Helping People Find Their Way

Compass Counseling Wausau is an outpatient mental health clinic dedicated to providing quality, caring, and confidential services to families, children, adults, and couples. We offer assessments and treatment, including court ordered, for a wide range of issues and concerns.

Services

Compass Counseling Wausau is an outpatient mental health clinic dedicated to providing quality, caring, and confidential services to families, children, adults, and couples. We offer assessments and treatment, including court-ordered, for a wide range of issues and concerns.

Some common concerns people seek counseling services for include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • ADHD
  • Marriage counseling
  • Family conflict
  • Child and adolescent behavioral issues
  • Grief
  • Parenting concerns
  • Divorce adjustment
  • Eating disorders
  • Abuse issues
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Our therapists are also able to work with family doctors, psychiatrists, case managers, and any other support people our clients might have to ensure continuity of care and the best possible outcomes.

Appointments

Compass Counseling is open for counseling services in Weston and Wausau, Wisconsin. We are open for appointments Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

The receptionist will send you paperwork through your online client portal. We will schedule an appointment for you once the paperwork is completed. Please be sure to take a picture of your insurance card in your portal as part of initial paperwork completion.

Your therapist will greet you and escort you to a comfortable home-like office and answer any questions you may have about the paperwork you completed. An assessment will then be completed to determine the appropriate course of treatment. This assessment will include detailed information about what brings you to therapy, symptoms, and personal history. This will allow your therapist to custom design your treatment. Your therapist will give you an opinion for treatment and schedule a return appointment as needed.

Our receptionist is available to schedule appointments and answer any questions you might have regarding appointments.

Our Staff

At Compass Counseling our therapists are Masters or PhD level professionals. Each counselor has expertise and experience in specific areas so we can offer you wide variety of counseling services. Please call our Weston, Wausau, or Wisconsin Rapids office and we can help you determine which counselor would be ideal for you based on your specific needs.

Alyssa Kress
LCSW
Weston

Alyssa holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has over 5 years working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders. Alyssa also holds a substance abuse certification, and has experience in facilitating AODA and trauma focused groups. Alyssa enjoys working with families, and individuals of all ages.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Substance Use Disorders/Addiction
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Amber Myska
LCSW
Wausau

Amber holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from UW-Green Bay. She has experience in the following areas of practice: Child and Adult Mental Health, Child Abuse and Neglect, Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Poverty, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Corrections, Children Long Term Disabilities, and Rehabilitative Services. She works with children, adolescents, adult, and families.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Children and Adolescent Behavioral Challenges
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Child Behavior and Attachment Challenges
  • Family Stress, Coping, and Parenting
  • Adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
Andy Cameron
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Wausau, Telehealth

Dr. Cameron earned Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee. He has worked as a psychology instructor and addictions researcher but his primary focus is conducting therapy with individuals and families.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Behavioral Addictions (gambling, shopping, internet use)
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) and OCD Spectrum Behaviors
  • Codependency
  • LGBT Issues
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assessments and Treatment
  • Couples
Blake Burton
MS, LPC
Weston, Telehealth

Blake has a Master's Degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin in counseling. He has served as a foster parent for eight years and has four years of experience as a therapist in the residential setting. Blake enjoys working with a wide variety of people. He believes we all have the power to make changes in our lives if we can understand the influences on how we make choices.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Youth and Families
  • Solution Focused Approaches
  • Parenting Issues
Carmen Letarski
MS, LPC
Wausau, Telehealth

Carmen holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Vermont University and is dually licensed in both Substance Abuse and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.   She completed her internships at Compass Counseling and at ACS Clinical Services.  She has experience working with anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, and addictions.  Carmen also has experience working in Treatment Court Programs with adults dealing with substance abuse and legal issues.  Carmen uses a strengths-based, person-centered approach to work with adolescents and adults in developing healthy coping skills toward mental wellness.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
Hazel Woody
APSW

Hazel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Hazel’s main area of practice is with children, specifically addressing childhood trauma. She has experience and knowledge navigating the child welfare system, working with both biological and foster parents. Hazel also has experience with faith-based counseling for clients that wish to incorporate their beliefs into their treatment services. 

Areas of Specialization:
  • Trauma 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Faith-based counseling
  • CPS/ child welfare
  • ADHD
  • ODD
Heidi Dampier
LPC-IT
Weston

Heidi holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Counseling from Lakeland University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University. Heidi is passionate about working with children and educating them on Interoception and developing coping skills. Having been a military spouse, Heidi is also passionate about working with military families/dependents. 

