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Both the case manager and the therapist were GREAT to work with.
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Mary Simon, MSSW, LCSW

Mary Simon, MSSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Program Director at Community Care Resources (Treatment Foster Care) and Community Care Programs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic), Middleton. 

Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from UW-Whitewater and a Master’s degree in Social Work from UW-Madison. She received specialized training in the Assessment and Treatment of children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems at the Hennepin Home School in Minnesota in 1989 when this specialty field of treatment was still in its infancy. 

Mary has worked at CCR since 1992 and she developed several specialized treatment programs (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, STOP juvenile sex offender program, Dialectical Behavior Therapy program) for CCP. Prior to her employment at CCR and CCP, Mary worked as a therapist at Sunburst Youth Homes Residential Treatment Center in Neillsville, WI where she developed one of the first juvenile sexual offender treatment programs in the state of Wisconsin. Mary incorporates general wellness principles into all of the treatment programs at CCP.

In addition to her administrative duties at CCR and CCP, Mary provides Psychosexual Assessments for children and adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors. Mary is a long-term member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers). Mary is also an executive board member for Camp-To-Belong, Wisconsin and a a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers). Mary loves to teach, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge about helping children heal from trauma with high school and college students who are considering a career in child welfare. Mary enjoys long distance running, hiking, yoga, reading and international travel. She also enjoys hanging out with her many nephews and nieces.

Joy Nyhuis-Wing, LCSW, MSW

Joy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in residential treatment and day treatment programs as well as treatment foster care.
Joy has been employed with CCR since 1998. During her time at Community Care Resources, Joy has traveled throughout Wisconsin providing direct case management and clinical services to foster parents and foster children with a wide variety of behavioral issues and mental health diagnoses. During her time at CCR, Joy has co-lead groups for adolescent sex offenders, was the case manager for a STOP Specialized Group Care home, and co-lead in home therapy for individuals outside of CCR/CCP. Joy is certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy and DBT therapy. Joy is passionate about working with kids on the autism spectrum and providing this specialized treatment for youth with a PTSD diagnosis, personality disorders and/or developmental trauma issues
Joy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Bonnie Buschke, LCSW, MSW

Bonnie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW. Bonnie has been working with CCR as a treatment foster care Clinical Case Manager since 2013. In 2019, she began working as a therapist for CCP as well. Bonnie has worked with adults with severe and persistent mental illness, adults and youth with developmental disabilities and youth with mental health and behavioral issues in a day-treatment setting.
Bonnie earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Donna A. Rifken, Ph.D., Child Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rifken has over 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of youth hurt by abuse, neglect and mental illness. Donna is a pragmatic clinician, treating and assessing youth using evidence-based, proven strategies. She simplifies neuroscience concepts to take shame and blame out of the treatment session and to encourage curiosity and a motivation to heal. With a variety of hands-on, playful materials, she teaches youth and their adult care providers how to calm their emotional brains and develop more effective problem-solving skills. Her goal is to find ways to stabilize youth so they can show their best selves. Donna is trained in Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Mindfulness Meditation.
Donna provides training to educators, Child Protective Services professionals, and county mental health providers on the impacts of traumatic stress on the brain. She has robust training resources to help adults strengthen their own stress resilience and create classroom programs to help students do the same. She has worked with school districts throughout Wisconsin from Suring to Racine and Green Bay to Boscobel. She believes that educators and county service providers are our children’s most important community resources.

Jo Richter, APSW, LPC

Jo has worked with special populations for the past 30 years. She began working with DD/CMI adults in group homes and also workedas a CPS worker before starting her tenure with Community Care Resources in 1996. While working with CCP and CCR, Jo has worked as a Clinical Case Manager and therapist and has provided therapy services to youth with sexual boundary problems since 2004. Jo has been trained in TFCBT and utilizes the strategies of trauma-focused therapy with all the youth.
Jo earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Development.

Janette Gunn MSSW, LCSW

Janette has been with CCP and CCR for over 15 years. She has provided therapy to children, youth, and families who have experienced complex trauma, sexual behavior problems, PTSD, emerging personality disorders, attachment disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, and with those on the autism spectrum. Janette specializes in TFCBT, STOP, and Neuro Feedback treatment.
Janette strongly believes that every person has the inner wisdom and unique gifts to overcome or transform any trauma or life challenge within a safe space of a trusting and authentic relationship.
Janette earned a Master of Science Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Janette has been a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers since 2011.
Lora

Lora Schroeder, MSW, LCSW

Lora has over 25 years of clinical experience with adults as well as children and families through past work in county social services and outpatient mental health settings. During her 21 years at Community Care Resources  Lora has provided case management services for youth in treatment foster homes and therapy services in the CCP clinic. This includes group and individual therapy providing the STOP Curriculum and TFCBT and currently running a DBT program at an ISP (Intensive Services Program) home. She will also be involved in our Neuro Feedback program.

Lora is trained in Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT). Lora is interested in looking at the person as a whole, including foods they eat and their environment, in treating their mental health symptoms. She is currently training to be a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Lora earned a Master’s degree in Social Work a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

McKenzie Flick

McKenzie’s works with clients throughout their lifespan. Her approach is client-centered, holistic, and trauma informed. She offers individual, couples and family outpatient therapy for those struggling with mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, substance use disorders, domestic violence, personality disorders, youth with sexually deviant behaviors, and trauma. McKenzie utilizes techniques from the STOP program, EMDR, Person Centered, TFCBT and Motivational Interviewing techniques. She strives to collaboratively build a safe and calm space to help clients feel supported and understood within the counseling process.
McKenzie earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Northern Iowa.

Cheryl Hunt, OT

Cheryl is a trauma informed OT with 30+ years of experience working with children in the context of family and community. She has worked in schools, homes, & clinics. Currently, her focus is on children with mental health issues. She uses a family centered approach and has had training in trauma treatment, listening programs, developmental play, sensory processing (SPD), Handwriting Without Tears, Bal-A-Vis-X, and Barton tutoring (Orton-Gillingham based) for students with Dyslexia. She is also a certified Rhythmic Movement/Reflex Integration (RMTi) consultant.
As an adoptive mom she has personal experience with adoption challenges which helps her support families in the midst of struggles. She loves having fun with kids and families, facilitating what she calls a “Sensory-Attachment” approach to treatment.
Cheryl provides evaluation (including identification) and treatment including:
  • Attachment, Attention, Executive Functioning, Adaptive and Regulatory struggles
  • Developmental Delays
  • Fine Motor & Handwriting challenges
  • Gross Motor – balance & coordination issues
  • Neurodevelopmental challenges including Sensory Processing & Reflex Integration
  • Visual Motor, Tracking, & Visual Perception challenges

Kimberly Trickey, MS, LPC

Kimberly has worked in the behavioral health field for county agencies, crisis programs, juvenile day treatment programs and Private Practice groups for over 19 years. She has experience providing both individual and group therapy for children, teens, and adults.
Kim collaboratively works with her client’s individual needs to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. She understands that life presents unique circumstances and dilemmas and is able to offer a tailored approach for clients. She strives for a safe and open environment for clients to address their concerns and challenges. Kimberly has a master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling.
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