Psychologists and Therapists Bios

Email: byron@cedarcreekcounseling.com
Phone: 262-240-0299 x0

Dr. Byron Bloemer

  • Founder, Cedar Creek Counseling, 2000
  • Licensed psychologist in the state of Wisconsin
  • Specialties: State-of-the-art (brainspotting, somatic processing) and traditional psychological treatments for distressed couples and marriages, self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, depression, business/work stress, life change/transitions and addictions (alcohol, gambling, sex/pornography etc). Collaborative couples counseling and somatic processing provide deep emotional connecting for couples trying to restore their bonds.
  • Doctorate in counseling psychology, University of Houston*
  • Master’s degree in counseling psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Graduate School Instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Internship, University of California-San Diego*
  • Post-doctoral internship, University of California-San Diego
  • Addictions Training, University of California-San Diego School of Medicine
  • 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

Email: cathy@cedarcreekcounseling.com
Phone: 262-240-0299 x2

Cathy Ryan, MA, LMFT

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Specialties: 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


 

Email: kate@cedarcreekcounseling.com
Phone: 262-240-0299 x3

Kate Greenway, MS, LPC

  • Kate GreenwayLicensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed School Counselor & Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Specialties:  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

Email: melinda@cedarcreekcounseling.com
Phone: 262-240-0299 x5

Dr. Melinda Somogyi

  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Specialties: 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


 

Email: liz@cedarcreekcounseling.com
Phone: 262-240-0299 x4

Dr. Elizabeth Hansen

  • Licensed Psychologist in Wisconsin
  • Credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • Specialties 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

Email: sam@cedarcreekcounseling.com
Phone: 262-240-0299 x6

Dr. Samuel T. Gontkovsky

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist/neuro-psychologist with more than 15 years of clinical experience
  • Specializes in traditional individual psychotherapy for issues including depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem/self-concept, life changes/transitions, emotional adjustment, couples therapy, relationship challenges, substance abuse, and health concerns
  • Board Certified Senior Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International
  • Conducts neuro-psychological screenings, in particular for concerns regarding the development of dementia.
  • Dean of the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology at the rank of Professor
  • Doctorate, clinical psychology, Nova Southeastern University*
  • Completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Alliance and researcher/author with more than 100 professional publications
  • Member of American Psychological Association 
  • Member of International Neuropsychological Society
  • Research Interests: Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropsychological Assessment, Parkinson’s Disease
  • Interests include classic film, theater, cats, exercise, and motocross

* Accredited by the American Psychological Association




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