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.

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.

Tarah Liljeberg, MSW, LCSW, S.C. x484

  • Tarah sees clients primarily through tele-health sessions.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Advanced Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults. Individuals, Couples & Families
  • Specialty Areas: Trauma treatment. Child and adolescent behavioral and emotional concerns. Parenting, Family, and Couples Issues. Young adult and women’s mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relational concerns.

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.

Jacob Schuldies, LCSW, S.C. x209

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Adults, older adolescents, young adults, seniors. Individuals, couples, families, groups.
  • Specialty Areas:  Problematic sexual behavior; assault/perpetration; problems concerning unwanted and/or harmful sexual interests.  Treating complex developmental trauma in adults; EMDR. Anxiety disorders; depression; bipolar disorder; anger management. Developmental disabilities; Serious mental illness.
  • Trainings on forensic issues including sex offender treatment, adapted treatment program development, and work with mandated populations or specialized (e.g., intellectual disability) populations.

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.

    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.