Melinda is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She received her Master’s in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in community counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She specializes in counseling children, and her research interests include childhood eating disorders and the effects of posttraumatic stress on military families.
Helen is a graduate of St. Cloud State University, Minnesota in 2006. She received her master's in Community Counseling and earned her post graduate Marriage and Family Therapy certificate in 2011. Helen has experiences working with trauma victims and clients from a diverse background. Helen is originally from Malaysia. In addition to English, she can also speak Mandarin, Fujianese, and Malay.
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Aaron Pressie, MSW, CSAC
Aaron Pressie is a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). He received his undergraduate degree from UW-Milwaukee and his graduate degree in Community Mental Health from Trinity College of Vermont. Aaron provides individual and family counseling, and mental health consultation to schools. His interests include working with children and families who have been affected by substance abuse and mental health issues, as well parent education issues. Aaron is a strong advocate of cognitive behavioral counseling, motivational enhancement therapy, Adlerian counseling practice, and culturally competent mental health services. Aaron serves on the advisory board of the Serenity Inn, AODA residential placement and has supervised multiple treatment programs in Milwaukee and Connecticut.
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Elishia Pulliam, MS, LPC
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Julius Agara, MS
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Denise Drum, MSW, LCSW, SAC
Denise holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Social Work. Additionally, Denise earned a minor in Sociology as she attended the University of Science & Technology in Kumasi, Ghana (West Africa) for one year. She has worked in the Social Work field for 25 plus years. Ms. Drum started her career with adjudicated delinquent adolescents in a halfway house setting and later accepted employment with the state of Wisconsin- Juvenile Corrections as an intake Social Worker at Ethan Allen Boys School. In the years of her work at Ethan Allen, Denise moved from intake work to intensive clinical unit, housing the most troubled youth in corrections. Crisis intervention, anger management, & pro-social life skills were a few of the job duties worked in the AODA program helping young men take an introspective look at their past and present choices as they related to success or failure in the community.
In 2012, Ms. Drum transitioned from Juvenile Corrections to adults accepting a position with the Department of Adult Institutions at Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF) as a member of an AODA treatment team facilitating groups for men. Ms. Drum is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and is a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC). She enjoys working with clients through a wide variety of issues that have prompted individuals, couples or families into counseling. Ms. Drum works comfortably with psychologists and psychiatrists as needed to accommodate a holistic approach as people face their concerns.
Brenda graduated from UW–Milwaukee, where her Masters of Social Work Degree encompass two concentrated tracks (Mental Health and School Social Work). This allows her to be dually credentialed as an Advance Practice Social Worker and a School Social Worker. She provides psychotherapeutic services to children and families in-home, outpatient, and in school settings. Brenda also holds a UWM certificate in Trauma Counseling that positioned her to naturally shift to utilizing Trauma Informed Care Paradigm Shift Perspective in the deliverance of therapeutic services to traumatized children and adults. She is also a trained facilitator of Becoming A Love and Logic Parent parenting education curriculum. Brenda is an active member of The National Association of Social Workers and is a member of Wisconsin School Social Worker Association.
Ms. O'Donnell has an undergraduate and a graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a NASW member, with over17 years of experience as a psychiatric social worker for Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division-Inpatient and the Wraparound Program. In addition, Ms. O'Donnell has 8 years of experience as a case coordinator for Milwaukee County Disabilities Division. Currently, she provides in-home, family, and individual therapy for children, adults, and families in Wraparound and the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. Her specialty is working with families, who have children with developmental disabilities. Ms. O'Donnell has also worked with various refugee clients: Hmong, Serbian, Bosnian, Burmese and Iraqi.