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.
Chelsea Julian – I received my Bachelors of Arts in psychology with a human services minor from Saint Norbert College in 2014. I then enrolled at Lakeland College to earn my Masters of Arts in counseling focusing on community counseling. I will have completed my degree in August of 2017. During my internships I have gained counseling experiences working with the elderly, veterans, victims of trauma, those struggling with substance abuse, and individuals suffering from mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I believe strongly in utilizing my client’s strengths to overcome challenges and facilitate change. Helping others is truly my passion and I look forward to helping those in need create a happier and better life!
Terri Patenaude – I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from UW-Green Bay in May, 2009, in the Interdisciplinary Degree program with an emphasis in American Social Issues and a minor in Human Development. While I was pursuing my undergraduate degree I also worked in an elementary/junior high school as a paraprofessional and library assistant where I enjoyed working with the students. After graduation, I worked for Family Services-NEW as a Coordinator with the Sexual Assault Center in Oconto County and Marinette Counties. In these positions, I provided advocacy for victims of sexual assault and provided prevention presentations in the public schools to elementary and junior high students. In the spring of 2015, I enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Community Counseling at Lakeland University with a future plan to graduate in the summer of 2017. Through my internship placement at CCM Counseling and Wellness, I am excited to learn various counseling skills, as well as become educated of the array of holistic approaches used with clients as they work to overcome their challenges and move successfully forward with their lives.