About Us

Kimberley Welk, LMFT

Clinical Director

Kimberley Welk is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been practicing since 2006. She is the owner and clinical director of Kimberley Welk and Associates LLC, Family Therapy Center. Kimberley sees clients at the Green Bay office. 

Her clientele base is quite diverse. Kimberley works with individuals, couples, families, children, and the intellectually disabled. Her approach to therapy is integrative, which allows therapy to be tailored to each individual client. She has training in EMDR therapy, trauma, and PREPARE/ENRICH which is an assessment for premarital and married couples. She has worked with diagnoses such as: depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, parenting skills building, suicide risk, personality disorders and much more.

She is a graduate of UW-Stout, where she obtained her Master's degree. Kim has a background in in-home therapy, academics as a college professor and student services director, and in private practice. In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Kimberley Welk has presented at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy School Based Mental Health Network, Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and to general audiences speaking on a variety of topics.

She is not currently accepting new clients. 


Education:

University of Wisconsin-Stout - Master of Science

Mt. St. Clare College - Bachelor of Science


License, Certifications & Awards:

Wisconsin License #790-124

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

PREPARE/ENRICH Couple Facilitator Certificate

EMDR Training Level 1 and 2 Certification 

Client Rights Specialist Certification

Adolescent Mental Health Certification


Professional Activities and Memberships:

School-Based Mental Health TIN Leadership - Team Member

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Clinical Member 

Wisconsin Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Clinical Member

  

Steve Wille, LPC

Steve Wille is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin. He has been practicing since 2006 and currently works in our Green Bay office.

His clientele base is diverse, as he works with children, adolescents, and young adults from various backgrounds and in multiple settings. His approach is integrative, and he has worked with a wide range of diagnoses such as: Anxiety, ADHD, Anger Management, Eating Disorders, blended families, and families of adoption and foster care, and many more. Adoption is a special interest for Steve as he became an adoptive father in 2007.

Steve earned his Master's degree from Marquette University. He previously worked as a teacher and coach for cross county and track and field. Steve has experience with in-home counseling and outpatient therapy. He enjoys watching his clients utilize their own strengths and talents to make changes and find personal growth.

He is not currently accepting new clients. 


Education:

Marquette University - Master of Arts


License, Certifications & Awards:

Wisconsin License #4181-725

Adolescent Mental Health Certification


Professional Activities and Memberships:

National Board of Certified Counselors - Member



Janice Proski, LPC

Janice Proski has practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2018.  She currently works at our Green Bay office.

Janice has experience working with children, adolescents, individual adults, and couples from various backgrounds.  Her approach is integrative, and she has worked with a wide range of diagnoses such as: Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, and Adjustment Issues.  She has training in brainspotting, EFT tapping, integrative nutrition for mental health, and suicide prevention.

Janice earned her Master’s degree from Lakeland University.  She previously worked as a massage therapist and believes in a holistic, mind-body approach to counseling.  She has experience with in-home therapy, in-school therapy, and outpatient counseling.

Outside of the therapy room, Janice enjoys spending time with her family, going for walks with her dog, and reading.

She is not currently accepting new clients. Waitlist available. 


Education:

Lakeland University - Master of Arts

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay - Bachelor of Science


License, Certification & Awards:

Wisconsin License #6918-125

EMDR Training Level I

Brainspotting Phase I


Professional Activities and Memberships:

Wisconsin Counseling Association - Member


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Shannon Gilson, LCSW

Shannon earned her Masters in Social Work form the University of Michigan in 2017.  She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Wisconsin (LCSW) and Michigan (LMSW).  Shannon sees clients in the Green Bay office.

Shannon's experience is primarily in outpatient psychotherapy seeing children (aged 8+), adolescents, adults, and families.  She has a diverse background in working with a broad range of diagnoses such as: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Depression, PTSD and other trauma related disorders, Personality Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, and Grief.  Shannon takes a comprehensive strengths-based approach to therapy and often coordinates with additional healthcare providers, schools, family members, etc. in order to create lasting change.

Shannon provides trauma informed care as she received her trauma certificate from Michigan State University in 2020.  She has experience and knowledge in many different therapeutic modalities.  Some of these modalities include:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Nurtured Heart Approach.  Shannon believes every single person in unique and requires a different approach to reach their goals.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys traveling with her family and friends, playing fetch with her big German Shepherd, Reese, and doing pilates.

She is not currently accepting new clients. 

