Sandra Eiler, LPC
James Hammond, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Is it important for you to receive a fair and accurate diagnosis with meaningful recommendations? Are you finally going to look into those complaints from your son’s elementary school about his hyper behavior or anger problems? How about your daughter’s underachievement? Or is it your boss who is very concerned about your drinking, PTSD, and those charges? Did your Primary Care Doctor suggest you were depressed or maybe even Bipolar? Do you want expert help evaluating whether your father is competent to live alone or drive now? Does he need more care?I’ve had 30 years-experience in firmly but gently evaluating these problems with Psychological and/or Neuropsychological Testing. I use the latest scientific methods, and lots of common sense. In the Kenosha Wisconsin Area make an appointment with Dr. James Hammond, Ph.D. at Thrive Therapy Services. Results are carefully crafted and used to advocate for the best care for you or your loved one. Referrals are made to proven practitioners.
Darren Porter, LPC-IT, CSAC
I have worked in this field since 1997 with an extensive background in substance abuse and mental health counseling. I am currently dual credentialed as a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Mental Health Therapist. I believe counseling is a team effort and my passion is to provide information, education and motivation for patients to make positive changes in their recovery. I am also passionate in inspiring patients to live up to their potential by working hard to achieve their personal goals. My therapeutic approaches include: Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
Kimberly Oleksak, MSCC, LPC
Do you feel you’ve lost hope and don’t know which way to turn? At times, life can be overwhelming, lonely and hopeless. I would be honored to provide support, hope and compassionate counsel for you and your family during life’s challenging seasons.I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Play Therapy and Christian Counseling; to promote hope, healing and growth for kids and their families. I am very passionate about utilizing play with kids, (five years and above) teens and families to strengthen communication, family relationships, emotional regulation and promote healing. Also, I utilize art, music, sand tray and other expressive therapeutic techniques to meet kids and families in a non-judgmental manner. Play is the language of children.
Also, for those desiring Christian counseling; I will provide biblical hope and biblical guidance applying God’s truth to life’s struggles. Christian counseling can help to bring you to a new perspective and lasting change.
I have a heart for helping hurting women and children. My areas of specialty for women’s issues include anxiety, stress and depression.
Marita Daun, LPC
I seek to offer individuals an opportunity to successfully manage obstacles so that they can persevere toward their most treasured life goals. I collaborate with individuals who are exploring the most effective ways to meet challenges or make changes. Because identifying the need for change is sometimes accompanied by feelings of internal distress, I help people to cope with feelings such as depressed mood, overwhelming physical or emotional discomfort, anxiety, or nagging fear. Ways of coping that initially alleviate stress can actually cause further distress. So, together, we explore new coping strategies and tools for living one’s most powerful life. Such exploration results in a customized toolbox which can improve mental, and often, physical health. It frees up a person’s ability to skillfully solve problems and pursue goals in life areas such as work, family, personal relationships, etc.
I often find it helpful to use my experience as a corporate trainer, employee assistance counselor, and group facilitator to assist clients in leveraging their innate talents. I also offer my experience as a college counselor, academic advisor, and substitute teacher to partner with people in formulating plans and orchestrating transitions. This may involve identifying how to make bold and brave choices in such areas as relationship or lifestyle preference, education and career, or retirement. My practice style is goal-oriented, client-centered, and strength-based. Currently, I provide outpatient psychotherapy via telehealth. I look forward to working with you!
Teresa Fluegel, LPC-IT
I know that it takes a great deal of courage to ask someone for help, and for this reason I place a strong emphasis on a therapeutic relationship that is guided by genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy, without judgment and with complete acceptance.
I have earned a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capella University, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology, a Minor in Criminal Justice, and a Certificate in Psychology through the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.