An Introduction

Rachel Vogedes, MA, LPC

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). 



Our clinical experience with adolescents and adults includes:





Eating Disorders

Gender Identity




Self Esteem Building

Self Injury

Sexual Abuse


Women's Issues



Bethany Lato, MS, LPC-IT

Bethany Lato, MS, LPC-IT



Stemming from a holistic foundation, my work with clients focuses on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, and how each have been impacted by our past experiences.


Whether they are big or small traumas, or other experiences that have had a profound impact, these past life events live within both the mind and the body - therefore healing must encompass both as well. Ultimately, healing comes from within. You hold the power that you need to make lasting change, and are the expert in your own life. My role is to help guide you in that journey.  


Time in session is focused on helping you to fully connect with your mind and body while uncovering this potential to facilitate your own processing, healing and growth. Through approaches that access the subconscious mind and that include somatic feelings, you will be able to discover your own ability to heal from your past and find your full growth potential. By moving beyond traditional talk therapy alone, you will find the ability to make longer-lasting change. Some mind-body approaches may include: 


  • Heart Centered Hypnotherapy

  • Brainspotting

  • Meditation & Guided Imagery

  • Breathwork


My clinical experience includes work with clients from diverse ages, backgrounds, experience, and needs. I hold a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling 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. Additional training includes Heart Centered Hypnotherapy from The Wellness Institute in Graham, WA; Brainspotting Phases 1 & 2’ and Introduction Herbal Course from The Herbal Academy. I make it a priority to actively seek additional training and workshops in trauma-informed care and holistic healing approaches for the mind, body, and spirit.

Bethany Olson, MA

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

10855 W. Potter Rd.

Suite 27

Wauwatosa, WI 53226




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