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Meet Our Health Professionals in Hartford
384 W. Sumner Street
Hartford, WI 53027
Main Office: (262) 223-6125
Sarah approaches therapy holistically, considering many factors that impact one’s welfare, such as the well-being of an individual’s body and spirit, for example. Sarah recognizes that the decision to seek therapy is rarely an easy one, so she works hard to create an atmosphere of warmth and collaboration. She firmly believes that real-life, tangible results are an integral part of therapy; her clients leave feeling empowered and with a specific understanding of themselves that leads to long-lasting change.
Sarah works with a wide variety of populations but has a special interest in students and young adults struggling with family and intimate relationships, individuals or couples grappling with sexual issues, and those healing from trauma. Non-judgmental acceptance, humor, and flexibility are essential pieces of her work.
Sarah received her clinical training in Couple & Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In her free time, she loves being outdoors, partaking in various fitness endeavors, and relaxing in the sunshine.
Currently, Carmen is a part-time School Counselor at a local elementary school in Washington County. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Lehmann and mentor, Gary Probst, at Hartford Counseling and Life Span Family Services.
Carmen is an active member of the community. Coaching volleyball and serving as a volunteer NAMI Teen Connection counselor are two of her most recent involvements. She is also QPR certified and understands the seriousness mental health can have on one’s overall wellbeing.
As a member of the Hartford Counseling team, Carmen is well-equipped to effectively her clients explore possibilities pertaining to personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions. Her main goal is to help her clients create meaningful patterns within the environment in which they live, work, and play. Carmen’s natural demeanor of openness and empathy help her clients gain a sense of security and empowerment, so she can purposefully assist the clients with whom she works.
Carmen’s strategies and skills are geared towards promoting, developing, and enhancing effective teamwork within the larger community. As theories change and new research is added, she is under the belief that it is her responsibility to stay up-to-date on current research and practices to best meet the needs of her clients. Each client comes with individual goals in mind, therefore, it is Carmen’s philosophy that each client requires a personalized treatment plan to best address client needs and help him or her progress to a healthy level of life satisfaction.
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.
LPC, Nationally Certified Counselor
Jeni works with her clients to address their mental health concerns as well as their overall mental wellness. She believes in treatment of the whole person and their strengths, not solely their weaknesses. No two mental health treatment journeys are the same so Jeni treats each person and experiences unique to what they need at the time. Jeni counsels through the lenses of person-center, cognitive-behavioral, and relational-cultural as the basis of treatment. Jeni has completed the Maternal Mental Health Webinar Certificate Course and Advance Course from Postpartum Support International. This means that Jeni is qualified to work with women who are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or new parents experiencing mental health concerns (postpartum depression and/or anxiety).
Jeni is also happy to work with those affected by depression, anxiety, work concerns, stress, and relationships.
Jeni loves the work she does, but it is not all she does. In her free time, Jeni loves to spend time with her family. She is a mom to two kids with her late husband and stepmom to two more kids with her current husband. As a family, they love to camp, spend time outside, but also have cozy movie nights inside. Jeni loves to travel and wants to see the world. So far she has been to New Zealand, Greece, India, the British Isles, the Caribbean, Mexico, and numerous US states.
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.