Wisconsin Rapids

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Julie Edmundson

Julie has a Master's Degree from Concordia University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Julie has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings and has been a counselor for 18 years. She works with adolescents and adults. Areas of specialization include dual disorders, anxiety, depression, AODA assessments, and treatment as well as court ordered evaluations, driver safety plans, co-dependency, chronic pain, grief and loss issues and trauma.



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Elizabeth Kuhn, MSW, LCSW, BST

Elizabeth is a licensed social worker, regular education teacher, and special education teacher. In 2011, she graduated with her masters in clinical social work from St. Tomas University in Minnesota. Elizabeth completed her post-masters working with family preservation and Christian counseling. She is experienced in providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and families.

Areas of specialization include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Divorce
  • Blended Families
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Christian Counseling
  • Hoarding
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Behavioral Issues in Children and Adolescents
  • EMDR

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Lori A Kroening, LCSW, CSAC

Dual Diagnosis Therapist
Advanced Practice Social Worker
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor


Lori holds a Master Degree from UW Madison in Social Work, her Substance Abuse Certificate through Northcentral Technical College, and her BS in Psychology through Liberty University. Lori primarily treats adults who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues. It is Lori’s personal philosophy that co-occurring disorders should be treated concurrently to provide the best results to clients. Keeping an open mind and treating each client as an individual, and then tailoring the treatment to help the client with their own unique set of circumstances, is something that Lori finds challenging as well as gratifying.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Dual Diagnosis Disorders
  • Court Ordered Treatment
  • Substance Abuse Recovery & Maintenance
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Obsessions & Compulsions
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Co-Dependence
  • Stages of Change Approach
  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy

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Samantha Casey LSW, LPC-IT

Samantha has worked as a social worker for the last 7 years and has obtained a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Lakeland College. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training and has experience providing individual and group counseling for children, teens, and families. Samantha enjoys spending time with her 2 sons as well as camping, attending sporting events and concerts.

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Rick Vela, MSW/LCSW

Rick has a Master's degree in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, San Bernardino. Rick is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with thousands of hours of mental health therapy experience. Before moving to Wisconsin, Rick worked in Children’s Protective Service in California helping "at risk" children and strengthening their families. Rick began working in the field of Mental Health for the Tomah VA Hospital in 2008 and now practices as a mental health clinician at the Wisconsin Rapids clinic. Rick is a "Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Providers Association - Certified Individual." Rick works with all ages and is especially sensitive to problems faced by women, children and adolescents.

His areas of specialization include: emotional regulation (anger, anxiety), depression, self-esteem building, sexual abuse, Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence prevention, PTSD, grief and loss, guilt/shame and shame-based problems, assertiveness building, marital issues and relationship building skills.


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Robin Swanson, MA LPC-IT

Robin holds a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Lakeland University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology from UW- Stevens Point. She works with children, adolescents, and adults.

Robin has experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma or conflict within their relationships and has worked with those clients to foster hope, happiness, and balance in their lives.

As a counselor, she works to create a safe and accepting environment where her clients feel empowered to improve their lives.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relations
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Image and Esteem
  • Stress Management