THE MAINSTREET TEAM
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."
Angela Douglas, LPC
Suzanne Koch is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience and is co-owner of Mainstreet Counseling. Suzanne specializes in treating individuals 12 years and older for LGBTQIA+ issues, grief, the aging process, dementia, drug and alcohol use, trauma, and women’s issues.
Suzanne received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from California State University in 1995 and her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont in 1999. After receiving her license in social work, Suzanne spent 15 years with a Vermont-based community mental health agency offering a diverse range of therapy services.
Since moving to Wisconsin, Suzanne has provided mental health services in medical and skilled nursing facilities. She is very involved in the community and surrounding areas serving on the LGBTQ+ Advisory Board for Better Brodhead, the Main Street Monroe Board of Directors, as an active member of the Monroe Farmer's Market, and the Multicultural Outreach Program of Green County.
Suzanne believes that supporting the community is integral to healthy change and growth. She bases her approach to therapy on the strengths perspective and the inherent belief that change is not only positive but possible.
“I believe in collaborating with my patients to create treatment plans that enhance their strengths and address their challenges. I take a very person-centered approach to therapy that is down-to-earth and evidence-based. My goal is to help each patient reach a place of inner peace so they may be better equipped to cope with the challenges of daily life."
Suzanne Koch, LCSW
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, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (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."
Tia Carlson, LPC
Dan Doden, LPC
Dan Doden is a licensed professional counselor and certified addictions-informed mental health professional for individuals 15-years old and older and couples. He specializes in treating anger management and impulse control issues, including domestic violence, addictive disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, men’s issues, and pain management.
Dan has 28 years of experience in various therapy settings, including group work, in-patient, and out-patient therapy in the Madison, Monroe, and Janesville areas. He has served as an employee assistance consultant and a corrections domestic abuse and violence psychotherapist.
Dan uses a combination of theories to approach mental health from a unique perspective. His preferred mode of therapy is Mindfulness-Oriented Rational Emotive Therapy -- considered a versatile approach to psychotherapy.
My experience and unique style make me an effective therapist for individuals struggling with sensitive issues such as adjustment disorders and chronic mental illness. I believe that, when included in the therapy process, a patient's loved ones can sometimes have a more powerful impact than therapy alone.
Paula Vestin, LPC
Paula Vestin (She/They) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training (LPC-IT) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Paula is passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ people and their friends and family. They also specialize in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Paula completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science through Gustavus Adolphus College and Augsburg College. They completed their Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University in 2021.
Paula continues to work as a Sexual Assault Service Coordinator & Advocate with the Green County Sexual Assault Recovery Program (SARP) which is part of Family Services of S. WI & IL, 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. They believe in meeting a person where they are at and identifying the strengths and the ability to persevere that has gotten a person this far.
“We are all just humans trying to live our lives. We are all hoping to find peace, joy, love, 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.”