Our Leadership
 
      Dr. Thomas Lehmann, one of Wisconsin's most-respected psychologists, is the Clinic Director of Life-Span Family Services and the office of Hartford Counseling.
 
      Dr. Lehmann conducts psychological testing for the Social Security Administration; criminal justice efforts; divorce and other litigation and offers ongoing therapy to his clientele.

About The Matthew Project, Inc.

     We are members of the American Association of Christian Counselors. However, this does not mean we work exclusively with people of our faith. The concepts of compassion; kindness; understanding and elevation of others comes through our belief system. This applies to all people, regardless of religion; gender; ethnic considerations or sexual orientation. The love of Christ is what helps us to bring peace and joy to people who are missing that in their lives.

 

      The mind meets the heart with the compassion of human kindness. Science helps us to find methodology to help hurting people but spirituality allows for a kinder, however realistic, approach to finding solutions for those in need of assistance.

 

      Cognitive Behavior and Reality Therapy help hurting people to understand why others do things that hurt them or why they hurt themselves. Education relating to the malady a person faces can help the person to understand what is happening and why others are doing things that are destructive. Through education and understanding, the problems of life make more sense. Free your mind from confusion.  Learn to focus on changing thoughts, through Cognitive Behavior Therapy, to live a more positive, happy and relaxed life.

We also have an art therapy specialist and an EMDR/Trauma specialist.

 

Hartford office

Counselors Available:
 
Tim Bain, LPC-IT (Hartford)
 
(262) 672‑4714

 

  Tim attended Concordia University Wisconsin,  graduating with a Master of Science in Professional Counseling.  He interned under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Lehmann and mentor Gary Probst at Hartford Counseling and Life Span Family Services.  In addition to the private setting, Tim also has background in the clinical setting working in Milwaukee with individuals having a wide range of mental disorders. 

 

Working in Hartford, Tim is open to client’s of all ages but works especially well with youth and adolescents.  He uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, and specializes working with those experiencing anxiety and depression.  Tim puts a heavy focus on creating a safe place for clients, and ultimately wants to see each client become the best person they can be. 

 

 

 Rebekah Wolff, LPC-IT (Hartford)

 

262-947-4621

Rebekah.wolff@gmail.com

 

Rebekah has her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University Wisconsin. 

 

Rebekah enjoys working with clients of all different ages, but in particular, the youth and adults. She has enjoyed a variety of experiences of mentoring and counseling others in the community through another private practice setting, a couple of non-profit organizations that support youth, those living with mental illness, and  those coping with cancer.  

  

She strongly believes each client has a story that needs to be heard and supported in a genuine and warm counseling atmosphere. She also finds it rewarding when clients can empower themselves to overcome their obstacles.   Rebekah has experience with teen group settings and helping individual teens.

 

She has treated those coping with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and relationship issues.

 

Rebekah believes in a Client-Centered Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy.  Rebekah thrives in providing a caring and supportive environment for all her clients.

 

 In her free time, Rebekah loves to spend it with her daughter and her dog.  

 

 

Sarah Larson, MFT-IT (Hartford)

 

262-223-3082

sarahlarsonmft@gmail.com

www.sarahlarsonmft.weebly.com

 

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.

 

 

Jeni Everts, LPC (Hartford)

   

Jeni is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Master of Science in Education and Professional Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She counsels people with disabilities for the State of Wisconsin.

 

Jeni specializes in working with children as young as 3, teens and adults. She has much experience working with those affected by autism spectrum disorder.

 

She also works with those affected by depression, anxiety and work concerns, along with a passion for working with women including those who have recently given birth and are experiencing postpartum depression.

 

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.

 

 

Carmen Klenner, LPC-IT, SAC-IT (Hartford)

 

262-355-4456     

counselor.klenner@gmail.com

 


 Currently, Carmen is a part-time School Counselor at a local elementary school in Washington County.  She recently completed the internship track of her professional counseling journey, earning her LPC-IT (licensed professional counselor in training) and SAC-IT (substance abuse counselor in training).  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.
 

 

Jamie Velvikis, LPC-IT  (Germantown-Falls)

 

262-278-6899

jvlifespan@gmail.com

Skype: https://doxy.me/jlv

 

Jamie is a Certified Social Worker, who has worked with individuals that have varying types of disabilities over the past thirteen years.  She has several years of experience working with individuals on community integration, vocational services, and obtainment of public benefits.  

 

She is also a committee member of the County Communities on Transition (CCOT) of Washington County; which helps youth with disabilities transition into the adult world.  In the past, she was a volunteer assistant coach through Special Olympics. She has worked with children (ages 3-18 years), with a variety of challenges including anxiety, autism, divorce, mood disorders, and social skills

 

Jamie has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University.

 

 

 

Gary Probst, Psy.D. (Hartford, Watertown, Brookfield)

 

262-244-0729

Gary Probst, Psy.D., MAML is co-founder of The Matthew Project, Inc.

 

The Matthew Project, Inc.,  provides services to people of all incomes in Southeastern Wisconsin.

 

Mr. Probst is a graduate of California Southern & Liberty University with a Psy.D., Doctorate of Psychology and MA's in Professional Counseling and Management & Leadership. He is also a local business owner who followed his passion for helping others through a counseling effort. He is a NAMI Counselor Educator.

