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. 

 

Kari Bell MSEd, LPC, CSAC, CSIT, CSW, D-SAACP is the founder and owner of Beloit Psychotherapy. She believes that every child, adolescent, and adult has the power within themselves to find a 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.

Kari's clients typically struggle with addictions, anger, and experience difficulties in relating to loved ones. She focuses on the child-parent relationship with both children and adults who have had adverse life experiences.

She also works with people who appear to be "stuck" or have behaviors that they wish to rid themselves of. Through hypnotherapy and brainspotting, she works with the patient on listening to his or her own "wise voice."

Kari tends to focus on the spirituality of recovery and the resiliency of the human spirit.

 

Melissa Beckford, M.S., LPC has a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Melissa is bilingual and has worked with young people, couples and families in a number of different settings including, military, churches, hospitals and clinics. As a US Army veteran she has worked with disabled veterans and soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has also offered intervention to victims of abuse and sexual assault.

Melissa works primarily from a brief, solution-focused framework. She also has experience with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). She is a Nationally Accredited Veteran Service Officer, responsible for providing claims management, and aid to our nation’s military heroes and their dependents.

 

Amy Bern is a Beloit native who is passionate about meeting individuals and families where they are at and helping them identify and reach their own personal goals. She is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) and is working toward licensure (LCPC). She got her Master’s Degree in Human Services including a dual focus in both child/family therapy and mental health and substance abuse treatment. Amy uses an eclectic approach in therapy depending on the individual or family’s needs, including person-centered, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her extensive experience and areas of expertise include mental health, grief/loss, LGBTQ+ issues, codependency, and addictive behaviors involving drugs/alcohol, gambling, shopping, and eating disorders. Amy believes in whole person wellness, with focus on strengths and abilities rather than illness or disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cat, family and friends, and reading.

 

Kris Holub, HS-BCP, LPC-IT obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with concentrations in psychology and management. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Phoenix in 2022.

Kris has experience in crisis stabilization and severe mental illness requiring inpatient treatment. Kris has worked with the Alden Network for four years as a Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Counselor and assisted in many social service director roles. Those roles included group and individual counseling as well as care plan development and case management.

She has also worked in local school districts within the Special Education Department with students with intellectual, developmental, and behavioral challenges resulting in the need for specialized educational programming. Kris works with the child and adolescent population using an Existential Person-Centered Approach that empowers others to find their purpose.  Working with various populations, Kris has developed the ability to engage with her clients while guiding them in living their best life.

 

Tige Pollard, LPC-IT obtained his Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Women Studies from UW-Whitewater in 2002. He obtained his Masters of Science degree in Counselor Education from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater in 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 with children and adolescents focusing on behavioral concerns and school improvement. Tige practices from an In-Person Centered Approach.