Clinicians

  

Our Psychotherapy Clinicians specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Contact any of our therapists by calling our offices at (608) 346-8315. 

 

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 Kari Bell, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor who is the owner and Clinical Director of Beloit Psychotherapy in Beloit, WI. She has a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Community Counseling Education with specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling and a subsequent Master’s in Criminal Justice.

Kari has a twenty-year career in working with individuals, children, and families. She is a veteran of the United States Navy and has continued service in her native town and city of Beloit, WI through a wide variety of career endeavors such as: Domestic Violence Children’s Advocate, Team Leader at a children’s treatment milieu, Crisis Intervention Social Worker, Forensic Case Manager, Probation and Parole Agent, Homeless Intervention Social Worker, Women’s and Veteran’s Inpatient Co-occurring Disorder Clinician, Therapeutic School Counselor for behaviorally and sensory challenged students, workshop presenter, college professor, and as a mental health consultant. Currently, she has been continuing her education by attending coursework at UW-Madison with specialization in infant mental health, ages birth to five.

Her core belief in providing treatment is that every child, adolescent, and adult has the power within him or herself to find purposeful and peaceful living. Through a strengths-based approach, she works to bring out the intended self while working towards releasing the maladaptive effects of trauma, depression, and anxiety.

 

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Maureen Positano is a LPC who provides counseling for children, families, and young adults. She holds a Master of Arts, Community Counseling Specialization in Child and Adolescent Treatment from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology from University of MN-Twin Cities.

Maureen has over six years of experience working with at-risk youth, family systems, and parental support as well as specializing in treating depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. Using a variety of creative techniques, to include play therapy, Maureen provides interventions that are both best practice and research driven to meet the varied need of the children and families whom she serves.

Her core belief in providing treatment is that every child, adolescent, and adult has the power for positive growth, and the ability to overcome any obstacle. She is dedicated to helping clients and their families with finding the skills to overcome these challenges and gain positive growth.

 

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We are happy to add to our team of clinicians, Mr. Tige L. Pollard who is accepting new clients. 

Tige obtained his Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Women Studies from UW-Whitewater in 2002. He will receive his Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from UW-Whitewater on May 14, 2016. Tige worked at UJIMA Counseling Services in Madison, WI where he was an Intake Specialist, group facilitator, and individual counselor for youth and adolescents. Tige works concurrently at Community Action, Inc. in Beloit where he is a case manager for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. 

 

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Sheryl Pickering is a lifelong resident of Beloit, Wisconsin. She graduated magna cum laude from Argosy University in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She is currently completing her mental health counseling internship and will graduate with a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in June of 2017.

Sheryl strives to provide an environment for clients that is free of judgment in which clients feel safe to explore any issue that they are facing. Sheryl's core belief is that all people have an innate ability and drive to achieve an overall state of happiness, comfort, and satisfaction with their lives. When given the tools that they need to move forward towards these goals, people will achieve the fulfillment that they have been hoping for.

Sheryl will work with clients to identify any obstacles to personal fulfillment and incorporate evidence-based treatment techniques in order to overcome these barriers.

 

 

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