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Holistic Approaches to Your Journey of Healing and Growth
Holistic Approaches to Your Journey of Healing and Growth

Our Staff

Diane Dickinson, MA, LPC, LCS

Waupaca (2nd Thursday of each month)
and Stevens Point Office
Diane Dickinson
“I believe it takes a great deal of strength and courage to enter into counseling.  I am committed to helping people work through the ongoing challenges and struggles that life brings.  I practice a holistic form of therapy which means that I see everyone as a whole person … a psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual being. My overall goal of therapy is to incorporate all these aspects in the healing process.  When we heal we can leave the past behind us but it’s rather difficult to grow and move forward when we still hurt.In addition to traditional psychotherapy techniques I offer progressive techniques such as EMDR (for trauma recovery), bioresonance (an advanced form of biofeedback), past life regression therapy, and several other energy techniques that incorporate healing for the body and spirit as well as the mind and emotions.”
Diane holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has over 25 years of experience.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her Master of Arts from the University of Denver.
 
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Wisconsin.
Diane is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Specializing in:
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
  • Past Life Regression
  • Enhanced Performance for Professionals, Executives, & Athletes
  • Hypnosis
  • Bioresonance
  • Ancient Rainbow Conscious Healing
  • Feng Shui
  • Mary Network Healing
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping)
  • Certified Doreen Virtue Angel Card Reader
Recommends:
  • The Secret - DVD
  • “You Can Heal Your Life”  by Louise Hay
  • "E-Squared" by Pam Grout
  • “Many Lives Many Masters” by Brian Weiss, MD

Peggy Greco, MS, MSE, LPC

Stevens Point Office
Peggy Greco
Peggy believes that every person is a unique individual and should be treated as such through their own self-directed approach to therapy. Life itself brings along with it many struggles, hardships, complications and challenges. Peggy is dedicated to being your advocate and working along with you while bringing understanding and guidance. 
Peggy holds a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling, a Masters Degree in School Counseling, and a certification as a Dementia Specialist. In addition, she has over 14 years of experience in the areas of Crisis Counseling, child and adolescent behavioral challenges and school issues, marital/relationship and family issues, anger management, anxiety, stress and mood disorders, geriatric counseling and caregiver guidance. Peggy is also trained to conduct memory screens either independently or as part of your comprehensive counseling experience.
Peggy is available at Spash, Ben Franklin and PJ Jacobs for in school counseling during the school year.
  • Professional Counselor
  • Children, adolescents, men, women, elderly
  • Mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders
  • Marital/relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger management
  • Dream analysis
  • Stress/trauma/PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Crisis, emotional/physical/mental abuse recovery
  • Memory screening
  • Cognitive-behavioral issues/ADD/dementia
  • Caregiver guidance, support/consultation
  • Geriatric issues and concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Skills training and coaching
  • Solution – focused brief therapy (SBT)
  • Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy

Tim Koller, MS, LPC, NCC, CFC

Stevens Point Office
Tim Koller
Tim believes in an eclectic approach to therapy in order to assist the client to attain a self-determined lifestyle. Tim’s background in counseling families and behavioral problems in children and adolescents has given him the opportunity to develop cognitive-behavioral strategies to address their unique issues. Parenting styles, blended families, ADHD, anger, scholastic issues, depression, anxiety, phobias, and marital problems are just a few of the many areas of his expertise. Tim has an extensive background working with adolescent and adult sex offenders and as a Certified Forensic Counselor he is well versed in these evaluations and assessments. Tim has his Master’s Degree in Mental Health and has been practicing in an outpatient setting for over 20 years.
Areas of Experience:
  • Male relationship communication issues:  anger management, domestic violence, decision making, marital and relationship discord with significant other.  These are brief/targeted solution focused therapy approaches.
  • Behavioral problems in adolescents and children:  the challenging years from 12-15 for teenage males and females.
  • Solution focused for parents.
  • Professionals who may have an impairment in their personal or professional lifestyle
  • Cognitive behavioral treatment of depression, generalized anxiety with or without panic attacks and phobic reactions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Loss, bereavement and grief issues stemming from divorce, death, separation
  • Partner, marital couples counseling or interpersonal communication enhancement
  • Self-esteem enhancement
  • Victims of sexual abuse
  • Lifestyle skills training and brief solution focused coaching for change of life decisions, career development, developmental disabilities, co-dependency
  • Psychosexual evaluations for adults and adolescents: self, attorney and social work referrals welcomed with initial brief free phone consultation
  • Separation, pre-divorce and divorce counseling

