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Gloria Allhiser, MA, LPC

Hello! I’m Gloria. I am a licensed professional counselor and it is my honor to walk alongside my clients as they strive for health and wellness in all areas of life. My goal as a therapist is to partner with you to help you take ownership of your journey and empower you on your road to healing. I am particularly passionate about helping clients caught in the cycles of codependency, whether from a partner, parent, or child’s destructive behavior. Additionally, I specialize in treating children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events, abuse, and/or loss and grief. Because of my empathic and empowering approach the children, teens, parents and adults who work with me feel seen and heard. I tailor our time together to meet your needs, skillfully integrating tools, skills, and practices from a variety of therapeutic approaches to best match your situation. I see clients ages 5-64 in Menasha and Oshkosh.

Doug Bisbee, M.Div., MA, LPC

I like to meet clients where they are at. If they seek support and understanding, I offer them a listening ear. If they seek direction and coaching, I offer them guidance. If they seek to include the comfort and insight of their spirituality and faith, I welcome the opportunity to walk with them. My hope is that our time together brings healing, hope and empowerment for each of the clients that I’m privileged to serve.I work with adults, couples, families and adolescents. I utilize mindfulness, mental health awareness, and proven therapeutic techniques to help my clients find the peace and wholeness they seek. Anxiety, depression, loss and grief, anger management and ADHD are among the many issues I address with clients. I see clients in our Fox Cities and Oshkosh offices.

Megan Burdick-Grade, MA, LMFT, WATR-BC

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a Wisconsin-licensed and nationally board certified art therapist. I specialize in work with children, adolescents and their families and adults. I am trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), a healing resource  that supports clients healing from trauma. I enjoy working with clients with a variety of mental health concerns including behavioral issues, parenting, bipolar disorder, abuse, pain management, relationships, marriage, among many others. I have been with Samaritan Counseling Center since 1999 and serve clients at our Menasha office.

Hannah Keesler, MS, LPC, Clinical Director (interim)

I am a mental health and substance abuse therapist. My therapeutic approach focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit. Therapy is a collaborative process in which my clients and I seek to better understand obstacles interfering with overall well-being. Together, we focus on their strengths, abilities, talents and resources — promoting the positive. I additionally integrate proven therapeutic techniques within a supportive environment so clients can attain their personal goals. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults and families for a variety of mental health concerns, including the following — among many others: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, adjustment, trauma, anger management and relationship difficulties. I not only see clients in our Menasha office, but also works with Samaritan’s resident therapists as their training coordinator.

Missy Klosterman, MSW, LCSW

Hello! I’m Missy. I’m a licensed clinical social worker. I believe it’s important to get to know and understand my clients and the environment in which they live, work and play in order to help them address concerns and bring about healing. I additionally enjoy working collaboratively with clients to help them identify and use their strengths to overcome the difficulty and challenges that they are facing. I work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns including: anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, eating disorders, life transitions and relationship difficulties.

Dee Savides, MSW, LCSW

I look forward to meeting new clients and working with you to find healing from anxiety and depression. I have over 20 years of experience and enjoy working with marriage concerns, parenting challenges, finding creative solutions to family conflict, and helping individuals increase their confidence and faith in themselves. I am a person of faith and open to hearing how your sense of spirituality might give a spark of hope to your healing journey. Finally, I believe humor and imagination are powerful tools to make our lives better and hope we can make this journey to wholeness a creative endeavor we will enjoy together.

John Schaller, MS, NCC, LPC

Every life is a story…Like any good book, the protagonist faces plot twists and unforeseen events. When the plot twists and the unexpected events come to your own story, they can become difficult to overcome. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients wherever they are in their narrative, to foster healing and overall wellness of mind, body, and spirit for future chapters.

I use a strengths-based, person-centered approach to help those I serve overcome their challenges and reach their personal goals. I enjoy working with children ages 12 and up, adolescents, adults, couples and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns, grief and loss, among others. I see clients in our Menasha and Oshkosh offices.

