State-Certified Counseling Center

Our Team, Wausau WI

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

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.
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 Stockbridge-Munsee tribe.

Court officials, school-based professionals, tribal leaders, and medical practitioners can rely on Dr. Elmergreen’s 30+ years of trusted expertise to provide clinical evaluations in the Wausau metro area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hiking, traveling, and reading.

Call 715-845-7175 to book an appointment with Dr. Dennis Elmergreen.

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Qualifications

COUNSELING / CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety / Depression Treatment
  • Evaluations (Court, School, Psychological, & more)
  • Male Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders Treatment
  • Weight Management

TREATMENT AREAS

  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjustment Issues / Coping Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Childhood Anxiety, Depression, & Phobias
  • Children of Divorce
  • Counseling for Bariatric or Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Death & Dying
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Divorce / Custody & Co-Parenting
  • Family Counseling
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Individuation
  • Intimacy
  • Learning Disorders
  • Loneliness
  • Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling
  • Meditation / Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Neglect (Physical & Emotional)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive–Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Parenting / Blended Families / Adoption
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Issues or Abuse
  • Sexual Issues or Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Widowhood & Grief

TESTING / CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

  • 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 [NGRI] / Guardianship)
  • Disability (Including Social Security Disability)
  • Family
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Intelligence
  • Learning Disorders or Disabilities
  • Marriage / Divorce / Relationships
  • Memory
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Accident, Violence, or Abuse Victims)
  • Psychological (Anxiety / Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • School
  • Tribal Courts
  • Veterans Evaluations (PTSD & Mental Health Struggles)
  • Vocational / Career Counseling / Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

PREFERRED THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Client-Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reality-Based
  • Skill-Building
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Supportive
  • Trauma-Focused

AGES SERVED

  • Children (6–10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11–13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14–19)
  • Adults (20–64)
  • Elders (65+)

MODALITIES SERVED

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups

QUALIFICATIONS 

Dr. Elmergreen served as Clinical Supervisor for the Health and Wellness Centers at the Forest County Potawatomi and Stockbridge-Munsee tribal clinics and interned at Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree: Rosemead School of Psychology, La Mirada, CA
  • Master of Science (MS) degree: Rosemead School of Psychology, La Mirada, CA
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree: University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
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 Marathon County. She is available to do presentations on anxiety/stress management, as well as other topics upon request.

Ms. Elmergreen works with her clients to restore balance to their lives. Her goal is to help her patients achieve mental and physical health so that they may be healed after a life change or loss. She endeavors to help people experience forgiveness and self-compassion to heal emotional wounds and attain equilibrium in their lives.

Call 715-845-7175 to book an appointment with Kandace Elmergreen.

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Qualifications

COUNSELING / CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety / Depression Treatment
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • Family Counseling / Relationship Issues
  • Female Mental Health
  • Male Mental Health

TREATMENT AREAS

  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjustment Issues / Coping Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Communication / Social Skills
  • Death & Dying
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Divorce / Custody & Co-Parenting
  • Family Counseling
  • Fertility Stress / Infertility
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Habit Control / Procrastination
  • Individuation
  • Intimacy
  • Loneliness
  • Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling
  • Menopause
  • Mindfulness
  • Miscarriage
  • Neglect (Physical & Emotional)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive–Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting / Blended Families / Adoption
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationships / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Issues or Abuse
  • Sexual Issues or Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Widowhood & Grief

PREFERRED THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Behavior Modification
  • Client-Centered
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Experiential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Skill-Building
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Supportive
  • Trauma-Focused

AGES SERVED

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14–19)
  • Adults (20–64)
  • Elders (65+)

MODALITIES SERVED

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services
  • Master of Science (MS) Degree: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree: Biola University, Los Angeles, CA
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 empathetically getting to know you.

She will work to collaboratively and respectfully develop a plan for your healing. She draws from compassionate, non-judgmental, and strength-based strategies to empower individuals towards their goals.

