Katie Huskey, LCSW, Owner

Living through a traumatic event is a life-defining moment but we all have the choice on how that moment defines us.

 

My own personal experience with trauma has started me on a lifelong journey to help others who have survived their own traumatic event and want to move forward and thrive in their lives.  I’ve sought help from a counselor, applied many of the principles and techniques I know advocate, and surrounded myself with loving and supportive people.

 

This journey has helped me find my purpose as a trauma counselor and deciding to focus on helping others who have experienced their own trauma learn to thrive again.

 

Specifically leading me to be a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate as I worked towards completing my Masters in Social Work.

 

As a Psychotherapist and Certified Trauma Professional, I help individuals gain a better connection to the skills and strength they inherently have.  Together we work towards bringing those amazing qualities out of them so they can thrive.

 

Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I focus on you and where you're currently at. I work with you on helping regain your confidence in yourself, getting your power back, and making sure you can live your best life without the past holding you back.

 

I take a whole person, holistic approach to healing using a range of techniques and practices to ensure the most effective path to healing for you.  No two journeys are the same, therefore I combine elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and relaxation techniques, Reprocessing strategies, Solution-focused, and strengths-based approaches.

Fun Facts

Bicycling in the Woods
Avid Adventurer

I love being outdoors and enjoying all of the great places to explore in the Fox Valley and Wisconsin.  Whether it's a hike with my kids or sitting by the water, I try to be outdoors as much as I can.

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Amateur Artist

From photography to painting, I love being able to express my creative side whenever I can.  When I can't be creative I enjoy getting lost in the melodies of some old school R&B or jam out to Paramore, Lady Gaga, and Halestrom.

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Chef Extraordinaire

Cooking is a big passion of mine and I love a great home cooked dinner with my family.  From Eggs Benedict to Beef Wellington I love trying any recipe!

 Jean Meissner, LPC

We have all been deeply conditioned by our surroundings (our families, our society, our education, the media we consume, the people around us as a whole, etc.). Years pass with us blindly listening to the subconscious parts of ourselves, and we never identify who or what we really are for ourselves. This creates unrest within. Maybe it’s depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, low self-worth, resentment toward others, jealousy, constant comparisons, personalization, assumptions and even self-hatred that you struggle with. Maybe you think you’re flawed and not good enough.

 

That voice in your head rambles on and on about anything and everything and suddenly, you have lost control of your whole operation. These thoughts just keep flowing and you are chasing them, which causes a loss of being in the present moment,  a loss of sleep, untethered relationships, loneliness, anger, hurt feelings, judgment towards others and toward ourselves, and a deep sense of guilt and shame.

 

Waking up into yourself is not an easy process. It can be dark, lonely, and painful coming into conscious awareness. I am here to walk beside you as you take a deeper look into yourself, your behaviors, and the external factors that contribute to your struggles. I am a guide to help you find a deeper meaning and understanding within yourself. I will hold space for you, I will be honest with you, I will validate your human experience, and I will offer you direct feedback. My approach is eclectic, and the most important thing for me is to build a healthy rapport with you so you can freely navigate yourself while feeling safe and secure in being vulnerable. I take the holistic approach, because everything is connected with in our mind, body, and spirit.

 

I am a lifelong seeker of knowledge and self-acceptance. I am known to do “the work” and because of taking this journey in my personal life, I have seen that the things I will teach you actually work. The trick is to be consistent, patient, and continue to develop the understanding that the work takes a lot of time before you see lasting results. If you make this commitment to yourself, you will see change for the better.

 

I am specially trained in A.R.T. (accelerated resolution therapy) please learn more about ART here:

https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/

 

I also offer Reiki (Japanese for “Universal Life Force Energy”). Reiki is a meditative practice that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and uplifts your mental state through gentle touch.

 

To contact Jean: Please call 920-217-9134 for further information.

Katy Keefe-Neilson, LPC

Katy joined Purple Lotus Counseling as a contractor in September 2021. Katy is now accepting all insurances, except Medicare. 

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Meet Nala

aka Beans

Beans is my little fur baby, cuddle bug, and blanket thief.  I am a crazy dog mom and super proud of it.

She absolutely loves bananas and carrots and will bug you incessantly if she knows you have them.

 

I'm hoping to train her as a therapy dog so she just might be in your next session. 

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