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Barbara Hale-Richlen, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.

Medical Doctor

Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

​Pharmacotherapy, PANDAS/PANS, Individual, Family, Couples and Play Therapy


Dr. Hale-Richlen enjoys working with patients of all ages and has additional training to specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents.  She is comfortable treating a variety of issues such as eating disorders, pregnancy and post-partum depression, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Tourette's Disorder, PANDAS/PANS, as well as many others. She serves on the Medical Clinical Advisory Board for The PANDAS Network, an organization of doctors, researchers and scientists dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with PANDAS. 

Dr. Hale-Richlen treats many patients with complex medical issues such as autoimmune conditions, seizure disorders, migraines, POTS, diabetes and cancer.  She works hard to communicate with the other medical professionals involved in her patients care to ensure the best prognosis. 

Dr. Hale-Richlen is also a skilled therapist.  She understands that therapy, either alone or with medication management, plays an important role in her patients treatment plan.  She practices individual, family, couples and play therapy.  Utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches helps Dr. Hale-Richlen's patients reach their goals more quickly.

Dr. Hale-Richlen is also very active in professional organizations. She's served on the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association for many years, she's been active in the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) for over twelve years, she serves as a mentor and community supervisor for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She is also an active member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Wisconsin Medical Society. 


She has earned Distinguished Fellow status in the American Psychiatric Association and she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.




Lisa Johnson MSW, LCSW

Master's Degree in Social Work and Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Individual therapy, Group Therapy, Play Therapy and Family Therapy


Lisa has experience and enjoys working with children and families of all ages. She specializes in the areas of depression, anxiety, family conflict, adjustment issues, and ADHD, 

Lisa is friendly and supportive in the therapeutic setting which helps clients feel comfortable with Lisa from the start. She believes on building from clients strengths to empower and elicit positive change . She specializes in providing Cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy.


Lisa has extensive experience with her background working for Wraparound Milwaukee and Ascension in the Emergency room and outpatient setting.


Melissa Fockel, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Masters Degree in Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Registered Play Therapist

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Play Therapy and Family Therapy

Melissa is passionate about working with people in all stages of life to support them in their journey to finding healing emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As a Registered Play Therapist, Melissa enjoys seeking creative and playful ways for children, adolescents, and their families to explore their hurts and heal in a safe environment. She has experience working with children experiencing anxiety related to feeding challenges, OCD, behavioral issues, trauma, ADHD, Depression, Adjustment Disorders and Grief/Loss. Melissa works with people of all faiths and backgrounds. She also offers faith based counseling to support Christians in using their faith as a strength in therapy.

Melissa's clinical practicum and early experience in hospital-based inpatient and outpatient programs gave her valuable experience managing acute cases with complex dynamics. This training served her well when she focused on working with adoption and foster care children and their families at the start of her career. Melissa is also trained in an EMDR integrative treatment approach for Attachment and Trauma in children. This approach allows parents to actively participate and support their children throughout the trauma treatment process.


For over 12 years Melissa has had a thriving private practice specializing in working with children and adults with anxiety disorders and OCD. She has particular expertise in Exposure Response Prevention Therapy for OCD and she is fully trained in the SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) model of treatment.

Melissa also has a passion for working with women struggling with trauma, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, parenting support, and Grief and Loss. She utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Narrative Therapy for treatment of complex trauma or single traumatic events.

Amanda King, MS, LPC

Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Licensed Professional Counselor

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, and Family Therapy

Amanda is a compassionate clinician who enjoys working with individuals and families of all ages. She has extensive experience in working at acute, higher levels of care including inpatient and day treatment programs. This experience has granted her the opportunity to work with various clientele and diagnoses and help support them in their most vulnerable moments.


Amanda is skilled in multiple treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, child/adolescent behavior management, parent coaching, family systems, and attachment work. She takes a person centered, trauma informed approach to her therapy and is dedicated to get to know her clients well and help them succeed.


Amanda believes there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to therapy. She believes each and every client has their own individual strengths that they bring to the therapeutic space. Amanda will work diligently to highlight those strengths in order to foster growth and confidence within her clients as they strive to achieve their goals.


Sarah Ness, MS, LPC, CSAC, NCC

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, and National Certified Counselor.

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Couples Therapy and Family Therapy.


Sarah has extensive experience and enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, family conflict, trauma, postpartum transition, and substance use disorders. She has experience providing community mental health services and intensive outpatient care. This training has prepared her to navigate complex patient challenges and has given her knowledge of community resources.


Sarah is empathetic, warm, and humorous. Combining this with her education and clinical experience creates a comfortable space for the therapeutic experience. She uses a person-centered approach to therapy. She also utilizes and has additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and somatic processing.

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