About Us

Kimberley Welk, LMFT

Clinical Director

Kimberley Welk, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2006, 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 seeing 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 ranging from depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, parenting skills building, suicide risk, to 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 and Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and to general audiences speaking on a variety of topics.

Education
UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
Mt. St. Clare College, Clinton, IA

License, Certifications & Awards
Wisconsin License #790-124

AAMFT Approved Supervisor
PREPARE/ENRICH Couple Facilitator Certificate
EMDR Training Level 1 and 2 Certification
Adolescent Mental Health Certification

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Clinical Member
Wisconsin Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Clinical Member

 

 

COURTNEY POHLMAN, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor

I use a systemic perspective as an LMFT to aide in the growth and healing for families, couples, and individuals who are recovering from trauma, anger, domestic violence, and many other struggles. I enjoy supporting clients as they walk their journey and offering new perspectives along the way using experiential and strengths-based modalities. I am sensitive to the life experiences of clients and value flexibility and humor as well as empathy and positive regard in order to revive the hope and resilience within clients while developing a secure therapeutic alliance.

I am available for telehealth sessions and limited in-person sessions at our Green Bay location.

I am certified in cognitive behavioral therapy programs such as Thinking for a Change (T4C) and Anger Control Training (ACT). I am a trauma informed therapist- I'm in Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

Steve Wille, LPC

Steve Wille is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin since 2006. Steve works in our Green Bay office and in the Reedsville schools.

His clientele base is quite diverse working with children, adolescents, and young adults from various backgrounds in multiple settings. His approach is integrative and has worked with a wide range of diagnoses ranging from anxiety issues, 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 in cross county and track and field. Steve has experience in in-home counseling and outpatient therapy. He enjoys watching his clients utilize their own strengths and talents to make changes and find personal growth.

Education
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

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 is a licensed professional counselor since 2018.  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 ranging from 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 in in-home therapy, in-school therapy, and outpatient counseling.

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

Education:

University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Lakeland University, Green Bay campus

License, Certification & Awards:

Wisconsin License #6918-125

EMDR Training Level I

Brainspotting Phase I

Professional Activities and Memberships:

Wisconsin Counseling Association-member

 

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 via telehealth and in-person in the Green Bay office and in the Manitowoc School District.

Shannon's experience is primarily in outpatient psychotherapy seeing children  (aged 5+), 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, some 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 crate 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, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 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.

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

Education:

University of Wisconsin Osh Kosh - Bachelor of Science in Communications and Psychology

University of Michigan - Masters in Social Work

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

Nicole De Valk, LMFT-IT

Nicole De Valk graduated with her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2019 and is currently working towards obtaining licensure.

Nicole has experience working with individuals, children, couples, and families in both the outpatient and in-home therapy setting. She has worked primarily with children and families experiencing PTSD and other trauma related issues, as well as individuals facing anxiety, depression, psychosis, relational distress, and various other diagnoses.

Nicole takes a strength-based approach in understanding her clients and aims to explore how each individual affects, and is affected by, their environment.

Aside from working with clients, Nicole enjoys hiking with her family, reading, and playing tennis.

Education:

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

License, Certifications & Awards:

Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapist Training License #699-228

UW-Stout Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award

 

Kayla Johnson, APSW

Kayla Johnson, is a May 2020 Graduate from University of Wisconsin- Green Bay Masters in Social Work Program.  She is a current Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW), working on her supervised training to obtain her Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) credential.  Kayla was an intern with the clinic through the 2019-2020 school year.

Kayla has worked with diverse range of groups including individuals, couples, families, and large groups.  She has experience working with people of diverse background such as clients with intellectual/developmental disabilities, LGBTQ+ populations with Safe Ally training and experience from UWGB Pride Center, crisis intervention, as well as depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, autism, and other diagnoses.

She has assisted with career development and exploration and 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.

Education:

University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, Green Bay, WI- Masters of Social Work

University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, Green Bay, WI- Bachelors of Science

License, Certification, & Awards:

Wisconsin Advanced Practice Social Work License #131870-121

Phi Alpha Honor Society

Jolie Heggeseth, MFT Intern

Jolie Heggeseth is a marriage and family therapy student through Capella University, who is fulfilling her internship requirements while working in our clinic. Her clientele base includes working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families from various backgrounds. Jolie has experience working with children and adolescents from her time as an educator and is enthusiastic about working with students and families through the school-based mental health program.

Jolie has an integrative, strength-based approach that honors the uniqueness of each client. She enjoys watching her clients realize the skills and strengths they already possess and can utilize to make meaningful changes in their lives.

Outside of work, Jolie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, drinking coffee, and being outdoors.