Meet Our Team in Eau Claire, WI
The vision of Collaborative Counseling is to guide and inspire people to overcome the obstacles they face and strive towards their goals. Our goal is to help people bring more joy, laughter and love into their life. It is our mission to provide counseling that will help people live their lives to the fullest by supporting them through difficult times as well as teaching them skills that will allow them to make changes and progress towards a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Danielle is passionate about working therapeutically with children, teenagers, families, couples and individuals. She strives to create an atmosphere of warmth, compassion, genuineness and respect. Her desire is to create a space where you feel safe to share your story free from judgment.
Danielle has an eclectic therapeutic style and uses a variety of approaches in her therapy including but not limited to: play based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psycho-education, parental enhancement, narrative therapy, parent child interaction and person or client-centered. Furthermore, she employs a holistic approach to therapy integrating the entire person - mind, body, and spirit. Danielle is also nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has extensive training working with individuals going through anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship struggles, parenting difficulties and parent child interaction concerns. In addition to building self-esteem and social/emotional skillset, she works with children utilizing play based therapy.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, St. Cloud State University
Masters in Clinical Social Work, University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine
McKala enjoys working alongside clients to help individuals and families function to their fullest potential. Building relationships and trust are at the heart of McKala’s therapeutic practice, and she believes everyone has unique and resilient qualities that can be tapped into, especially during difficult times in life. She strives to create a safe, therapeutic environment, where clients feel accepted and understood.View more
Alexandra Bochte, MA, LPC-IT
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Wisconsin Madison
Master's in Counseling, University of New Mexico
Alexandra “Andi” is dedicated and passionate about helping children and families. Andi specializes in helping children and teenagers recover from trauma and grief. Andi also has experience working with adults who have experienced trauma in their childhood.View more
Cynthia Hunt, MSW, LCSW
Cynthia’s clinical perspective is that everyone is capable of change and her approach is using each person’s strengths to increase hope in a non-judgmental setting. Cynthia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the mental health and health care field for many years. She has served all age groups, primarily older adolescents, adults and couples and her areas of interest include work conflict, mood difficulties, relationship difficulties, phase of life changes, grief and chronic medical issues. Cynthia uses a person-centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.View more
Emily Berge, MS, LPC
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience with all ages and different treatment settings. Currently in private practice, Emily works with issues related to grief, relationship stress, phase of life difficulties, depression, anxiety, self care, setting boundaries and more general life stressors. She utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and of course Person Centered Therapy. Emily listens with nurturance and understanding and helps people find their way forward in a way that works the best for them. Emily welcomes LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families in her private practice.View more
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