 

 

 

Kathleen Peroutka Marver, LPC-IT (Hartford)

 

(414) 939-9649

 

I believe that everyone is doing their best with what they have and that everyone has the potential to change and improve their lives with proper support and resources. Twenty seven years in mental and behavioral health has provided me with a wealth of experience with all ages. I partner with you to reach optimal wellness using a variety of skill sets to draw from including art therapy, drumming, meditation, yoga, and much more. I assist to empower you, body, mind and spirit.

 

I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults using art therapy and other creative modalities. This offers the opportunity to express one's self non-verbally for a more complete picture of the whole person using a universal language, art. In addition, I am also available for speaking engagements.

 

 

 

Nancy Snoots, LPC (Mequon private office, EMDR specialist)

 

(262) 384-3453

 

I provide a safe place for you when you are experiencing grief, depression, chronic illness, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, some eating disorders (with medical professionals), or difficult life changes. My clients come in as individuals, couples, or families who need a caring therapist to walk with them through some trying circumstances. If you feel sad, trapped, or hopeless, I will try to help you find hope and positive solutions. My many years of life experience dealing directly or indirectly with grief, divorce, and other family issues give me great empathy.

 

One specialty is working with the individual in circumstances beyond his or her control and who is struggling to find meaning, a different perspective, and identify possible solutions. Other specialties are grief and trauma. If you're burdened, come talk to me.

 

 

Amy Seegert, LPC-IT (Germantown-Falls & Waukesha)

 

262-214‑3369

 

Amy is a Counselor who received her Masters of Science in Professional Counseling through Concordia University of Wisconsin. Using holistic and integrative approaches, she has worked closely with clients suffering from various levels of trauma, sexual addictions, partners' recovery and childhood issues. Amy is an effective, caring and adaptable Counselor with previous experience in private client consulting business. She's a mindful listener and strategic thinker with the ability to manage the many facets of client's concerns and goals. She aids in developing effective and efficient options, plans and action steps.

 

Seeing the uniqueness of others, Amy fosters creating awareness and motivation in her clients. A life long learner with many experiences from which to draw, she respects and identifies the many layers of trauma symptoms, and is willing to work outside the box in healing modalities.

 

* Trauma Informed Care * Sex Addiction Training * Partners Recovery Training * Prepare Enriched (Premarital & Couples Counseling) * Enneagram * University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Degree in Art Education K-12 * Lad Lake Mentor Program

Take the first step to help.

 

 

 

Kimberly Pettis Janecek, LPC (Mukwonago)

 

262-955-8965

 

Kimberly is a psychotherapist and nationally certified counselor who received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lakeland University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in the behavioral health field for nearly a decade, and is the owner of Mukwonago Counseling LLC, a direct affiliate of Life Span Psychological Services in Brookfield, WI. "My passion is to help those who seek behavioral and emotional changes, and to give hope during times when it may feel like no one understands or listens. Together, we can get through the hard things."

 

Kimberly works with adolescents and young adults, specializing in suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. She is an advocate for suicide prevention and volunteers on committees at the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org). She also collaborates with local school districts for their at-risk students.

 

Additionally, Kimberly treats patients with depression, and mood disorders ~ particularly Bipolar. She tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of her patients and works closely with each of them to create a treatment plan for the best possible psychotherapy results.

 

Sha'juan Kennedy, LPC-IT (Milwaukee & Brookfield)

414-877-6306

 

Are you feeling unmotivated, anxious, depressed, or angry? Do you have aspirations but don’t know where to start? But are you especially looking for someone genuine, real, and compassionate to talk to ? Well..... Look no further because you’ve come to the right psychology profile.

 

I am a therapist who will engage and help you to become the winner you truly are. We will set small attainable goals based on your needs or desires.

 

I welcome you to take the first step towards positive change.

 

 

 

John Prasch, LPC-IT (Watertown & Brookfield)

 

262-298-1260

 

I have a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I also earned my Bachelor's degree from Liberty in Psychology with minors in Church Ministries and Biblical Studies. I am passionate about integrating Biblical principles into my counseling practice. I believe God's Word is absolute truth and that the Bible is the most accurate book ever written concerning the human condition and human behavior.

 

I believe that the careful examination of applicable scripture and continual prayer are vital to helping my clients to overcome their problems, issues, disorders, and addictions. I only utilize aspects of secular theories, methods, and techniques that do not contradict Biblical principles.

 

Like many people today I grew up in a very dysfunctional home. As a result, I struggled for much of my life with anger and depression. Not only has God brought hope and healing to my life. He has also given me the ability empathize and help others who suffer.

Elizabeth Stetter (Greenfield & Brookfield)

(414) 509-0926

Life often seems to be going well and then… BAM! Something happens to throw you off your path. Whether it is a life-changing situation, family, anxiety, or stress, when your life gets thrown for a loop, it can be difficult to figure out how to get back on track. If these changes and difficulties are left to fester, home life becomes difficult, quality of work decreases, relationships suffer, you feel more and more miserable, life spirals out of control.

Change takes work, but it is possible. Through therapy, you will find your strengths and build on them to give yourself the best quality of life – and you deserve that! I will be beside you to guide and support you on your journey. You are not alone in the struggles you are facing. We will work together as a team to face the negative and start moving toward.

I believe every person has their own unique journey in life. I will work with you to find the best path to making your unique journey the best journey possible for you. We will work together to find your strengths and insights. Then we will use them to improve your quality of life. I will be there every step to support you and guide you in reaching your goal

Sarah Fredrich, LPC-IT, (Watertown) (877) 793-2883

Leah Lyles, LPC-IT (Watertown)  (608) 535-5774

 

 

 

 

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