Southern WI (800) 291-4513 | Northern WI (888) 867-4840

Meet Our Staff

Our licensed staff of psychologists, counselors, therapists and social workers welcome people of all ages, regardless of faith, culture or economic status. Each is specially trained in dealing with issues that affect the mental health and well-being of our community members.  With compassion, respect and dignity, they will work with each person to empower them with the strength, tools and confidence they need to move forward in life and into the future.

During times of crisis or concern, you do not have to go through it alone. We are just a phone call away. To schedule a confidential appointment or for more information, please call us at 414-536-8333 or 800-291-4513

Many of our therapists work out of our main office in Wauwatosa, but we also have satellite locations throughout the state. See our listing below. 

If you belong to an organizaton that is looking for a speaker, please consider us!  Our counselors and therapists are prepared to address organizations, church and school groups, or present at conferences or in-services for professional staff. We can speak on a wide variety of topics ranging from anxiety to bullying to addiction awareness and education. Contact us at 414-536-8333 for more information.

Employment Opportunities

Therapists - Lutheran Counseling and Family Services of WI is currently looking for an individual with a Clinical Master's degree or Psychologist to provide mental health counseling. This person must have their 3000-hours completed for third-party billing. The positions available are part-time, but can move to full-time for the right person. Fax resume to 414-536-8348.

Openings are for the following areas:

Chilton, Wisconsin - Clinical therapist

Berlin, Wisconsin - Clinical therapist


Adoption services 

Kathryn Feiertag, MSW, CAPSWKate 2016

Adoption Coordinator

Provides services statewide

“My role is to offer guidance for women seeking to create an adoption plan, and work in partnership with couples who wish to add to their family. I celebrate the unique roles of birth parents, adoptive parents, and children as I work to navigate the path of adoption with compassion, patience, and understanding.”

Mental health counseling

Deborah Rayburn, MS, LPC, CSAC, CSITDeb
Chief Executive Officer
Provides services in the Milwaukee area

"I strive to assist my clients in improving their happiness and the quality of their life. I focus upon identifying and fortifying their accomplishments and strengths. People who have struggled with various disorders - depression, anxiety, trauma etc. - all have unique characteristics and strengths that they have developed to survive these challenges. Once we address and make progress with these obstacles to self fulfillment and happiness, their strengths abound!"

Glenn Peters, LPC, SAC, AODA


Provides services in Wauwatosa and Cudahy

"When a client is allowed to experience, accept, and become aware of all of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a non-judgmental environment and feel safe doing it, that is when resistance and obstacles become less threatening and change can take place. Then when clients feel ready for change, I see myself as a fellow navigator or traveler with them on life's journey. By working collaboratively together, I help clients work towards the goals that they want to achieve in their life." 

Donna Powless, Ph.D., LPCDonna

Provides services in the Green Bay and Shawano areas

I believe in a no-nonsense approach to counseling. I am well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in which we identify your goals and make it happen through honest discussion and practice. Because of my doctorate education through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I know there are many ways to reach one's goal. We will try hand in hand to make satisfactory progress. I am an Elder with life experience. I enjoy working with children and adults. Life gives us many trials I am amazed by my client's resiliency and commitment to succeed. 


Lisa Hecht

Lisa Hecht, MSSW, LCSW
Provides services in the Sun Prairie, Portage, Reedsburg & Fitchburg areas 

I see counseling as a way for people to see healing and positive change in their lives, and I see my role as a therapist to facilitate and support the person working toward that goal. I am especially interested in the healing dynamic a person generates as he/she incrementally and actively increases positive events/actions in all spheres of life (cognitive, social, spiritual, physical, recreation etc.) Setting this dynamic in motion, we work collaboratively to design and carry out a plan that is best suited to the person uniquely and to the presenting issue specifically.  This plan may include: cognitive restructuring, emotion processing skills, practicing relational assertiveness, reading books on the topic etc. I, personally, trust my Savior Jesus as I carry out this work with all people.

Brooke Siddell

Brooke Siddell, LMFT
Provides services in the Sun Prairie and Fitchburg areas

"I am a Marriage and Family Therapist where I enjoy working collaboratively with families, couples, and individually with adults and teens.  My professional practice includes working with depression, anxiety, communication skills, emotional connections, stage of life concerns, and coping skills for stress at home or work. I believe therapy is a place to develop and achieve goals and remind ourselves of our strengths."