 

Areas of Specialization:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Play Therapy
  • Anxiety 
  • Self-Esteem
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • ADHD
Liz Unrath
MA, LPC
Wausau, Telehealth

Liz has a wide range of education and clinical experience. Liz received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Lakeland College and her undergraduate degree from the University of MN. She has over 11 years working in mental health in the areas of Residential Treatment, Outpatient Mental Health, College Counseling and Employee Assistance Programs. Liz uses a holistic, strength-based approach to therapy when working with all ages and areas of concern. She is trained in EMDR which is used to help eleviate symptoms of trauma. She also uses other treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfullness.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Career and Work Issues
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Grief and Loss Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Caregiver Issues
  • Children and Adolescent Behavioral Issues
  • Adjustment Issues
Mary Joswick
MS, LPC
Wausau, Telehealth

Mary earned a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Concordia, a Master's in Education from University of LaCrosse., and an undergraduate degree in Special Education K-12 from the University of Stevens Point. Mary has gained experience through her internship at Compass in the areas of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and abuse with all ages. She has a love for helping and learning about people, using new techniques and has a passion for working with women in all stages of life, trauma, relationships, and families that are blended or going through divorce. She has 20 years of experience as a Special Education Teacher working with children and adolescents. Mary provides Mental Health Counseling to adolescents, adults and families. She uses a Person-Centered Approach meeting clients where they are along their journey as well as allowing nonjudgmental exploration of their barriers and inner strengths developing healthy coping skills and choices necessary to be their best self and lead quality lives. 

 

Areas of Specialization:

Areas of specialization include:

  • Anxiety and Depression 
  • Women’s Emotional Health 
  • Relationship Conflict 
  • Adjustment Disorder 
  • Trauma and Abuse 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Cognitive & Dialectical Behavioral Therapies 
  • Mindfulness Practices
Monica Waldvogel
MA, LPC
Weston

Monica holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Community Counseling from Lakeland University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion and Wellness with an emphasis in health coaching from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She also has her yoga teacher training and integrates mindfulness into her therapeutic approaches for positive empowering changes towards a healthy lifestyle. Monica works with children, adolescents and adults.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Adjustment Disorder
Pajnag Moua
MSW, APSW
Weston, Telehealth

Pajnag holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from UW-Madison and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies also from UW-Madison. Pajnag is passionate about working with children, youth, and maternal health. She has experience with youth and young adults aging-out-of-foster care and hospital care coordination experience in perinatal services.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Grief
  • Women's Emotional Health
  • Trauma
Rick Rogich
LCSW, SAS
Wausau

Rick earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University with specialized training in Substance Abuse and Addictions, holding licenses in Wisconsin and Illinois.  Before becoming a clinical therapist, he spent 34 years as a Trial Attorney specializing in complex civil litigation.  Rick has also worked as a Guardian ad Litem on court-related matters involving a broad range of family and mental health challenges.  Rick takes a strengths-based approach to therapy with adults, couples and families, integrating mindfulness practices with the following treatment models: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Stress and Parenting
  • Substance Use and Behavioral Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Employment and Relationship Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
Shannon Cole-Cameron
MSW, LCSW, SAS
Weston, Telehealth

Shannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Substance Abuse Specialty and earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, treating both mental health and substance abuse issues. Shannon provides therapy services for individuals ages 12 and up, couples, families, and groups, and uses a strengths-based approach to help empower her clients.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chemical and Behavioral Addictions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • EMDR
Stacy Martin
MS, LPC-IT
Wausau, Telehealth

Stacey holds a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UW-Stout, with academic concentration in Crisis/Trauma and Addictions and a bachelor’s in psychology with emphasis in Human Services from UW Stevens Point. She has worked in a variety of settings with people of all ages.

Stacey employs a variety of treatment modalities including expressive arts and somatic therapy to work collaboratively with clients to make manageable and lasting changes in their lives. She is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for treatment of PTSD.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Relationships
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Shame and shame-based concerns
Tara Ollmann
MS, LPC
Antigo Schools

Tara has a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She has worked with children and adults with severe and persistent mental illness in community settings. Previous experience includes residential work, case management, and intensive in-home therapywith children and their families.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Youth and Families
  • Parenting Issues
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
Ted Conachen
MSW, APSW
Weston, Telehealth

Ted graduated with his MSW, from the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay and is currently obtaining his hours to receive his LCSW. Ted earned his Bachelor’s degree in social work, from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. His approach is relational focused and seeks to utilize the client’s strengths and resiliencies to build a positive therapeutic relationship. Ted has worked with teens, adults, and families to address stress, anxiety, life transitions, grief, attachment, parenting, and depression. Ted typically works with individuals aged 15 and older.

Tracy Peterson
MS, LPC
Weston

Tracy holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from UW-Stout and a Bachelors Degree in Education. She has worked as a teacher, inpatient social worker, and in corrections in the past. She works with adolescents and adults.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-harm and Personality Disorders
  • Depression and Anxiety
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Client Portal

Use your Client Portal to sign forms, check and set appointments, and to pay your bill.

Billing/Insurance

Compass Counseling accepts most insurance including BadgerCare. As a courtesy to our clients, we will bill your insurance directly. Please contact your insurance company to verify your benefits and to learn more about your deductible and or copays.

We also accept self-payment for those clients who do not have insurance and will work with you to set up payment plans for self-payment and co-pays.

We accept:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • HSA Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Questions related questions may be directed to our billing specialist.

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Weston
(Main Office)
3704 Weston Ave.
Weston, WI, 54476
Phone: 715.298.6364
Fax:: 715.298.6365
Wausau
530 Grant Street
Wausau, WI, 54403
Phone: 715.298.6364
Fax:: 715.298.6365

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