Call 715-845-7175 to book an appointment with Dr. Derus.

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Qualifications

COUNSELING / CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety / Depression Treatment
  • Anger / Stress Management
  • Child Therapy Services
  • Evaluations (Court, School, Psychological, & more)
  • Trauma Therapy

 TREATMENT AREAS

  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjustment Issues / Coping Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
  • Bullying
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Childhood Anxiety, Depression, & Phobias
  • Children of Divorce
  • Counseling for Bariatric or Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Death & Dying
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Divorce / Custody & Co-Parenting
  • Family Counseling
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Individuation
  • Intimacy
  • Learning Disorders
  • Loneliness
  • Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling
  • Meditation / Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Neglect (Physical & Emotional)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Parenting / Blended Families / Adoption
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Issues or Abuse
  • Sexual Issues or Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Widowhood & Grief

TESTING / CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

  • 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 [NGRI] / Guardianship)
Jeffrey 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 Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), and Wisconsin Psychological Association (WPA).

Dr. Rothweiler applies a full range of psychological knowledge, strategies, and skills assisting patients to empower themselves with greater clarity and balance in happier relationships with themselves and others.

Call 715-845-7175 to book an appointment with Dr. Rothweiler.

Qualifications

COUNSELING / CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Anger / Stress Management
  • Anxiety / Depression Treatment
  • Evaluations (Cognitive, Diagnostic pre-surgical, Pre-treatment, & more)
  • Health Psychology/Chronic illness
  • Couples Counseling/Family Counseling / Relationship Issues
  • Pain Management
  • Personality Disorders Treatment
  • Trauma Reduction/ Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

TREATMENT AREAS

  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjustment Issues / Coping Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assistance with medication taper-down and/or withdrawal (e/g., Benzodiazepines, Opioids, SNRI’s, other)
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Avoidance
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Coping
  • Death & Dying
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • Geriatric / End-of-Life Issues
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Habit Control / Procrastination
  • Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling
  • Meditation / Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive–Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Peer Relationships
  • Phobias
  • Pornography or Sex Addiction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts

TESTING / CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Cognition/Learning
  • Diagnostic/Differential diagnosis
  • Pre-surgical
  • Pre-treatment
  • Psychological (Anxiety / Depression / Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, and more)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Accident, Violence, or Abuse Victims)
  • Evaluations (PTSD & Mental Health Struggles)

PREFERRED THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Behavior Modification
  • Biofeedback
  • Client Centered
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrated
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal (Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT))
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Trauma Reduction

AGES SERVED

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14–19)
  • Adults (20–64)
  • Elders (65+)

MODALITIES SERVED

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Partners/Associates

QUALIFICATIONS

Before earning his license in Psychology in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Rothweiler completed his residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Elmergreen Associates.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree: University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Research assistant to Dr. Lorna Benjamin.)
  • Master of Science (MS) degree: University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Research assistant to Dr. Lorna Benjamin.)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree—Psychology: University of Washington, Seattle (Worked 3 years as a Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) research assistant to Dr. Marsha Linehan.)
  • Contract negotiator/Purchasing Agent for computer hardware and software, The Boeing Company, Seattle Washington (5-years).
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree—Business: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
  • Anxiety / Depression Treatment
  • Anger / Stress Management
  • Child Therapy Services
  • Evaluations (Court, School, Psychological, & more)
  • Trauma Therapy

 TREATMENT AREAS

  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjustment Issues / Coping Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
  • Bullying
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Childhood Anxiety, Depression, & Phobias
  • Children of Divorce
  • Counseling for Bariatric or Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Death & Dying
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Divorce / Custody & Co-Parenting
  • Family Counseling
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Individuation
  • Intimacy
  • Learning Disorders
  • Loneliness
  • Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling
  • Meditation / Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Neglect (Physical & Emotional)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Parenting / Blended Families / Adoption
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Issues or Abuse
  • Sexual Issues or Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Widowhood & Grief

