Meet the CFTS Therapists

Caryn Bub-Standal

Caryn Bub-Standal

MS, LCSW, LMFT

preschoolers · children · adolescents · couples · families

Greenfield, Elkhorn

Caryn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with children, families, adults, and couples. Additionally, Caryn is an owner of Child & Family Therapeutic Systems, Inc. Whatever your circumstance, Caryn has the experience and skills you need to move forward in a more positive direction.

Her specialties include child therapy (including preschool children), family therapy, parenting skills, couples counseling, individual counseling, abuse issues, mood and behavioral problems, anxiety, school issues, school consultation, co-parenting, reunification, and mediation services.

Paul Krepel

Paul Krepel

MSW, LCSW, LMFT

couples

Greenfield

As of January 1, 2022, Paul has retired. He will continue his work as a Certified Gottman Therapist leading the “Art and Science of Love” workshop, a two-day couples retreat. In addition, he will provide regular consultation and training in relationship therapy in association with the Child and Family Therapeutic Systems.

Since Paul is no longer providing psychotherapy, he asks that former clients please contact the clinic and begin work with another therapist. He is fortunate to leave the practice in the hands of people with strong clinical skills and a passion for helping others.

Robert Hugl

Robert Hugl

MSW, LCSW

children ages 6+ · adolescents · adults · couples

Greenfield

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Bob specializes in anger management, adjustment disorders, couple and relationship concerns, ADHD in adults and children, depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues in children six and up.

Bob has been practicing child, marriage, and family therapy for 25+ years. He believes that solutions come with awareness, teamwork, and therapeutic homework. Whatever your concern, Bob makes sure that whatever the solution to your concerns, it’s unique to you. With Bob as your therapist, you can be sure to experience positive change within your life.

Juley Glaman

Juley Glaman

MS, LPC

children ages 12+ · adolescents · individuals · couples

Greenfield, Mukwonago

Juley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who offers a friendly and creative approach to counseling. By utilizing CBT, behavior modification, and Solution Focused counseling among other modalities, Juley has successfully helped her clients achieve positive changes in their lives.

Past therapeutic work has included empowerment and self-esteem, anxiety, OCD, depression, grief and loss, sexual abuse/assault, mtSD, Bipolar I and II, BPD and other personality disorders, relationships, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, behavioral issues, ADHD, anger management, and other social skills. Offering a friendly, and sometimes humorous outlook, Juley works with her clients to build the skills they need to manage everyday problems and work towards achievable goals.

Jessica Vahovick

Jessica Vahovick

MS, LPC

children ages 12+ · adolescents · adults

Greenfield

As a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor, Jessica employs a thoughtful and engaging style within her therapeutic work. Through effective practices, she encourages, empowers, and challenges her clients to take the steps needed to implement change within their lives.

Whether you are experiencing loss, contemplating a change in your life, need relationship guidance or parenting support, or are experiencing excessive worry or fear, Jessica will work with you to implement a strategy that fits your goals and needs. Her therapeutic approach is influenced by Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, CBT, and Attachment therapies.

Brian Rossi

Brian Rossi

MS, LMFT-IT

children · adolescents · adults · couples · families

Greenfield, Elkhorn

As a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist, Brian has experience treating a diverse population of clients and challenges including, but not limited to, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, PTSD, childhood trauma, sexual dysfunction, and relationship problems. Brian specializes in working with couples and is certified to Level II in the Gottman System.

Brian holds the belief that clients are the experts on their lives and that every individual has the power to achieve their goals. He works together with his clients to instill hope, passion, and excitement while providing them the skills and strategies they need to succeed on their life’s journey. Brian’s approach is respectful, open, kind, and direct.

Rebecca Burda

Rebecca Burda

M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

children · adolescents · adults

Mukwonago, Elkhorn

Becca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has experience providing mental health services to individuals of all ages, with a primary practice focus of working with children and adolescents, young adults, and parents/caregivers. She is also a Certified Parent Peer Support Specialist, which offers a unique approach to supporting parents of children with mental health needs.  Becca works with clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, autism, ADHD and developmental disabilities. She is formally trained in multiple evidence based therapeutic interventions such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Becca’s therapeutic approach is to be radically genuine and open, with a belief that people have the wherewithal to overcome their personal obstacles. Becca understands that building a trusting therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for nurturing positive change.

