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Meet Our Health Professionals in West Bend
120 N. Main St.
West Bend, WI 53095
Main Office: (262) 223-6125
Katy is a Certified Social Worker, Registered Art Therapist and is finishing her hours toward her Professional Counselor License. She has been in the field of mental health and personal growth for nearly 30 years and has a wide range of experience and compassion for human conditions and relationships. In addition to Hartford Counseling, Katy works with NAMI Washington County, offering bi-weekly adult art therapy groups.
Katy has an ability to appreciate every client who works with her as an individual. She comes from a holistic perspective of mind, body, and spirit in her work. She uses CBT in her approach with clients as well as an eclectic mix of training that she has received over the years. She may draw on family systems awareness, stress management, mindfulness, somatic (body) awareness training or art therapy, and will make it a point to tailor her approach to your or your child’s needs.
Clients tell her that they feel safe and deeply heard when working with her, and Katy is well aware of the trust and courage that it takes for all of us to look at the issues that may be in the way of greater joy in our lives. Katy is good at empowering her clients and reminding them of the personal gifts, skills and awareness that they already have while working with her.
On a personal note, Katy is an artist who believes everyone has answers within their own innate creative process. She looks forward to hearing your perspective and assisting you in re-creating the life you have always wanted.
Dr. Gary Probst is co-founder of The Matthew Project, Inc.
The Matthew Project, Inc., provides services to the people of Southeastern Wisconsin.
Dr. Probst is a graduate of Liberty University with MAs in Professional Counseling and Management & Leadership and a Psy.D. from CalSouthern. He is also a local business owner who followed his passion for helping others through a counseling effort. He is a NAMI Counselor Educator.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards your wellness! Seeking out a therapist can be stressful. I aspire at providing a safe, relaxed and empathetic space that allows individuals and families to gain awareness, learn effective coping strategies, and promoting a supportive environment. Through a collaborative process, we will work towards overcoming obstacles, work towards your goals and discover your path of self-discovery and self-acceptance. I look forward to helping you on your journey.
Specialties include: Anger Management, Infertility, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress
ROBERT BANNASCH, LPC-IT
The decision to seek therapy is not an easy one. Robert aims to make that decision as easy and comfortable as possible. He has a gentle personality with a touch of humor to help make each client feel welcome and at ease. Robert has worked for over 15 years as an educator and coach, so he has a vast experience working with all kinds of people. His experiences have been wide-ranging and offered all kinds of life lessons that he brings into therapy. Robert is an integrated therapist, primarily working from cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, trauma, and narrative therapies. He believes that each person is unique, and the type of treatment should be tailored to meet the client’s needs. Robert works with a wide variety of populations ranging from senior citizens all the way to kids age 10 and up. Robert also works with couples and families aiming to repair, rebuild, and reconnect.
Robert earned his bachelor’s degree from Ripon College with a major in biology and education and a minor in psychology. He earned his first master’s degree from Walden University in Science Education. Robert will have earned his second master’s degree from Concordia University in Professional Counseling (LPC-IT) in December 2020. Robert enjoys spending time with his fiancé Sarah and their dog Jack (Black Lab), in his free time. He also enjoys being in the outdoors, reading, fitness, and relaxing while watching a sports game.
Rich grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan not far from the Wisconsin border. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in Pastoral Studies as well as Grand Canyon University with a Masters of Science in Christian Counseling. When not counseling, Rich enjoys spending time with friends and family, toy collecting and watching movies. His passions in counseling include Christian counseling, helping kids with special needs, emotion regulation, and geek therapy (integrating pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming elements into therapy).