TESTING / CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

  • 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 [NGRI] / Guardianship)

PREFERRED THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Behavior Modification
  • Biofeedback
  • Client Centered
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrated
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal (Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT))
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Trauma Reduction

AGES SERVED

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14–19)
  • Adults (20–64)
  • Elders (65+)

MODALITIES SERVED

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Partners/Associates

QUALIFICATIONS

Before earning his license in Psychology in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Rothweiler completed his residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Elmergreen Associates.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree: University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Research assistant to Dr. Lorna Benjamin.)
  • Master of Science (MS) degree: University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Research assistant to Dr. Lorna Benjamin.)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree—Psychology: University of Washington, Seattle (Worked 3 years as a Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) research assistant to Dr. Marsha Linehan.)
  • Contract negotiator/Purchasing Agent for computer hardware and software, The Boeing Company, Seattle Washington (5-years).
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree—Business: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Colleen Angel LPC SAC-IT

Colleen Angel, LPC, SAC-IT

Colleen Angel has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 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 member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Midwest Brainspotting Institute(MBI).

Colleen listens to clients to learn about who they are through stories they tell about themselves. She focuses on helping clients to choose goals, plan treatments, and claim their power to live in healthy relationship to themselves and others. She believes that all people can improve themselves, and she assists each person to find the best ways to meet his or her unique therapeutic goals. Colleen enjoys meeting new people and learning new things. Some of her favorite people include her son and her two furry, four-legged cats.

Call 715-845-7175 to book an appointment with Colleen Angel today.

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Qualifications

COUNSELING / CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) / Addiction Recovery
  • Anger / Stress Management
  • Anxiety / Depression Treatment
  • Identity
  • Life Coaching / Personal Development

TREATMENT AREAS

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjustment Issues / Coping Skills
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Communication / Social Skills
  • Death & Dying
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Individuation
  • Loneliness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse / Opioid Addiction
  • Widowhood & Grief

TESTING / CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

  • Psychological (Anxiety / Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • Substance Abuse

PREFERRED THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Brainspotting (BSP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Narrative Therapy (NT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Spirituality
  • Strength-Based
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

AGES SERVED

  • Young Adults (18–19)
  • Adults (20–64)
  • Elders(65+)

MODALITIES SERVED

  • Individuals
  • Groups

QUALIFICATIONS

Colleen trained in Brainspotting (BSP) beginning in 2016 and continuing through the current year: Training with Dr. David Grand, Dr. Pie Frey, Dr. Ruby Gibson, and several other trainers.
She has led group work in AODA recovery for state and county level programs. She also interned at Wood County, WI, assisting counselors with Day Treatment and an Intensive Outpatient Program designed for clients with AODA issues who were enrolled in the Wood County Drug Court program.
Colleen has enjoyed working with university students to adjust to individuating and succeeding in new roles away from home.

 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification: State of Wisconsin
  • Substance Abuse Counselor in Training (SAC-IT) certification: State of Wisconsin
  • Master of Arts (MA) degree–Counseling: Lakeland University, Plymouth, WI
  • Master of Arts (MA) degree–Organizational Communication: University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree–Psychology: University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
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 and Drug Abuse Counselor I in 2002, a Substance Abuse Counselor in 2006, and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in 2008.

Gary is a member of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and has extensive experience with Driver Safety Plans for individuals required to engage in AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) counseling following a citation for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI).

Mr. Grote is deeply dedicated to the meaningful, joyful, rewarding, and challenging journey of RECOVERY, walking side-by-side with clients to gain and maintain sobriety and working with clients toward the goal of rebuilding lives that have been damaged by addiction.

Gary has a heart for helping individuals stay clean and sober while under the pressure of community supervision (e.g., probation and parole). In the safe space of a respectful, caring, and trusting relationship, the client and counselor together will form positive and realistic goals that grow out of a client’s own strengths, needs, hopes, and dreams.

Call 715-845-7175 to book an appointment with Gary Grote today.