Martha Haynes

Martha Haynes

M.Ed, MS, LMFT

pre-schoolers · children · adolescents · adults · families

Elkhorn

As a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist Martha has experience working with young children, families, and children with disabilities. She helps clients work through adjustment issues, divorce, depression, anxiety, and is also trained in Brainspotting. She uses a strengths-based approach to meet the client where they are and help to move them forward. When working with children she uses art and play in the therapy setting to help clients communicate. Using a systemic approach allows her to address concerns from different perspectives.

Martha believes that, with support, each client has the ability to solve his or her problems. By learning problem-solving and communication skills clients of any age can succeed. Her main goal is to help all clients find their own strengths and talents to thrive.

Alexander Waites

Alexander Waites

MS, M.Div, LPC-IT

children · adolescents · adults · couples · families

Greenfield

Xander is a practicing Professional Counselor who works from a systemic perspective. He counsels individuals of all ages who struggle with mood, behavioral, and relational issues, or who simply want to be more attentive and intentional as they move through life. He also specializes in couples counseling and child play therapy.

Xander believes that all of our relationships with family, friends, coworkers, work, hobbies, or society-at-large are our greatest source of strength. They are also our greatest source of stress! Although we cannot control many of our situations, we can make decisions about how we want to respond to those situations. Xander believes that with attention, intention, and effort we can impact our relational systems and progress toward a healthier life.

John Duffey

John Duffey

MS, LPC

adolescents · adults · couples

Greenfield

John is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who works with individuals experiencing various mental health and substance abuse challenges. He has experience working with teenagers, adults, and older adults dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, anger management, trauma, and grief.  He understands the importance of recognizing one's stage of change and helping create appropriate goals. John takes a client-centered and solution-focused approach to therapy. With an eclectic therapeutic orientation, John particularly favors motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients make positive changes. He emphasizes the importance of goal setting, healthy relationships, and developing self-insight.

While taking the step to meet with a therapist can be daunting, John strives to create a safe space and strong therapeutic alliance. He looks forward to helping you navigate the road ahead by addressing challenges that stand between you and your best self.

Gretchen Watson

Gretchen Watson

MS, LMFT

children · adolescents · couples · families

Greenfield, Mukwonago

Gretchen Watson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Gretchen has worked with individuals, children, teens, families, and couples from diverse social locations. She joins with all clients in understanding what is currently taking place in their lives that keeps them from living their desired future. Gretchen works together with her clients to assess the social context, behaviors, and beliefs that lead to solutions to a problem as well as identifying the patterns and cycles that lead to distress. Through trained listening skills and therapeutic strategies, she can help the client identify what they are already doing; that if expanded and developed, could lead to positive solutions.

Gretchen helps families, children, and individuals identify how they would like their lives to look. She understands the need to connect in a balanced manner that allows each person to feel their own self while being part of significant relationships. She has had years of experience in facilitating the change that clients are seeking therapy for; such as child development, family transitions, distress in relationships, couples’ fatigue and feelings of frustration, loneliness, fear, and sadness.

Melissa Shi

Melissa Shi

MA, LMFT

children · adolescents · adults · couples · families

Greenfield

Melissa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who prioritizes building a connection with clients. Melissa takes a collaborative approach and will personalize sessions to best fit you. She enjoys incorporating interests, art, and play into therapy when it fits. She will nonjudgmentally and warmly guide you towards empowerment, healing, and/or growth using an eclectic style of therapy. Melissa often draws from Solution-Focused, Transgenerational, and Narrative models.

Melissa has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, identity, life changes, and relationships.

Tiffany Smith

Tiffany Smith

MS, LPC-IT

preschool · children · adolescents · adults · families

Greenfield

As a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor, Tiffany utilizes prior knowledge as an educator, professional artist, and community advocate in her therapeutic work. Tiffany facilitates exploration through storytelling, experiential learning, and reflection to help guide you toward self-empowerment, self-compassion and self-care.

Tiffany utilizes numerous models in her counseling work including CBT, solution-focused, trauma sensitive, experiential, holistic and creative therapy approaches (narrative therapy and theatre of empowerment) in order to foster a safe space for you to engage within yourself and grow. Tiffany’s ultimate mission is to spread the spirit of healing, acceptance, and kindness as well as to teach you how to find your own rhythm as you dance through life’s storms and uncomfortable moments.




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