An Introduction

Rachel Vogedes, MA, LPC

Stevie J. Miller, MS, MFT-IT

Rachel Mulder-Vogedes, MA, LPC

Clinical Director


I provide individual counseling and professional coaching in a warm, safe and supportive environment.  I believe in identifying your strengths and feel it is important to focus on “what is working” rather than dwelling on all that is “wrong” in your life.  I understand that therapy can be difficult and I will provide you with support, encouragement, insight, and guidance along the way.



I have been working for over 13 years in the field of counseling and consulting.  I trained at Rogers Memorial Hospital, a nationally recognized leader in eating disorder care. In addition to providing therapy in local private practices, I worked as part of an eating disorder treatment team at a local eating disorder clinic.  Valuing a collaborative approach to treatment, I work closely with dietitians and am committed to making appropriate referrals to psychiatrists and other medical doctors.


I am a certified life coach and business consultant.  My primary areas of focus have been on wellness, career exploration & enhancement, relationship and interpersonal skills, managing stress & burnout, grief recovery, and helping clients navigate through difficult life and work situations.

My career in private practice began after receiving a BA from Ripon College (Ripon, WI) and a Master's Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). 



Stevie J. Miller, MS, MFT-IT



My approach to therapy focuses on facilitating positive, sustainable change in a way that allows us to recognize the control we have, even though that control may not always be evident. Shifting the prism of how we view challenges enables us to understand them in a way that we once could not. It is important for me to provide a warm and healing environment so that individuals will feel comfortable in exploring this newfound direction.


I specialize in individual, couple and family therapy with an emphasis on physical and sexual abuse. I also work with those who are struggling with general mental health and psychiatric issues. I have additional training in Applied Behavior Analysis that I utilize in supporting children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

The admiration that I have for mental health began when pursuing my BA in Psychology and it continued to grow as I received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, I am currently pursuing a second Master’s Degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. I had the opportunity to work for a clinic whose focus was to monitor and direct treatment for substance abuse. I also work with individuals with gender and sexual identity issues in a separate private practice setting.

Our clinical experience with adolescents and adults includes:




Eating Disorders

Gender Identity


Self Esteem Building

Self Injury

Sexual Abuse 

Women's Issues




Lauren Kubik, MA, LCSW

Lauren Kubik, MSW, LCSW



I seek to build a trusting client-therapist relationship by creating a safe, non-judgmental space. In this space I will work with you to engage in self-exploration, growth and healing while offering guidance and tools along the way. While I use a variety of approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, we will work together to find out what allows you to reach your goals. 

My practice areas include eating disorders, body image and self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, communication problems and premarital and marital therapy.  I utilize an individualized and strength-based approach to my work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. For the last several years, I was working in inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment as a program psychotherapist and lead program psychotherapist.  This clinical experience came after I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a master’s of social work. 

I look forward to meeting you and am committed to providing therapy that will enhance your life.

10855 W. Potter Rd.

Suite 27

Wauwatosa, WI 53226




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