Stephanie Knueppel, LPC, Owner
Kelley Everson, LPC, Project Manager
Kelley joined the Stateline Mental Health Services team in August 2015. Originally, Kelley started as a part-time therapist and is now one of our full-time therapist. She received her B.S. in Sociology from Northern Illinois University. She then attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she received her M.S. in Counselor Education and later added an emphasis in School Counseling. Kelley has several years of experience working as a full-time school guidance counselor in the Beloit School District. In addition to her experience has a school counselor, she worked part-time as a therapist. She is also currently an adjunct professor at Concordia University where she teaches masters-level classes coinciding with counseling education. Kelley specializes in abuse and trauma, ADHD, adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders, grief, OCD, and PTSD. She has also been trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, Christian counseling, crisis intervention, and grief/loss counseling. Not only does Kelley serve clients in a therapeutic setting, she takes on administrative tasks related to our School Based Mental Health programs, clinic policies, and more behind the scenes tasks.
Faith Mattison, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor
Faith joined the team in September 2018 as a full-time therapist. She graduated with both her B.S and M.S.W. in University of Wisconsin Madison. Faith has worked in the area for the last 20 years including Juvenile Probation, In Home Family Treatment for the County and as a school social worker for about 10 years in Beloit. Faith has experience working with children as young as 4 all the way to young adults. Faith specializes in anger management, anxiety, ADHD, autism, child welfare, fetal alcohol syndrome, LGBTQ+ issues, grief, intellectual and developmental disabilities, learning disabilitiesmood disorders, PTSD, and trauma. She focuses mainly on behavior modification, positive behavioral interventions and support, parental support and training, and health and behavior assessment and intervention services. Faith currently works in the Turner School District through SMHS. Faith is the Clinical Supervisor at SMHS overseeing all clinicians and social workers in training.
Samantha Ball, LCSW, Office Supervisor
Samantha joined Stateline Mental Health Services in January 2018 as a full-time therapist. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Samantha received her B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Social Work and her M.S.W from George Williams College of Aurora. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. Samantha specializes in abuse and trauma, anger management, anxiety disorders, ADHD, child welfare, mood disorders, developmental disabilities, domestic violence, OCD, parental support training, personality disorders, and PTSD. She has also been trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Samantha currently provides school based mental health services in the Clinton Community School District. In addition to serving clients, Samantha oversees the front desk operations.
Melony Walsh, LPC
Melony joined Stateline Mental Health Services in May 2017 as a full time therapist where she began working towards her LPC. Prior to that, she worked in the social service sector, managing local not-for-profits at the executive level for approximately 20 years. She has extensive experience working with people with physical and developmental disabilities, children and families in crisis, trauma, and addiction. She is currently serving as Vice-President on the Board of Directors for Shatter Our Silence, which is a local not-for-profit providing suicide prevention awareness and education on the factors that lead to suicide. She received her M.S. in Counseling at Concordia University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also a Brainspotting Practitioner, specialized in trauma care, drug and alcohol counseling, parent coaching, divorce care and blending families. Melony also does couples work, performance enhancement, and working with the LGBT community. Melony works with all ages from a systematic, existential, and cognitive behavioral background, with a holistic focus central in her therapy.
Jenniffer Beu, LPC
Jenniffer joined the SMHS team in June of 2017 as a full time therapist where she began working towards her LPC. She graduated with a B.A. in Theology and a M.S. in Counseling from Concordia University Wisconsin. Jenniffer is now a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her experience as a parent, co-parent, wife, sister and daughter offer insight to all the roles we play and the struggles we face on a daily basis. Her education and experience with AODA issues has given her a passion to meet people where they are and help figure out where to go from there. She looks forward to working with adolescents, individuals, couples and groups on the journey to better mental health. Jenniffer has also been trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
Taylor Leibfried, APSW
Amberly Mixon, APSW
Amberly joined the Stateline Mental Health Services team in August of 2019 as a full time therapist. She received her B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Social Work and Psychology. Amberly continued her education and received her M.S.W. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Previously, Amberly worked for Rogers Behavioral Health for 5 ½ years. She has experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Amberly specializes in eating disorders, trauma, OCD, anxiety, and depression. She has been trained in CBT, including exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), behavioral activation, and prolonged exposure, as well as DBT. Amberly completed the youth-orientated substance abuse and trauma counseling program at UW-Milwaukee and is SBIRT certified. Amberly currently works as a school based mental health therapist in the Evansville Community School District and Beloit Turner School District.
Sarah Petersen, APSW
Sarah joined the Stateline Mental Health Services team in September of 2019 as a full time therapist. She received her B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Social Work. Sarah continued her education and received her M.S.W. from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Previously, Sarah worked in an intensive outpatient program for children and adolescents. She has case management experience while working with children, adolescents and their social systems. Sarah has completed DBT training. In addition to DBT, Sarah has experience working with ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and trauma. Currently, Sarah works as a school based mental health therapist in the Brodhead and Parkview school districts.
Donna Fisher, LPC
Donna joined our office in June 2016 as a part-time therapist. She brought her experience working with families with to SMHS. She earned her M.S. in Community Counseling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has also received training through University of Wisconsin-Madison. Donna also works with the Head Start program in Beloit. She specializes in ADHD, adjustment disorder, anger management, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, developmental disorders, divorce mediation, OCD, PTSD, and general health and wellness. Donna has been trained in grief/loss counseling, crisis interventions, and Christian counseling.
Heidi Schildt, LPC
Heidi joined Stateline Mental Health Services in August 2016 as a part-time therapist. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.S. in Counselor Education with an emphasis in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Heidi works full-time as a School Counselor with 25 years of experience, and she is also an adjunct professor in the Counselor Education Department for Concordia University Wisconsin where she teaches master-level counseling education courses. Heidi has been trained in behavior modification, cognitive behavioral therapy, health and behavior assessment and intervention services, and couples and family therapy. She specializes in abuse and trauma, anger management, anxiety, ADHD, child welfare, learning disabilities, mood disorders, personality disorders.
Garth Fisher, LCSW
Garth has been with Stateline Mental Health since January 2017 as a part time therapist. He has a M.S.W from Indiana University and has spent his career studying the process of human change. He has studied Biofeedback, Meditation, Wilderness Therapy, Sound Therapy, Massage Therapy, Martial Arts, and Relationship Therapy. He practices a client centered form of therapy that seeks to define the presenting problem clearly and facilitate the client's inner strengths and skills to find a solution. He takes into consideration physical problems, life style issues regarding health, and environmental issues that may be impacting the presenting problem. Garth specializes in abuse, anger management, ADHD, mood disorders, dissociative disorders, grief, hypnosis, military treatment, OCD, pain management, and phobias. He works with adults and couples using an eclectic approach based on his years of experience.
Tyree Gamble, LPC
Tyree joined our team as a part-time therapist in January 2017. He also works full-time as a school counselor. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in History with a minor in Geography and Psychology. He also received his M.S. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has had experiences working with traditional and non-traditional students for numerous years and worked at the collegiate level both as a counselor and adjunct professor. Tyree works with diverse populations ages 14 and above.