Tim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. He is also a Certified AODA Counselor. He has worked with adults and teens on an inpatient and outpatient basis for the last twenty years. Tim has worked extensively in the field of Substance abuse as well as all aspects of mental health. It took Tim 17 years to get his Bachelor’s Degree. He was able to get a lot of “life experience” during that time. He worked many summers on Mackinac Island, spent a winter in Florida working as a Kindergarten teacher’s aide, worked in a bookstore in La Crosse, and interviewed a couple of years. When he came back to Northeastern Wisconsin where he was raised, he worked in a family business, refinishing bowling pins and manufacturing lane finishing machines. Then he went back to landscape sales for another five years.
When Tim finally realized he was close to a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, he completed an independent study course, working on an adolescent substance abuse and mental health unit at Bellin Hospital. It felt like a good fit and he accepted a position as a mental health worker. He worked on his substance abuse (AODA) counselor certification while at Bellin and then moved to Fox Valley Hospital where he worked with adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient AODA services. By the time he finished his Master’s Degree from UW Oshkosh in 1995, he was working for the Door County Department of Community Programs where he was an integral part of the AODA team, doing individual and group counseling with people convicted of driving under the influence. He taught Group Dynamics/Traffic Safety School for years at NWTC and was certified as an assessor for DUI. When a position on the mental health team became available at the county, Tim became a staff psychotherapist where he stayed until 2005 when he moved to the Hemophilia Outreach Center in Green Bay. Tim came back to Door County in May of 2006 and is happy to be a part of the team at Counseling Associates. He is working with AODA clients, as well as doing marital, family and individual mental health counseling.