Staff


Marc K. Wruble, Ph.D.Dr Wruble

Dr. Wruble is a Licensed Child and Family Clinical Psychologist, and the Director of the Platteville Family Resource Center, Inc. He helps children, their parents, families, and adults. Areas of specialization include improving parent-child relationships, trauma-informed treatment, attachment-based therapy, executive functioning therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. He is a widely sought workshop trainer.  He has conducted workshops on Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Bullying, the Effects of iTechnology on Children, Sexual Abuse, Happiness, the Effects of iTechnology on Sexual Assault, Gender-based Differences, Compassion Fatigue, Effective Parenting, iParenting, conducting Empirically-based Custody Evaluations, Family Therapy, Relationship Enhancement, and how to Talk with Children about Sex. He is a level II EMDR clinician. Dr. Wruble conducts psychological, personality, parenting, child custody, and forensic evaluations. He is an expert witness in six counties and three states. He is also a full Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His academic life allows him to research better ways to understand and help his patients using the best practices available to decrease their suffering and increase their happiness.


Joanne Beraldi, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, LSSW

Joanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed School Social Worker. She specializes in working with adolescents, their parents, and families. She also works with women, men, couples, offenders, depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, attachment-based therapy, and parent-child relationships. She is also trained in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) and level II EMDR.


Sandra L. Anderson, MS, LPC, NCC

Sandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Office Manager for Platteville Family Resource Center, Inc. Sandra works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Sandra has extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress, conduct/disruptive disorders, attachment-based therapy, and improving parent-child relationships. She is also trained in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT).


Scott Whitney, Ph.D.

Scott is a Child and Family Clinical Psychologist working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Dr. Whitney has extensive experience working with behavior disorders, anxiety, depression, family relationships, and attachment-based therapy. He provides services in both the Platteville and Darlington offices.


Elizabeth Gates, Ph.D.

Dr. Gates obtained her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa. She is currently working part-time at the Platteville Family Resource Center. She provides individual therapy for adults and specializes in treating depression, anxiety, as well as issues related to sexuality and relationships.


Jane Kemnitzer, MS, LCSW

Jane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services at both the Platteville and Darlington offices. Jane is a level II EMDR clinician and has extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, anger, conduct/disruptive behavior, and relationship concerns. Jane works with children, adolescents, adults, as well as with couples and families.


Michelle Zettle-Bruegger, M.S., CAPSW, LPC

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in working with adolescents and their families to build more cohesive family systems. She also provides adult and couples counseling.  She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Michelle specializes in working with anxiety, depression, conduct/disruptive behavior, and offenders. She provides services in both the Dodgeville and Platteville offices.


Samantha Leibfried, MA, LPC

Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Samantha specializes in maternal mental health including postpartum mood disorders, infertility, and grief due to miscarriages, perinatal loss, and loss of child. Her work history has also provided her with much experience in working with adolescents, families, adults, and couples. Her other specialties include treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, trauma related disorders as well as stress management. She provides services at both the Platteville and Darlington offices.


Tracy Vanden Heuvel, MSSW, LCSW tracy pic

Tracy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is building the agency’s Intensive In-Home Family Therapy program. Tracy specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Her primary interests include attachment and trauma issues for children. She provides services in the Platteville, Dodgeville, and Lancaster offices as well as in client’s homes throughout Grant County.


Brittany Brown, MSE, LPC-IT photo

Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training. Previous to working at PFRC, she has worked with children with autism spectrum disorder providing in-home therapy. She has experience working with children (5 and up), teens and adults. Brittany’s areas of knowledge include mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, family and life adjustments, college and work issues, ADHD, post-partum depression, parenting, and divorce issues. She provides services at the Platteville and Lancaster offices.


Paulette Wijas, M.S.S.W., L.C.S.W. paulette

Paulette is excited to return to Southwestern Wisconsin and join the Platteville Family Resource Center, Inc. to provide psychotherapy as an outpatient mental health clinician. Paulette has provided mental health treatment to adults, children, and their families in a variety of institutional and community settings over the past 30 years. She has specific expertise in working with trauma and has completed both TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) training as well as level II EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training. She has extensive experience working with partner/domestic violence, foster care, and adoption. Paulette offers a wealth of treatment options for people suffering from ADHD, anxiety, and depression. In December, 2015, Paulette completed her 200 hour Yoga Certification and has been using yoga and physical movement to help clients strengthen their connections between their body and mind and manage their emotions more effectively. Paulette has also completed AODA certification to enhance her ability to work with people struggling with AODA issues in addition to mental health issues. Paulette offers services at the Platteville and Dodgeville offices.


IMG_0060Mandi Wood, M.S., L.P.C.

Mandi is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She recently moved to the Platteville area and has a history of providing services to children, adolescents, and families in the outpatient setting. Mandi has experience in working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Mandi is also interested in working with adults and couples.