Laura is an Advanced Practice Social Worker with a background in child welfare, earning hours towards her clinical license. She specializes in working with very young children and their caregivers. Laura strives to build trusting relationships with children so that they feel safe to share (and have some fun!) in therapy sessions. She works with children to develop self-regulation skills and gain confidence in their ability to cope with intense feelings. Laura is passionate about partnering with the guardians of her young clients and considers the caregiver-child relationship critical to mental health in early childhood. Laura earned her MSW at the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work at UW-Madison in 2017. Prior to joining Gals Institute in 2023, Laura worked as a child protection social worker in Dane County. Laura’s educational background and experience includes working with families in crisis, strengthening family systems, and adjusting the child’s environment to promote overall wellbeing. Her therapeutic approach with young children employs evidence-based tools to address current challenges and build a strong social-emotional foundation at an early age.
Laura lives in Brookfield with her family. She loves many of the same things that she did when she was little - climbing trees, playing sports, and eating chocolate cupcakes. If she wasn’t a therapist, she would be an arborist!
Emily Brockway is an Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with ages ten and up as well as families. Emily received her dual undergraduate degree in Social Work and Psychology at Concordia University Wisconsin and her Masters in Social Work at UW - Whitewater.
Emily provides a warm, safe and positive environment to focus on yourself. Emily has worked in various levels of care within hospitals as well as in schools to help build self-esteem and find effective coping skills. She has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, social skills, life transitions, depression, mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Emily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), patient centered and strengths-based approach to help client's live life to the fullest.
Emily hopes to help you gain coping skills and confidence with her open and non-judgemental approach. I believe in empowering my clients to focus on their strengths and allowing them to grow within a therapeutic environment.
Jerrica is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Primary Care
Mental Health Specialist. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from
Purdue University. Her role at Gals Institute LLC is to provide psychiatric
evaluations, diagnosis and treatment (medication and/or non-pharmacological
interventions). Jerrica specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression and
ADHD in children and adolescents ages 5-21. She uses innovative diagnostic
techniques such as QBcheck, a test used to assist with diagnosis and rule out
ADHD with objective data. Jerrica believes that medications (when appropriate) in
conjunction with therapy can be a powerful tool to improve mental health and get
your child back to functioning. Jerrica’s extensive training, passion for mental
health, as well as personal experience as a wife and mother have prepared her to
provide trustworthy and compassionate care for your child.
Kate Daggett is a Licensure Clinical Social Worker who has worked with a wide range of individuals within her mental health career. Her objective is to work with individuals, couples, and families to guide them in goal attainment, incorporate more effective coping strategies, and achieve congruence within their own person and interpersonal relationships. Kate has practiced within many different settings including hospitals, day treatment programs, individual therapy, and county programs. She has experience in helping individuals who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, negative thought patterns, substance abuse, LGBTQIA+ issues, and interpersonal and familial relationships. Kate received her undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She then obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Milwaukee. Therapy modalities utilized are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Traditional Talk Therapy.
Pryscilla is a graduate student at Alverno college, pursuing a Master of Science degree in Community Psychology. She is excited to join the Gals Institute team to grow as a future clinician. She is a heritage Spanish speaker and has a bicultural upbringing. She has experience in working with youth and young adults and currently advises students in the college setting. Pryscilla looks forward to working with all populations and has a special interest in working with emerging adults, caregivers, couples/partnered people and families. She has a collaborative and non-judgmental approach in working with people and is developing her theoretical orientation with a Family Systems lens. She plans to obtain her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor upon graduation in May of 2024.
2024 at Gals Institute Welcomes Lyndsey to our team of skilled providers. Lyndsey is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist who works with adolescents, adults, and families. Lyndsey received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master’s degree in social work from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lyndsey uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness- based therapy, motivational interviewing, attachment-based therapy, and a strengths-based perspective to inform her work with clients. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with communication in their relationships, low self-esteem, negative thought patterns, perfectionism, and stress management. Her primary goal in sessions is to provide a compassionate space that is welcoming for you to share, and to work together in identifying real-life solutions and coping skills to use in daily life. During her free time, Lyndsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, attending concerts, hiking, reading a great book, and dining at new restaurants.
Jacob received his Bachelors and Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Jacob is a state licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker working on his 3000 hours towards a LCSW license. He has experience working with children, families, and adults navigating conflict, trauma, and "stuck feelings." He works with families and individuals to craft a personalized plan for healing, growth, and focusing on your needs every step of the way. Jacob specializes in co-dependency and setting boundaries to growth and maintain healthy relationships that create deeper connections that will make positive changes in your life. You can expect supportive but honest and achievable feedback during sessions to attain your goals. Jacob has experience working in day treatment, schools, and outpatient settings supporting clients and with a collaborative approach with other treatment team or school disciplines. Gals Institute is excited to welcome Jacob and excited for him to join our team of providers providing services within our school partnerships for in-school mental health support.
Mason is currently a Graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is pursuing a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with plans to obtain her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) upon graduation in May 2025. She has experience working with individuals of all ages who struggle with a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, trauma, and substance use. She is passionate about ending the stigma around mental health and helping families thrive and promotes a non-judgmental approach. She prides herself on working collaboratively with clients, treatment team members and schools. She enjoys crafting, being outside, and hanging out with her cats in her free time.
Jamie (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in clinical work with children, families, and adults who impact a child’s growth and development. Jamie received her Bachelors of Science in Child Development & Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and her Masters of Social Work from University of Southern California in 2019. Jamie has over ten years of experience working in early and middle childhood (ages 13 and under). Her clinical approach is based on attachment work, play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Talk Therapy. Jamie’s passionate about therapy being client-centered, strength-based, and an outlet for creative expression. Her goal is to meet each child and family where they are at and to create a space that is safe, genuine, and promotes healing and growth.
Stepfanie earned her master’s degree in social work at Arizona State University. She is working on the required hours to obtain the LCSW and the SAC-IT to specialize in substance abuse counseling. Stepfanie has a passion for helping individuals heal and understanding the underlying roots to heal and change unhealthy coping. She seeks to understand and come alongside clients she works with on their healing journey. She believes in individualized treatment and knows that it is not one-size-fits-all. Stepfanie has works with children, adolescents, families, and adults working together to find coping skills, self-awareness and the ability to take back their lives. She uses multiple approaches including, DBT, CBT, Brainspotting, person-centered approach, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care. Successfully helping clients struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, emotional regulation, trauma, relationship conflicts, as well as youth involved in the justice system and that struggle with behavioral issues. Most importantly, her approach is strength-based and nonjudgmental. Stepfanie strives to meet clients where they are at and empowers you to embrace the you that you can be. Contact Gals Institute today to schedule with Stephanie.
Gals Institute, LLC
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383 Williamstowne Dr., Suite 101 | Delafield, WI 53018
Located near Target in Delafield by the intersection of Hwy 83 and I-94