Racine Child and Family Counseling
Our Racine office provides a range of outpatient counseling services, including:
Location and directions
2405 Northwestern Ave., Suite 205
Racine, WI 53404
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8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend times are available by appointment.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services therapists have extensive experience working with children, parents and families, including those involved in the child welfare system.
Melissa A. Gutierrez, MS, LPC, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has 10 years of experience working with female adolescents and their families. Melissa specializes in providing individual and group counseling to children 10-17 who have been victims of emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. She also has worked with girls who have been part of the juvenile justice system and has a lot of experience teaching those clients how to balance taking responsibility for their actions, learning how to control their thoughts and feelings, as well as addressing the significant experiences and/or trauma in their lives. Melissa uses a client-centered approach to build rapport with her clients and families and then builds her treatment plan based on the client's needs.
Mickey Kucak, LCSW, MSW, ACSW, is a graduate of the
Val J. Lura, MS, LPC, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Counseling Program. She is a a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin and Illinois. Val has extensive experience working with children and families in the child welfare system. She specializes in providing individual and group counseling to children ages 3-18 who have been subjected to emotional, sexual and physical abuse. Val has experience working with families through the adoption process and with those children who are being reunified with their biological families.
Katelin Murphy, MS, LPC, ATR, received her bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State University and her masters from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. She has a specialty in Art Therapy and is a registered Art Therapist. Katelin has worked with children and adolescents with significant emotional and behavioral problems while they resided in group home and residential treatment settings. She has worked for two years in Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services' intensive in-home program in the Racine office as a therapist assistant.
Mary M. Weber, LCSW, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has worked as a Child and Family Therapist for 18 years at Children's Service Society. She specializes in working with children ages 2-18. She provides outpatient psychotherapy with an emphasis on client-centered therapy, as well as behavior modification and cognitive processes. She works with children presenting with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, adjustment difficulties, attachment issues, sexual abuse and trauma. Mary uses a strong, supportive and respectful approach when working with children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ann Rolling, PhD, LPC, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She has worked as a therapist in the Racine office for more than six years. She has been the area manager in the Racine office since 2007. Ann completed her pre-doctoral internship at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Kalamazoo, Mich. She has experience working with many of the mental health issues that result from child maltreatment, including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, anger control problems and adjustment issues. While in graduate school she completed a two-year practicum at the Child Protection Center in Milwaukee. Ann also completed a practicum at Froedtert Hospital in the Child Neuropsychology department.
Other Racine County Programs:
- Racine County Child Advocacy Center.
- Home Visitation.
- Volunteer Respite.
Family Resource Center Network (expansion of Community Response Program).
Other community links:
More community resources can be found in the Family Resource Directory provided by UW-extension in Racine.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services is actively involved in:
- Racine County Family Violence Community Coalition
- Children's Service Network/Family Preservation West
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services is committed to providing the highest possible care to the children and families we serve. We ask regularlyclients to give us feedback on how well we are meeting this goal. Here are some comments from Racine families who recently completed an anonymous survey.
"Always kind and timely and generally concerned."
"Miss Mickey and Toni are great! I'm sure the rest of the staff is great but those are the only two I know. Thank you to them both for all their help."
"Melissa is so great with my daughter, I see the work big time."
"I love this place."
"My son can be extremely difficult, Ms. Katelin does one of the best jobs I have seen with my son... She is wonderful."
"Everyone at CSSW are very professional and always gives me the right information and help. I'm thankful for them working with my daughters."
"New to program but excellent results so far!"