Alisa is currently the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Foundations Counseling Center Inc.
Alisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Spanish and has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from UW-Madison. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified Medical Assistance provider in the state of Wisconsin.
Alisa has twenty one years of experience working in the Clinical Social Work field. In addition to her work as a Primary Intensive In-Home Counselor, Alisa’s career experience includes working as a Clinical Case Manager for foster children and as a supervisor for treatment foster parents. She also has experience providing outpatient counseling to college students at UW-Madison UHS, working with uninsured hospital patients, including Spanish speaking patients, providing crisis counseling for non-profit homeless and domestic violence shelters, and coordinating wrap-around services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Alisa is a member of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and involved in NASW Wisconsin’s clinical network. On behalf of Foundations Counseling Center, she is also a member of Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies (WAFCA).
In her free time, Alisa enjoys reading, traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family
Stephani has a passion for helping individuals and families who have experienced traumatic and stressful situations, heal. She works with children, adolescents, and adults, providing in-home and outpatient services, as well as providing reflective supervision for the agency’s clinical staff. She is experienced in providing family therapy, play therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and attachment-based therapy. Stephani is a nationally certified TF-CBT therapist, a nationally rostered CPP provider, and trained in EMDR.
Stephani graduated with a BA in Psychology from Lake Forest College in Illinois in 2007, with a MS from Edgewood College’s Marriage and Family Therapy program in 2009 and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Stephani completed the year long Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone program at UW-Madison in 2019.
Stephani has always had an interest in working with children and families and prior to joining the staff at Foundations, worked for many years as a nanny and an assistant teacher at a Montessori school. Stephani completed undergraduate internships with a therapeutic equestrian program, and a hospital’s Partial Hospital, and Intensive Outpatient programs. Stephani joined Foundations staff in 2008 as a graduate intern and was hired full time in 2009. Stephani feels strongly that we all have work to do; that self-awareness deepens our ability to challenge our unconscious biases, bear witness to others suffering, be vulnerable and act from integrity.
Amanda Crabtree is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelors Degree in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Amanda has been a therapist with FCC since 2004. In addition to this role, Amanda also supervises staff. Amanda is a nationally certified TF-CBT therapist.
Before coming to Foundations, Amanda was a counselor for a domestic abuse program in the Fox Cities area and a counselor at a residential treatment program in Vista, California. In 2013, Amanda left position at Foundations for fourteen months to work as the Program Coordinator for the In-patient Short-term Assessment Program at Central Wisconsin Center.
In her free time, Amanda loves spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities and traveling.
Kelly Jo Duprey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor at Foundations. She is trained to provide EMDR (an evidenced based treatment for trauma) and is a nationally certified TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) provider. Kelly Jo is a graduate of the UW Madison Capstone Certificate program in Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health and nationally rostered provider of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), which is a treatment model that serves infants and young children (ages Birth – 5) and their caregivers.
Kelly Jo is experienced with family therapy, group therapy, play therapy, couples and individual counseling. Kelly Jo has provided psychotherapy in residential, school-based, outpatient and home settings. Kelly Jo became an Licensed Professional Counselor in 2001, Medical Assistance Certified Provider in 2008, and a Primary In-Home Family Therapist at Foundations in 2010. She earned her Masters degree in Counseling at Denver Seminary and Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
April completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2006. While in Platteville, she was trained as a hospice volunteer and spent time as a big buddy. After this time, April worked as a counselor in a correctional facility. In May of 2011, she graduated with her Master’s degree and later became licensed as a professional counselor. April joined Foundations in June of 2011, where her main focus was on children and their families. Since that point, she has provided treatment to individuals with various concerns, symptoms and diagnoses. Now, she works with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly.
Some areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, mindfulness, affirmations, and meditation, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. In her free time, April enjoys yoga, biking, gardening, camping, reading and researching topics of interest.
Becky is the office billing manager with Foundation Counseling Center. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and minor is Special Education from UW-Whitewater in May 2013.
She gained office experience working for her family septic business along with the family farm. She loves working with children, in the past worked for Wisconsin Early Autism Project along with being a nanny.
In her free time she loves to just relax and hang out with her family and friends. Watch the Green Bay Packers, Badgers and Brewers!!
