Our Staff

Steve Johnson

Here is some information about Steve Johnson, Director:

Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology (MA) – Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – National Certified Counselor (NCC) – Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH) – Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) – Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) – Enjoys working with teens, couples, and families – Married since 1998 to his wife, Stephanie – Proud father of Isaac, Lydia, Susanna, and Titus – Successful Division III College Basketball Player in Minnesota – Moved from the Chicago area to Central Wisconsin in 2000.  Steve works in the Stevens Point main office location only.

Steve works with clients ages 12 and up.

Click on this link to email Steve: steve@advocatepsychservices.com

To learn more about what specific approaches Steve uses and the topics he helps with, please view his list of competencies.

Kathy Berg

Here is some information about Kathy Berg, LPC:

Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology (MA) – Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Enjoys working with women 18+ yrs. old as well as with couples, providing faith-based therapy if desired – Married since 1980 to her husband, Brian – Is grateful for their family–Luke (Kelsey), Steve (Stephanie), Brianna, and 6 grandkids–Grew up in Delaware; played college tennis–Loves to explore new places on a bike, with Brian– Moved to Stevens Point in 1990–Kathy works in our Stevens Point main office location only.

Kathy works with female clients only, ages 18 and up, and couples.

Click on this link to email Kathy: kathy@advocatepsychotherapyservices.com

To learn more about what specific approaches Kathy uses and the topics she helps with, please view her list of competencies.

Sherry Howard

Here is some information about Sherry Howard, Resident Therapist:

Masters in Social Work (MSW) – Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW).  Sherry loves working with children, teens, and families.  Sherry attended UWSP for her undergrad and UW-Oshkosh for her Masters Degree.  She enjoys hiking, visiting family, and biking with her husband.  Sherry works in the Stevens Point main office as well as our school branch offices in Plainfield and Mead Elementary School and WRAMS in Wisconsin Rapids.

Sherry works with clients ages 9 and up, sometimes younger if the parent is involved in the actual session.

Click on this link to email Sherry: sherry@advocatepsychotherapyservices.com

To learn more about the specific approaches Sherry uses and the topics she helps with, please view her list of competencies.

Adam Smith

Here is some information about Adam Smith, Clinical Psychotherapist:

Advanced Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS CMHC), Substance Abuse Specialization (SAS), Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). Adam works with a diverse group of clientele who have experienced trauma, substance abuse, or are referred through the justice system. He also is qualified and competent to treat clients who have concerns with Trauma, Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management, PTSD, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Co-Parenting, DV-Victim, Self Injurious Behaviors, Personality Disorders, LGBTQ+ and has training with the Red Cross in Psychological First Aid.  Adam is a graduate of Walden University as a nontraditional student.  He enjoys reading and spending time with his family and two dogs.  Adam works in the main office in Stevens Point, and our school based offices in Plainfield.

Adam works with clients ages 12 and up.

Click on this link to email Adam: adam@advocatepsychotherapyservices.com

To learn more about what specific approaches Adam uses and the topics he helps with, please view his list of competencies.

Nicole Stelzer

Here is some information about Nicole Stelzer, Marriage and Family Therapist:

Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – Marriage and Family Therapist-In Training (LMFT-IT) – Nicole attended UWSP for her undergraduate degree in Psychology and completed her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Adler Graduate School in Minnesota. Nicole has experience working with individuals alone or with the family as a whole.  She is also a certified Divorce and Family Mediator through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nicole enjoys spending time outside, boating, reading, and being active. She works in the Stevens Point main office and the school based office in Plainfield.

Nicole works with clients ages 9 and up.

Click on this link to email Nicole: nicole@advocatepsychservices.com  

To learn more about the specific approaches Nicole uses and the topics she helps with, please view her list of competencies.

Bridget Beach

Here is some information about Bridget Beach, Intern Therapist

Bridget Beach is an intern working towards her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy through Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. Bridget has experience working with individuals, couples, and families and works from a client-centered approach. She values the therapeutic relationship and believes in applying techniques as they relate to the presenting concerns and needs of the client. Bridget enjoys working with adolescents and young adults working through life transitions. In her free time, Bridget likes to play fetch with her dogs, spend time with family, and listen to podcasts.

Click on this link to email Bridget: bridget@advocatepsychotherapyservices.com

Bridget works with ages 6 and up.

Appointments can be made to see her via our “Make an Appointment” page on the website.

Jessica Wilharms

Here is some information about Jessica Wilharms, Intern Therapist

Obtained associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from American Public University. Currently working towards a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as Human Services Counseling: Addictions and Recovery from Liberty University. She grew up in Southern Nevada and has lived in Central Wisconsin for eight years. Hobbies include woodburning, reading, writing, and going to the lake. Enjoys working with the military, veterans, dependents, and those struggling with addictions and their family members.

Click on this link to email Jessica: jessica@advocatepsychotherapyservices.com

Jessica works with ages 6 and up.

Appointments can be made to see her via our “Make an Appointment” page on the website.