Meet Our Staff

Judy Bronson, MSW

Judy has a Master of Social Work degree from the College of St. Catherine and St. Thomas University. Judy has experience in working with clients who have a serious and persistent mental illness and with hospice home care. Judy has a particular interest in addressing issues with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationships. Judy has worked part-time with EAP in Mauston since 2015.

Lauri Doepke, MS, LPC, NCC

In her ten plus years of clinical experience, Lauri has counseled individuals of varying ages and degrees of mental health needs. Lauri’s therapeutic interests include, general life stressors, change of life events, anxiety, depression, and smoking cessation. Lauri’s approach to therapy begins with a person-centered focus; building a relationship and trust with each individual, then using a strengths-based, goal-oriented approach founded on what has worked and is currently working for the individual. Lauri works out of the Weston office.

Mary Mattes, LPC

Mary has her Master’s degree in counseling and has been a part of the EAP team since 2013. As an EAP Intake Coordinator, she is the front line when clients make their first call or outreach to EAP. Aside from assisting others with scheduling appointments, she offers support and connects individuals with resources. Mary also counsels children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, and work stress. Mary sees clients in both the Plover and Weston locations.

Patrick Hauer, MS, CSA, SAP, CEP

Pat has practiced since 1981 in the areas of inpatient and outpatient adult alcohol/drug treatment, relationship issues and Employee Assistance Programs. He sees all case types within his practice with a special interest in alcohol and substance abuse issues. Patrick works in Menasha and Oshkosh.

Lynn Meinders, MSW

Lynn has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee and over 25 years of experience working in long term care, community support programs and hospice home care. She has particular interest in grief and loss, overall wellness and self-esteem issues and work-life balance and communication in the workplace. She has been with EAP since 2014 and works in Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids.

Shelly Maxwell, MSW, LCSW

Shelly earned her master’s degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She previously worked at the UW Oshkosh Counseling Center. Shelly draws on a wide array of work experiences to provide a holistic approach to her clients. She works to create a safe atmosphere to identify the issues creating difficulty and to figure out the best response. Shelly’s specialties include: mental health, family and relationship issues, grief, stress management, identity development, and life transitions.

Brian McCabe, MS, LPC

Brian has his Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He was previously a vocational rehabilitation counselor helping individuals with medical and psychiatric conditions cope with disability, resolve problems, and achieve employment outcomes. Brian also has experience counseling at-risk youth within a residential vocational training facility and has experience in organization consulting. He is from Racine and has a great understanding of the area. Brian’s office is located in Racine.

Donna Schmitz, MA, NCC, LPC

Donna earned a master’s degree from Liberty University. She previously worked in private practice as a clinical therapist. Donna is passionate about helping people and has a special interest in counseling couples and families in crisis; parenting issues; communication and conflict resolution. In addition, she has extensive experience in stress, depression, grief, divorce care, anger management, work/career related issues and finances/budgeting. Donna works in Menasha.

Sylvia Lee, MA, LPC

Sylvia has over 15 years counseling experience which includes grief counseling for hospice and intensive therapy for clients of the Department of Children and Families. She is passionate about serving people from all cultural backgrounds and ages. Sylvia strives to support individuals in their efforts to heal and grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams. She has particular interest in grief and loss, personal health and wellness, stress management, depression, and family and parenting issues. Sylvia counsels clients in our Menasha and Green Bay offices, as well as does initial intake/scheduling.

Steve DeClark, LCSW, SAC

Steve has been a licensed therapist since 1999. His passion is helping families improve their relationships with their significant other and their children. He specializes in parenting, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, cutting, trauma and eating disorders. Steve works with kids, adolescents, couples and adults. He is also trained in emergency response and does debriefings at local businesses who have experienced a traumatic event. Steve enjoys comedy and is a former professional comedian.  He often uses his sense of humor during sessions with children and adults alike as a way of connecting and beginning the healing.

Leah Szemborski MS, LPC

Leah  has a down-to-earth counseling style that helps people feel at ease. She specializes in issues of trauma and domestic violence. Leah focuses on all areas of wellness, including: emotional, intellectual, physical, financial, occupational, relational and spiritual. Leah has a strong interest in spiritually integrated care and enjoys helping clients utilize their own spirituality to heal and grow. She works out of the Menasha office.

Erin Johnson

Erin has over 10 years experience working with individuals with chronic health conditions, memory loss, and disabilities as well as their family members and caregivers.  She empowers clients to overcome their unique challenges and make positive changes in their lives.  Erin works with a variety of client issues and has particular interest in personal wellness, anxiety, depression, navigating family dynamics, and family caregiving.  She meets with clients at our Plover and Wisconsin Rapids offices.  

Jennifer Houtz, MS, LPC

Jennifer has been providing community mental health services since 1995.  She completed her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at St. Mary's University of Minnesota.  She completed post-graduate training in Human and Organizational Development.  Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin.  Her areas of expertise are personal wellness and purpose development, mental illness, grief and loss, family relationships and transitions, families with children who have special needs, leadership, workplace relationships, public education and advocacy.  Jennifer has a straight-forward solution-focused approach and sees the counseling relationship as a partnership towards your self-directed improvement. Jennifer meets with clients at our Green Bay and Oshkosh offices.