Meet Our Team

Thomas Wright, MD

Dr. Thomas Wright is the Chief Medical Officer for Rosecrance Health Network and is Connections Counseling corporate liaison. He is certified as a child and adolescent psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Wright is also certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He served on the faculty Read More

Shelly Dutch

CSAC, ICS - Founding Director

Shelly Dutch has been dedicating her life work to young people and their families for almost 30 years. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her dedication to the alcohol and drug problem in our society. She is certified at both the state and national levels, and emphasizes mentoring and service as the key to recovery...

Krystle Haviland

LPC, CSAC, ICS, Director

Krystle is currently working as a licensed mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor and co-assistant clinic director and manages Connections UW affiliated programs. Krystle brings a vast experience working with teens and adults struggling with a wide range of mental health and substance use concerns. From a holistic and person-centered approach, Krystle recognizes barriers that may be present when counseling individuals from diverse backgrounds. She believes it is within the context of a person-to-person connection that each client experiences growth. Krystle is a EMDRIA trained and active EMDR practitioner.

Rob McCreadie

CSAC, ICS, Asst Director

Rob brings a depth of experience and compassion working with individuals who suffer from substance use disorders.  Rob is recently relocated from the Milwaukee area where he provided clinical leadership, quality assurance management and MAT clinical support to local programs.  Rob is trained brain spotting practitioner.  Rob has provided valuable community support to various substance Read More

Chuck Callender

Business Director

Chuck is responsible for Connections non-clinical business activities. Chuck brings decades of corporate experience with a strong personal understanding and compassion for the importance of what we do for the patients Connections serves and their families. Chuck also serves on the Recovery Foundation board of Directors.

Fred Harris

MA, MA, LPC, SAC, CCTP, Clinical Supervisor

Frederick Harris has over 15 years in the field of behavioral health. His journey started working in the criminal justice system; where he served a diverse population comprised of substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, transitions, family dynamics, and criminal behavior. He has had great opportunities to develop restorative and rehabilitation programs, managed in-patient, and outpatient Read More

Ashley Seltzner

Office Manager

Ashley supervises office operations and administrative staff and sits on the clinic leadership team.  Ashley brings caring, compassion and competence to the challenges of medical billing, scheduling and staffing.

Tim Bautch

MA, LPC, CSAC

Tim has worked in the field of substance abuse/mental health for 16+ years in inpatient, outpatient, residential and correctional settings. He believes people know what they need to do to become healthy, however need assistance through positive relationships.

Cory Divine

MA, LPC, CSAC

Cory works primarily with teens and young adults through the process of change. He believes in the strength of individuals, but also in the power of group thoughts as a means of transformation. He is also a musician who performs in a successful band, which has received recognition in Rolling Stone Magazine, and has toured nationally.

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Patrick Nichols

LCSW, SAC

Patrick has over 22 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. He has worked in various settings - inpatient and outpatient, AODA and mental health clinics, domestic violence treatment and private practice. He will bring his years of experience doing interventions to Connections Counseling, and help families shepherd their loved ones into an appropriate treatment setting.

Joe Kuehn

MA, LPC, SAC

Joe currently is a licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor. He started his own journey of recovery in 2007 at Connections Counseling and has continued to learn, grow and give back in the years since. Joe has experience working with a wide variety of ages, cultural and economic backgrounds. He believes that people who were once deemed "hopeless" in their struggles with mental health and substance use disorders, can become hopeful. Joe holds a BBA in Marketing and Finance, and a Master of Arts in Counseling with a Community Counseling emphasis. In addition to being a counselor, he is responsible for community outreach where he organizes and participates in speaking panels for schools, organizations and conferences.

Mary Kay Aide

MS, LPC

Mary Kay has over 25 years working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings and organizations, such as day treatment for youth, community mental health, employee assistance consulting, and private practice. She has a master’s in Rehabilitiation Counseling, with an emphasis in AODA issues, is a Professional Certified Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor. Mary Kay brings a solution-focused and strength based philosophy to her work with couples and families that help her clients move forward in a healthy, positive direction.

Shannon Adamczyk

MS, LPC, SAC

Shannon is dually licensed for both mental health and substance use and has been a member of the Connections counseling family since 2014. Shannon works primarily with young adults, college students, and teens and is involved in individual work, group counseling, as well as UW-Madison BASICS, CASICS, and CHOICES programs. She has experience working with a wide range of issues Read More

Alex Kress

MS, LPC, SAC

  Alex brings enthusiasm and compassion to understanding and working with individuals with mental health and substance concerns.  Alex practice emphasizes working with college students, adolescents and young adults.  Alex is an avid muscision and a founding member of the bi-weekly music group at Connections.  

