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Guidance On Every Step of the Way


I'm originally from Grant County and have been a mental health counselor since attending UW-Madison for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Areas of study included Psychology, medical and clinical Social Work, and Women's Studies. 

I have owned and practice at Southwest Counseling since 2014. I currently see adolescents through geriatric clients, as well as Employee Assistance clients from several business Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)s. 

Recognizing my client's individual needs, I use a blend of treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoeducational, Solution Focused, Interpersonal, and Supportive psychotherapies. I am available to work with individuals, couples, and families. While a I prefer to meet with clients in person, telehealth sessions are also available.

Areas of Specialty Include:

Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Crisis and Stress Management, Physical Illness and Pain, Grief and Loss, Disordered Eating, Relationships and LBGTQ+ barriers.


Licensed Independent Clinical Supervisor

Jennifer Schoepp obtained her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from UW-Platteville. She has worked as a school counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults. She specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, and adjustment disorders. Jennifer's treatment approaches include: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based, mindfulness, stress management, and is individualized for each client. Jennifer will also incorporate game based activities for her young clients to foster learning and development of identifying emotions and self-regulation skills.

In 2024, Jennifer earned her Independent Clinical Supervisor license.

Jennifer is also a Certified Kids Yoga Teacher and offers Yoga For Kids ages 5-11. 



As a therapist at Southwest Counseling, I bring a unique perspective into my counseling and psychotherapy session with an educational background that includes a MBA in Organizational Development and a MSE in Counseling Psychology.  I've worked the past eight years with Substance Abuse Disorders, along with Mental Health in both Grant and Iowa Counties. 

Together we can find your strengths, coupled with areas of healing, to help you through any life challenge you may be facing.  My sessions are primarily psychodynamic with both polyvagal and client centered oriented.  I strive to help you find a healthy holistic balance of mind, body, and spirit.  Not only do I specialize in addictions and how they overcome the individual along with relationships including families, but also the following: anxiety and depression, grief and loss, personality disorder, self-identity/self-esteem building, stress, and trauma.  

Treatment approaches include: motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, brain change neuroscience, mindfulness, communication skill building, and personal growth development.



2000-2001 - Southwest Wisconsin Techniccal College

2001-2003- Upper Iowa University, B.S. Human Resources

2009-2012- Upper Iowa University, M.B.A. Organizational Development

2014-2015- University of Wisconsin - Platteville, M.S.E. Counseling Psychology



Michelle has worked in the human services  for over 20 years, knowing from an early age that the mental and emotional well-being of all people is her passion. She is currently licensed as an APSW and services clients through all developmental stages (child, adolescence, adult), including families and couples. 

Since no single approach is fitting for all people, Michelle has been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectal Behavioral, Emotionally-Focused, Family Systems, and EMDR, in addition to many hours of specialized trauma interventions. Her specialties of practice include trauma recovery, depression, and anxiety. 

Michelle's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Clarke University.  


Nicole Kaiser, MSW, LCSW

Nicole is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adolescents and adults. Nicole believes is a holistic approach as she looks at the person as a whole in the healing process. Nicole works with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, family issues, mood disorders, self-esteem, anger management, and life transitions.


Nicole uses a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based, and Solution Focused therapies. She has over 13 years of experience in the field of social work and behavioral health.


Nicole obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and her Master’s degree in social work from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.


Lea Lovell, LPC IT

I am an LPC IT and have immediate availability beginning in May. My work focuses on the importance of the therapeutic alliance between counselor and client and incorporates evidence-based therapy practices to support the client’s unique needs. I believe in gearing my treatment to the individual and their presenting problems whether it be healing from trauma, resolving anxious thoughts, changing unhealthy patterns of behavior, or treating other distressing symptoms of a wide range of diagnoses. I am dedicated to fostering an environment where clients feel supported in reaching their treatment goals. 

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1160 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 53809

131 S Monroe Street, Suite 2, Lancaster, WI 53813

Phone: (608) 822-5052 Fax: (608) 822-0131

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