Paul Koester, LPC, CSACPaul
Provides services in Wauwatosa

"I seek to combine a Christian approach toward family and individual counseling with current insights from the areas of psychology, religion, medicine and science. My particular passion is marital therapy, using a combination of Rational EmotiveTherapy and other counseling methods to strengthen the clients' personal motivation for change and growth."

CharlesEtta Johnson, CSAC, ICSCharlesEtta Johnson
AODA Counselor
Provides services in the Milwaukee area

Andrea Alfke, LPCAndrea Alfke

Provides services in Wauwatosa

"I approach therapy with children and families in a holistic way, looking at all aspects of the child, family or individual.  I enjoy working with children, families and adults on many issues including mood and thought disorders (depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder), self esteem, grief, loss, parenting issues, postpartum depression and trauma."

Savannah Whitemarsh, Psy. D.Savannah

Provides services in the Berlin area

"I am both a licensed clinical psychologist and school psychologist. I've had formal training as a generalist as well as in health psychology, so my skills span from addressing depression or PTSD, to tackling smoking or diabetes management with motivational interviewing or cognitive-behavioral techniques. Over the years I've learned that changing thoughts and behaviors can be really tough at every age level, but I believe that long-term change can be achieved by starting with small, achievable goals, and planning for the inevitable set-backs. I'm a big proponent of teaching people a variety of coping skills, like building up a support system, learning how to live mindfully, and getting active, so that they can sustain change on their own as they move forward." 

Rory Gaouette, MA, LPC

Rory Gaouette, MA, LPC graduated from Marquette University in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Community Counseling. Rory’s experience includes school and office based outpatient therapy and in-home therapy within a therapeutic foster care program. She provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and young adults who experience a variety of issues including: Anxiety, Depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Life Transitions, Grief and Loss.

Erica Wright, LPC-IT

In-School Counselor / Psychotherapist

Provides services in the Milwaukee area

“My approach to counseling is to equip the individual with tools and knowledge to reach their goals of a healthier lifestyle. I find joy in the counseling process, helping each client find their own individualized path and working towards their goals. I work with individuals, children, families, and couples on a variety of presenting issues, those being anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem, marital issues, and adjustment disorders.”


Dr. James Jensen, Ph.D.

Provides services in Wauwatosa

“I am a licensed psychologist with experience working with a variety of psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues with various populations. This includes treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, behavior problems, and life adjustment problems such as divorce, relationship, and legal or workplace problems. I come from a client-centered approach in which clinical intervention are suited to the unique needs of the client, with common use of cognitive and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, and in some cases formal psychological assessment.”

Professional Support Staff

Lisa Huebner, Chief Operating OfficerLisa

Milwaukee area/Statewide



Mary Wright, Admin. CoordinatorMary

Northern Wisconsin Area





Gigi Rutkowski, Program Development DirectorGigi






Laura Andersen, Administrative and Credentialing SpecialistLaura Andersen

Milwaukee Area





Tara Pulley, Support Staff - eveningsTara

Milwaukee Area




Chairman of the Board

Ronald E. MaassenRon Maassen

Ron brings a vast background of leadership, knowledge and organizational expertise to LCFS. He and his wife, Beatrice, have deep roots and commitment to the Lutheran community.  As members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brookfield, Ron has served the congregation as Chairman of the Building Committee for two expansions, Chairman and President of the Voters Assembly, and a former Director and Chairman of the Lutheran Home, Inc. Together, Ron and Bea received the Altenheim Award for their service to the Lutheran Home. Ron has also been active in a variety of Lutheran organizations including the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee, Harwood Place, Concordia University Wisconsin, Martin Club, A Place of Refuge, and the Lutheran Home Foundation.  In 2000, Ron was honored by Concordia University Wisconsin with their Christo ET Ecclestine Award for his years of service to the University and to the Lutheran community at large.

By trade, Ron was a Registered Electrical Designer and held a Master Electrician’s License.  He spent over 57 years at Lemberg Electric Company, where he was owner and partner. Lemberg Electric is one of the largest electrical contractors in Wisconsin. Ron is also a past president of the National Electrical Contractors Association – Milwaukee Chapter, and he served on the Wisconsin Code Correlating Committee, working to implement the revised NFPA electrical code in Wisconsin. He also served as Chairman of the Electrical Apprenticeship Committee for over 30 years. In addition to serving as LCFS’ Chairman, Ron is presently a trustee to the Wisconsin Club and on the Club’s Board of the House Committee.

In addition to all this, Ron and Bea enjoy spending their time with their four daughters, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren!