WE HAVE THREE COUNSELORS ON STAFF:
Brenda Velissaris MSE LPC NCC
Owner and Psychotherapist
Brenda is a holistic psychotherapist, who has been counseling for over 11 years. Her love of counseling started at an early age when she was the "go to person" for friends and family who needing a listening ear and had problems to solve. Over time my passion to help people and my love of learning morphed into establishing a private practice/healing center that offers individual counseling, group counseling, and workshops.
Brenda is a a Wife, Mother, Sister, Teacher, Friend, Mentor, who cares about the mental and emotional state of people. She wants everyone to live their best life!!!!! She has dedicated her life to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to be renewed, have harmony, reclaim their strength and be joyful. She does this through providing individualized treatment to each person she meets.
Brenda specializes in Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias and OCD), Eating Disorders, Self-esteem and Body Image issues, and Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).My counseling style is eclectic; taking from several theories of therapy to provide you, the consumer, with the "best fit" treatment for your lifestyle and personality. At times homework will be required to help foster continued growth outside of your counseling session. "I will challenge you, I will support you, I will push you to help you make the changes necessary to reach your life goals". -----Brenda nda is a holistic psychothe
Masters in Science from UW-Oshkosh, counseling emphasis.
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed professional counselor (LPC)
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Certified EMDR Therapist
Certified Brainspotting Therapist
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist- In Training
Trained Holistic Psychotherapist
Trained in Dialectial Behavior Therapy
Trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of American Counseling Association
Member of EMDRIA (An International EMDR Association)
Member of National Board of Certified Counselors
Member of NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association)
Member of IAEDP (International Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation)
Shawna Doriot LPC-IT MSAT
I began my journey in the fielf of counseling upon entering Mount Mary University's esteemed art therapy graduate program in 2010. While there, I was given the opportunity to put theory to practice and worked with adults suffering from dual diagnoses in a hospital and residential setting. After graduating in 2013, I continued to work with adolescents and adults suffering from a wide array of diagnoses in both a residential and private practice setting. In the fall of 2014, I joined the team at Evolve.
I am a counselor and registered art therapist who has experience working with those suffering from eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, self-harm, body image issues and adjustment disorders. My theoretical approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from various schools of thought. I will add an experiential component to the treatment plan based on the relevance to the topic at hand and the preference of the client involved. It has also been my privilege to facilitate art based groups for adolescents and adults on the topic of body image.
I have a service dog named, Buck, who comes to work with me, and has declared himself the official greeter. While he is not intended as a therapy dog for my clients, his kind and gentle nature are felt by all. I genuinely care about my clients’ wellbeing and want to help them to a place of physical and emotional wellbeing.
Masters degress in Art Therapy with a concentration in counseling from Mount Mary College
Licenses, Certifications and Awards:
Registered Art Therapist
Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling
Professional Counselor in Training License
- AODA Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder
- The Use of Art Therapy with Eating Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses
- Trauma Therapy
- The Use of Equine Therapy and Interpersonal Relations
- Suicide and Self-Destructive Behaviors Prevention, Assessment and Treatment
Michelle Norville MA LPC
Michelle is a licensed professional counselor that specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, trauma/PTSD, grief, depression, mood disorders and relationship issues. She has experience providing individual, group, family and couples counseling to adolescents and adults.
A native of the Fox Valley, Michelle relocated back to the area 5 years ago to continue her work as a counselor on an outpatient basis.
Treatment approaches are cognitive-behavoiral therapy however, she incorporates other treatment modalities into her work based on the individual needs of the client.
Michelle has a strong desire to help others. She loves being able to help facilitate the change process within her clients and enjoys watching them grow. Michelle recognizes and admires her client's courage, strength, and determination in admitting they need help and works hard to develop a strong therapeutic relationship to provide them with a safe and trusting envioronment to do the hard work they need to do.
Marquette University Masters of Arts in Community Counseling
Licenses, Awards, Certificatons:
American Counseling Assocation