Ozaukee Family Services Clinical Staff
DJ received his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University where his studies led to a specialization in child and adolescent counseling. Prior to OFS, he worked with runaway/homeless youth and their families while focusing on both youth empowerment and family reunification. Applying a blend of both individualistic and systemic approaches to gain a broader understanding of his clients’ needs, personal strengths and outside support systems allows DJ to better collaborate with his clients to determine what steps will be beneficial to achieve their desired goals.
Kim received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver where her studies were focused on trauma and child welfare. She has experience working with children and families, specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma and exposure to substance use. Using an individualized, strengths-based approach, she helps children learn to identify and express emotions to improve their communication and coping skills. Kim believes collaborating with caregivers is necessary to enhance relationships and create a supportive environment for the child and family.