At Lotus Counseling, we specialize in nurturing the healing of the mind, body, and soul. Our holistic approach to counseling offers a unique and powerful journey of self-discovery. Let us help you unlock your fullest potential.
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Our team of experienced therapists and counselors are dedicated to helping our community through a holistic approach to healing. We strive for an inclusive environment that is accepting and affirming to all populations.
Krystal Conkle, MSW, LCSW
Krystal received her Masters of Clinical Social Work from George Williams College of Aurora University. Her clinical focus is trauma. Krystal developed a deep passion for trauma work through her experiences serving at risk youth in the group home setting, providing therapy to children and families in the foster care system, as well as assisting adults through navigating and healing their own adverse experiences. This, paired with her deep curiosity of neuroscience has given her a unique set of clinical skills.
Krystal opened Lotus Counseling in 2019 with the desire to help our community by providing therapy to our most vulnerable populations. Since opening in 2019 Lotus has provided nearly 10,000 clinical hours.
Jaime Kremer, APNP
Tamara McDowel, LPC
Tamara received a Master Degree of Counseling from Green State University. Tamara is train in EMDR. She works with individuals of all ages including children. Tamara specializes in depression and anxiety disorders as well as trauma.
Mary Wolf, MSW, LCSW
Mary has a Master of Social Work (Mental Health/Clinical Tract) from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and Bachelor of Social Work from Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota. Her clinical experience includes individual and group with mental health disorders specializing in Geriatric Psych, Medical Psych and Adult Psych. She has an eclectic approach, utilizing best treatment for a client primarily through a strengths and motivational based approach as well as through Interpersonal Therapy, Solution-Based Brief Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness. Mary's personal philosophy is the acknowledgement of Maslow's Theory where basic needs are to be met and then through education (knowledge and skills) and support, an individual would be able to meet and maintain their maximum potential.
Laurie Brown, LPC, CSAC
Laurie has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. She earned her Grief Support Specialist Certificate from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and group counseling to treat substance use disorders and mental health disorders, including grief and sex offender treatment. Laurie facilitates therapy sessions using an eclectic approach, which is based in Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. Laurie uses a trauma informed and strengths based approach. Her philosophy is to meet clients where they are at while empowering the client, identifying strengths, instilling hope, and providing support throughout the treatment process.
Angela Bennell, APSW, CSAC
Angela earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is licensed in the State of Wisconsin as an Advanced Practice Social Worker and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. Angela has clinical experience in facilitating groups, individual, and couples counseling, primarily with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. Angela's approach is individualized for each client utilizing Person-Centered Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness. She has special interests in working with Veterans, LGBTQIA folks and individuals in the Criminal Justice System.
Sabrina Jackson, LPC-IT
Sabrina holds a Master's Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. She works with anger, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship/attachment issues. Sabrina is versed in providing support and education to parents and caregivers of children and teens struggling with mental health issues. She has experience running groups for children in school settings and for parents and caregivers. Sabrina operates from an integrative approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment, and Psychodynamic Theory to inform her work. She utilizes mindfulness, play therapy, sand tray, and creativity in her treatment approaches. Sabrina is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR which is used to treat trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences. Her goal is to create a secure space for children, teens, and their families to foster hope and growth toward living a valued and productive life
Cara received a Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Whitewater. Cara works with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, and substance use. She has a special passion in working with LGBTQIA individuals.
Lisa Gutierrez, APSW
Clinical Social Work Intern
Sophie earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater where she is currently studying for her Masters of Social Work. Throughout her academic journey, she has acquired a solid foundation in counseling theories, therapeutic techniques, and hands on experience in clinical settings. Her main areas of clinical interest are anxiety, grief and loss, and major life transitions. Sophie is committed to fostering supportive judgement free environment where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts and emotions. As an intern she is eager to contribute her skills and passion for mental health to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.