Veronica H. Visger, MA, LPC, NCC
Veronica is the Clinical Director of All Things Possible Wellness Center. She is a nationally board certified (NCC) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Psychometrician. Veronica earned a Post-Masters Mental Health Counseling Specialization Certificate, a Master’s degree in Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in Psychology all from Oakland University. Her post-Masters certification included in depth training in Psychoanalysis and psychological/psycho-educational assessment administration.
Veronica has worked in an assortment of roles in mental health practices over the years. Veronica administers psychological and psycho-educational testing. She also engages in counseling/psychotherapy with those she feels blessed to serve. Veronica’s clinical approach is based on theories and techniques from Psychodynamic approaches, CBT, DBT, Humanistic, and Existential perspectives which she utilizes in a way to meet each client’s individual needs. Veronica enjoys working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. Veronica enjoys working with individuals and couples as well. She has experience in treating anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, self-harm, personality disorders, co-dependency, eating disorders, life transitions, grief, self-harm, physical pain, anger management, PTSD, personality disorders, schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders, and substance abuse. She partners with her clients to increase self-awareness, foster empowerment, and identify restrictive behavioral patterns that may hinder personal growth. Veronica also utilizes a client’s spirituality/faith to help them to heal at their request.
In addition to her work as a licensed clinician and counselor advocate Veronica has been on the front line helping current human sex-trafficking victims to feel loved and safe to foster rescues on the streets of Detroit since 2014. She has been honored to experience joy and hope with sex-trafficking victims by being a part of the process of helping them to be no longer enslaved and set free. Her passion for serving others in Metro Detroit, both professionally and personally, is contagious.
Veronica enjoys continuing education conferences/workshops and professional speaking/guest lecturing. She also enjoys spending time with family, game nights, traveling, yoga, bicycling, kayaking, and reading.
Professional affiliations for Veronica include: Golden Key International Honor Society, Member ; Psi Chi International Honor Society, Member; Theta Chapter Chi Sigma Iota Academic & Professional Counseling Honor Society, Member & Past Fundraising Committee Chair; American Psychological Association, Member; American Counseling Association, Member; Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association, Member; and Michigan Counseling Association, Member & Past Professional Development Committee Chair.
Ashley Kraut, MA, LPC, NCC
Ashley Kraut pursued her graduate degree at Oakland University, and received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. Ashley is a member of the American Counseling Association and is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. During the seven years prior to receiving her degree in counseling, Ashley worked with children who have developmental disabilities, assisting in the children’s emotional and intellectual growth. Ashley continues to have a passion for working with children, and individuals with developmental disabilities. Since receiving her license in counseling, Ashley has worked with adults and children in both in-patient and outpatient settings.
Ashley has a history of treating depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, self-harming, adjustment concerns, life transitions, relationship issues, anger management, trauma, and has experience in crisis situations. Ashley typically utilizes cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, or humanistic treatment approaches during sessions. However, treatment approaches vary according to each client’s individual needs. Individual, group, couple, or family counseling is provided. Ashley also believes in utilizing the wisdom, truth, and healing that can be derived from the Bible and prayer. Ashley is an active member in her church community through her involvement in children’s ministry and the worship/arts team. Ashley has been married for three years, and keeps Christ at the center of her marriage. Ashley strives to create a safe, accepting, and warm environment for clients to embrace their therapeutic journey towards self-exploration, insight, strength, and healing.
Tonya Rice, MA, LPC
Tonya Rice is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan with over 10 years of experience. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Family Life Education and her Master’s degree in Counseling, both from Spring Arbor University. Tonya has an extensive background in working with individuals (children, adolescents, adults and seniors), families and couples. She specializes in working with such disorders as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, survivors of abuse, Bipolar disorder, co-dependency, divorce recovery, grief and loss, pre-marital and marital counseling, OCD, parenting issues, PTSD, self injury, women’s issues and relationship issues.
Tonya is positive, encouraging, caring, non-judgmental, understanding and compassionate. Her approach to counseling is to get to the root of the issue to facilitate true and long lasting change. Tonya’s counseling techniques include cognitive behavioral, client centered, psycho-educational, supportive, insight and play therapy techniques as well as biblical based psychotherapy.
