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. 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, 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, 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.
Kenna Pomeroy-Zakrzewski, APSW, CSAC
I am a Social Worker who LOVES being a Social Worker! Helping you feel comfortable, respected, and valued is very important to me. I have been a Social Worker for numerous years and have worked in Chicago, Milwaukee, and now the Kenosha area. I work with both adults and children. When working with children, I incorporate art and play techniques into our sessions. I am licensed to work with people struggling with both mental health and/substance abuse issues. As a Therapist, I have experience working with clients that have had struggles with PTSD/Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and other major diagnoses. Your issues are unique and personal. I want to help you work through your issues in the most non-judgmental and supportive ways possible.
Everyone has a unique story and history that I will value and respect. We will work as a mini-team together to help you face your struggles and find your inner strength to deal with them. Working with you and your issues will come from a positive psychology and strengths-based approach to provide the best care for you or your child. In my spare time, I love to quilt, play in the flower garden, and be with my husband and two rescue dogs. I also do seminar presentations from time to time. I love to keep learning and keep on top of information in my field. Let's meet and talk about you and your own story!
My evolution as a counselor is rooted in a 25-year career as a sworn law enforcement officer. My experiences in law enforcement and with fellow first responders give me a valuable perspective that encourages healing from invisible wounds while honoring the sacrifice that others may never know or understand. I believe therapy is most helpful when the client feels safe and empowered. I strive to create a balance between structured interventions and a warm, empathic environment wherein clients can explore their strengths as well as difficult thoughts and behaviors. I will respectfully challenge clients to modify ineffective beliefs and actions in pursuit of finding relief from struggles and pain, ultimately finding the joy of meeting their goals and improving their quality of life.
I have a diverse range of experiences and training in various therapeutic modalities. My master’s degrees in counseling and youth and family ministry, along with my pursuit of a doctorate in pastoral counseling, indicates a strong commitment to helping individuals and families in a holistic manner. I am passionate about working with fellow veterans and their families, I strive to provide a safe place for those who are suffering to process their experiences.
The therapeutic modalities, I use are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Motivational Interviewing, which are all evidence-based approaches widely used in the field of mental health. Each modality has its own unique focus and techniques, allowing me to tailor the approach to your specific needs and your preferences.
My combination of education, training, and experience in different therapy settings allows for effective and compassionate support to a wide range of individuals and couples.
Jesse is an Advanced Practice Social Worker with a master's degree from Aurora University. He has helped individuals and families through bereavement in the hospice setting, guiding them through the process of grieving and coping with loss, anxiety, and stressors. He also works closely with individuals in the recovery community.
Jesse focuses on creating a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space to cultivate an atmosphere for healing with a person-centered therapeutic approach. His positive approach helps clients to connect with their strengths to help them reach their goals. Focusing on empowering clients to bring about positive and lasting change throughout their lifespan. Jesse views psychotherapy from a holistic perspective to assist clients with improving their physical, emotional, and spiritual condition while recognizing the gender, cultural, and socio-economic issues that impact mental health. Jesse also provides cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to assist clients with positive changes and coping to cultivate healthy patterns that serve them in the long run.