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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 intensive, 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
  • Resource Assessment
  • Intensive outpatient therapy group three 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
  • Care coordination services
  • Child care during all programming
  • 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 primarily through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Private insurance, medical assistance, and minimal self-pay fees are also accepted.

Meet Our Providers

Katherine Rappel, MS, LPC, CSAC

Katherine Rappel, MS, LPC, CSACCurrent Position: Therapist/Program Manager

Joined Family Services: 2012


  • 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)

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: Therapist

Joined Family Services:  2019


  • 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:  Sophie has experience working with adults, children, and families with mental health and substance use issues in outpatient and correctional settings.

Specialties:  Sophie provides counseling to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues, trauma, life stressors, and other mental health concerns. She works with adults in groups and individually. Sophie uses several therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy.

Libbi Burke, SAC-IT

Libbi BurkeCurrent Position: Therapist

Joined Family Services: 2019


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

Experience: Has interned with Women’s Recovery Journey since June 2019.

Specialties: Provides counseling to individuals with AODA treatment concerns and co-occurring disorders. Utilizes a trauma-informed approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strengths-based and Positive Psychology.

“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””


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.