Chemical dependency, substance abuse, or other addiction can cause significant distress and difficulties for both the individual and their family, friends, and co-workers. Therapy can help break the cycle of addiction, address related issues, and provide alternative, more positive ways to deal with life’s stressors.
Our chemical dependency services include:
- Counseling-Individual, Family or Group Intervention via Family Session
- Courts (Evaluation and Treatment Recommendations)
- Educational Sessions
- Meditation/Guided Imagery
Contact us to learn more about the services we provide related to chemical dependency.
Kaylie Vincent, MA, Post-Master’s Fellow
Hi, I’m Kaylie, a pre-licensed, Master’s level clinician. I know choosing the right therapist can feel daunting, and finding the best fit is imperative. That’s why we will spend our first few sessions ensuring our fit as we develop a treatment plan that works for you and meets you wherever you are at.
I deeply believe that every person can live a joyful and meaningful life. If you are struggling with shame, fear, grief, or other difficulties, I want you to know that there is a life beyond the abyss of those feelings. I encourage my clients to ask questions about the therapeutic process whenever they arise, and I strive to create an environment of openness and understanding. My hope is that you feel supported to bring any and all questions or concerns to therapy. This is your hour, your therapy, your goals. I consider it a huge honor to be a part of that.
As a therapist, I utilize approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. I have worked with individuals experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual concerns, addiction, and personality disorders, among others.
MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. ThomasExperience:
Several years working in a community mental health setting, as well as outpatient clinical and forensic psychology using individual and group modalities.Specialties:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Forensic Issues
- Sexual Issues
- Women's Issues
Mary Auster Shanesy, PsyD, LP
Dr. Mary Auster Shanesy is a Licensed Psychologist whose professional journey has taken her from an inner-city community mental health clinic, to a brain injury hospital, to working with the serious and persistently mentally ill, to helping incarcerated offenders, and finally to her current work with every day, average, “normal” people just like all of us. Throughout these many and varied experiences, Dr. Shanesy has focused her energies on helping individuals who want to free themselves from the suffering created by the lies that are at the heart of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, life transitions, grief, and loss, and is the author of Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life: The Lies That Bind, and the Problem with Happily Ever After. In addition, Dr. Shanesy offers cognitive, psychological and neuropsychological testing including adult ADHD evaluations, adult Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations, cognitive and memory assessments, and personality evaluation.
Best part of my work: Helping people realize they can live happier, healthier, and more satisfying lives.
Why I became a psychologist: I'm fascinated by the way our minds work and the incredible impact our minds have on our overall health. I am lucky to be able to do what I love.
What I tell friends and family: Keep your mind active and engaged - it is the key to better mental and physical health.
Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional PsychologyExperience:
12+ years of experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, inpatient and outpatient settings, and forensic facilitiesSpecialties:
- Grief and Loss
- Substance abuse
- Relationship and communication difficulties
- Family of origin issues
- LGBTQ issues
- Cognitive, Psychological and Neuropsychological assessment