Meet the Staff
Justin Marko, MS, LPC, CSAC, ICS
Justin has a Master of Science in Adult Education and Human Services from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville and a Master of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. His clinical experience includes providing individual, group, and family counseling to treat substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders, and helping clients heal from the effects of abuse and trauma. Justin facilitates therapy sessions using an eclectic approach, which has its roots established in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Choice Theory, Cognitive Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Mindfulness-Based Meditation. Justin’s treatment philosophy is one that increase hope, encourages personal responsibility and self-advocacy, empowers through education, and provides support throughout the recovery process.
Melanie Swanson. MS, LPC
Melanie Swanson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with her Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Melanie specializes in the treatment of Mood and Anxiety disorders, ADHD and other childhood disorders, along with Adjustment Disorders and family issues as well. Melanie also has extensive experience working with youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and runs a therapy group for this population. She has attended numerous LGBTQ+ trainings and is qualified to write a letter in support of a person transitioning. Melanie uses a strength-based eclectic approach such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy that is tailored to the individual or family.
Millie Veto, BSN, RN, MSEd, LMFT, Therapist
Millie has ten years of experience as a licensed therapist working with children, adolescents, adults and couples/families. She received her Master’s degree in counseling from Wayne State College, Nebraska. Her certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy was earned from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. The Bachelor’s degree in nursing was earned from Texas Woman’s University. Millie has 30 years’ experience in professional nursing in a variety of settings across the lifespan in 5 states, including college health, psychiatric inpatient, and in home care of the elderly.
Millie uses an eclectic approach based on narrative therapy, cognitive/behavioral therapy, solution focused, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. When seeing children Millie incorporates art and play therapy. Millie is a clinical member of the American and Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy Associations.
Will Arreola, LPC, CSAC
Will is a licensed professional counselor with his Master’s Degree in Education Professional Counseling Psychology from the University of Concordia. He has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Will specializes in treatment and substance abuse, mood, anxiety, trauma, and family issues. He has an eclectic approach utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, solution focused therapy, and motivational interview.
Erica Petry, MA, SAC
Erica has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and group counseling to treat substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Erica facilitates therapy sessions using an eclectic approach, which often incorporates art therapy, and is based in Person-Centered Therapy, Adlerian Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Meditation. Erica’s philosophy in treatment is to empower the client, identify strengths and resources to solve problems, encourage an increase of self-awareness and self-esteem, and impart hope and support throughout the process of recovery.
Mary Wolf, LCSW
Mary has a Master of Social Work (Mental Health/Clinical Tract) from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and Bachelor of Social Work from Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota. Her clinical experience includes individual, group and family (ies) with mental health disorders specializing in Geriatric Psych, Medical Psych and Adult Psych. She has an eclectic approach, utilizing best treatment for a client primarily through a strengths and motivational based approach as well as through Interpersonal Therapy, Solution-Based Brief Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness. Mary's personal philosophy is the acknowledgement of Maslow's Theory where basic needs are to be met and then through education (knowledge and skills) and support, an individual would be able to meet and maintain their maximum potential.
Jessica Box, MS, LPC, CSAC
Jessica believes it is an honor to engage others in their journey towards meaningful and lasting change in their lives. She received her Master’s in Community Counseling, with a marriage and family emphasis, through UW Whitewater. Jessica subscribes to an integrated approach to therapy by utilizing models such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Perspective Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Reality Therapy. She also likes to integrate multiple techniques such as trauma releasing exercises, brain spotting, mindfulness exercises, and the use of art therapy through Zentangles. Jessica has a wealth of experience working with children and adolescence in both individual and group settings. Jessica also has experience working with adults with substance abuse issues and trauma in an intensive outpatient setting. She is trained in facilitating the Philosophies of Nurturing Parenting as well as Thinking for a Change and can help teach these skills. Jessica’s biggest strength lies in the experience working with victims and survivors of trauma of all ages. She is looking forward to sharing her counseling journey with you.
Laurie Brown, LPC, CSAC
Laurie has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and group counseling to treat substance use disorders and mental health disorders, including sex offender treatment and family and marriage counseling. Laurie facilitates therapy sessions using an eclectic approach, which is based in Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. Laurie uses a trauma informed and strengths based approach. Her philosophy is to empower the client, identify strengths, instill hope, and provide support throughout the treatment process. She is trained in facilitating Thinking for a Change and CBI-SOA.
Rebecca has a Master of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and group counseling to treat substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Rebecca facilitates therapy sessions using an eclectic approach, which has its roots in Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Meditation. Rebecca’s treatment philosophy is one that increases self-esteem, inner strength and hope, encourages and supports through recovery and discovery, empowers through education, and promotes personal responsibility and self-advocacy.
Brielle Powers, APSW, SAC-IT
Brielle received her Master’s degree in Social Work from George Williams College of Aurora University. Her clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Brielle has training in play therapy, attachment therapy, expressive therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Client-Centered modalities. She is a Brainspotting practitioner trained in phases 1 and 2. Brielle practices from a holistic point of view looking at each individual’s specialized needs and goals for counseling. Brielle also has a certified therapy dog, Gracie, who assists to promote happiness and calmness throughout the clinic. Together, Brielle and Gracie work to empower and support each client on their therapeutic journey.
Besty Reed, LCSW
Betsy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University, Miami Shores, FL. Her clinical experience includes providing individual, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing symptoms related to mental health. Betsy’s clinical experience includes providing treatment in a variety of environments including the day treatment, outpatient, and in-home/community settings. Using an eclectic approach to therapy through the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy approaches, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based strategies, strength-based approaches and family therapy approaches, Betsy treats a variety of problems including autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, child and teen behavior problems, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, phase-of-life stressors, stress reduction, trauma issues and school-related problems. Betsy also has experience in facilitating Aggression Replacement Training (ART) groups with adolescents in need of improving their overall social skills, anger control, and understanding of moral reasoning concepts.
Gracie, Therapy Dog
Gracie is a registered therapy dog who practices with therapist, Brielle Powers. Animal assisted therapy involves incorporating animals into a component of treatment. Therapy dogs have been found to have a calming effect on clients during both group and individual therapy sessions. Gracie is present at the clinic daily and participates in sessions only with patient consent. Gracie is happy to take a nap during session, snuggle up next to a client or play a game of fetch outside. You may see Gracie around the clinic or visiting the waiting room, feel free to say hi to her!