Dr. Peter Ruta received his PH.D in 1988 from Loyola University in Chicago, Il. In 2005, he completed his education in marriage and family therapy from the Family Training Institute in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Ruta is currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Ruta’s professional interests include working with adults, families, and refugees. He has a range of experience from teaching to ministry work in the United States and other areas such as, Tanzania. Dr. Ruta is an active member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NCAA) and has been employed with SFPP, LLC since 2005. He is fluent and has working knowledge in a variety of languages including but not limited to, Kihaya, Kiswahili, Italian, and French. Dr.Ruta is also a Retired (not active) Board Certified Member of NACC (National Association of Catholic Chaplains).
Job Title: Marriage and Family Therapist Education: Ph.D., STL License: LMFT College: Loyola University Email: email@example.com
Brenda Ward, MSW, CAPSW, SSW
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.
Dan Chojnacki completed his bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy at Macalester College before earning a master's degree in Community Counseling from UW-Milwaukee in 2013. Dan is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Dan has been serving youth and adults in Milwaukee since 2008, and he is deeply committed to increasing access to mental health services in Milwaukee. Dan is fluent in Spanish and English, and specializes in multicultural counseling, exploring connections between mind and body wellness, treating anxiety and depression, and helping couples and families build stronger relationships. Before joining Sebastian Family Psychology Practice, Dan worked as a therapist for young couples who were preparing to become parents.