Education:

University of Michigan - Master of Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Bachelor of Science


License, Certification & Awards:

Wisconsin License #20323-875

Michigan License #6801106598

Online PCIT for Traumatized Children Certificate, 2017

Online Trauma Focused DBT Certificate, 2017

Michigan State University Trauma Certificate, 2020


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Kayla Johnson, APSW

Kayla Johnson is a graduate from UW-Green Bay's Master in Social Work Program.  She is a current Advanced Practice Social Worker, working on her supervised training to obtain her Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) credential.  She is the School-Based Mental Health Program Director and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) leader. She currently works in our Green Bay office and the Valders school district. 

Kayla has worked with groups, individuals, couples, families, and large groups.  She has experience working with people of diverse backgrounds, such as: clients with intellectual/developmental disabilities, LGBTQ+ populations with Safe Ally training and experience from UWGB Pride Center, crisis intervention, as well as clients with Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism, and other diagnoses.

She has assisted with career development and exploration, as well as social and daily living skill development.  Kayla has past career experience in higher education, early childhood development, case management, and supervised a community based program for adolescents with disabilities.

She is not currently accepting new clients.  


Education:

University of Wisconsin- Green Bay - Master of Social Work

University of Wisconsin- Green Bay - Bachelor of Science


License, Certification, & Awards:

Wisconsin Advanced Practice Social Work License #131870-121

Phi Alpha Honor Society


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Kristina Zinda, LMFT-IT

Kristina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in training. She graduated with her Master's degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2020. She currently works in our Green Bay office and the Valders school district. 

Her client focus ranges from teenagers to elders and anywhere in between. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. Her specialties include: Anxiety, Depression, and Women's Issues. She also works with topics such as Coping Skills, Eating Disorders, Grief, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and more. 

Kristina encourages her clients to celebrate the 'baby steps' they may experience in therapy. She emphasizes how small steps are the building blocks of large successes. 

She is currently accepting new clients. 


Education:

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (California campus) - Master of Arts

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay - Bachelor of Science


License, Certification, & Awards:

Wisconsin Training License #228-797


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Amanda Swisher, LPC-IT

Amanda is a recent Master's degree graduate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in training. She works in our Green Bay office, as well as the Oconto and Lena school districts. 

She enjoys using a structured approach to therapy and works with individuals, couples, and families. Her clientele base includes adolescents, teens, and adults. She specializes in Anxiety, Depression, and Grief, but also has experience working with Trauma, Family Conflict, Coping Skills, LGBTQ+ Issues, and much more. 

Amanda is knowledgeable about a variety of treatment modalities and typically uses empiric and grounded techniques. She works to spark resilience and growth within her clients while also developing a safe space and fostering a strong therapeutic alliance. 

She is not currently accepting new clients. Waitlist available. 


Education:

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Master of Arts

St. Norbert College - Bachelor of Arts


License, Certification, & Awards:

Wisconsin Training License #5377-226


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Jennifer Geisler, LPC-IT

Jennifer is a recent Master's degree graduate from Northwestern University. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in training. She works in our Green Bay office, as well as the Gresham, Laona, Tigerton, and Wabeno school districts. 

Jennifer works with clients of all ages (aged 5+) and of various backgrounds. She specializes in Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders. She also has experience working with a variety of other diagnoses and issues including but not limited to: ADHD, Chronic Illness, Grief, Infertility, and LGBTQ+ Issues. Jen enjoys facilitating therapy at all levels and is open to work with individuals, couples, and families. 

Jen celebrates the uniqueness of each client and utilizes different therapeutic strategies to guide them at any stage of their journey. 

She is not currently accepting new clients. Waitlist available.


Education:

Northwestern University - Master of Arts

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelor of Science


License, Certification, & Awards:

Wisconsin Training License # 5408-226

National Board for Certified Counselors Exam - Passed


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Calli Christiansen, MSW Intern

Calli graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Development from UW-Green Bay in 2021 and is currently working toward her Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health from the UW-Green Bay. She currently works in our Green Bay office and is directly supervised by Kimberley Welk LMFT. 

Calli has the most experience working with children. She is currently also an ABA therapist for children with Autism in an in-home environment. With her clients, she has gained skills to assist individuals with Generalized Anxiety and Separation Anxiety, Depression, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other diagnoses. Calli’s other experiences include case management, non-profits, and volunteer work.

Calli is looking forward to learning more therapy approaches and how to perform therapeutic skills over telehealth in KWAFTC's school-based program. Outside of working with clients, Calli enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially up North at her family’s cottage. She loves to jet ski, read, explore new things, and go to concerts whenever she can.

She is not currently accepting new clients. Waitlist available.


Education:

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay - Master of Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay - Bachelor of Science