Ozaukee Family Services Staff
Ozaukee Family Services Clinical Staff
Katie has a master’s degree in social work and has been working with children and families for over 13 years. She uses a strength-based, solution focused approach and specializes in parenting counseling and support, parenting enhancement skills, behavior modification, and family counseling. Using a positive parenting approach, Katie focuses on improving parent-child interactions and strengthening the parent-child relationship by offering tools that help increase parenting effectiveness. In addition to family counseling, Katie has facilitated several parenting groups including The Incredible Years which is an evidence-based, solution focused program designed to help prevent, treat and reduce behavior problems in children.
Holly is an Advanced Practice Social Worker with a master’s degree in social work. She works with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. She is experienced in treating mood and anxiety disorders. She enjoys working with couples and specializes in working with teens as well as parenting and family problems. She uses a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy. Holly has experience running groups including Girls and Guys Groups for children and adolescents. Other groups focus on the topics including stress management, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management and grief.
As Associate Director of OFS, Nanci oversees all clinical programs, outcome measurement, and provides information and referrals to individuals who contact the agency looking for assistance. Nanci is a Licensed Advance Practice Social Worker with a master’s degree in social work. She has worked in the non-profit environment for over 14 years. Her areas of specialty are child, adolescent and family mental health, mood disorders and parenting issues. Nanci also has experience working with individuals and families impacted by substance abuse, eating disorders, divorce and relationship issues.
Judy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in educational psychology. She works with a wide range of clients, from children to adults. Her therapeutic skills include easing symptoms of anxiety and depression, improving communication in difficult relationships, handling peer influences, managing stress, and finding practical solutions to workplace problems. She supports and encourages clients by using collaborative goal-setting and motivational techniques.
Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in community counseling. She works with children, adolescents, and adults and has experience treating depression and anxiety especially in children. Her background as a certified parent educator for the Parents as Teachers program gives her extensive knowledge in child development and parenting. Melissa also enjoys working with couples on conflict resolution and communication to create strong healthy relationships. In addition to providing individual, couples, and family therapy, Melissa leads groups for girls in elementary and middle school that focus on building self-esteem and recognizing individual strengths. Her approach is warm, collaborative and supportive.