Meet the Staff
Mary Wolf, MSW, 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 and group 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.
Brian Zanin, LPC-IT
Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He has worked with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of settings. Brian has experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, marriage, and parenting. He draws from a variety of therapeutic methods, including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. He also values spirituality as an important resource in the therapeutic journey. Brian seeks to empower his clients to grow in self-awareness and esteem by discovering their strengths and their ability to solve problems, leading to hope and change.
Angela Pennell, APSW, CSAC
Angela earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is licensed in the State of Wisconsin as an Advanced Practice Social Worker and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. Angela has clinical experience in facilitating groups, individual, and couples counseling, primarily with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. Angela's approach is individualized for each client utilizing Person-Centered Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness. She has special interests in working with Veterans, LGBTQIA folks and individuals in the Criminal Justice System.
Brian Cook APSW, SAC-IT
Brian has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At the University his clinical focus was on mental health. Brian’s clinical experience includes working with adults with mental health disorders and/or substance use disorders. He has worked with groups and with individuals to help them find their inner strength to meet their goals. Spirituality is an important aspect to many in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders and Brian has studied a variety of paths. When he works with individuals he believes that there is no one way and that sometimes it takes a variety of modalities to meet people where there are at. Some of the modalities that Brian has experience with is Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Talk Therapy, Support Groups, and Mindfulness-Based Meditation.
Laurie Brown, LPC, CSAC
Laurie has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. She earned her Grief Support Specialist Certificate from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and group counseling to treat substance use disorders and mental health disorders, including grief and sex offender treatment. 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 meet clients where they are at while empowering the client, identifying strengths, instilling hope, and providing support throughout the treatment process. She is trained in facilitating Thinking for a Change and CBI-SOA.
Brandi Lander, LCSW, CSAC, ICS
Brandi is an experienced clinician with over 20 years of experience treating mental health and substance abuse disorders with both adults and teens. She holds a master’s in social work from the University of Illinois and is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is an Independent Clinical Supervisor with the state of Wisconsin.
Brandi’s clinical interests include family dynamics, dual diagnosis disorders, complex trauma, and criminal justice issues. She is versed in running group, individual and family sessions. She instructs social work classes part-time at the college level and is passionate about mentoring others in the human services field. Her personal interests include travel, nutritional cooking, yoga, reading historical fiction, as well as listening to various music genres. In session, Brandi likes to assist clients with exploring existential concepts and embracing the mind-body-spirit connection.
Compass Behavioral Health Clinic
1820 Center Ave. Suite 170
Janesville, WI 53546
Monday: 8am - 7pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 7:30pm
Friday by appointment only