THE MAINSTREET TEAM
Angela Douglas, LPC, Owner
Angie Douglas is a licensed professional counselor for individuals 13 years and older. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety and panic disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and a full spectrum of conduct, mood, and behavior disorders.
Angie received her bachelor's degree in psychology and human resources from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2003 and her master's in mental health counseling from Capella University in 2012. While in graduate school, Angie completed an internship with the Mercy Health System of Janesville, Wisconsin.
After spending five years with Mercy Health, Angie accepted a position with the Monroe Clinic and provided professional mental health services to the residents of Green County for several years.
Angie takes a comprehensive approach to therapy by incorporating many diverse evidence and strength-based practices into her sessions. She often uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness-based, and dialectical techniques to lead individuals through the healing process.
"I believe that only through building a strong therapeutic alliance with my patients will they receive the full benefit of therapy. Each individual is unique and deserves to have a therapist who practices active listening and custom therapy."
Tia Carlson, LPC, NCSP
Tia Carlson is a licensed professional counselor and school psychologist for individuals four years old and older. Tia specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and a wide range of chronic mental illnesses. She is licensed to perform and interpret psychological testing and assessments and is a certified autism specialist.
Tia received her bachelor's degree in psychology and human development from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 1992 and her master's degree in education and school psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Tia's advanced training allows her to test for and assess a host of conditions, including autism, trauma, ADHD, and issues related to intellectual functioning. She is also qualified to offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to trauma victims.
"It doesn't matter where you are or what your age is. If you suffer from a mental health condition, you may feel alone in what can be an overwhelming world. If you reach out to us for help, you are no longer alone. We are walking the path together."
Paula Vestin, LPC, NCC
Paula Vestin (She/They) is a licensed professional and a nationally certified counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC). Paula is passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and their friends and family and with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Paula completed her undergraduate degree in political science through Gustavus Adolphus College and Augsburg College and her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Bradley University in 2021.
Paula continues to work as a sexual assault service coordinator and advocate with the Green County Sexual Assault Recovery Program (SARP) which is part of Family Services of Southern Wisconsin & Illinios Inc. Paula continues to work with SARP because of her desire to work with people in crisis and to work on systemic change.
Through her work with SARP, she is a member of the Green County Abuse Prevention Team, The Green County Healthy Community Coalition, and the Resilient Children, Families, and Communities Group. Paula is also a part of the Multicultural Outreach Program of Green County, the Green County LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee Meeting, the Green County Housing Coalition, and Shakespeare on the Edge.
Paula takes an integrative approach when working with clients and believes in meeting a person where they are to identify their strengths and abilities.
“We are all just humans trying to live our lives. We are all hoping to find peace, joy, love, and contentment while dealing with disappointment, fear, pain, and various other struggles. It is good to have the knowledge and the tools to help others, but ultimately, we are all just people trying to make a connection.”
Sarah Parker Ragan, M.A., LPC, LPCC
Sarah Ragan is a licensed professional counselor and licensed professional clinical counselor licensed in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Sarah received her bachelor's degree in elementary education and bible from Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa in 2008 and taught as a reading specialist for five years in Roxboro and Durham, North Carolina in grades K-12 while earning her master's degree in professional counseling from Liberty University in 2013. While in graduate school, Sarah completed an internship with the Freedom House Recovery Program in Roxboro, North Carolina, working with adults with dual substance use and mental health diagnoses. Sarah has experience in community mental health, having worked for Green County Human Services for three years. Sarah also helped construct and implement the school-based mental health program through Monroe Clinic Medical Group in Monroe and other Green County public schools, providing counseling services to grades K-12.
Sarah specializes in outpatient therapy with women, children (ages five and up), adolescents, teens, young adults, and faith-based individuals. She is interested in treating anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, grief, ADHD, adjustment disorders, religious trauma, LGBTQIA+ dynamics, faith-based issues, and trauma.
Sarah utilizes a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy skills and techniques along with written exposure therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), solution-focused, aspects of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other techniques and strategies to meet the client's needs and provide the best possible care. Sarah believes a strong therapeutic alliance and rapport building play a large part in the success of the client. Sarah's goal in working with clients is to meet them where they are and walk beside them, scaffolding support so that the client can succeed in their treatment, learn how to manage symptoms, and live their best lives!
Hattie Stuessy, LAPSW
Hattie Stuessy is a licensed advanced practice social worker, licensed in the state of Wisconsin.
Hattie received her bachelor’s degree in social work from UW-Milwaukee in 2013. She worked for the Green County Sexual Assault Recovery Program from 2020-2024, as a sexual assault survivor advocate. She graduated with her master’s in social work in 2023 from Aurora University. While in graduate school, Hattie completed an internship with Defy Domestic Abuse and her second internship was with Mainstreet Counseling. She loved it so much she decided to stay.
Hattie offers outpatient therapy to adults, children (ages five and up), and adolescents. She has experience treating individuals for anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, suicidal ideations, post-partum specific mood disorders, and trauma. She has a special interest in treating those with childhood trauma and sexual trauma, those with relational and attachment concerns, and offering caregiver and parenting support.
Hattie uses a variety of techniques. Her work has components of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, attachment-focused therapy, and psychodynamic theory. Hattie enjoys creating a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere. She enjoys learning about the strengths her clients bring to the counseling relationships and collaborating with them to come up with goals and solutions.
“I consider it a huge honor to be invited into someone’s story and to be a small part of their long-term success and healing. I believe we all need a listening ear sometimes. I hope my clients can make themselves comfortable with me and allow me to help relieve some of the weight they may be carrying. It is a privilege to guide the people I work with. to healthier place. ”
Brian LeBaron, LCPC, NCC
Brian LeBaron is a licensed clinical professional and nationally certified counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Brian specializes in treating mental health issues including, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, grief, men's health issues, relationship issues, divorce, and serious mental illness in children, adults, couples, parents, and families.
"As a results-oriented and caring therapist, I will work together with you to overcome the challenges you experience, so that you can feel happier within yourself, and with others."
Support Services Manager
As the Support Services Manager, Amiah Misek facilitates all client scheduling, referral, and administrative duties. Her warm, professional demeanor compliments Mainstreets's welcoming atmosphere. She enjoys assisting clients with their transition into professional mental health services and aligns each client with a provider that best suits their therapeutic needs.
Amiah is studying for her bachelor's degree in behavioral health science from Grand Canyon University. After completion, she plans on continuing her studies to obtain a master's in mental health counseling.
Amiah is passionate about helping others and is eager to enter the mental health field and create meaningful relationships with future clients and professional colleagues. She looks forward to incorporating her experience at Mainstreet Counseling with her studies.
General questions and questions about our providers, scheduling, or insurance may be sent to Amiah.