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.
Jennifer earned her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the CACREP certified program at Bradley University. She holds a Licensed Professional Counseling in Training license and works in both the Minocqua and Park Falls offices.
Jennifer practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to promote mental wellness. She helps clients recognize negative or unhelpful thoughts, and encourages change to improve problems with trauma, depression, stress, anxiety and self-esteem in both children and adults.
Pauline is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training, seeing clients in Minocqua and Park Falls. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree at Lakeland University in Wisconsin. She has four years’ prior experience in the mental health field as a CSP Case Manager.
Pauline works with a variety of clients of all ages. She applies a collaborative, empathetic, and compassionate style to counseling in the attempt to nurture hope, healing, and resilience. Pauline uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy, along with an integrative use of other techniques to respond to each person’s unique needs.
David F. Wiltzius
Dave holds a Master’s of Science in Advanced Education from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and is a licensed Professional Counselor with over 35 years’ experience in outpatient mental health therapy.
A former School Psychologist in both public and parochial schools, Dave has also taught at the Technical and College level, initiated numerous parent-training programs, and has extensive study in human development and trauma.
Dave’s primary practice here is working with school-aged children, their parents, and families. His cognitive-based approach includes teaching clients of all ages, to provide insight into a person’s mental health issues. He also brings his significant experience in relationship-building to couples and families.
Finley & Nilla
We have two happy therapy dogs at our office. Finley, a Cavachon, belongs to Suzanne and is a very sweet and mellow little dog. He is available to sit calmly with you through all or part of your session. Nilla, a Lab/terrier mix, belongs to Beth, our Clinic Manager. Nilla will exuberantly say hello to you. Children often come sit with her in her room. Nilla is not as calm as Finley and may not last too long in session, but she adores people, children, and other dogs. Finley and Nilla are the very best of friends!