Is your marriage in need of help?
We all need help some time. We are extremely blessed, as a Catholic Diocese, to have a number of Catholic counselors who are trained to help married couples through tough times and are available to help you.
“Marriage is a covenant of persons in love. And love can be deepened and preserved only by love, that love which is poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.” -John Paul II, Letter to Families
As a Catholic therapist, I view my profession as avocation. I utilize a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage, and family life in order to assess problems, and to plan and implement therapeutic interventions. In short, I integrate the Catholic faith and teachings of the Church into my daily work as a professional counselor.
Dan is a Catholic therapist providing counseling in an outpatient setting and has over 30 years of experience with over sixteen years being provided within an outpatient Catholic / Christian agency. He is a licensed clinical social worker working out of the Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wausau offices in addition to phone and Skype counseling if the client is more than an hour and a half outside of the clinical settings and is appropriate for this type of counseling.
Dan has twelve years of extensive experience in working with troubled youth and their families and has used his faith and skills in marriage therapy, and with individuals struggling with pornography, sexual addictions, OCD, compulsive disorders, gambling addiction, post abortion healing, grief and loss issues, anger management, stress reduction, self-worth issues, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, domestic abuse, power and control issues, mood swings, spiritual concerns, improving communication skills, increasing levels of intimacy, setting healthy boundaries and providing support and hope through difficult times. Dan’s goal is to support marriages and develop healthy families utilizing the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and family life along with his counseling skills and techniques.
Dan has been married 28 years and has been blessed with a supportive wife along with their eight children. He enjoys music, Wisconsin sports teams, camping “up north” and playing games with his children.
Michelle is a Catholic therapist in training who received her Master of Arts Degree in counseling from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since obtaining her degree she has served at the Diocesan level working with people with disabilities and at the parish level working as a director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry.
More recently Michelle has gained experience in mental health counseling with Families, Teens, and Adults. Areas of experience include working and praying with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, opioid dependency, ADD, ADHD, grief and loss.
Michelle works to help people put back the pieces of their families shattered by alcohol /opioid addiction and other drug abuse. She also works with youth and children building self esteem and helping parents with methods of discipline. Michelle is a spiritual consultant / educator for those interesting in learning more about their Catholic faith and integrating it in their life.
The dignity of the human person is rooted in his or her creation in the image and likeness of God. Each and every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth. CCC