OUR STAFF

Pat Ann St. Germain, MA, LPC

Pat Ann is the Director and Owner of Healing Hearts Family Counseling Center, LLC. When Pat Ann worked with children and adults who were adopted, she saw the potential for change. She found with therapy alone, something was still missing. She became curious about the underpinnings and committed her career to understanding what those things were and what was missing to make lasting change.  On that journey,    Pat Ann discovered underlying neurological implications of many mental health-related issues.  This journey led her to develop the program she has created at Healing Hearts.

 

Pat Ann is passionate about sharing and educating others through collaboration and training. She continues to train others to identify symptoms, where they originate in the brain and the root of the issue. 

 

Pat Ann originally received attachment training through the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio by Arleta James. She has also trained with author and researcher, Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, through The Center for Family Development and is certified as an Attachment-Focused Family Therapist. In addition, Pat Ann has training in HEG and EEG Neurofeedback with Dr. Ed Hamlin. 

 

 

Pat Ann has trained twice at the BTTI for the treatment of OCD; once for children and adolescents and another time for general OCD. She has trained in Heart Math, Interactive Metronome, and Sensory Processing and Regulation issues. Most recently, Pat Ann completed a certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy. 

 

 Pat Ann was a recipient of the 2019 In Search of Excellence Award, sponsored by the Wisconsin Family Based Services Association. In addition, Pat Ann was on the Board for the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) from 2009-2011. She was a contributing author in "Hope for Healing: A Parent's Guide to Trauma and Attachment," by ATTACh.

 

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Heather Edge, MSW, LCSW

Heather is passionate about helping children and families heal from past trauma and find success in building healthy relationships. Heather strives to create a safe space where clients can feel supported and understood, even as they deal with challenges and painful experiences. She works with a wide range of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, attachment, relationship and parenting concerns.  Heather has worked extensively with foster youth, families, and children who have been adopted and seeks to find ways to help with healing. She uses a strength-based perspective to help families produce the change that is desired.

 

Heather has trained in EMDR, at the Behavior Therapy Institute Training for the treatment of OCD, the STAT™ model for treatment, the Attachment Focused Family Therapy Institute, and has trained in the Aroma Freedom Technique. Heather is an associate lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the School of Social Work.

 

 

Heather is available Tuesday-Friday

 

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Trischia Bindley, Office Manager

After 20 years in retail management, Trischia changed career paths hoping to make a difference. 

Trischia joined Healing Hearts in 2016.  Trischia strives to make a difference in children’s lives. Trischia has been an active member of her children’s parent group at school for the last 6 years, coordinating fundraisers and family fun nights.  She is responsible for all office procedures/needs, scheduling, maintaining accurate systems, working with outside agencies and staff to ensure smooth and accurate patient care.  In addition, Trischia answers the phone and staffs the reception desk. She is always there to help any patient that comes in as well as her Healing Hearts family. Trischia enjoys being a witness to the benefits of mental health therapy. 

 

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Amanda Field, Billing Specialist/Book-keeper

Amanda enjoys working with the people at Healing Hearts.  Many have become like family, and she loves watching them continue to make a positive difference in the lives of friends, families, and the community. Amanda has been with Healing Hearts since 2011.  She is the clinics Billing Specialist and manages patient accounts and billing records at Healing Hearts.  Amanda has a Liberal Arts Degree, Civil Engineering Technician Degree, and a Medical Billing Specialist certificate. 

 

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Emily Krause, MSW, LCSW

Building a positive and trusting therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for growth is at the core of Emily's practice.  She is compassionate about providing clients with a warm, supportive space to explore and discover the possibility of change.  Emily enjoys working with clients to find helpful tools and strategies to cope with challenges.  She is dedicated to identifying and building on clients' strengths, promoting self-awareness, and helping clients build meaningful relationships.

 

Emily is a WI Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings and has experience helping people with a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties.  Emily uses a humanistic and strengths-based perspective and employs a range of approaches including solution-focused, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral techniques. 

