Meet Our Therapists

Rawhide Therapists

Lisa Behnke, MA, LPC

BehnkeLisa_Rawhide therapistLisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Masters Degree from Trinity International University. Lisa has worked as a Rawhide therapist at Rawhide since 2002. She has a depth of experience and passion for working with married couples, teens, and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, or relationship difficulties. Additionally, she provides insight and practical help with conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, oppositional defiance, Christian spiritual development, conduct disorder, ADHD, and grief counseling.

Lisa has completed training in Equine Assisted-Psychotherapy and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She and her husband are blessed to have three children.

Lisa sees clients in our Appleton office during daytime and some evening hours.

Kathy Kingseisen, MSW, LCSW

Kathy Klingseisen Rawhide therapist Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1990.  She works with individuals, including adolescents, couples and families. Kathy’s passion is working with marital and family issues.  She also has had experience working with issues of sexual abuse, grieving and adjustment to loss, and trauma recovery.

Kathy has been married for 25 years and has three sons.  She and her husband have been involved in ministering to couples together in their spare time.

Kathy currently is seeing clients in the New London and Appleton offices during the daytime and some evening hours.

Mike Rintelman, MA, LPC, SACIT

RintelmanMike Rawhide therapistMike is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Mike has 13 years of experience providing counseling for individuals, couples, and families. Mike is passionate about working with couples and families and has 10 years experience working with adolescents.

Mike’s expertise includes counseling for marriages, anxiety, depression, addictions, anger management, spiritual issues and the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. As a therapist, Mike applies Christian principles to help clients deal with the difficulties and challenges of life.

Mike is a member of American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Mike and his wife have been married for over 20 years and have two children.

Mike sees clients in our Glendale and West Bend offices. He offers daytime and some early evening hours.

Dorothy Vrhovnik, MSW, LCSW

d preissner Rawhide therapistDorothy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Dorothy has been providing counseling services to Rawhide since 2002. She integrates biblical principles and truths into her practice to assist in the healing and change process. Dorothy specializes in working with foster care and adopted children, foster/ adoptive parents, and adolescents. Dorothy has experience and a passion for strengthening relationships, attachment, anger management, conduct disorder, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.

Dorothy loves spending time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys exploring God’s creation through hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and camping.

Dorothy sees clients in our Appleton office during normal business hours.

Tamara Plath, MA, LPC

Tamara Plath_Rawhide therapist

Tamara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s Degree from Wheaton College. She sees both individuals and families, specializing in work with children and teens. Tamara has experience with concerns related to grief and loss, behavioral disorders, domestic violence, and cross-cultural adjustment. Tamara works from strengths-based and family-systems approaches and believes strongly in the importance of counseling grounded in respect, trust, sensitivity, and compassion. As someone who grew up overseas, she is comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and seeks to provide counseling in ways that honor each person’s cultural and family heritage.

Tamara sees clients out of the New London and Appleton offices. She offers daytime and some evening hours.

Angela Konitzer, MA, LPC

Angela Konitzer_Rawhide therapistAngie is a Licensed Professional counselor and holds a Master’s Degree from Lakeland College. Angie joined Rawhide in December 2015. Prior to starting her work as a counselor, Angie was a special education teacher for 9 years. Angie’s passion is working with individuals and families ages 4 through adult. She has experience working with PTSD, depression, anxiety, life adjustment issues, behavioral challenges, difficult family dynamics, self-esteem issues, ADHD, and grief/loss. Angie enjoys integrating biblical truths and principles into her work as a counselor. She enjoys using creative and interactive treatment modalities including equine assisted psychotherapy, brainspotting, and play therapy. Angie integrates positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, DBT skills, and other techniques into treatment.

Angie loves spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys most outdoor activities including camping, boating, and hiking in the woods. Angie also enjoys traveling and seeing new places.

Angie sees clients out of the New London and Appleton offices during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Mary Durand, M.Ed., MS, LPC

Mary Durand Rawhide therapistMary is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s Degree from Mount Mary University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Mary also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Marian University. Mary has been working with Rawhide since 2016.

Mary’s experience in working in the mental health field includes both the hospital and outpatient settings. Mary also spent almost 10 years as an educator in a public high school teaching English. Mary provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Mary is particularly interested in working with self-esteem issues, trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, women’s issues, adolescent home/school issues, life adjustments, and relationships.

Mary’s goal is to provide those she is working with a sense of hope and to know that recovery is possible and that everyone deserves to work toward getting their life moving in a positive direction.
Mary works in the Milwaukee/Glendale office. Mary offers daytime and evening appointments.

Gretchen Liethen, Equine Services Supervisor

Gretchen LiethenGretchen joined Rawhide in 2011 as a job trainer before transitioning into Rawhide’s Equine Assisted Program (REAP). She enjoys teaching youth to take pride in a strong work ethic.

Gretchen has immersed herself in the equine world for many years. Specifically, learning about an equine’s personality and the incredible benefits they provide to the therapeutic treatment of at-risk youth and families.

Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her many animals at home. She is always listening to music, which many on ranch quickly discover when they begin talking and she doesn’t answer due to the hidden headphones she’s usually wearing.


Allison Archer, Animal Care Asst.

Allison ArcherAllison has been with Rawhide since 2016. She has a background in horse training and teaching lessons.

Allison enjoys spending time with her family and pets, as well as the outdoors, riding horses, swimming and hiking. She is passionate about her work at Rawhide and excited to be part of the team.




Rawhide Youth & Family Counseling accepts a wide variety of health insurance plans, including some Medicaid plans. We also offer a sliding fee scale for clients without insurance coverage. New clients can typically be seen within one to two weeks. To schedule an appointment, please contact our receptionist at 877-300-9101 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may also call after hours and leave a message on our secure voicemail.