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



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:





Eating Disorders

Gender Identity



Self Esteem Building

Self Injury

Sexual Abuse


Women's Issues




10855 W. Potter Rd.

Suite 27

Wauwatosa, WI 53226




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