Kiersten Carley, MA, LPC

Stevens Point Office
Megan Walhood, MS, LPC
Kiersten’s approach to counseling is compassionate, strength-based, and includes a diverse set of treatment methods with regards to the whole person.  She is interested in working with a variety of populations while her experience includes children, adolescents, and adults.  The therapeutic process supports emotional well-being drawn from mindfulness and promotes self-discovery, life-balance, and positive change.  As a former foster parent, she provides additional expertise in helping foster families.  Her diversified background gives her a unique ability to show empathy and understanding where creative strengths are needed or required.  She has a passion for the arts, which continues in her personal life through a wide variety of talents.  She is also a member of the American Counseling Association.
Kiersten is available for in school counseling at Plover Whiting and Roosevelt Grade Schools during the school year.
Offering services for the following:
  • Adolescents, Young Adults, Children (8 years and above), Adults
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Women’s Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Mindful Eating
  • Positive Psychology
  • Mindfulness
  • Goal Setting
  • Successful Aging
  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • TherapeuticJournaling
  • Wellness / Life Balance
  • Heart Math, emWave® Technology
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Choice Theory/Reality Therapy (CTRT)

Kelsey Link, MA, LMFT

Waupaca Office
Kelsey's therapeutic style stems from her belief that both internal and external factors can influence a person's well being, and addresses both the person and their surroundings to help foster growth and positive change in therapy. In regards to her approach, Kelsey prefers to utilize an eclectic style, and believes in adjusting the therapy to fit the individual, instead of making the individual fit a therapy style. 
Kelsey graduated with her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Saint Mary’s University- Twin Cities. She has experience working with a wide age range of individuals from children to adults. She also is specially trained to work with couples and families in a variety of settings. Kelsey is certified in Prepare-Enrich assessment for couples, and assessing children and adults' cognitive function utilizing the Woodcock-Johnston cognitive assessment. 
Kelsey is available at Waupaca High School and Waupaca Learning Center for in school counseling during the school year. 
Areas of expertise:
  • ·      Adolescents, young adults, children, and adults
  • ·      Family systems
  • ·      Blended families
  • ·      Premarital therapy
  • ·      infidelity
  • ·      Marriage counseling/ couples counseling
  • ·      Discernment Counseling for divorce or pre-divorce
  • ·      Life transitions
  • ·      Depression/mood disorders
  • ·      Anxiety
  • ·      Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • ·      Trauma
  • ·      Sexuality
  • ·      Sexual issues/ sexual dysfunction
  • ·      Anger management
  • ·      Mindfulness
  • ·      Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • ·      Solutions-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • ·      Bowenian Therapy


Jeralyn Stevens, MA, LPC

Stevens Point Office
As a mental health practitioner I use an eclectic, holistic, strength-based approach to counseling. I believe that clients already have wisdom and answers to life's struggles within themselves, they may just need help being guided to it. I utilize both cognitive behavioral approaches and experiential techniques to empower clients in finding the best versions of themselves. I also believe in tailoring therapy to fit the needs of the client instead of making the client fit a therapeutic style. I received my Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Lakeland University. I am also a member of the American Counselors Association.
Areas of Experience:
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress/Trauma/PTSD
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Victims of Emotional/Verbal/Physical abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Art Journaling
  • Therapeutic Journaling
  • Play Therapy/ Sand Tray Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Our Locations

5541 US Highway 10 East
Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Phone: (715) 345-9690
Fax: (715) 345-2938
Email: ​staff@newdirectionscc.com
N2919 County Road QQ
Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: (715) 345-9690
Fax: (715) 345-2938
Email: ​staff@newdirectionscc.com
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