsey has previously worked in outpatient and inpatient settings as well as parachurch organizations.  She has completed over 60 hours of training in Domestic Violence, and is certified in Prepare and Enrich for premarital and married couples.  Kelsey sees clients in the Kenosha and Racine offices.

Practice Focus

  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Phase of Life Concerns
  • Boundaries and Interpersonal Issues
  • Women’s Issues including Self-Esteem and Identity
  • Cross-Cultural and Inter-Racial Relationships
  • Couples and Family Therapy (including premarital)
  • Adolescents and Young Adults
  • PTSD

Education

M.A. — Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University

Angela Phillips
M.S., LPC, SAC-IT

Angela recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and develops a safe and collaborative relationship to help empower them to overcome barriers that hold them back from living meaningful lives.  She addresses the whole person – spiritually, emotionally, physically and interpersonally.

Angela has worked in many settings, including clinical with at risk youth, couples and families, and in multiple ministry, teaching and training roles.  She works with adults and adolescents in individual, couples, family and group formats.

 

Practice Focus

  • Life Transitional Adjustments
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma and Grief
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pre-marital and Couples Relationship Counseling
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Divorce Counseling

 

Education

B.A. — Psychology Counseling from Trinity International University

M.S. — Professional Counseling from Concordia University

SAC Substance Abuse Counselor

Tori Dunn
M.S., LPC-IT

Feeling safe, understood, and valued in a caring environment is imperative to building relationships with Tori’s clients.  Tori seeks to identify and encourage the strengths of the individual while providing an atmosphere of trust and support. Clients will be given the tools necessary to cope with the complexities of everyday life, customized to their specific goals.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Tori is trained to work with adults, adolescents, couples, and children.  She facilitates therapy groups ranging from children with multiple disabilities to women’s groups.  She is Prepare/Enrich certified for premarital and married couples.  She also serves as a youth leader in her church working with high school students and young adults.  Tori enjoys sharing knowledge and resources regarding mental health in the community.

Practice Focus

  • Marriage and Relationship Counseling
  • Life Transitions and Adjustments (Divorce/Midlife)
  • Boundary/Interpersonal/Co-Dependency Issues
  • Women’s Issues including Identity and Self-Esteem
  • Depression, Bipolar, and other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Art Therapy
  • Shame and Guilt Issues
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Autism
  • Parental Support including Parenting with Love and Logic

Education

M.S. — Professional Counseling from Concordia University

Andrew J. Schreier
M.A., CSAC, LPC-IT

In working with clients, AJ seeks to meet them where they are and to understand the perspective of what is happening in their lives.  He focuses on providing accurate assessment and diagnosis and creating treatment plans with goals the client believes will ultimately help them gain insight, heal, and grow as individuals through their trials and triumphs.  AJ provides a framework based on applying ethics with different approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths Based Approach, and Narrative Therapy among others to understand a client’s whole story and working together towards change.

As a licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, AJ has specialized in treating substance addictions with over ten years of experience working in group homes, halfway houses, and residential treatment programs.  He focuses on relapse prevention, teaching and practicing coping skills, and creating a solid support network to help clients develop a foundation of recovery to stay sober.  Group facilitation is another area of expertise as he has facilitated multiple groups focusing on a variety of issues (such as CBT, Anger Management, AODA, Men’s Issues).  AJ is Prepare-Enrich certified for premarital and married couples and certified to facilitate Thinking for a Change.

Practice Focus

  • Substance Addiction
  • Behavioral Addiction
  • Adolescents and Adults
  • Group Therapy
  • Men’s Issues
  • Skill Building and Role Playing
  • Anger Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Chronic Illness
  • Identity and Self-Esteem Issues
  • Trauma, Grief, and Loss

Education

M.A. — Counseling from Ottawa University

B.A. — Psychology and Human Services from Ottawa University

CSAC — Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor

Jeff Hill
M. Div., M.S., LPC-IT

Jeff has experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, and families in both mental health and church settings.  He has worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities.  In addition, he has served for twenty years as a preaching and teaching minister of a local church.  Each summer, he volunteers at a Christian summer camp for high school students, teaching, counseling, and mentoring.

Practice Focus

  • Adolescents and Adults
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  • Marital Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Behavioral Addictions
  • Personality Disorders
  • Spiritual Concerns

Education

B.A. — Professional Ministry, Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI

M. Div. — Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN

M.S. — Professional Counseling at Concordia University, Mequon, WI

 

Michelle Laufer
M.S., M.A., LPC-IT

Michelle has a background in both educational and clinical psychology.  She has experience working with psychological and educational problems in a variety of settings including in-home treatment, inpatient and residential hospital units, outpatients clinics, and school settings. While the majority of her experience has been working with the school-age population, Michelle enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan.

In addition to her clinical work, Michelle has also presented at the local and national levels on a variety of topics with a special emphasis on obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Practice Focus

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD and Related Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • School Anxiety and Refusal
  • Behavior Problems in Children
  • Educational Problems and Learning Disabilities
  • Section 504/IEP Consultation
  • Pregnancy Support and Parenting
  • Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health

Education

M.S. — Education Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

M.A. — Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University

Erica Wright
M.S., LPC-IT, NCC

By creating a warm, inviting, and safe environment, Erica strives for clients to feel heard and accepted.  She works together with them, developing goals, big and small, to help them flourish into the person God created them to be.  There is no such thing as too little of a challenge, as each goal met, is a stepping stone to a healthier life.  Each client has their own set of strengths and Erica looks forward to helping them learn how to use their strengths to achieve their desired end goal.

Erica is in training to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and groups.  She has a background in an eating disorder treatment program, with extensive training in individual and group settings.  She sees clients in both the Waukesha and West Bend offices.

 

Practice Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Prepare/Enrich Certified

Education

M.S. — Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Deanna Marincic
MSW, LCSW

When Deanna is working with clients, she addresses the whole person, nurturing their emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. While walking along with clients on their journeys of growth, empowerment, and change; she offers them ways they can challenge themselves to accomplish their goals.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, seeing clients at the Hartland/Delafield office of New Life Resources, Deanna has experience and training in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. She treats eating disorders, anxiety, and preteen/young women issues. She developed and facilitates a therapeutic group for girls teaching healthy self-esteem and the development of healthy morals, values, and beliefs.

Practice Focus

  • Family Counseling
  • Addictions
  • OCD and Anxiety Disorders
  • Parenting Skills and Behavioral Management Training with Parenting
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression and Mood Disorders

Education

M.S.W. — University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee