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Women’s Recovery Journey

Counties Served:

Brown County

(920) 436-4360 ext. 1338

300 Crooks St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

  • About Us
  • Services
  • Eligibility
  • Funding

Women’s Recovery Journey is an outpatient treatment program in Brown County for women who are struggling with addiction and/or other mental health issues, and their families. Our goal is to help women recover from their addiction so they can better care for themselves and their families.

At Women’s Recovery Journey, we believe women have unique needs regarding treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) and for their mental health. This program provides the necessary therapeutic, educational, and supportive services to meet those needs.

Women’s Recovery Journey provides the following services:

  • AODA/Mental Health Assessment
  • Outpatient therapy group two times each week
  • Continuing therapy groups – clients transition from two weekly sessions to one on a continuum
  • Family programming including therapy, educational groups, and multi-support meetings
  • Integration and cooperation with other community agencies; multi-support meetings using the wraparound philosophy and a strength-based relational model

Any woman over the age of 18 who is in need of services for alcohol and other drug abuse and mental health services is eligible for the Women’s Recovery Journey program.

Pregnant women and women who are using IV drugs have priority in receiving program services.

To refer yourself or a client, please call our Intake Coordinator at 920-436-4360 ext. 1338 to schedule a screening.

Women’s Recovery Journey is funded through private insurance, medical assistance, and minimal self-pay fees.

Meet Our Providers

Katherine Rappel, MS, LPC, CSAC, ICS

Katherine Rappel, MS, LPC, CSACCurrent Position: Outpatient Therapist and Women’s Recovery Journey Program Manager

Joined Family Services: 2012

Degrees/Licenses:

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UW-Stevens Point
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
  • Independent Clinical Supervisor (ICS)

Experience: More than 5 years experience working with adult in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.

Specialities: Provides counseling to individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, major life stressors, and substance abuse issues. Utilizes several therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy.

Sophie Hipke, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Sophia Hipke Current Position: Outpatient Therapist and Women’s Recovery Journey Therapist

Joined Family Services:  2019

Degrees/Licenses:

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Wisconsin – Stout
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training (LPC-IT)
  • Substance Abuse Counselor-In Training (SAC-IT)

Experience: 

Has experience working with adults and families working through mental health and substance use disorder concerns in individual, group, and correctional settings.

Specialties: 

Provides counseling to clients, ages 5 to adult, struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues, suicidal ideation, and other mental health concerns. Uses several therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy. Trained in Trauma Informed Care.

Libbi Burke, MS, SAC-IT, LPC-IT

Libbi BurkeCurrent Position: Outpatient Therapist and Women’s Recovery Journey Therapist

Joined Family Services: 2019

Degrees/Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UW-Green Bay
  • Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University
  • Substance Abuse Counselor-In Training (SAC-IT)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training (LPC-IT)

Experience:

Libbi has experience working with adults and their families treating mental health concerns and substance use disorders individually and in groups in the outpatient setting.

Specialties:

Libbi BurkeCurrent Position: Therapist*

Joined Family Services: 2019

Degrees/Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UW-Green Bay
  • Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University
  • Substance Abuse Counselor-In Training (SAC-IT)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training (LPC-IT)

Experience:

Libbi has experience working with adults and their families treating mental health concerns and substance use disorders individually and in groups in the outpatient setting.

Specialties:

Works with clients, ages 5 to adult, providing treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, as well as treatment related to parent-child relationship, LGBTQ and gender identity concerns, family conflict, communication, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life stressors. Trained in Trauma-Informed Care.

*Libbi also serves as a therapist within the Women’s Recovery Journey Program

Cassondra Frisque, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Cassondra SteeleCurrent Position: Outpatient Therapist and Women’s Recovery Journey Therapist

Joined Family Services: 2020

Degrees/Licenses:

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Viterbo University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training (LPC-IT)
  • Substance Abuse Counselor-In Training (SAC-IT)

Experience: Has worked with adults, children, and families with mental health and substance use concerns, individually and in groups. Has experience in correctional, Day Treatment, Intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings.

Specialties: Provides counseling to individuals, ages 6 and older, struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, grief/loss, LGBTQ and gender identity concerns, as well as other mental health/behavioral issues. Helps clients achieve their goals through a strengths based approach. Uses a holistic lens by working collaboratively with the mind and body.

“My substance abuse has been directly related to depression and anxiety.

This program recognizes that and addresses both.”

“I’m taking an honest look at myself.

Looking at what is the root cause of why I do the things I do, and where the thoughts and feelings come from.”

“The combination of group and individual therapy sessions are very helpful.

I love that my family members are welcome to join my individual sessions as well.”

“The subjects we cover in group are the areas I struggle with.

The support I get from group gives me hope””

FAQs

Do I have to live in Brown County in order to participate in Women’s Recovery Journey?

No, we serve any woman and their family who is in need of treatment services.

How long is the program?

Women’s Recovery Journey is individualized to meet the needs of each woman and their families. On average, our program lasts between 9 months to 1 year in duration.

When does Women’s Recovery Journey meet?

Our groups and individual therapy sessions are held during daytime hours (between 8:30am-4:30pm). We hold family programming events in the evening four times a year.