An Introduction

Rachel Vogedes, MA, LPC

Bethany Lato, MS, LPC-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). 

 

 

Bethany Lato, MS, LPC-IT

Psychotherapist

 

I view each person from a holistic view, focusing on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit.  My goal is to get to know my clients as individuals, allowing for a customized treatment to best meet their needs.

 

Not adhering to any one specific counseling theory or approach in particular, I often use a combination of different approaches in order to best meet clients’ specific needs. With the holistic foundation, work with clients is always person-centered, focusing specifically on the therapeutic relationship and the client’s internal ability to guide and direct their own growth. As a counselor helping to navigate this growth, I use techniques from different therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness-based interventions, Brainspotting, dialectical behavioral therapy and/or different experiential therapies. Time with each client is focused on helping them fully connect their mind and body while helping them uncover their full potential to facilitate their own processing, healing, and growth.

My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and needs. I hold a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health and trauma emphasis from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI; as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Biblical and Theological Studies from North Park University in Chicago, IL. I make it a priority to actively seek additional training and workshops in trauma-informed care and approaches.  I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the Wisconsin Counseling Association.

Our clinical experience with adolescents and adults includes:

Anxiety

Brainspotting

Consulting/Coaching

Depression

Eating Disorders

Gender Identity

Infertility

Mindfulness

Self Esteem Building

Self Injury

Sexual Abuse

Trauma

Women's Issues

Relationship

Counseling

 

Bethany Olson, MA

Emotional Wellness Coach

 

As an Emotional Wellness Coach I meet with clients who are inspired to take a deeper dive into their personal growth journey.  The magic lies in my ability to notice patterns in a person’s thoughts, emotions, behaviors and life experiences.  The patterns are then explored in a way that empowers clients to further develop and utilize their own intuition.

 

One of the main tools used in our coaching partnership is the practice of curiosity without judgment.  My number one goal in our coaching session is for you to feel seen, heard and understood. Throughout my career, I’ve been given feedback that people naturally feel safe exploring their life experiences and emotions with me.  I am able to provide an encouraging and compassionate energy. 

 

Common topics explored in Emotional Wellness Coaching:

-    how to better understand and cope with your emotions

-    the journey of self/body love

-    releasing unhelpful belief systems

-    how to reclaim your identity after having children

-    parenting under challenging circumstances

 

In the past, I have provided clients with reflection notes through email summarizing the main points and including any practice work we create while in session.  Additionally, I pose questions that may be helpful to explore in between sessions.  To have a witness in your personal growth process is meaningful.  My purpose as an Emotional Wellness Coach is to hold space for your growth and to be that witness. 

 

My Background:

Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from Marquette University

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Marquette University

Career Counselor at Marquette University for over 4 years

Martha Beck’s Life Coach Training

Bethany Olson, MA

10855 W. Potter Rd.

Suite 27

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

414-939-4540

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