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Meet Our Therapists

Becky H.

Becky Heldt, Outpatient Clinic Administrator

Becky oversees and supports Rawhide’s Youth and Family Counseling Clinics. Her mission is to increase Rawhide’s footprint by expanding the services Rawhide’s clinics provide throughout Wisconsin.

Becky has a Bachelor in Health Science from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, with a major in recreational therapy. She also completed two certificate programs: rehabilitation management at the University of Illinois and servant leadership at the University of Wisconsin. Becky has worked in nonprofit management since 2001.

Becky is committed to breaking down barriers to improve the lives of Rawhide’s clients. She is married to Andy. Together, they have five adult children and live in the downtown Appleton area. Becky loves to downhill ski, play soccer and ride mountain bikes.

Angie Konitzer

Angela Konitzer, MA, LPC, Lead Clinical Therapist

Angie 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.

Lisa Behnke

Lisa Behnke, MA, LPC

Lisa 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 K

Kathy Klingseisen, MSW, LCSW

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.

Dorothy V

Dorothy Vrhovnik, MSW, LCSW

Dorothy 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

Tamara Plath, MA, LPC

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.

Julie Duffy

Julie Duffy, MA, LPC

Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s Degree from Liberty University. She joined the Rawhide staff in 2017 and brings with her experience from a wide range of backgrounds including adolescents and married couples. Julie has worked in the hospital setting as well as day treatment. She is interested in working with married couples and family systems as well as helping men, women, and youth find their voice. Julie enjoys implementing spiritual principles into counseling techniques to those that seek deeper personal and spiritual growth.

Julie has been married for over 20 years and has 3 teenage girls. She enjoys spending time with them on the water and in the sunshine.

Julie is seeing clients at the Green Bay, Appleton, and New London offices during normal business hours and some evenings.

Patti Wagner

Patti Wagner, MA, LPC

Patti holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Lakeland University. She has experience working with women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, assaults, or abuse. Patti is a trauma-informed counselor who works with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as, the stresses encountered in everyday life. She prefers a client-centered approach in working with people helping them to discover their own strengths and abilities.

Patti sees patients from age 9 through adults and works out of the Glendale and Silver Spring Center offices. Day and evening appointments are available.

Becca Kisley

Becca Kisley, MS, LPC, SAC

Becca is Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Becca is passionate about helping individuals with problems related to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-esteem, relationships, trauma, and more. She provides individual and family counseling and sees clients at the Milwaukee office as well as 4th and 5th grade students at the Milwaukee Academy of Science. She offers daytime and some evening hours.

Gretchen L

Gretchen Liethen, Equine Services Supervisor

Gretchen is the Equine Services Supervisor.

Hannah Buser

Hannah Buser, Equine Specialist

Hannah is an Equine Specialist with a degree from Black Hawk College in Equine Science. Prior to joining Rawhide in 2017, she had experience working with horses of several breeds and disciplines, including working as a wrangler at a guest ranch in Idaho and managing a sport horse facility here in Wisconsin. Hannah enjoys applying her skills learned in the equine industry to the herd here at Rawhide, keeping them happy and healthy for their role in the REAP program. She seeks to glorify God in every activity, whether that’s working with clients or cleaning up after horses.

When Hannah isn’t working with horses, her boots still don’t stay clean for long. She spends her free time on outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, and more.

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.