Ethan Scofield

MSE, LPC, SAC-IT

Ethan obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology from UW-Madison and his master’s degree in professional counseling, with an emphasis in clinical mental health, from UW-Oshkosh.  He sincerely believes the therapeutic space he shares with a client is sacred, and considers it an honor to bear witness to, and celebrate, an individual’s lived experience. He is convinced that change occurs Read More

Pete Meagher

PhD, LCSW

Dr Pete Meagher is a full time professor who offers his expertise and passion part time at Connections. Pete teaches in a clinical social work program and specializes in mindfulness based approaches to treating anxiety, depression, trauma and dually diagnosed clients. Pete uses a unique approach to help clients discover and own their strengths to Read More

Brooke Mulcahy

MSW, CAPSW, SAC-IT

Brooke enjoys therapeutic work with people from all walks of life, especially adolescents and young adults who are struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. She has a background working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs and a foundation in DBT.  Brooke believes in empowering clients through a person-centered and strengths-based treatment approach.

Jennifer Pitzo

MS, LPC, CSAC

Jennifer enjoys working with clients from all walks of life, and believes a holistic approach is important in supporting clients to make lasting changes.  Jennifer is an EMDRIA certified EMDR practitioner. She is also nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and works in the Adolescent Program.  She serves clients of all ages in both mental health and substance abuse counseling.  She loves working Read More

Leslie Taylor

MD, Psychiatry

Dr. Leslie Taylor is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in mood disorders, addiction, clinical research and medication management of psychiatric disorders. Dr Taylor is a pioneer in guiding FDA approved TMS treatment in Madison and specializes solely in TMS treatment at Connections. She has over 25 years of experience treating adults, and adolescents.

Lara Lewandowski

MFT-IT, SAC-IT

Lara is a mental health and substance abuse therapist who has been a part of the Connections Counseling family since 2014.  Lara has a passion for working with individuals, primarily college students and young adults. She has facilitated Connections University of Wisconsin and Edgewood affiliated college programs, BASICS, CASICS and Choices.  In her practice, Lara Read More

John Weibel

LPC, CSAC

John is a dually credentialed counselor focused on mental health counseling and substance abuse counseling. John has been practicing since 2010 and has a passion to help improve treatment outcomes for persons with diverse backgrounds.  John has substantial experience with adolescents and adults.  John is an EMDRIA trained and active EMDR practitioner.

Emily Ricter

LMFT

Emily works with individuals, adults and couples on issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, life transitions, interpersonal relationships and parenting. Emily believe that change happens most effectively in the context of relationship and views the relationship between client and therapist to be one of the most important pieces of successful Read More

Kim Hurd

Mentor Coordinator, CCAR Recovery Coach

Kim is a woman in long-term recovery, passionate about mentoring others to a path of long-term, sustainable recovery through multiple physical, mental, and spiritual pathways.  At Connections, Kim has primary responsibility for the Mentorship Program, an essential part of Connections recovery services,  connects clients to peer supports and supports TMS and IOP services.

William Howell

MA, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Will is grateful to be in long-term recovery and a therapist working with mental health and substance use disorders. Will aims to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to allow for clients to process struggles and growth in both individual and group settings. Will endorses a holistic, interpersonal style of counseling helping to build healthy relationships Read More

Taryn Cates

MS, Art Therapist, LPC-IT

Sometimes words just aren’t enough to capture the essence of how we’re doing. This is where the power of art comes in. As a Master’s level Art Therapist and licensed professional counselor (in training), Taryn is trained to not only offer her clients support through words, but will also teach them how to tap into Read More

Jason Plesh

MA, LPC, SAC-IT

Jason brings compassionate person-centered care to both substance use and mental health concerns.  Jason brings a depth of experience working in a medication assisted treatment facility with individuals with opiate disorders.  His broader training, experience and passion brings help and hope.

Alison Owens

Ali is a compassionate woman in long-term recovery who has worked in the area of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. She started at the TMS Center of Madison in January 2021 and is Brainsway certified to administer TMS treatment. At the TMSCM, her responsibility is to provide best patient focused care and interpersonal support to Read More

Tony Utrie

MSW, APWS, SAC-IT

Tony's aim in his practice as a therapist and substance use counselor in training is to be an empathetic and practiced listener whose foundation in humanistic therapy supports clients with a person-centered, strengths-based approach. Tony enjoys working with clients of all ages who are managing through challenging personal circumstances and those who may be exploring pathways to sustained Read More
Karilin Bare

Karilin Bare

MS, LPC, CSAC, NCC

Karilin is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She is a graduate of UW-Whitewater and has been providing therapy to individuals since 2012. Karilin is passionate about treating clients with respect, compassion, and dignity. She sees adolescents and adults 18 to 65. Karilin uses an eclectic approach to treatment Read More

Tom Farley

Rosecrance Community Relations Coordinator

Tom Farley is the Community Relations Coordinator responsible for arranging community activities and developing business relationships in southern Wisconsin. He manages strategic relationships with local and regional referral sources and works in the community to raise awareness about addiction and mental health. Tom has a marketing degree from Georgetown University. Prior to joining Rosecrance and Read More