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Sarah Nichols, LCSW, Director

Sarah is state licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Director at Interconnections. She is a Therapist, Custody and Placement Mediator, and Custody and Placement Evaluator. In her therapy work, Sarah works individually with adults, teens and children to overcome issues of anxiety, depression and stress while emphasizing client empowerment. Sarah also works with couples to improve communication and build trust in their relationships. In her family court roles, she promotes successful outcomes for children by encouraging clients to achieve low-conflict, positive co-parent communication. She is also an instructor of the co-parenting class for the Kenosha County Family Court where she helps divorcing couples find cooperative ways to parent post divorce. 

Sarah received a Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Divorce Mediation training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Parent Coordination Core Training through the American Psychological Association (APA). She has been a scholarship recipient for both the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee On Divorce (WIPCOD).  She has post-graduate training in domestic violence, parental alienation, high conflict families, cultural fluency, personality disorders, issues in parent relocation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and is state certified to provide Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services in Wisconsin. Additionally, Sarah currently serves as a Board Member for WIPCOD, helping to ensure that professionals working in Family Court  have access to high level continuing education, led by experts in the field.

Jena Cluka, LCSW

Jena is an Licensed Clinical Social worker. She works with diverse populations including adults, children and adolescents. 

Jena has extensive experience working with grief, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Jena believes in using a strengths based approach in order to inspire all clients to identify their own strengths and use them in the therapeutic process. She uses integrated modalities based upon what the client is looking for in psychotherapy. Jena is very passionate about her work as a psychotherapist and is non-judgmental.

Jena received her Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago and her undergraduate degrees of Sociology and Environmental Studies from Ripon College.

Deborah Bell, LPC, SAC-IT

Deborah's education and experience are diverse, yet focused, providing her with a greater understanding of an array of 

issues facing individuals and families from a variety of socio-economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.  She has been professionally committed for over 25 years to helping people create lasting change in their lives while working in community mental health, social service, corrections and educational settings.

Dually licensed with both her LPC and SAC-IT, she has a passion in both mental health and substance use disorders.  Deborah works with clients on issues including anxiety, depression, as well as relational and behavioral issues.  She believes in meeting clients where they are and uses a collaborative process that is tailored to fit each person’s needs.  Her approach is non-judgmental, person-centered and solution-focused empowering clients to an active participant in their journey to a healthy life and recovery.

Deborah’s educational background includes Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Ashlee Nieft, APSW

Ashlee has been in the mental health and counseling field for over seven years, having worked in various settings such as schools, out-patient, in-patient and residential.  Ashlee has worked with individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse concerns. When working in the school setting, she provided extra training on bullying, sexual harassment prevention and trauma.

Ashlee works with adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. She works with clients having trouble with anxiety, depression, trauma and behavorial concerns. She is knowledgeable on an array of interventions ensuring treatment meets the client where they are at.

Ashlee's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois graduating with high honors. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois and continues to work on her education as she pursues her Doctorate of Social Work from George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Nadia Czarniak, APSW, CSAC

Nadia is dually licensed as an Advanced Practice Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Nadia works with individuals, couples, families, children and teens. She works with clients experiencing difficulty with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anger and grief issues. Nadia is knowledgeable working with clients with disabilities and offers a unique understanding on how these issues impacts a person's life. She has participated in developing individual educational programs for students in the public school setting and is aware of community resources that are available to assist and support clients in the community. Nadia believes in using a strengths based approach in her work assisting individuals to utilize their unique strengths and special abilities to increase self-esteem and make positive changes in their life.

Nadia obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she graduated Cum Laude. She earned her Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Mathew McCarthy

General Adult Psychiatrist
(Not accepting new patients at this time)

Dr. Herbert Roehrich

General Adult Psychiatrist
(Not accepting new patients at this time)

Phone (262) 654-5333

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