Psychologists and Therapists Bios

Phone: 262-240-0299 x0

Dr. Byron Bloemer

  • Proprietor, Cedar Creek Counseling since 2000
  • Proprietor, Cedar Lake Counseling, since 2016
  • Licensed psychologist
  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Over 25 years of psychotherapy for a diversity of concerns
    • State-of-the-art:  Brainspotting, Somatic Processing for complex anxiety, trauma, depression.
    • Over 20 years experience with Collaborative and Advanced Couples Therapy for highly distressed couples
    • Communication, Gender and Conflict Issues in Marriage/Couples Relationships
    • Deep re-bonding for Couples
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Self-Esteem
    • Business/Work Stress and Change
    • Major Life Transitions
    • Addictions (alcohol, gambling, sex/pornography)
  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, University of Houston*
  • Addictions Training, University of California-San Diego, School of Medicine  
  • Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Internship* and Post-Doctoral Internship, University of California-San Diego
  • Past Graduate School Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Educator
  • Columnist
  • Interests: Cycling, exercise, reading, history, creative and professional writing, spirituality, social justice, dogs and other great animals

* Accredited by the American Psychological Association

Phone: 262-240-0299 x2

Cathy Ryan, MA, LMFT

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Areas of Expertise: Marital & relationship counseling, discernment counseling (offers couples a way to look at their options before making a decision about divorce), parenting concerns, family counseling, divorce adjustment, individual therapy for depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions, addiction related issues, and recovery from abuse and trauma. I integrate brainspotting (eye positioning) with traditional psychotherapy approaches to promote a more effective healing from a variety of psychological problems.
  • Post-Graduate Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Therapy Training Institute, Milwaukee
  • Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders, UW-Madison
  • Clinical Experience: Aurora Family Service, Milwaukee; St. Luke's Family Practice Center, Milwaukee; and Cedar Creek Counseling, Mequon
  • Instructor, Changing Families Program for Divorcing Parents
  • Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Member of the Wisconsin Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Midwest Brainspotting Institute: Certified Brainspotting Therapist
  • Interests: Family, Travel, Cooking, Music, Exercise, Hiking, Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition

* Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education


Phone: 262-240-0299 x3

Kate Greenway, MS, LPC

  • Kate GreenwayLicensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed School Counselor & Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Areas of Expertise:  Mind-body wellness, couples & relationships, healthy sexuality, healing grief & loss, trauma resiliency,
    menopause & midlife renewal, mindfulness-based therapy,
    cultivating optimism & inner peace, life transitions, 
    sleep issues, integrating hypnotherapy & psychotherapy 
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling & Guidance:
    University of Wisconsin-Madison*
  • Bachelor’s Degree in History: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Educator: University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Santa Fe, Southwestern College, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe Public Schools, Early Childhood Specialist, National Seminar Leader
  • Over 30 years clinical experience in private practice
  • Professional Training: Harvard Mind-Body Medical Institute, Trauma First Aide™ Associates, Animas Valley Institute, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Intercultural Communication
  • Grief Support Specialist Certificate — University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Member: American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association
  • Interests: Camping, Hiking, Gardening, Canoeing, Singing, Reading, Family, Nature,
    Social Justice, Spirituality

*Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Phone: 262-240-0299 x5

Dr. Melinda Somogyi

  • Melinda SomogyiDoctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Areas of Expertise: Psychotherapy  and psychological testing and evaluation for children, adolescents, adults and couples using an integrative theoretical perspective and each client’s personal strengths and preferences.  Therapies include traditional, play/expressive arts therapies, and trauma-informed care for:  Complex and situational mood and behavior problems, eating disorders, trauma, abuse, personality disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, LGBTQI , schizophrenia, psychosis, grief and academic concerns.
  • Psy.D. – Clinical Psychology, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology*
  • M.S. – Clinical Psychology, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A. – Art Therapy Counseling, Ursuline College, Ohio
  • B.A. – Fine Art
  • Diverse range of clinical training and experience since 1999, including APA-accredited internship in Clinical Psychology.
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Member of the Association for Play Therapists
  • Member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • Member of the Milwaukee Area Psychological Association
  • Interests: Family, Reading, Art, Traveling, Nature, and Community Psychology

* Accredited by the American Psychological Association


Phone: 262-240-0299 x4

Dr. Elizabeth Hansen

  • Elizabeth HansenLicensed Psychologist in Wisconsin
  • Credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • Areas of Expertise include couples/marital therapy, reproductive psychology and sex therapy. Areas of particular interest are infertility, gamete donation, third-party reproduction consultations and evaluations, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and infant loss, birth trauma, adjustment to parenthood, sexual wellness and sexuality, and complex or alternative relationship dynamics.
  • Post-graduate training in sex therapy from the Modern Sex Therapy Institute
  • Post-graduate training in Maternal Mental Health from the Seleni Institute
  • Completion of post-graduate course in Infertility Counseling
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology*
  • Masters of Science in Social Work: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelors in Social Work: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professionals Group
  • Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
  • Member of Resolve: The National Infertility Association
  • Interests include family, horseback riding, reading, writing, and supporting Wisconsin sports

* Accredited by the American Psychological Association

Phone: 262-240-0299 x6

Ken Hartenstein, MS, LPC, SAC

  • Ken HartensteinLicensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Areas of Expertise include: couples & relationship counseling, family counseling, anxiety, depression, addictions (alcohol, opioids, marijuana, cocaine, gambling,  pornography/sex), codependency, guidance in working with a loved one’s addiction, trauma, aging issues, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, life skills, life transitions, self esteem/self image, employment stress, collaborative counseling, general emotional well-being, crisis management, relapse prevention
  • Collaborative work with area MD’s to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid and/or alcohol use disorders
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Addiction Training from the Matrix Institute
  • Clinical experience at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Aurora Health Care, Applied Therapies & Wellness Center, Genesis Behavioral Health
  • Member of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • Public speaker
  • Interests: Playing guitar and other assorted stringed instruments, collecting rare and classic vinyl records, boating, hiking, reading, working for positive change in our community, baseball, football. I enjoy time with my wonderful wife and son and our two dogs, Zelda and Dinsdale

“You cannot step in the same river twice; for it is not the same river, and you are not the same person.” – Heraclitus (adapted).