STATE-CERTIFIED COUNSELING CENTER

MEET OUR TEAM

Our caring team of professionals is dedicated to restoring health, wellness, & balance to ALL who come through our doors.

OUR TEAM OF CARING PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP YOU

Our team of caring professionals strives to provide an uplifting & safe environment that promotes growth, healing, & positive change, where all clients are treated with care, honesty, kindness, & respect. Your therapist will help you evaluate & define your needs. Together, you will develop a treatment plan designed to bring about growth, healing, & positive change. We proudly invite you to meet the staff of Elmergreen Associates Counseling Center.

Dennis Elmergreen, PsyD, LP

Dennis Elmergreen, PsyD, LP

Dr. Elmergreen is Co-owner and Clinical Director of Elmergreen Associates. He has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Wisconsin since 1986 and also serves as Clinical Supervisor for the Stockbridge-Munsee Health and Wellness Center for the...

Kandace Elmergreen, MS, LCSW

Kandace Elmergreen, MS, LCSW

Kandace Elmergreen is Co-owner of Elmergreen Associates. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 25 years of experience. Ms. Elmergreen co-developed a divorce parenting program and a day treatment for at-risk children and teens now implemented by...

Courtney Derus, PsyD, LP

Courtney Derus, PsyD, LP

Dr. Courtney Derus is a Licensed Psychologist. She works within a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive lens with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Courtney Derus understands that it can be difficult to seek out help; therefore, she is devoted to...

Jeffrey C. Rothweiler, PhD, LP

Jeffrey C. Rothweiler, PhD, LP

Dr. Jeffery Rothweiler is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Wisconsin. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association (APA), American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), Association for Applied...

Tim Koller, MS, LPC, NCC, CFC

Tim Koller, MS, LPC, NCC, CFC

Tim believes in an eclectic approach to therapy in order to assist the client to attain a self-determined lifestyle. Tim’s background in counseling families and behavioral problems in children and adolescents has given him the opportunity to develop...

Julie M. Gruenwald, MS, LPC

Julie M. Gruenwald, MS, LPC

Julie M. Gruenwald is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has been practicing with Elmergreen Associates since 2011. Ms. Gruenwald uses a variety of approaches to improve the...

Sue Ellyn Wisnewski, MSSW, APSW

Sue Ellyn Wisnewski, MSSW, APSW

Sue Ellyn Wisnewski is an Advanced Practice Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience as a mental health counselor. She has a solid understanding of the workings of social services, the courts, medical facilities, schools, and many community resources. She has...

Gary Grote, MDiv, CSAC

Gary Grote, MDiv, CSAC

Gary Grote joined the staff of Elmergreen Associates in 2016. After his first career of 22 years as a Lutheran pastor, Gary has been working in the field of substance use disorders since 2000 as an outpatient case manager and counselor. He became a Registered Alcohol...

Steven Lechner, LPC

Steven Lechner, LPC

Steve Lechner has worked for Elmergreen Associates since 1997. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Wisconsin, specializing in assisting adults under the care of the Department of Corrections. Mr. Lechner helps individuals who have been convicted...

Colleen Angel, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Colleen Angel, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Colleen Angel has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-IT) in the state of Wisconsin since 2017 and a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC-IT) since 2018. She joined Elmergreen Associates in 2017 after having served as an Information Professional since 1995. She is a...

Ashley Abrams, MS, LPC-IT

Ashley Abrams, MS, LPC-IT

Ashley Abrams has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-IT) with Elmergreen Associates since 2017. Ms. Abrams works with adults in individual and group settings on a number of issues. Since working with Elmergreen Associates, Ashley has primarily worked in...

Staff Expertise

With an extensive team of therapists professionally trained in a wide array of services, our state-certified Mental Health & AODA Clinic is well staffed to provide clinical evaluations, as well as to provide individual, group, or family counseling in a prompt, effective, & discrete manner. All therapists are supervised by a licensed psychologist to ensure the best quality of care. We offer specialized services in the following broad areas:

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ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG ABUSE (AODA) / ADDICTION RECOVERY
  • Alcoholism
  • Gambling
  • Habit Control / Procrastination
  • Pornography or Sex Addiction
  • Substance Abuse / Opioid Addiction

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CHILD THERAPY SERVICES
  • Academic Concerns
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Bullying
  • Childhood Anxiety, Depression, & Phobias
  • Children of Divorce
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Learning Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Teen Stress

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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION & REPROCESSING (EMDR)
IDENTITY
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
  • Gender Identity / Transgender

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PAIN MANAGEMENT
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Psychogenic Pain Support

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ANGER / STRESS MANAGEMENT
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management

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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (EAP)
  • Corporate EAP Set-up

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FAMILY COUNSELING / RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Communication / Social Skills
  • Family Counseling
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling
  • Neglect (Physical & Emotional)
  • Parenting / Blended Families / Adoption
  • Relationships / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Issues or Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Widowhood & Grief

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LIFE COACHING / PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Individuation
  • Meditation / Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality

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PERSONALITY DISORDERS TREATMENT
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Obsessive–Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder

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ANXIETY / DEPRESSION TREATMENT
  • Adjustment Issues / Coping Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Suicidal Thoughts

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EVALUATIONS (COURT, SCHOOL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, & MORE)
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Bariatric Surgery or Gastric Bypass
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Child Custody
  • Court-Ordered (Civil Commitment / Competency to Stand Trial / Criminal Responsibility / Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity / Guardianship)
  • Disability (Including Social Security Disability)
  • Family
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Intelligence
  • Learning Disorders or Disabilities
  • Marriage / Divorce / Relationships
  • Memory
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD; Accident, Violence, or Abuse Victims)
  • Psychological (Anxiety / Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • School
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tribal Courts
  • Veterans Evaluations (PTSD & Mental Health Struggles)
  • Vocational / Career Counseling / Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

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FEMALE MENTAL HEALTH
  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Divorce / Custody & Co-Parenting
  • Fertility Stress / Infertility
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Intimacy
  • Loneliness
  • Parenting / Blended Families / Adoption
  • Menopause
  • Miscarriage
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationships/ Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Issues or Dysfunction
  • Widowhood & Grief

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MALE MENTAL HEALTH
  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Divorce / Custody & Co-Parenting
  • Fertility Stress / Infertility
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Intimacy
  • Loneliness
  • Parenting / Blended Families / Adoption
  • Relationships / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Issues or Dysfunction
  • Widowhood & Grief

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TRAUMA THERAPY
  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Death & Dying
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Neglect (Physical & Emotional)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal Thoughts

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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia & Bulimia)
  • Evaluations & Counseling for Bariatric or Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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OVER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

Together, Dr. Dennis Elmergreen & his wife Kandace Elmergreen co-founded Elmergreen Associates Counseling Center in 1992. They have been married for over 30 years & have three children together. They opened their private practice in an elegant Victorian home on Grand Avenue — an inviting setting specifically crafted to be beautiful & nurturing to themselves, their staff, & their patients.

Meet Dennis Elmergreen, PsyD, LP

Meet Kandace Elmergreen, MS, LCSW

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REFERRALS / INSURANCE

We work hard to maintain good standing on the provider lists of many insurance companies, HMOs, & self-insured businesses.

We are also certified to accept Medicare, Medicaid / Badger Care, & Champus coverage.

LOCATION

Elmergreen Associates
114 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403

(Just across from the Marathon County Courthouse in Downtown Wausau)

Discrete parking at rear of building

APPOINTMENTS / HOURS

Phone: 715.845.7175
Fax: 715-845-7142
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Office Hours:
Mon.–Thurs. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Weeknights by appointment only.