Andrea obtained her Bachelors Degree in Social Work in 2010 from The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. She then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Andrea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is Nationally Certified in providing TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Andrea is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is nationally rostered in providing Child-Parent Psychotherapy which is a treatment model that serves infants and young children (ages Birth – 5) and their caregivers. Andrea has experience facilitating group therapy and providing therapeutic services to adults, children, adolescents and families. In addition, she is certified as a School Social Worker, giving her skills to support children with disabilities and mental health needs related to the school system.
Andrea joined Foundations in May of 2016. Prior to that, she has experience working in the school system, a specialized school for children with autism spectrum disorder and other mental health issues. Andrea also has experience working in child protective services and correctional settings. In her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and doing arts/crafts.
Brittany earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Edgewood College in 2013 and her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College in 2016. She volunteered at Briarpatch Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin both in a volunteer apprentice role and on the crisis line with adolescents and their families. Completed a one year internship in an outpatient setting with Collaborations. At Collaborations Brittany provided therapeutic services to developmentally disabled individuals, their teams, and families. Brittany has experience with individual and group therapy settings. During her down time she enjoys yoga, walking, baking, and spending time with her family.
JP earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2011 and his Master of Science in Educational Psychology with dual emphasis in Community Counseling and School Counseling from UW-Milwaukee in 2016.
JP started at FCC as an intern in May 2015. Prior to joining FCC JP served in the Navy for 20 years. JP currently works with the elderly and adolescents.
JP’s interests include travel, hiking, disc golf, and competitive shooting, and spending time with his wife and six children.
Lucinda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialized interest and training in trauma and attachment. Lucinda is a trauma informed therapist with training in EMDR and Adoption Competency. Lucinda will also be completing Trauma Focused-CBT in the summer of 2020. Lucinda is also trained in Motivational Interviewing and Functional Family Case Management.
Lucinda joined Foundations Counseling Center as an intern in 2017. Lucinda obtained her Masters in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. Prior to joining Foundations Counseling Center, Lucinda worked with children and families in the Child Welfare System. Some of Lucinda’s other professional interests include cultural inclusivity, the Polyvagal theory, child brain development, and understanding how trauma is stored in the body.
In her free time, Lucinda enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, exercise, dance, and travel.
Dana has earned her Bachelor degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in School Counseling from UW-Platteville. Dana also received a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lakeland University in 2020. Before coming to Foundations, Dana worked within the public school system for over 15 years. She specializes in working with children and families. She is a caring and devoted counselor with the ability to reach each and every client where they are. She has skills with developing, implementing and tracking the success of academic and behavioral interventions. She comes with experience working with children with disabilities and navigating the challenges faced with IEP’s. She is passionate about the success of students of all ages, including at the college level. In her free time, Dana enjoys camping, time with family and friends, and creating art with her daughter.
Jennifer completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Viterbo University in 2018. After Jennifer graduated she continued at Viterbo University to get her Master’s degree in Clinical mental health counseling. Jennifer graduated with her Master’s in 2020. Jennifer has extensive experience in working with correctional clients, adolescents, family, and couples. Her work is grounded in a trauma informed care, existential, person-centered, and multicultural integrations. In her practice, Jennifer uses evidenced-based approaches like gestalt, reality and choice, person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and art therapy.
Jennifer notes “Everyone is a creator of their own journey" and she believes in you. Jennifer also states “I believe that you will discover how meaningful your purpose and traveled journey will be in counseling.". Jennifer will ensure kindness and a nonjudgement environment for all clients who come from different backgrounds. Jennifer is bilingual and has provided services to Hispanic and Latino individuals.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading (historical fiction), hiking, meditation, and dancing. Additionally, as a hobby she provides and uses crystals and tarot cards.
Emily earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Emily has past experience working with adolescents and adults. She has a passion for working with adolescents that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community and facilitates an LGBTQIA+ youth support group at another agency. Her approach is person-centered, strengths-based and intersectional. Emily recognizes the importance of a person’s individual story and how power and oppression can impact a person’s well-being. She believes it is a privilege to be on a therapeutic journey with her clients and strives to create a brave and inclusive space for all to promote healing.
Kati Niekerk is an Advanced Practice Social Worker. Kati received her Master of Social Work in 2018 from UW Madison. She has experience working with populations across the lifespan and has a passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Kati has worked as a clinical case manager, an outpatient therapist, and an inpatient crisis counselor. She values seeing people holistically and from a trauma-informed, strengths based perspective. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, ADHD, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Her therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT skills, mindfulness-based therapies and solution focused counseling. In her free time, Kati enjoys knitting, painting, dancing, and playing with her dog.