Christy Webster, MSW, LCSW

As an experienced licensed clinical social worker, I work with people who have both mental health and substance use concerns. I enjoy collaborating  with my clients as we identify  their strengths and concerns and as we move together toward achieving their counseling and personal goals.  I work with children – ages 8 and up, adolescents and adults dealing with a variety of challenges including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling. I see clients in the Menasha and New London offices.

Rosangela Bacciotti Berbert MSE, NCC, LPC

I am a licensed professional counselor and the executive director for Samaritan Counseling Center. I serve a limited number of clients in the Fox Cities and Oshkosh. I work with children, adolescents and adults, with a special eye for a client’s cultural diversity. I offer counseling in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Catalina De Luna, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Hola! My name is Catalina and I am a bilingual resident therapist. I speak English and Spanish fluently. I am working on Portuguese as well. In the therapeutic process, it is a team effort between my client and I to work together to attain their goals. My focus is bringing about positive healing environment for my client to overcome their adversity. I work with adults who struggle with abuse, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, anger management, relationship issues, and alcohol and drug dependency. I utilize various therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. I will be seeing clients at the Menasha and the Kaukauna location.

I understand that life happens and everyone has their struggles. There is no shame in asking for help from others.

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Catalina y soy una terapista bilingue. Hablo inglés y español. También estoy aprendiendo hablar en portugués. En el proceso terapéutico, es un esfuerzo de equipo entre mi cliente y yo para trabajar juntos para alcanzar sus metas. Mi enfoque es crear un entorno de curación positivo para que mi cliente supere su adversidad. Trabajo con adultos que luchan con el abuso, la ansiedad, la depresión, control del enojo, las problemas de relación y la dependencia del alcohol y las drogas. Utilizo varias técnicas terapéuticas como la terapia cognitivo-conductual, la terapia conductual dialéctica y la atención plena. Veré clientes en Menasha y en Kaukauna.

Entiendo cosas pasan en la vida y cada uno tiene sus luchas. No hay ninguna vergüenza en pedir ayuda a los demás.

Elysabeth Meehan, LCSW

As a mental health therapist, my passion is to help clients find peace and purpose in their lives. Whether a client is struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, grief, identity formation or other emotional and/or mental health concerns, my goal is to come alongside them, help them to identify their strengths and build upon those. Additionally, identifying coping skills for each client is a goal of therapy that works towards helping clients find peace and purpose in their lives. This is typically done through Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with a strengths-based approach in my work with clients.

I have worked with clients of all ages and particularly enjoy working with students, ages 5-18 through the Thrive Calumet initiative as both the Program Coordinator for the school based mental health counseling services and as a therapist working in two of the schools in Calumet County.

As an adoptee, adoptive parent, and former foster parent, I specialize in working with families formed through foster care and/or adoption and individuals who are a part of the adoption triad.

Kay Powers, MSW, APSW

As a resident mental health therapist, I work with clients with a variety of mental health concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds, and all walks of life. I believe it is important to honor the inherent dignity and worth of each individual client. I seek to support client self-determination as I help clients find their voice. My strengths-based approach empowers clients to explore outside-of-the-box solutions to facilitate their recovery, healing and growth. I see children 6 years old and up, adults, couples and families. My background includes working with children, adults and families through the county Child Protective Services and Juvenile Justice Systems. In addition, I have also served the community through area non-profits focused on serving runaway and homeless youth and their families. I have specific training and experience serving survivors of Human Trafficking and currently participate in a multi-disciplinary community response team combatting these issues within in our community.

LGTBQ+IA allied, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Blind Allied

Debbie Kline, MSE, LPC, NCC

I am a mental health therapist with special interest and expertise in helping people experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and life transitions. I have more than 15 years of experience working as a school counselor and principal after which I began counseling clients in outpatient clinic settings.

I focus on people’s existing strengths to help build a positive therapeutic relationship, and then I support and empower them to work through their challenges in a safe and comfortable environment. I currently see children, adolescents, and adults at Samaritan’s offices in Menasha and New London.

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