Team Vibe

Aasiyah Clark
MA, LPC

Feel Aasiyah's Vibe:

Working with women, especially mothers, who have experienced trauma or whose children have experienced trauma, and women struggling with anxiety, is foremost of her practice. As a woman and mother herself, she 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, she wants 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 she has worked with children, teens, and men, she has chosen to focus her practice on women because she believes the investments in women's health and wellbeing are investments in the community.

How She Rocks:

You're stronger than you think! She will draw out those strengths so you can be your best self. She is supportive of your struggles and fears, and will also challenge you to smash those fears and deconstruct the obstacles that seem to stand in your way. She 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?" She will be with you, as you unpack your life experiences.

Her Cred:

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health and a specialization in School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. She has 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. She has collaborated with legal parties and education officials at all levels.

Gretshen M. Acevedo Vera
MSW, LCSW

Feel Gretshen's Vibe:

Gretshen is a Bilingual (English-Spanish) licensed therapist with a passion to provide person-centered, strengths based, trauma informed and culturally sensitive treatment.

How She Rocks:

Gretshen is a strong believer in the idea that we hold the solution to our problems. She pulls from her client's strengths and encourages with deep and guided introspection to find their answers. She strives to create a safe, warm, and compassionate environment for clients to heal, explore and learn.
Gretshen enjoys working with individuals from all ages and genders. However, as a working Latina, mother of 3, she has a passion for working with women and minorities.

Her Cred:

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!

Shazdeh Bham
MA, MFT-IT

Feel Shazdeh's Vibe:

She completed a dual program in Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Counselor studies from The University of Akron. As a South-Asian Muslim woman, she is passionate about providing mental health services to individuals, couples and families that often get overlooked in the wellness space. She believes in the value of understanding her clients story and unconditionally accepting all for who they are, and through this process helping clients decide on their best course of action.

How she rocks:

She comes from a unique and diverse background. Through this exposure, She has gained experience working with individuals, couples, and families, from all walks of life. She has an innate desire to help clients better understand and accept themselves. She understands the value of taking time to get to know each of her clients and more importantly, help her clients uncover their own abilities and strengths.

Her cred:

She finds passion in providing representation and a voice to communities that are overlooked. This has spurred her work at a community-base level with children, adolescents and adults. She has experience working with non-traditional families, foster families, refugees, and minorities. Additionally, being dually trained in Marriage (Couples) and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling studies, She can uniquely utilize integrative approaches in her sessions.

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.




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