Karen Weier, MA, LPC, NCC
Karen Weier is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Counseling from Rochester College. Karen is a member of the American Counseling Association, is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, and is a member of Psi Chi National Honors Society.
Prior to pursuing her career in counseling, Karen raised her 2 children, and worked as the Director of Children’s Ministry at her church.
Karen enjoys working with adults, children and adolescents, couples, women, women in life transition, and groups. Karen has experience working with those that struggle with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and learning disabilities. Karen has a desire and passion to come along side of others, to help them discover that even though they are struggling with the burdens of daily life there is hope for change. Karen strives to create a healing environment, a place where her clients will feel comfortable sharing and exploring. She will provide unconditional positive regard, kindness, encouragement, hope, compassion, and safety. She believes that through therapeutic techniques; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Faith, that her clients will become whole, healthy, and will be able to have a life that is purposeful and filled with meaning.
Kristin Ratobylski, MA, LLPC, NCC
Kristin Ratobylski received her Masters of Arts in Counseling degree from Oakland University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Addiction studies from The University of Detroit Mercy. Kristin is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, working towards becoming a fully Licensed Professional Counselor. Kristin is also a member of the American Counseling Association and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor.
Kristin enjoys working with adults and adolescents. She has experience working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, drug use, self-esteem and time management. Kristin provides a positive, caring, understanding and welcoming environment; a place clients can feel at ease and comfortable with sharing. Kristin’s counseling techniques include cognitive behavioral, person centered and motivational interviewing. Kristin’s goal is to create an environment that is safe and welcoming to promote self-exploration, change, strength and insight.
Linnea Sieh, MA, LPC
Linnea Sieh is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Michigan. She received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Oakland University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and a member of the Michigan Counseling association.
Linnea has worked in various types of mental health practices, including community mental health and in private practice settings. Her background and experience have prepared her to work with clients of all ages, including children starting at age 4, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with those suffering from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, dual diagnosis clients, and those experiencing substance use concerns. She has experience leading groups for teens practicing self-harm behaviors, as well as family groups for conflict resolution. She also enjoys working with children and adults of all ability levels. Her counseling style is person-centered and strength based and includes expressive arts, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling, and mindfulness techniques. Her goal for counseling is to work collaboratively with clients to discover new ways to cope with problems and improve the quality of life for individuals seeking help.
Mary Vang, MA, LPC, NCC
Mary Vang received a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University, and a Bachelor of Science in Counseling/Psychology from Toccoa Falls College with a minor in Youth Ministries. She has also obtained an advanced specialization in Child and Adolescent Counseling. Mary is a member of the American Christian Counseling Association and is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient treatment with children, adolescents and adults. Her experience has prepared her to work with individuals and groups from different backgrounds with a range of mental illnesses. She has worked in the human services and mental health field alongside other professionals that promote the therapeutic environment and recovery of clients.
Mary utilizes several theoretical approaches which include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. Mary also believes in the healing and growth that comes from God and His Word. Counseling is a therapeutic process that helps clients develop awareness, discover strengths, and find fulfillment. The role of counselor is to help others to better help themselves. The general goal is to help clients identify problems, set obtainable goals, and create a plan of action. It is the role of the counselor to create a therapeutic environment to promote the client’s potential to finding healing and change.
Kerry Schwark, MA, LLPC
Kerry’s approach to counseling includes providing a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their experiences. She feels honored to walk along side each client on their journey while facilitating the discovery of the roots of each issue and discovery of the road to healing and long-lasting change.
Kerry utilizes the following techniques of counseling: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Person Centered, and Existential Theory. Kerry believes every client is unique and utilizes counseling techniques tailored for each individual client.
Kerry has experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Survivor’s of Abuse, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Parenting issues, Marital Counseling, and Relationship issues.
Steve Latawiec, Graduate Clinical Intern
Steve Latawiec is in his final year at Oakland University where he is finishing his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Steve received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology also from Oakland University. Thus far in his program, he has focused on fine tuning his skills while constantly learning, something he plans to continue as a student of life.
Steve is most interested in person-centered and cognitive behavior therapy; however he believes the therapeutic process should not be limited by any one approach. Utilizing methods based on individual client needs, he strives to create a positive, genuine, and collaborative space in which growth and healing can occur. Steve would be honored to be a part of your journey at All Things Possible Wellness Center!