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Meet Our Health Professionals in Hartford
384 W. Sumner Street
Hartford, WI 53027
Main Office: (262) 223-6125
Currently, Carmen is a part-time School Counselor at a local elementary school in Washington County. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Lehmann and mentor, Gary Probst, at Hartford Counseling and Life Span Family Services.
Carmen is an active member of the community. Coaching volleyball and serving as a volunteer NAMI Teen Connection counselor are two of her most recent involvements. She is also QPR certified and understands the seriousness mental health can have on one’s overall wellbeing.
As a member of the Hartford Counseling team, Carmen is well-equipped to effectively her clients explore possibilities pertaining to personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions. Her main goal is to help her clients create meaningful patterns within the environment in which they live, work, and play. Carmen’s natural demeanor of openness and empathy help her clients gain a sense of security and empowerment, so she can purposefully assist the clients with whom she works.
Carmen’s strategies and skills are geared towards promoting, developing, and enhancing effective teamwork within the larger community. As theories change and new research is added, she is under the belief that it is her responsibility to stay up-to-date on current research and practices to best meet the needs of her clients. Each client comes with individual goals in mind, therefore, it is Carmen’s philosophy that each client requires a personalized treatment plan to best address client needs and help him or her progress to a healthy level of life satisfaction.
I believe that everyone is doing their best with what they have and that everyone has the potential to change and improve their lives with proper support and resources. Twenty seven years in mental and behavioral health has provided me with a wealth of experience with all ages. I partner with you to reach optimal wellness using a variety of skill sets to draw from including art therapy, drumming, meditation, yoga, and much more. I assist to empower you, body, mind and spirit.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults using art therapy and other creative modalities. This offers the opportunity to express one's self non-verbally for a more complete picture of the whole person using a universal language, art. In addition, I am also available for speaking engagements.
DR. GARY PROBST, PSYD
Dr. Gary Probst is co-founder of The Matthew Project, Inc.
The Matthew Project, Inc., provides services to the people of Southeastern Wisconsin.
Dr. Probst is a graduate of Liberty University with MAs in Professional Counseling and Management & Leadership and a Psy.D. from CalSouthern. He is also a local business owner who followed his passion for helping others through a counseling effort. He is a NAMI Counselor Educator.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards your wellness! Seeking out a therapist can be stressful. I aspire at providing a safe, relaxed and empathetic space that allows individuals and families to gain awareness, learn effective coping strategies, and promoting a supportive environment. Through a collaborative process, we will work towards overcoming obstacles, work towards your goals and discover your path of self-discovery and self-acceptance. I look forward to helping you on your journey.
Specialties include: Anger Management, Infertility, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress
Rich grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan not far from the Wisconsin border. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in Pastoral Studies as well as Grand Canyon University with a Masters of Science in Christian Counseling. When not counseling, Rich enjoys spending time with friends and family, toy collecting and watching movies. His passions in counseling include Christian counseling, helping kids with special needs, emotion regulation, and geek therapy (integrating pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming elements into therapy).