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Qualifications

COUNSELING / CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) / Addiction Recovery

TREATMENT AREAS

  • Alcoholism
  • Gambling
  • Substance Abuse / Opioid Addiction

TESTING / CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

  • Substance Abuse

PREFERRED THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Client-Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

AGES SERVED

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14–19)
  • Adults (20–64)
  • Elders (65+)

MODALITIES SERVED

  • Individuals
  • Couples

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) certification: State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree: Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree–Psychology: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • Completed two year-long internships in college and hospital chaplaincy in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
David Derus PsyD

David Derus, PsyD, LP

Dr. David Derus is a licensed psychologist in the state of Wisconsin. He works from a culturally sensitive cognitive behavioral perspective with individuals ages 12 and up.
Understanding that seeking out help can be hard, he takes time to cultivate a strong working relationship to ensure his clients feel comfortable.
Dr. Derus also works as a Mental Performance Coach and offers 1:1 training for athletes looking to improve their performance, position group and team training, and coaching consultation.

Call 715-845-7175 to book an appointment with Dr. David Derus today.

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Qualifications

MENTAL PERFORMANCE COACHING

  • Burnout
  • Choking
  • Confidence
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coping Skills
  • Coping with Injury
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Focus and Concentration
  • Grounding
  • Harnessing and Maintaining Flow States
  • Improving Self-Talk
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Team-building
  • Visualization

TREATMENT AREAS

  • Abuse (Physical, Mental, & Sexual) & Victimization
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjustment Issues / Coping Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Athletic Performance
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
  • Bullying
  • Career / Job Stress
  • Childhood Anxiety, Depression, & Phobias
  • Children of Divorce
  • Counseling for Bariatric or Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Death & Dying
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Divorce / Custody & Co-Parenting
  • Family Counseling
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Grief & Loss Adjustment
  • Individuation
  • Intimacy
  • Learning Disorders
  • Loneliness
  • Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling
  • Meditation / Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Neglect (Physical & Emotional)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting / Blended Families / Adoption
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Issues or Abuse
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts

TESTING / CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Cognitive and Memory Testing
  • Performance Based Evaluations for Athletes
Susie Rood MS LPC

Susie Rood, MS, LPC

Susie is a Licensed Professional counselor who has experience working with a wide variety of individuals from all walks of life. Susie utilizes different therapeutic techniques to address a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting concerns, LGBTQ+ issues, life transitions, abuse/other trauma history and other mental health concerns. Susie’s approach emphasizes utilizing one’s individual strengths to build upon the abilities the individual has to cope with the struggles they are experiencing. Susie is a non-judgemental, open minded person who emphasizes empathy, encouragement, and guidance to her clients. Approaches that Susie utilizes to help her clients achieve their goals include cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused.

Call 715-845-7175 to book an appointment with Susie Rood.

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Qualifications

COUNSELING / CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) / Addiction Recovery

TREATMENT AREAS

  • Alcoholism
  • Gambling
  • Substance Abuse / Opioid Addiction

TESTING / CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

  • Substance Abuse

PREFERRED THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Client-Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

AGES SERVED

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14–19)
  • Adults (20–64)
  • Elders (65+)

MODALITIES SERVED

  • Individuals
  • Couples

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) certification: State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree: Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree–Psychology: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • Completed two year-long internships in college and hospital chaplaincy in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.

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.

Why Choose Us?

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 assure the best quality of care.

Expertise

We’ve provided trusted clinical evaluations & services to the Wausau area for over 25 years. We are a state-certified Mental Health & AODA Clinic in Wausau.

Privacy

We understand that your time with us is a private matter. We offer discrete parking in the rear of our building, along with a private entrance.

Comfort

A stately house near the historic district in Downtown Wausau welcomes you inside in the doors of our long-standing and certified Counseling Center.

Guiding you towards a happier, healthier you

Elmergreen Associates Counseling Wausau Wisconsin

Address

114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403

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