Come As You Are & Leave A Better You!
Christi Fowler MA, LPC-IT
Christi earned a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science with a flight minor from LeTourneau University. Her experience on mission’s trips led her to seek a bachelor’s degree in aviation with the intention of becoming a missionary pilot in Africa. However, life and work experiences caused her to change her focus to help the hurting in her local community which led her on the journey to become a mental health counselor. She recently graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is in the process of obtaining her License as a Professional Counselor in Training in Wisconsin (LPC-IT).
Christi meets individuals where they are at while encouraging them to take an active role in their own growth, healing, and change. She aims to holistically treat adolescents, adults, and couples with an eclectic approach utilizing aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, as well as other types of therapies.
Christi is happily married with two children. Her faith and family are very important to her. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, she also enjoys playing fantasy football, gardening, and spending as much time in the sun that the UP will allow. She volunteers at her local church and is excited to find other avenues to volunteer in this community.
Christine Nicklaus MS, MS-Ed, NCC, LPC (WI & MI)
Owner of Nicklaus Counseling Center, S.C. She is a national certified counselor (NCC) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan. Christine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UW Oshkosh. Christine also holds dual Masters degrees: Master of Science in Education (MS-Ed) for School Counseling (K-12) and Master of Science (MS) in Professional Counseling both from Concordia University of Mequon, WI. Christine has a diverse background of experience in education, crisis intervention/prevention, and public speaking which she brings into the clinical setting. She utilizes an eclectic array of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapies, Reality Therapies, among others.
Christine is a Vice-Chair of the Youth Workgroup and member of the Executive Committee of Communities That Care of Marinette and Menominee Counties.
Christine and her family are Marinette, WI natives, which strengthens her committment to help the hurting in the community she has always called "home". Being active on various mental health providers' networks and advisory councils fosters her belief in the importance of supporting and giving back to the the community. Christine is also the founder and president of HOPE Seminars that provides education, advocacy, and awareness about the issues of mental health and addiction throughout the midwest.
Christine believes passionately in each individual's ability to achieve their own potential throughout the therapeutic process! She will believe in you until you are able to believe in yourself.
Nicole Karman Director of Finance and Administration
Nicole is the friendly face you see as soon as you walk into Nicklaus Counseling Center and the kind voice on the phone when you call. She strives to make your experience at NCC as relaxed and stress free as possible. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and has owned her own daycare and instrumental music store. She has joined the NCC team as the Director of Finance and Administration allowing her to use her education and life experience to build and drive our business, and to make our clients feel at home.
Office Cell: 715-587-9215
Linda Stoffle MS-Child Development, MS, LPC-IT, Reiki Master
Linda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Kindergarten education, and a Masters Degree in Child Development and a second in Community Counseling. She is a licensed teacher as well as an LPC. She has a diverse background, focused on children and families, which she is able to apply and use in the clinical setting,
Her past experiences include: Early Childhood & Kindergarten teacher, toy store owner, Day Care Licensing, Parent Educator, as well as a Head Start & Social Services Coordinator. Linda holds a certificate as a Reiki Master, which she incorporates into her current role as therapist. She focuses on holistic healing utilizing an eclectic methodologies. She draws therapeutic tools from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gestalt, Behavior Modification, Psychodynamics, Existential Therapy and the use of Children’s Play Therapy. She has a passion for serving and loves to work with both children and adults.
Nicklaus Counseling Center, S.C. is a family owned business offering psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families for the Marinette/Menominee and surrounding communities. Our experienced NCC team is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for healing, growth, and recovery for individuals and families. We understand and respect our clients' individuality and unique culture, family, values, beliefs, and personal identity. Through our work, we aim to assist clients in breaking old patterns and overcoming challenges, allowing them to further their personal growth and explore future goals. We meet our clients where they are at and empower them to move forward at the speed and path with which they feel most comfortable. We will not walk before you, nor behind you; but will walk along side you as you begin a new journey toward greater healing, growth, and recovery.
To begin your journey today, please call: (715) 587-9215 . Your courageous first step is only one phone call away.
Judith Ribbens MA, LPC
With a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and a Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapies from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Judith offers a variety of therapeutic techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because of its emphasis on meditation (mindfulness), distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Judith is also knowledgeable in the field of alcohol and drug recovery and has taken special training in trauma counseling for those suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and Grief. With 27 plus years of experience in both crisis counseling and outpatient counseling, Judith also brings Depth Psychotherapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to the Nicklaus Counseling Family.
Judith is a painter, photographer, and author beyond being a Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Judith is a student of the healing arts of other cultures having spent much time in the Lakota Sioux culture. She is a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese healing art, and Ancient Rainbow Conscious Healing, a Hawaiian traditional healing method.