  

Emily is available Tuesday and Friday

 

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Olivia Gilkey, MS-LMFT

Olivia strives to provide a welcoming and safe environment for her clients while offering them unconditional support. She loves working with kids with disabilities and supporting their parents. Olivia likes couples work and values family dynamics. In addition, she enjoys working with clients to discuss effective communication, improve parenting skills, and foster independence. Olivia is passionate about animal-assisted therapy and and has experience in training service dogs.  Olivia and her dog Clyde, have worked to become a certified therapy dog and handler team, providing comfort to others in association with the GO Team Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs. Prior to becoming a therapist, Olivia worked with children and adolescents with Autism, teaching them social and developmental skills. Olivia is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH marriage facilitator, and has received specialized training as a Neurofeedback Specialist, Interactive Metronome practitioner, Integrated Listening Systems-Focus Systems provider, and has an Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate. Currently, Olivia is engaged in an Adoption Competency Training (TAC). 

 

Olivia is available Monday through Friday

 

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Taylor Morrison, MS, 

 Taylor works within an environment that is both welcoming and inclusive, as well as supportive. Taylor strives to recognize all parts of a person’s system to best understand the narrative that has shaped their reality. Taylor enjoys working with children with disabilities, as well as working with parents on how to best help their child. Taylor has experience working with children on the autism spectrum as well as those who have a neurocognitive disability. Taylor also works with children and adults experiencing anxiety. She helps to engage the client in a way that provides them with confidence, autonomy, and support in their every day lives. Before working toward her master’s degree, Taylor worked with children on the autism spectrum, doing intensive in-home therapy. Taylor also has background in working with alternative treatment modalities as well as conducting couple’s counseling. Taylor is a PREPARE/ENRICH marriage facilitator. 

 

Taylor is available Monday-Friday 

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Rex Connely, Operations Manager

 

 

Rex Connely is the newest addition to the Healing Hearts management team. Rex has worked in the healthcare industry since 2002. He has extensive experience in safety and training and worked several years in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry programs. His most recent work experience was Director of Operations at a multicomplex assisted living facility specializing in memory care. Rex enjoys “helping people help others” and that is what brought him to Healing Hearts.  Rex’s role is to give business structure and support to our team of therapists so they may give the best possible care to their clients and operational support to the administrative side. 

Outside of work, Rex enjoys spending time with his wife of 22 years and 3 children.  Their favorite family activity is to travel and experience diverse places of interest throughout our country and the world. His entire family has been to all 50 states and nearly all national parks.

 

Rex is available Monday - Thursday

 

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Debra Lins, M.S. ED.  

 

Debb has spent the past 20+ years enjoying working with children, adolescents, teenagers,  families and adults. Debb is exceptional at developing a safe space to build a trusting relationship. She is passionate about meeting people where they are while empowering and supporting them in achieving their goals. Debb enjoys guiding people through change, helping overcome the effects of trauma, identifying and solving problems, and helping others let go of what could be holding them back. 

 

In addition, due to Debb’s background working in the educational system, Debb is passionate about working with school-aged children, providing support and tools for parents, and working with schools and educational staff to promote success for every child. This work often includes emotional regulation, establishing healthy boundaries, relationship building and identification of triggers. 

 

Debb has experience in both community mental health and educational settings. She employs a strengths-based perspective and utilizes a range of approaches including mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques. 

 

Deb has training as a substance abuse counselor, in dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and domestic violence. Debb is also a Licensed School Counselor who works full-time as a school counselor and part-time at Healing Hearts.     

Debb holds two Master's Degrees; one in Counselor Education and another Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. 

 

 

Debb is available Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 

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Jennifer Hector, MA, LMFT

Joining our team in December

 

Jennifer loves using play-based techniques to help children heal and has spent the past 15 years enjoying every minute! She has extensive experience with children who have been adopted or in the foster care system. She has specialized training in Theraplay, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Sensory Processing Disorders, ABA, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Developmental Trauma Treatment, and Yoga Teacher Training for the Special Child. In addition, She uses the Nurtured Heart Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Somatic Therapy. 

 

Jennifer has vast experience which includes working in public schools, behavioral support in the home, and general and specialized therapy in clinics. Jennifer has extensive training in sensory processing disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, attachment therapy, trauma resolution and mindfulness practices.

She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University specializing in Somatic Psychology and Developmental Trauma and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University.

 

Jennifer will be available Monday through Thursday starting in January

 

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Lindsey Reeves, MSW

Joining our team in December

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsey is available Monday through Friday

 

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