MCPST Therapists

For more information about any of our therapists please click on their name.
To reach a therapist’s confidential voice mail, dial our main clinic number at (608) 237-8000 and use the direct extension listed after the therapist’s name.

All therapists have expertise in general psychotherapy issues including stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship concerns.  Each therapist has special interest areas and specialized training in additional areas.  These are listed below:

Dawn Brubakken, LCSW, S.C. x108

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Young adults, adolescents, adults. Individuals, parents, families, groups
  • Specialty areas:  Sexualized behaviors, offending behaviors, sexual orientation issues, gender dysphoria, adjustment issues and conduct disorders, treating parents of sexualized children – specializing in intra-familial sexual abuse.  Family therapy (addiction issues and blended family dynamics).  Consultation, evaluation and treatment of the adolescent female with sex offending behaviors.

Shari Cohn, MSSW, LCSW, S.C. x109

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
  • Adults, young adults, seniors. Individuals, couples, families, group
  • Specialty areas:  Sexual addiction and compulsivity; partners and spouses of sex addicts; adult children of addictions; sexual dysfunction; survivors of abuse-assault; trauma resolution; sexual issues after trauma; PTSD; EMDR; sexual orientation; couples and marriage counseling.  Group for Partners and Spouses of Sex Addicts

James K. Gerndt, Ph.D., S.C. x103

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
  • Director of STOP program
  • Adults, older adolescents, young adults, seniors. Individuals, couples, families, group
  • Specialty Areas:  Psychological and risk assessments; sexual dysfunction; compulsivity/addiction; assault/ perpetration; and male survivors.  Anxiety disorders; depression; anger management.

Corey Lewis, MS, LPC, S.C. x105

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
  • Adults, adolescents. Individuals, families.
  • Specialty areas: Problematic sexual behavior, pornography and sexual compulsivity/addiction treatment and assessment, problems concerning unwanted and/or harmful sexual interests and behaviors, anxiety, depression.

Jennifer A. Miroslaw, MS, LPC, S.C. x207

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • CCPS – Candidate
  • Adolescents, adults. Individuals, couples, families
  • Specialty Areas: Sexual problems;  sexual dysfunction; sexual trauma; couples and marital sex therapy; pre-marital sexuality; sexuality/adjustment for new parents. Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

BJ Nichols, MSSW, LCSW, SUDS, S.C. x104

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Substance Use Disorder Specialty
  • Children, adolescents, adults. Individuals, families, groups.
  • Specialty Areas:  Treating complex and developmental trauma in children, adolescents, and adults, including traumatic dissociation.  Behavioral and emotional concerns for children.  Parenting support, including parenting a child with PTSD. Anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar disorder, ADHD, substance use disorders. EMDR.

Stephanie L Oestreich MA, LPC, S.C. x102

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Children, adolescents, adults. Individuals, families
  • Specialty Areas: Child and adolescent behavioral and emotional concerns; Parenting; Trauma specific treatment; Young adult and women’s mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, self esteem and relationship concerns.

Melissa Teela, MS, LMFT, S.C.x483

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Substance Use Specialty Authorization
  • Children, adolescents, adults. Individuals, couples, families.
  • Specialty areas: Anxiety, depression; Behavior concerns for children and adolescents; Trauma specific treatment; Parenting; Life transitions. Substance use counseling and family members affected by substance use. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based interventions, motivational interviewing and CBT.

Kathryn Webster, MSSW, LCSW, S.C. x209

  • Kathryn Webster has relocated and closed her practice at Midwest Center For Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy as of May 1, 2019. Contact the front desk (608-237-8000) with any questions.

Jennifer Wilgocki, MS, S.C., LCSW x107

  • As of June 2019, Jennifer Wilgocki is no longer practicing at Midwest Center for Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy. If you would like to get in touch with her please contact the front desk (608) 237-8000 and the office staff will be able to pass along contact information.

Nick S. Yackovich, PhD, S.C. x482

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Adults, older adolescents, young adults, seniors. Individuals, couples, families, group
  • Specialty Areas:  Forensic Psychological/Psychosexual and risk assessments; general psychological evaluations; substance use disorders; and behavioral disorders.  Anxiety disorders; depression; anger management
  • Trainings and workshops regarding a variety of forensic issues including sex offender treatment and assessment; working with personality disorders; treatment program development; and inmate re-entry.