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Meet Our Health Professionals in Hartford

384 W. Sumner Street

Hartford, WI 53027

Main Office: (262) 223-6125

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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(262) 668-7864

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

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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).

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