The staff at The Center are educated psychotherapy professionals who are committed to Jesus Christ as the foundation of their work and the center of their lives. All are members of local churches and are active in the local Christian community.
KEVIN C. RANDALL, CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Kevin is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. With over twenty-five years of experience in counseling he has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families. His primary focus is working with adults and couples who are in crisis. Kevin also works with adults who are struggling with significant depression, anxiety and trauma. In addition to working with these issues, Kevin specializes in counseling individuals and couples who are struggling with sexual addiction.
DAVID BACK, MS,CSAC
David is a state certified Substance Abuse Counselor, with a Masters of Education in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. He has over 31 years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor at a local community hospital. His experiences include counseling in alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health diagnosis in both the residential and the outpatient level of treatment. David is committed to helping his clients through their journey of recovery, with the emphasis on growing towards and with Jesus Christ, Our Savior.
JUSTIN BANGERT, MS, LMFT
Justin is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over seven years of experience working with families, couples, individuals, children and adolescents. Justin has also earned a national certification in sexual addiction as well as internet and video game issues. The majority of his current focus is with couples, men, and young adults, with an emphasis on couples in crisis, particularly impacted by infidelity and communication issues.
FREDERICK W. COLEMAN, M.D.
Fred is the psychiatric consultant at the Center. He has over 30 years of experience in psychiatry, with expertise in many areas, including trauma, emergency mental health, psychopharmacology, cross-cultural psychiatry, treatment of personality disorders, grief, bereavement, religion and spirituality. Also employed at the Mental Health Center of Dane County, working in the South East Asian project/Kajsiab House and the Yahara House, Fred is active in a private consulting practice. He has been a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Wisconsin since 1982, and is affiliated with a number of hospitals in the Madison area. Fred holds membership in both the American Psychiatric Association and the Wisconsin Medical Society.
NADIA DAMM, Psy.D
Dr. Damm is a clinical psychologist whose highest degree is a doctorate from Pepperdine University. She received specialized training in mindfulness, behavioral medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Damm incorporates various relaxation approaches and stress reduction techniques such as guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, biofeedback, autogenic training, and breath awareness in a caring therapeutic approach. Her research background examines the intersection of spirituality and traumatic life events. Dr. Damm is licensed in the state of Wisconsin. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Association of Christian Counselors and the Society for Christian Psychologists.
LAURA DOLL, MA, CSAC
Laura has a Master of Arts degree in professional counseling and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counseling license. She works with men, women, and children individually, and works with adult groups. Her primary focus is on the specific needs of children, and on adults with chemical addictions.
LISA DOYLE, MSSW, LCSW
Lisa Doyle is a master’s level therapist, with a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, Nashville campus. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. Her 18 years of counseling experience has been in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, in-home, and with home health services. She has worked with a wide variety of clients including children and adults, with both mental health and alcohol and drug issues. Her experience includes assisting those in transitional states of life or in need of working through trauma or grief issues. She particularly enjoys sharing her saving relationship with Christ as the foundation for a full and healthy life.
DAVID N. EMMRICH, M.Div., STM, MA David holds a Masters’ degrees from Concordia Seminary and St. Cloud State University. he is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). He has over 25 years experience working with youth, college students, families, couples and individuals in academic, correctional, military, and congregational settings. He has assisted people with grief counseling, life issues counseling, pre-marital and marriage counseling, and spiritual counseling. David has a special interest in treating people with panic and anxiety disorders, stress, OCD, depression, mood swings, grief and loss, marriage and family issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other areas. David is also currently completing his MS degree in Counseling from Concordia University.
RIDLEY N. USHERWOOD, M. DIV, D. MINDr. Ridley N. Usherwood is an adjunct professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Edgewood College. Ridley is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) and also holds credentials with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America. He has a rich background of 42 years of combined ministry as a Senior Pastor, consultant, pastoral counselor, university professor, USAFR Air Force Chaplain and Missionary Educator. He did his clinical internship at the Hiwassee Mental Healthy Center in Cleveland TN, he is a founding member of the Manna House Counseling Center in Northamptom England, and served as a Staff Counselor for the Washington Pastoral Counseling Service in Silver Springs, MD. Ridley provides individual, couple, group, and family grief counseling. He also does training and consulting in Pastoral Theology and Biblical Counseling, leadership development, diversity, cultural competence, and reconciliation training. Understanding faith traditions, God’s Plan for the Church, calling, missions, and personal evangelism, Ridley also provides spiritual direction in the development of Christian growth and maturity.
RON JOHNSON, PH.D.
Ron Johnson is a clinical psychologist specializing at the Center in psychological testing and evaluation. He is experienced in personality, neurological, intellectual, cognitive testing as well as vocational, relational, and parenting style testing. His training includes graduate degrees from the University of Iowa and Denver Seminary as well as post doctoral work in neurolopsychological. His passion in psychology is what he calls “friendly diagnosis,” or the finding out what is right about people before looking at what might be wrong in their lives. He integrates his psychological work with his Christian faith, science, and philosophy.
CHERI MILTON, MS, MFT
Cheri Milton is a master’s level therapist, with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, from Edgewood College and an undergraduate degree in human development and family relationships from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her counseling experience includes couples therapy, family therapy, grief counseling, life stage and life transition issues. She teaches classes for engaged couples and parent’s of adolescents. Cheri speaks often for women’s groups and retreats and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
AMY VINCENT, MS, CADC II
Amy earned her masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College. She has been working in the counseling field since 1993 and specializes in teens and young adults. Amy is also a state certified alcohol and drug counselor. She has experience working in a variety of settings, including outpatient and residential treatment. In the past 10 years she worked at Dane County Mental Health in the Mentoring/Youth Crisis Unit and in the Child and Family Unit, all on an outpatient basis. Amy has also worked in an adolescent residential treatment center, an adolescent group home, and in private practice outpatient therapy. She uses a “strengths based” model of therapy with her clients. Amy sees clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, eating disorders, relationship and family issues. She conducts teens/young adults groups for alcohol and drug issues as well as girl and young woman’s groups.