Connections Counseling is proud to provide this unique service to help adolescents abstain from alcohol and drugs, develop new coping skills and stay in school while living at home.
Connections Counseling is a State of Wisconsin approved provider of Chapter 20 driver safety plans and related services to achieve compliance with DHS Impaired Driver Program for OWI offenses.
CSAC, ICS - Founding DirectorShelly 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...
MA, LPC, CSAC, ICS - Clinical DirectorTim 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.
MS, CSAC, LPC, ICS-ITSkye specializes in working with teens and those suffering from opiate dependence. She believes that people change from their strengths and resiliencies not their weaknesses. Skye encourages family involvement in the treatment process and connections to sober peers as the keys to recovery. She facilitates the mentor program and is a tireless advocate for overdose prevention. Skye is passionate about recovery and believes living life sober is living life to the fullest.
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LPC, CSAC, Asst Clinic DirectorKrystle 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.
MDDr. Leslie Taylor is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in clinical research and medication management of psychiatric disorders. She has over 20 years of experience in treating adults, and adolescents.
MA, CSAC, LPC-IT, IOP DirectorCory 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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