Staff

Alisa Kelly-Martina
MSSW, LCSW

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 Storkson
MS, LMFT, IMH-E

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
LCSW

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
MA, LPC, IMH-E

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 an Endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist, providing therapy to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Kelly Jo is a rostered provider of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), which is an evidence based trauma treatment for infants and young children (ages Birth – 6) 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 Schleicher
LPC

April completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. During her time there, she gained experience as a hospice volunteer and mentor.  In 2011, she graduated with a Master’s degree and became a licensed professional counselor. April joined Foundations in June 2011, concentrating on assisting children and families. Since then, she has worked with individuals of all ages dealing with various concerns and diagnoses.  Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, mindfulness, affirmations, meditation, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  When she’s not working, you can find her enjoying yoga, biking, gardening, camping, and diving into research on topics that intrigue her.

Becky Hellenbrand
BA Office/Billing Manager

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 Petersen
LCSW

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.

JP Gayan
MS, LPC

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.

Dana Guetschow
MSE, LPC-IT

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.

Em Walden

MSW, CAPSW

(she/they)

Em earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Em has past experience supporting adolescents and adults. She has a passion for working with individuals that identify within the LGBTQIA+ and polyamourous communities. Their approach is person-centered, strengths-based and intersectional. Em recognizes the importance of a person’s individual story and how power and oppression can impact a person’s well-being. They believe it is a privilege to be on a therapeutic journey with their clients and strive to create a brave and inclusive space for all to promote growth and healing.

Kati Niekerk

LCSW

(she/her/hers)

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.

Sonya Myers

APSW, SAC-IT

Sonya Myers is an Advanced Practice Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor degree in Sociology and her Master’s degree in Social Work from UW-Madison. Before coming to Foundations, Sonya worked as a  therapist in an outpatient mental health clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. She specialized in working with adults of all ages and treated a variety of mental health concerns.  Some of Sonya’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma and assisting clients in coping with life stressors. 

Sonya works collaboratively with her clients using a variety of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative approaches, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. Sonya strives to create a safe and supportive space for clients to explore sensitive issues and assists them in finding solutions to struggles. In her free time, Sonya enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking and spending time with her family.

Leora Mirkin

LCSW

Leora graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Social Science. She worked with adults with disabilities providing supportive employment services until attending graduate school. Leora graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2016. Since then, Leora has worked in various settings, including outpatient therapy, providing specialized services to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Leora is excited to apply her skills to in-home therapy work. She primarily uses cognitive-behavioral strategies to support adult clients with a wide range of concerns.

Jason Artz

LPC

After being away for 12 years working in the counseling center at UW-Platteville, Jason returned to Foundations as an In-Home Family Therapist in July 2023.  During graduate school at UW-Platteville in 2006, Jason completed his internship with Foundations and was then hired on full time in 2007.  In 2011, he left to work at UW-Platteville, of which he is a double alum with both a Bachelors in Psychology and Criminal Justice, as well as a Masters in Counseling Education.

Jason is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin as well as a National Board Certified Counselor.  He has 16 years of total experience in the mental health field as a therapist working with a variety of individuals.  He is trained in EMDR and DBT and has an interest in neuroscience and trauma.

When not working with clients, Jason enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, working in his vegetable and prairie gardens, watching motorcycle racing, and attending the many activities his 2 daughters are involved in.

Laurel Mazar

APSW

Laurel earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from DePaul University in 2007 and her MSW from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. Laurel has done extensive research and has several publications on prevention of sexual violence, implicit bias and critical sociology/criminology. She has worked in group homes with adolescent wards of the state, in the state’s attorney office providing therapy to victim’s of crime, and at an in-patient psychiatric hospital. She has worked with people of all backgrounds and focuses on being strengths based and trauma informed in her therapeutic practice.

In her free time, Laurel likes to listen to music, watch stand up and comedy TV shows, hang out with her family, and go hiking (as long as it isn’t too hot!).

 Professional staff headshots taken by Stephani Storkson, Chickadee Photography.