School-Based Mental Health Counselor
B.S. - University of Wisconsin-La Croasse - La Crosse, WI (Psychology)
M.S. - Edgewood College - Madison, WI (Marriage and Family Therapy)
Olivia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with families and kids. She likes couples work and values family dynamics. In addition, she enjoys working with clients to discuss effective communication, improve parenting skills, and foster independence. Olivia is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH marriage facilitator and an adoption competent practitioner. She has received specialized training as a Neurofeedback Specialist, Interactive Metronome practitioner, and Integrated Listening Systems-Focus Systems and Safe and Sound Protocol Provider.
“I love working with parents and their kids/adolescents while supporting their family system. I strive to provide a welcoming and safe environment for my clients while offering unconditional support.”
In her free time, Olivia and her dog, Clyde, have worked to become a certified therapy dog and handler team, providing comfort to others in associations with the GO Team Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs.
Fort HealthCare and its Foundation, in partnerships with the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, Jefferson County Human Services, and Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, and Whitewater School Districts, recognized a need to collaborate and help high school-aged youth in the community be able to receive behavioral health counseling services starting in the school setting. The program can help students with various behavioral health challenges, with the intention of helping students establish a continuum of care beyond their graduation date.