Trisha S. Wollin Psychotherapist MSW, LCSW, RPT, SAC
In my 17 years of providing mental health therapy, I have strived to assist individuals to find elements of success in managing their emotions and behaviors on a day-to-day basis. As a believer in effective communication, I develop a nurturing environment for individuals and families that involves enthusiasm, flexibility, accountability, and a willingness to change and adapt.
I hold a master’s degree in Social Work with a clinical emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I am credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, and a Substance Abuse Counselor. As the owner of Applied Therapies and Wellness Center, S.C., my current practice focuses on a holistic approach of treating the mind, body, and spirit. I incorporate the use of trauma-based techniques, play therapy, EMDR, theraplay, client centered, and cognitive behavioral techniques with individuals and children as young as 18 months.
Over the past 17 years, I have learned “in the trenches” how important change and adaption are to establishing consistent environments for individuals and families to thrive. I have worked in a variety of settings including a community based residential facility, nursing homes, corrections, private practice, and as an adjunct instructor at a local college. It is my belief that addressing concerns one step at a time yields powerful results for both individuals and families.
Heather Knuth Psychotherapist MS, LPC
Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Heather works with clients ages 3 and older, and has experience dealing with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, and behavioral issues. Heather has an eclectic approach, using primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Client-Centered techniques (depending on the particular client’s need), and can also do Play Therapy with younger children. She also co-facilitates Social Skills groups through the agency. Heather obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carroll College in Waukesha in 2009. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Concordia University of Wisconsin in 2012.
Angela D. Harris Psychotherapist MS, LPC, Clinical Administrator
Angela is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Angela works with children ages 3 and older, adolescents and adults from all backgrounds and cultures. Angela’s therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy and Play Therapy techniques. Her primary focus is on individuals who experience loss, grief and bereavement, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues. Angela received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Angela is also the Clinical Administrator at Applied Therapies and Wellness Center, S.C.
Sandra Hernandez, MSW, APSW
Sandra has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, parents, teens, children, and birthing persons. Sandra has worked in various capacities in the education and social work field. She holds multiple licenses including Advanced Practice Social Worker, School Social Work License, Bilingual Education Teacher and Certified Doula. Sandra is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is culturally competent and practices through a trauma informed lens.
Sandra strives to work with clients through a strengths based perspective and with a solution focused mind-set, while working with clients to attain their goals for therapy. As a social worker, Sandra understands the multiple facets, unique qualities and experiences individuals come with. Sandra hopes to create a space for clients to feel safe, heard and understood. Sandra believes that It isn’t always about what you need to change, but rather being still enough to hear what your soul needs.
Sarah Clubb, Intern
Sarah is a graduate student from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has several years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in various settings.
Ashley Koehler Intern
Taking care of our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and therapy can be a safe, healthy, and productive outlet for us as individuals, families, couples, (and so on and so forth) can grow, learn about, and help ourselves. I, as an intern at Applied Therapies and Wellness Center, S.C. work with clients of all ages and diversities in a therapeutic setting.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Child Welfare, with minor degrees in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Currently, I am working on receiving my master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in children and families, alongside certification for Trauma Informed Care at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where I will graduate at the end of Fall 2021. I have a great interest and passion for working with children, adults, and families who have had the unfortunate experience of trauma in their lives.
My therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths Based Therapy Techniques, Play Therapy Techniques, Mindfulness Training Techniques, and Client Centered Techniques. Each treatment plan is carefully created to meet each client’s needs with attainable goals.
I look forward to meeting with you and to work on helping you reach your mental health needs and goals!
Liz Steiner MSW, APSW
Liz Steiner has a BA from UW-Madison in sociology and a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in social work, cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and for OnMilwaukee.com. Liz brings a diverse background of work experience and a deep interest in CBT, DBT, and mindfulness to her work with clients. Liz sees clients ages 10 and older, coping with a variety of issues, especially depression and anxiety as well as parenting children with ADHD and disabilities. Liz believes in a client-centered approach to goal-setting and treatment planning.