Gloria Jean Bannasch, the founder of GJB Health Services, is nationally certified by the board of certified counselors and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Wisconsin. With over 30 years of experience in mental health and addictions, in a variety of settings, Gloria is one of the few people in the field, who can treat dual diagnoses of addiction in combination with mood disorders, anxiety and other common mental health issues. Having been trained as an interventionist, Gloria is a big believer and supporter in the intervention process. According to Gloria, “People find recovery and abstinence in a variety of ways; however, I believe that 12 Step groups work the best for most people”.
Nationally certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education as an individual and corporate coach, Gloria is able to use and interpret various assessments for clients who are beginning to think about entering the work force, making a career change or reentering their careers; these tools allow clients to identify strengths, pin point weaknesses and be more successful in their chosen fields. Couple’s Therapy is a passion and area of expertise for Gloria as well. Gloria is a Gottman Institute Certified Couples Therapist. Using Gottman methods helps couple to improve communication and connect on a deeper level than ever before.
Gerald John Bannasch is board certified in Adult Neurology, General Psychiatry, Vascular (Stroke) Neurology, Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry, Neurophysiology and is a Fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiological Society. Having taken a Neurophysiology Fellowship at the University of Vermont, Dr. Bannasch reads his own EEG’s and evoked potentials. Dr. Bannasch also does EMG’s and nerve conduction studies on site and sees patients with both Neurologic and Psychiatric problems.
“My philosophy for the treatment of psychiatric patients involves evaluating for any medical problems which could be causing or exacerbating the psychiatric symptoms. Once these are recognized and stabilized, I like to approach the patient with time-limited medications, in combination with psychotherapy and lifestyle changes which empower the patients to learn to take better care of themselves so that they can enjoy a happier and healthier life.”
Dr. Bannasch also specializes in working with patients who have movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s Disease and Tourettes Syndrome), behavioral disorders secondary to brain injury, seizures, developmental and genetic abnormalities, dementia and migraine headaches. All patients eight years and older with general neurological problems are welcome in the practice.
Kathleen Mueske believes that HOPE is the true essence of an enriched life and as a professional counselor is called to restore or enhance hope in challenging situations. She seeks to partner with individuals who are interested in improving the quality of their lives, their relationships and their self-compassion. She is interested in providing a safe and affirming environment that creates opportunities for healing and improved health and well-being.
Clinical areas of interest – Grief and complicated bereavement, PTSD, LGBTQ+ Issues, Spiritual Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues and Low Self-Esteem.
Clinical Modalities – Brief Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, Person Centered, Feminist Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused.
Populations served – Children and parents, teens, college students and other young adults, adults and couples, veterans, victims/survivors of trauma/abuse, professional caregivers, individuals with chronic health, and mental health conditions and artists.
Tania Hanford is a Wisconsin State Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialization in Sexual Therapy. She got her Master of Educational Psychology degree from the UW Milwaukee and her undergraduate degree from UW Oshkosh.
Tania’s Sexual Therapy Certification is from the AASECT certified program at the University of Michigan. She has over 5 years of counseling experience working with youth, families, couples and individuals with disabilities.
Tania’s approach combines Motivational Interviewing, Family and Rational Systems, Mindfulness and CBT. Her work is based in guiding individuals and couples to find their success life and balance. Tania is willing to utilize a sliding scale for clients that are in need.
Tricia Gonzalez, MA, LPC
Tricia has expertise with anxiety and panic issues and in helping her clients to live a better quality of life; with less fear and worry. Healing unresolved childhood issues allows for greater enjoyment of the present moment. Tricia helps her clients to work through this “unfinished business” so that they are better able to appreciate all the nuances of life. Transitioning and healing from divorce is another specialty for Tricia. Tricia is passionate about testing and assessment to diagnose learning disabilities and then using the results to help create improved strategies for academic success.
Kate Engle recently graduated from her master’s program and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training. She is currently accepting new clients. For the past three years, Kate has been a valued member of our support team. Kate will be helping out with support team needs as her practice continues to grow. Kate charges on a sliding scale.
Jillian was the first member of our support team and has been at GJB Health Services for over five years. Jillian just completed her master’s program and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training. Jillian is accepting new clients also. Jillian will continue to help with support team needs as her practice grows. Jillian is able to provide therapy on a sliding scale; determined by income. Jillian has a special affinity for working with the families of men and women who have served in the armed forces.
I offer holistic health counseling, psychotherapy, and Gentle Remedies self-care resources and support. My primary focus is families with young children who are suffering with behavior, communication, family, or school changes and challenges. I also help teens and adults seeking holistic psychotherapy. Sessions include solution-focused psychotherapy techniques that keep you moving toward personal and family wellness goals. All services include
culturally sensitive counseling, home remedies, mindfulness stress-reduction, education about the energetics of foods, traditional Chinese and western herbal medicine, and health decision making support. Tough problems and family crisis are most welcome. Tele-health services may be available for established clients.
My specialty is helping infants and young children, in partnership with their parents and caregivers, pregnancy-age 5. Feeding or behavior concerns, adoption, preemies, gifted (fast learners), communication problems: tantrums, hitting, or biting. I see adults with issues related to early childhood and who prefer holistic psychotherapy with herbal remedies.
In Child-Parent Psychotherapy I use movement and play therapy, such as puppets. I specialize in non-pharmacological care in young children and simple, effective home care remedies with herbs that advance behavioral change. I consult on decisions about medical marijuana as well as other herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and complementary therapies. I also consult in legal matters involving the best interests of young children.
Dr. Martha M. Libster (“Dr. Martha”) is a clinical nurse specialist psychotherapist who holds national board certification as an advanced practice holistic nurse. She is a pioneer and international expert in the integration of nursing care and traditional Chinese and western herbal therapies. Dr. Martha, a Professor of Nursing for 14 years, is a professional speaker and author of 7 books including Demonstrating Care: The Art of Integrative Nursing (2001), The Nurse-Herbalist (2012), and Herbal Diplomats (2004) winner of the 2005 Lavinia Dock Award for Excellence in Research and Writing. She is passionate about continuing the centuries-old nursing tradition of self-care and health decision support as a foundation for community and national health care reform.
Our support team keeps the office going. They answer calls and e-mails, make appointments, obtain initial personal and insurance information, take payments and handle the mail. They bill insurances, send statements, and handle client accounts. When testing or precertification is needed, they are the people to make it all happen. The support team makes sure that prescriptions are filled properly and in a timely manner. Please don’t be offended if they don’t have time to chat when you call, we don’t like to keep anyone waiting on hold or at our window any longer than is necessary.