Meet the Therapists of Limberg & Associates Counseling"Above All Else...We Are Here To Listen"
Shirley has a Master’s of Science in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin. Shirley has over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist. With office locations in Minocqua and Park Falls, WI, Shirley provides counseling services to individuals, couples and families.
Shirley is client-centered in her approach to counseling with an emphasis on positive change in people’s lives. To empower and grow, is to make life better. Shirley uses cognitive/behavioral, solution-focused, EMDR, and psychodynamic approaches in her counseling work.
Debra A. Hilgart
MS, LPC, IDP-AT
Deb has a Master’s of Science in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She is a licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin. Debra has been practicing in the mental health field since 1993. Deb initially started out in the field providing in-home therapy to adolescents and families. She also taught in the Human Service field at North Central Technical College. She currently sees clients in Minocqua and Park Falls.
Debra works with many individuals including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has worked with a multitude of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, physical, sexual, emotional abuse, relationship issues, anger management, and a variety of adjustment disorders. Deb believes the approach she brings to the counseling process is based upon the individual needs of the client.
Suzanne is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated in 1997 with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Her many years of clinical experience began in Milwaukee at a psychiatric hospital and then a residential treatment center. In addition she ran groups for children, adolescents and parents and she provided in-home therapy throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. She moved to the Northwoods and now provides outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, young adults and families.
Suzanne works with all childhood, adolescent, and adult mental health issues. She has specialized training in working with reactive attachment disorder, foster-care, adoption and severe behavioral disorders, along with ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety, and all survivors of abuse. Her approach is compassionate, strength-based and solution focused. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and art therapy.
Diane M. Baird
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, Diane is a licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Psychotherapist. She has been with Limberg & Associates since 2003. Past experience includes counseling and crisis work with domestic violence and sexual assault clients, work with clients with severe, chronic mental illness, and an AODA inpatient treatment facility.
Art Psychotherapy is based on knowledge of human development and psychological theories for assessment and treatment. The creative product is a symbolic guide to an individual’s inner world. It allows distance from the original conflict and feelings that may be difficult to express verbally. Creative modalities reveal unconscious material and unresolved trauma and grief. The creative process is cathartic, clears emotional blockages and facilitates developmental transition and integration while bypassing normal intellectual defenses.
In working with clients of all ages and a wide range of presenting problems, Diane chooses the best approach that meets the needs of the individual.
Jules was born in Chicago, where she received most of her training in dance and art therapy. She was a professional performer until moving to Wisconsin, where she opened a successful dance studio. She worked locally and traveled the state, presenting workshops, in-services, performances, and instruction.
Jules achieved her Master’s in Psychology with a Family Specialization, and has been practicing as a psychotherapist since 2004. Jules works with children, youth, adults, families, couples and groups using an inter-disciplinary approach toward goal-oriented outcomes.
Michael has a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He has provided care at a mental health clinic on the Navajo reservation in Arizona and at the cancer center and pediatric in-patient units at Duke University Hospital.
Michael provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families. His approach is client-centered, and he uses narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to assist clients with the diverse challenges they face. Michael has interests in Faith-based Counseling, Grief and Loss, Chronic Illness, and Self-Image.