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Owner, MS, LPC, LSW
I am the father of three adult children and have resided in Ashland, WI for the last 26 years.
I see clients in Ashland, Glidden, Park Falls, Shell Lake and Spooner, WI. I am the founder and CEO of Prentice House Inc., which consists of three group homes for adolescent males located in the Ashland area. Prentice House, Inc. was established in 1992 and I’ve worked for SOAR Services in Shell Lake for the last 10 years, and became the owner two years ago.
I now practice with clients aging from 8 to 67. I enjoy working with adults and couples that can not seem to find the emotional balance that they once had. I am very much grounded in building a therapeutic non-judgmental relationship with all clients. I feel this is so vital in their therapy to gain balance and fulfillment in their lives. So, I encourage you, or anyone you may know that is struggling in their balance and fulfillment, to reach out and give Soar Services a try.
Since I began practicing 15 years ago, I’ve gathered extensive
experience working with preteen’s (10 to 12 years), adolescents and adults (including couples) using a strength-based approach. In addition to assessing and increasing communication in areas of life to ensure you get the most out of every session.
My specialty areas are anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, children/adults of divorced parents, grief and loss, trauma, codependents, children/adults of alcoholic/addicted parents, ADHD management, body image, relationship issues, self-esteem, as well as family issues. My goal is to give you usable tools beginning the first session.
I have spent the last 29 years working as a school counselor in the Cameron School District, working with children from the ages of five through thirteen. I feel I can provide help and support to children, adolescents and young adults in need of mental health care.
MS, LPC, CSAC
I was first certified as a Substance Abuse Counselor in 1986 and have developed a clinical practice to include mental health counseling, gaining a license in 2011. From personal experience, I can tell you that addictions and other disorders can go into firm remission. A healthier more for fulfilling life is possible and it is my honor to assist in the healing process. Together we can explore the options, try new behaviors and evaluate the results. You are not alone. The next wholeness is at hand.
Kari Marks, Ph.D, LP
My professional journey began as a teacher of psychology and human development. Today, I work as a psychologist supporting individuals in their journey of healing and change. I believe that the counseling experience is about discovering strengths and learning how to live in balance with our true selves and with others. My goal is to help people experience deeper self-awareness and acceptance. In 2017 I worked in essay writing company: www.bestcustomwriting.com/blog/how-to-write-a-definition-essay/ – help students with definition essay!
My areas of interest and expertise include: grief and loss, life transitions, spirituality, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, anger, co-dependence, and co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. I use mindfulness and strengths-based approaches to support individuals in their growth, healing, and overall well-being.
I gain strength and connection to myself through nature. I enjoy all four seasons and many outdoor activities. I am fortunate to be married to my best friend and to be the mother of three children—who I will always view as exceptional.
Hello! My name is Wendy Muska and I am happy to join the Soar Services therapist team providing services to my hometown of Siren, Wisconsin and also Shell Lake, Wisconsin where I have lived for the past fifteen years. Thank you for taking the time to check out our website. I am aware that time is a commodity that we don’t have in excess and I offer evening and weekend appointments to accommodate working families and busy schedules.
My approach to therapy is always to help a person discover what they do well, enhance strengths and provide positive encouragement while we work toward solving issues and working toward goals identified by my clients. Often times, we get stuck and can’t see why we continue to struggle with the same issues in our life; this is a frustrating experience. I understand this frustration and try to keep our sights on solutions to the issue often utilizing a Solution Focused therapy model. I also enjoy working with struggling couples who would like to improve their relationship. I am divorced and remarried to my ex-husband so I can offer a unique perspective to the process. I am a mother of two grown sons and have traveled the path of parenting and also understand the struggles of teenagers and the heart of parents.
I have worked as a social worker for the past twenty-five years and have been honored to be included in many life journeys with many different people; I always learn from my clients and enjoy the collaborative helping relationship. I bring passion to the work I do and a true, deep soul belief in everyone’s ability to change and grow. I particularly enjoy providing Christian faith-based counseling services to those who are interested in this perspective. I look forward to meeting with you and being part of your healing journey.
Anna Childs, MSW, APSW, CSAS, CRPS, CS-IT
Serving Price, Ashland and Surrounding Areas
Anna is a dual diagnosis therapist who is skilled in working with individuals experiencing mental health concerns, substance use disorders, or both. She is a consummate professional that has treated a variety of consumers varying from age 6 and up. Anna earned her Masters of Social Work degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, her undergraduate Social Work degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her associates in applied sciences from Fox Valley Technical College. Anna holds the following credentials: Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (CRPS) and Clinical Supervisor In- Training (CS-IT). Since completing her education, Anna has provided services as an outpatient mental health therapist and substance use counselor for a diverse population both in the community and a correctional setting. Anna also possesses specialized training in mobile crisis work and general social work. She is a compassionate therapist that is genuinely invested in the personal growth of her consumers.
Anna is a member of the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the National Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). Anna is committed to serving those in need and continues to educate herself by attending national and local conferences and exploring advances in therapy research. In addition to her licensure she has professional training in: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Yoga and Mindfulness, play therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Certified relapse prevention specialist, Cluster B Personality Disorders, Internal Family Systems and Trauma related Disorders.
“My education and work experiences have provided me a unique ability to successfully collaborate with each client to tailor treatment goals and interventions that honor their strengths and individuality. My passion is to alleviate personal suffering and assist others in obtaining their goals. It is a privilege to be able to witness my consumers as they practice skills to file away unhelpful memories and learn to trust, laugh, and regain their sense of self.”