Connections Counseling -  Specialized Therapy and Trauma Services for the entire family
 Our Trauma Sensitive Team
 
Our trauma sensitive practitioners have years of combined experience and are among the most talented in the field. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you. Each therapist has a brief bio here, but check out their individual websites for a more detailed description of their services.
 





Stacy Sheridan, LPC
Stacy Sheridan, LPC
Stacy and Jenn started Connections Counseling in 2011. Stacy specializes in unresolved trauma in adults and adolescents. She has over 14 years experience in the mental health field and uses unique modalities including art therapy and breathe work to guide her clients through the healing process. She is trained in EMDR & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and incorporates both into her practice to treat PTSD. Stacy also provides supervision for future LPC's looking to work with trauma. www.sscounseling.com
Jennifer D Weiler, LPC
As co-owner of Connections Counseling, Jenn is our relationship, attachment and neuroscience specialist. She has trained clinicians in the area of body-focused therapy and utilizes it effectively with a variety of issues, including PTSD, anxiety and attachment difficulties. She has studied with the top experts in the field of trauma, attachment and couples therapy. She also specializes in issues surrounding chronic illness. Jennifer has 23 years of experience in the mental health field. www.expressionscounseling.com
Jennifer D Weiler, LPC
Lisa Parker, LCSW, CACII
Lisa Parker, LCSW, CACII
Lisa joined Connections Counseling in 2015 and has been providing counseling to children, teens and adults for over ten years and graduated from Loyola University Chicago's clinical social work program in 2006. She is passionate in helping individuals recover from, and process trauma. She is trained in EMDR, play therapy, CBT and DBT, and utilizes many interventions to help integrate mind and body, such as relaxation exercises and yoga. Additionally, she provides animal assisted therapy with the help of her therapy dog, Harley, who has been accompanying her to work for the past five years. Other areas of speciality include grief/ loss, anxiety and depression, as well as PTSD. lisaparkercounseling@gmail.com
Susan Splitt, MA, NCC, LPC
Susan has been with Connections Counseling since 2016 and specializes in grief, loss, and trauma in adolescents and adults. She has 8 years experience in mental health and has been trained in Gestalt, DBT and Mindfulness. She uses creative and experiential techniques to help clients increase self awareness and balance. This includes use of mindfulness, art therapy and dream work. Susan also specializes in individuals with issues around chronic mental health diagnoses. She is dedicated to establishing a safe place for clients to explore their experience and discover the essence of their own healing. susansplitt@msn.com
Susan Splitt, MA, NCC, LPC
Rena Derezin, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C., R.P.T.
Rena Derezin, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C., R.P.T.
Rena has been in practice for 11 years and became a part of Connections Counseling team in 2017. Her passion is clinical healing through the unconscious and the unspoken. She uses clinical hypnosis as a safe, natural and deeply relaxing way to change habitual behaviors, thoughts and feelings. Rena works with clients ages 11+ up. Rena finds it deeply rewarding to witness profound and rapid changes on a daily basis. Clients leave these creative and enjoyable sessions feeling soothed, empowered and full of hope. http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/153142
Sarah Brandt, MEd, EdS
Sarah is a registered psychotherapist, school psychologist, and certified kids yoga teacher. She teamed up with Connections Counseling in 2017 and specializes in working with children and adolescents with anxiety, stress, ADHD and academic and social difficulties. Sarah takes a collaborative approach by working with families and educators to ensure young people are supported across environments as new skills are learned. Through counseling, mindfulness, yoga and academic success coaching, she empowers young people to navigate and overcome challenges in a healthy way. www.growmindfultherapy.com
Sarah Brandt, MEd, EdS
Ann Kelly, MA, LPC, NCC
Ann Kelly, MA, LPC, NCC
Connections Counseling brought Ann on in 2017 as well and she works with individuals, families, couples, children and adolescents specializing in family dynamics, couples issues, military families, PTSD, and loss. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Focused CBT. Ann also offers groups such as Mind/Body groups, Dialectical Behavioral groups, Divorce Recovery groups & Parenting Support. www.morechoicesllc.com
Neil Wright, LPC
As the newest member of Connections Counseling team, Neil has been providing counseling and mental health education to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families for over 5 years. He has worked in a wide variety of settings where he has developed a reliable, collaborative, and creative approach to the treatment of a wide range of presenting problems. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex-trauma, relationship/family problems, as well as school/work problems. In his work, Neil seeks to pursue lasting progress and change through a here-and-now, feedback-oriented approach that intertwines the various modalities he is trained in. These include CBT, DBT, ACT, Biofeedback, Existential, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Solution-Focused, Gottman, Experiential, Art Therapy, Nurtured-Heart, and Family Systems. Neil values the privilege of being a therapist and agent of change for his clients, which is why he relies heavily on client feedback to ensure therapy is moving in a progressive and mutually agreed upon direction. Elevatorypathscounseling@gmail.com
Neil Wright, LPC
Robin Knowlton, Reiki Master and CNTP
Robin Knowlton, Reiki Master and CNTP
With over 5 years as a holistic practitioner, Robin knows that body, mind, and spirit are one. As such, they must be nurtured as a whole for optimal health and wellness. Her focus here at Connections Counseling is on energy medicine with Reiki and Healing Touch, as well as Nutrition Therapy -because food is energy too!! Robin is passionate about helping people find emotional and physical balance, using Reiki and/or Nutrition Therapy, and she will support you every step of the way. www.seishinwellnessandnutrition.com
Mark Holmberg, LMT
Mark joined Connections Counseling in 2017 and has been a Massage Therapist since 1998, specializing in trauma and working with those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and incest. He also offers a form of meditation called Yoga Nidra (privately or in group sessions), which addresses trauma and stress at their roots. He often integrates sound healing into his work, relieving your pain on several levels. Contact him at 303.819.0097 or vitaltouch108@gmail.com to schedule your session!
vitaltouchllc.massagetherapy.com
Mark Holmberg, LMT
Harley, Certified Therapy Dog
Harley, Certified Therapy Dog
Harley came to Connections Counseling with Lisa in 2015 and has been a registered therapy dog since 2010 and is certified through Therapy Dogs International (www.tdi-dog.org). Research has shown that the presence of animals can help increase relaxation for people, lower blood pressure and can help with grounding and self soothing. This is especially helpful when clients are pursuing trauma work. Harley was rescued at age 4 and enjoys hiking, swimming and fishing.