CCM Counseling & Wellness has been serving the mental health and wellness needs of the people of this area for more than three and a half decades. CCM has had a tradition of building a stronger community by empowering people through counseling, education and creating opportunities where people can embrace a life of wholeness. It has been a part of our mission to reach out to people who might not otherwise have access to the support and healing that counseling can provide. Our Intern and Free Counseling Outreach Program was established years ago to connect “no and low income” individuals with quality mental health care. Several years ago we were providing over 1000 hours of free counseling a year, but recently that number dropped due to not having the funding to get the word out and let people know about this amazing community outreach. Thanks to the Green Bay Packers Foundation and the grant money awarded, we can now continue our tradition of support and service to the community.
Currently we have two amazing (PCI) professional counseling interns that we would like to introduce to you. They are well prepared, have valuable previous experience, and are eager to meet with clients and begin making a difference in their lives.
My name is Katie Darnell. I am very excited to be an intern at CCM Counseling & Wellness this fall. From little on, I have felt drawn to helping and supporting other people.
My favorite prayer was always the Prayer of Peace, and I took the words deeply to heart:
With these words guiding my path, I was drawn to the counseling profession.
Life is filled with hurts and hardships, problems that seem insurmountable, feelings that feel unbearable. We can feel stuck, like there’s no hope that things will ever change. I am here to say that there is hope and things can change! It can be a difficult process, but I believe that you have the strength to do it, and I would be honored to help you on your journey.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UW-Green Bay and will complete my Master’s degree in Counseling from Lakeland University this December. I am trained in traditional talk-therapy approaches and have had additional training in Brainspotting, which is a powerful tool for healing past traumas. I have experience working with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorders, as well as working with those in the LGBTQ community and those who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse.
I am grateful to be working under the guidance of the counselors here at CCM Counseling & Wellness to learn new practices for bringing a holistic approach to your healing process. I believe that the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of ourselves must all be incorporated if we are to achieve optimal health and happiness in our lives. I embrace all spiritual paths and the unique perspectives each has to offer.
I look forward to getting to know you and helping you on your path of healing and wellness!
My name is Erika Nelson and I am a graduate student at Lakeland University in Green Bay. I have had my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay for 23 years.
Since that time, I have become a practiced and accomplished holistic healer, incorporating alternative approaches including Reiki/energy work and Reflexology. In my experience working as an elementary school paraprofessional, I had the opportunity to work with emotionally and developmentally challenged children. As a result of these and other life experiences, I realized that I would have much more to give by completing my graduate work and becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.
My role as a counselor involves being a non-judgmental, understanding, and supportive resource to my clients. I, too, have had to overcome, deal with, and understand challenges in my life. My goal is to weave my empathy, clinical expertise, openness, spiritual and lifestyle flexibility, and the knowledge I have gained on my path into my interactions with you, my client. I will be present with you and offer you a safe place to explore and understand your own challenges.
I look forward to working with you!