Brett Zelencik – MA, PC, CADC, MISA

Brett Zelencik

Approach

In clinical practice, I place significant value in the treatment approaches of Carl Rogers and Albert Ellis. I approach each client as an individual with unique experiences, challenges, and needs. I strive to maintain a non-judgmental attitude and positive regard for each client. The treatment goals act as a guiding force, allowing further exploration of beliefs and self-talk that limit goal attainment. I encourage clients to increase emotional awareness and understand internal narratives that impact thoughts and behaviors.

 

Interests

I am interested in working with individuals and families in an office or in-home setting with a focus on:
• Co-occurring disorders (substance use disorders, depression, trauma, and anxiety)
• Stressors associated with understanding sexual orientation
• Crisis intervention associated with persistent mental illness
• Impacts of communication skills and existing roles in family functionality
• Utilization of community resources to amplify support system and encourage attainment of treatment goals

 

Education and Experience

Loyola University Chicago – BA in Biology and Psychology (2010)
Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) – 2013
Certified Mental Illness Substance Abuse Counselor (MISA) – 2015
Roosevelt University Chicago – MA in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Practice (2016)

Since 2009, I worked across a variety of settings and with diverse clientele. I worked in an outpatient treatment environment, providing group, individual, and family services. I transitioned to the inpatient setting, providing substance abuse counseling services. While obtaining my master’s degree, I worked in a community mental health agency providing dual diagnosis individual and group treatment. Finally, I worked in an outpatient setting, providing individual and family counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. These experiences have allowed for significant exposure in treating substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, self-injury, and attachment disorders. A vast majority of my clinical practice has focused on crisis intervention and harm-reduction, promoting recovery from a trauma-informed perspective.

Our Counselors


Jay Clark
MS, LPC, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

(608) 797-5679


Maureen Neuville
MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

(608) 780-2823


Jackie Cody
MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

(608) 216-5204


Kelly Kirby
MS, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

(507) 358-4380


Karla Fennie
MS, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

(608) 797-4741


Lisa Hammes
MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

(608) 433-6538


Chris Kuhl
MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

(612) 387-9185


Ashlee Vlasak
MS, PC

Professional Counselor

(608) 479-1325


Gail Dix
LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

(608) 790-2776


Amanda Erickson (Boudry)
MS, PC

Professional Counselor

(608) 780-9575

Justin McKnight
Justin McKnight
PC

Professional Counselor

(608) 790-2128


Erin Collins
APSW

Advanced Practice Social Worker

(608) 317-3775


Brett Zelencik
MA, PC, CADC, MISA

Professional Counselor

(224) 276-3362

Alexis Hauser
Alexis Hauser
MS, PC

Professional Counselor

(608) 790-3033

Michelle Schmidtknecht
Michelle Schmidtknecht

Intern

(507) 458-0564

Nicole Milliren
Nicole Milliren
MS, LPC

Professional Counselor

(608) 386-5495

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Outpatient Therapy

All of our therapists offer professional yet personal, individualized treatment and creative solutions for a wide range of mental health problems and emotional or behavioral health concerns.

We accept many insurances and Medical Assistance for payment, and also offer a Self-Pay rate.

In-School Therapy

Peace of Mind Counseling, LLC is certified by the State of Wisconsin to provide Outpatient services in several local school districts. State certification permits us to conduct counseling sessions on site at a youth's school.

Financial obligations must be met by the youth's parents' insurance or Medical Assistance, not by the school district. Permission is granted on an individual basis.

In-Home Family Therapy

Peace of Mind Counseling is one of the few area agencies offering this service to families of youth who exhibit severe emotional disturbances. Our therapists work from a systems perspective to assist parents with managing these challenging children. We also address ineffective family dynamics.

LaCrosse Office

Peace of Mind Counseling
115 5th Ave. So. Suite 507
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
(608) 797-5679
(608) 782-4426

LaCrosse Hours

7:30am - 7pm Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 4pm Friday
Weekend by Appointment

Winona Office

Peace of Mind Counseling
902 East Second Street, Suite 322
Winona, Minnesota, 55987
Phone: (608) 797-5679