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About Us

Early in 2011 a group of mental health professionals, all long-time colleagues working together in a rural community, began a process of collaboration for the purpose of pursuing a responsive and fiscally responsible model of service to the region.

Meet Our Staff

Mary Cortesi, MSW, LCSW


I have lived and worked in Vernon County for almost twenty years. Along with my husband, I am very involved in community activities in the Coon Valley area. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have extensive experience with adolescents and adults …

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Paul Deutsch, MS, LPC, NCC

Paul A. Deutsch, MS, LPC

I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Viroqua for the past nine years. I am a Board Certified Counselor by the Association of National Board Certified Counselors and certified by the University of Wisconsin as a Divorce Mediation Specialist focused on High Conflict Mediation …

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Christine Dressler, APNP, PMHNP-BC

I am excited to be back in Viroqua and to join Center Point Counseling Services Cooperative. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner which means I facilitate medication management for adults and adolescents.

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Katie Fassbinder-Getz, MD

I am the consulting psychiatrist at Center Point, where I am also a worker-owner who is helping to develop our cooperative.  At this time, I primarily provide clinical supervision and work as a liaison to community medical providers who care for individuals with mental health disorders …

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Sandra Favor, BS

I joined Center Point Counseling in 2012 and am excited to be a working member of the Cooperative. I have 20 years of experience working in non-profit organizations and have experience in grant writing, contract management, community development, and program supervision.

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Tammy Gilman

Tammy K. Gilman

I have over five years of experience successfully completing mental health third party billing and insurance provider credentialing. In addition to billing, you may also see me at the front desk greeting you. I have lived in the surrounding area for over 20 years …

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Cheri Hagerman MSSW, LCSW

Cheri L. Hagerman, MSSW, LCSW

I have lived in beautiful southwest Wisconsin since 1979. I am certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I provide individual, family, marital, play and group therapy. I enjoy working with all populations and as well provide Christian Counseling …

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Sheri Hammond, BBA

I am honored to be a founding worker/member and the General Manager of the first mental health cooperative in the nation! I hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration and am pursuing my master’s degree in Servant Leadership, both from Viterbo University, La Crosse …

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Katrina Johnson, MSW, LCSW

Katrina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience helping families and individuals of all ages.

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Donna Jolley, MS, LCSW

donna jolley

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from UW-Platteville in Wisconsin and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling/Elementary Education from the University of Winona in Winona, Minnesota. I have worked 29 years plus in the mental health field …

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Martha Karlstad, MD

I have the privilege to join two outstanding organizations nestled in Viroqua. I accepted an invitation to become a part of an innovative collaboration between Hirsch Clinic-Vernon Memorial Healthcare and Center Point Counseling Services Cooperative.

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Kevin Schmidt, MSSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience helping families and individuals of all ages. I received my master’s degree in social work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and hold a bachelor’s degree in biology from Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.

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Paul Schmidt, MSSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS

I would like to share a healthy, centered and welcome hello to our services. I feel very lucky that my cooperative members have asked me to help form this wonderful working environment …

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Megan Tully, AA

I bring fourteen years of experience in administration of a mental health organization to the practice of Center Point Counseling Services Cooperative. In addition to my role as a founding worker/member of the coop, my responsibilities include front office administration, information technology support, privacy practice oversight …

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