Wellness Counseling Center, LLC

Staff

Our Counseling Is Tailor-Made

During your first few sessions, you and your therapist will create a plan to fit your individual situation and needs.

Elena Earl, MSW, LCSW

Elena brings over twenty years of experience as a mental health counselor, and over twenty-five in the field of Social Work. Practice settings are varied, including: schools, assisted living settings, community mental health, behavioral health clinics, serving as the behavioral health specialist for physicians groups, and the private sector, in two states. Elena received her Master’s Degree of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams School of Social Work. While maintaining a broad clinical practice, Elena’s specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Children & family issues (parenting)
  • Grief & loss
  • Adult issues (individual or relationship)
  • Wellness & self-empowerment

“I have a strong belief in the human capacity for resiliency, and empowerment. I feel privileged to be a part of people’s evolution and growth as they embrace life.”

Laura L. Griffin, MS, LMFT

Laura has been providing counseling services for 25 years. She has practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, residential, and most recently EAP. Laura received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Laura’s areas of expertise include:

  • Child, adolescent and family issues
  • Relationship issues (individual & couples)
  • Workplace issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression, anxiety & personal stress

“It is a privilege to be invited into people’s lives; to provide them with support, and empower them to succeed in achieving health and happiness.”

Bedford Hines, MA, M. DIV., LPC

Bedford has over 35 years of experience as a mental health counselor. Bedford received his Master’s Degree from Boston University Graduate School, and also received a Master’s in Divinity from Yale University Divinity School. He was the Executive Director of the former Fox Valley Pastoral Counseling Center, and prior to that had his own private mental health practice. He is a state licensed professional counselor and marriage and family counselor. His specialties include:

  • All Adult Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship and Family Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Wellness and Enhancing Life

“Living life in the fullest and most meaningful ways is a goal for everyone, regardless of issues. My passion is to empower people to resolve issues and to experience harmony in relationships and joy in life.” – Bedford Hines

Sally Hudson, MSW, LCSW

Sally has over 30 years of experience in the health sciences, with 12 years as a mental health therapist. Sally received her Master’s of Social Work from George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, and also received a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona.  Sally works primarily with adults using an eclectic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Her areas of interests and expertise include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Adverse childhood and trauma related issues
  • Oncology and other medical challenges
  • Grief and loss
  • Life adjustments and transitions
  • Relationship issues

“I believe the innate capacity for healing lies within each of us.  It has been my experience that even in times of darkness and overwhelming challenge, there is always hope. I believe that it is important for all of us to take care of our hurts, regardless of whether they are small or large – because our relationships to ourselves, those we love and care for, our greater humanity, and the planet depend upon our healing.”

 

Diane Wizner, MA, LPC, NCC

Diane has over 11 years of experience as a mental health counselor, received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Lakeland College and is a State Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor.

Diane is also a:

  • Certified Treatment Specialist of Diverse Populations, with focus on LGBQ concerns
  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Specialist
  • Certified Grief Support Specialist (UW-Madison)

Diane works primarily with adolescents and adults, with an eclectic approach utilizing CBT, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), humor and Grief Therapy.  Her specialties and interests include:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning Concerns
  • Grief and Loss Issues
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Concerns
  • Relationship Issues

“I believe in building a trusting, client-counselor, relationship that includes listening and asking questions to help better define problems, then working together towards a resolution. Assisting others in empowering themselves to improve their quality of life and reach their goals.” – Diane Wizner