The Vibe

Why Space to Heal?

A space for you to heal from the challenges of life. A space for you to feel open and free, a space that can hold whatever you bring, without fear of judgment.

Online Counseling

Who's Feeling My Vibe:

Working with women, especially mothers, who have experienced trauma or whose children have experienced trauma, and women struggling with anxiety, is foremost in my practice. As a woman and mother myself, I understand the needs of our children, partners, family, and career can overwhelm us and cause us to put our own needs and wants aside. As a counselor, I want to be that voice in a woman’s head that helps her find her confidence and boldness to push past her supposed limits and upgrade herself!

Though I have worked with children, teens, and men, I choose to focus my practice on women because I believe investments in women’s health and wellbeing are investments in the community.

How I Rock:

You’re stronger than you think! I want to draw out those strengths so you can be your best self. I am supportive of your struggles and fears, and I will also challenge you to smash those fears and deconstruct the obstacles that seem to stand in your way. I won’t be passive or allow you to be passive about overcoming your unique challenges. No sitting back and asking you, “So how does that make you feel?” We’re going to unpack your life experiences together.

My Cred:

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health and a specialization in School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. I have over ten years of experience in the mental health field working with diverse populations including serving as a Certified Rape Crisis Advocate, providing juvenile sex offender assessments to determine the risk of reoffending, and, in court, advocating for clients and providing court documentation. I have collaborated with legal parties and education officials at all levels.

Olivia Bohnert
Clinical Intern

Olivia Bohnert has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is continuously building on prior knowledge and skills needed to adequately provide treatment for individuals, families, and groups. In her Master's Program, she is pursuing a Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Abuse Counselor Certification, and eventually a certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She is an aspiring Clinical Social Worker specializing in treatment of trauma, concurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. While working at a mental health hospital, she has gained experience working with individuals of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She is passionate about promoting a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive space for clients to grow and heal. She will tailor treatment to meet the client's needs.

Shelby Lafferty
Clinical Intern

Shelby Lafferty has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she is pursuing a Coordinated Master's Degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She's gaining a knowledge base and skills needed for effective practice with individuals, families, and groups involved in the criminal justice system. In her Master's Program, she is also pursuing a Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care. She aims to be a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma in adolescents and young adults. She gained experience at Camp Reunite and Camp Hometown Heroes providing mindfulness and mental health promotion activities virtually. She is excited about providing a warm and welcoming space without judgement, to collaborate, and to work through her client's concerns. She will customize treatment to match her client's goals.

Milwaukee, WI 53214
832.947.HOPE (4673)

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