Marc K. Wruble, Ph.D.
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 retired Professor of Psychology from 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.
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 the Platteville office.
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 Dodgeville offices. Jane extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, anger, eating disorders, compulsive disorders, and relationship concerns. Jane has expertise, experience, and passion for treating all types of trauma. Jane is proficient in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems and Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 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.
Tracy Vanden Heuvel, MSSW, LCSW
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
Paulette Wijas, M.S.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Paulette has returned to Southwestern Wisconsin and joined the Platteville Family Resource Center, Inc. to provide psychotherapy as an outpatient mental health clinician. She 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 offers services at the Dodgeville and Mount Horeb offices.
Brittany Brown, MSE, LPC
Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor. 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.
Nicole Schroeder, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, Certified Systemic Play and Art Therapist. as well as a graduate of the UW Department of Psychiatry’s infant, early childhood, and maternal mental health program. Nicole has had the privilege of providing mental health treatment to adults, children, adolescents and families in a variety of outpatient, community, and school based settings. She specializes in trauma informed practices, anxiety, depression, enhancing parent/ child relationships, transition to parenthood, infant mental health, early childhood mental health, maternal mental health, post-partum depression, stress reduction during life transitions, grief and loss, and ADHD. Nicole provides services in our Mount Horeb office.
Alec Eshelman, Ph.D.
Alec values working with a wide range of clients and presenting concerns, and he particularly enjoys working with clients presenting with interpersonal difficulties, substance use concerns, mood and anxiety concerns, and trauma histories. Alec works from an integrative perspective that draws from person-centered, emotion-focused, interpersonal, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) perspectives. He also strongly believes in the importance of systemic factors and incorporates feminist and multicultural perspectives into his work. Alec is also an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin Platteville.
Nancy Olson, MA, CAPSW, LSSW
Nancy received her Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Chicago in 1983 and has been working with children, adolescents and families since then in a variety of settings including a residential treatment facility, an outpatient clinic, and in schools. Recently retired, after 26 years as the Platteville School District Social Worker, Nancy looks forward to continuing to serve others in a new capacity. using strength based, solution focused approach while incorporating strategies of client based problem solving, mindfulness, and DBT practices. Nancy will assist those experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma and behavioral challenges. Nancy is very knowledgeable and familiar with school systems and community resources and will incorporate this experience to support children, adolescents, and families. Nancy will primarily meet her clients in the school setting.
Shanna Schumacher, MS, LPC-IT
Shanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training. Prior to working at PFRC, she provided behavioral counseling to children (ages 3-18) and their families as well as in-home therapy to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She has experience working with children (ages 3 and up), teens, adults and families. Shanna specializes in working with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, PTSD, improving family relationships and co-parenting counseling. She provides services at the Platteville and Dodgeville offices.
Wendy Eames, LPC
Wendy Eames is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who comes to the Platteville Family Resource Center with 14 years of experience doing in-home family therapy. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counseling from UW Platteville. She specializes in working with children and adolescents and their families, striving to enhance familial relationships and meet mental health needs. Wendy has a special interest in working with children and adolescents who have experienced traumas, and is a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certified Therapist. She also works individually with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and life stressors. Wendy's passion for the mental health field is evident in her belief in establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with all of her clients, in an effort to fully understand and appreciate the struggles her clients are experiencing.
Susan Hepler, LPC
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