Michelle Johnson, M.S., LPCC (MN), LADC (MN), LPC, CSAC (WI) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Supervisor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Professional Member of APA, ACA, NAADAC & MARRCH, Professional Consultant and Mediator, WMA
Michelle Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. She finished her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. She went on for substance abuse training at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin and later she completed her licenses to be a substance abuse counselor in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. She also attended St. Mary’s University in the Cites for her supervision training. Michelle has been in private practice for over 15 years and has been the Clinic Director of Winona Counseling Clinic, Inc. and Associates in Counseling, LLC since 2001. Michelle specializes in working with children, couples, families and individuals. She also provides alcohol and drug assessments and counseling. In the past couple of years, she has expanded her practice to include professional mediation with families, couples, colleges and universities and small businesses.
“I feel privileged for the opportunity to work with people who are having difficulties in life and who entrust me with their hurt, fears and dreams. I’ve been fortunate to witness people’s transformations.”
Michelle spends her free-time with her family, friends horses and golden retrievers. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, bike riding and kayaking. She also plays several sports including softball, golf and her favorite, racquetball.
Jeff Buikema, Ph.D., D.Min., DOT SAP, LMFT, LPC, CSAC (WI); LADC, LPCC (MN); LMFT (IA) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Approved Supervisor & Clinical Member, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor, ACA & APA Professional Member, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, NAADAC & MARRCH Clinical Member, Professional Consultant and Mediator, WMA
Jeff Buikema is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he earned his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. He then completed his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at Iowa State University. He also earned his Doctorate of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary. He was in private practice for nearly 20 years before he joined the Winona Counseling Clinic, Inc. in 2007. He is licensed to provide counseling with couples, families, and individuals. His practice focuses on a wide range of issues including problems of anxiety, depression, stress, communication, conflict resolution, couple enrichment, sex abuse, substance abuse, anger management, grief and loss. He specializes in couples and marriage counseling. In recent years, he has expanded his private practice to include treating individuals and families with substance abuse issues. He provides DWI/OWI/DUI alcohol and drug assessments, education and individual AODA counseling. In addition, he is a DOT SAP, providing assessments and referrals for the Department of Transportation. Lastly, he is a professional consultant and mediator for small businesses, multi-generational farms, colleges, universities and churches.
“Every family, couple and individual is so unique. The same is true of businesses, universities and churches; they are just a larger form of a family system with all the characteristics and then some. I am continually thankful for the privilege of work with all kinds of clients and in a variety of settings—to observe their courage, to watch them make life-changing choices and grow in new and fresh ways. I firmly believe that each day provides an opportunity for a New Beginning!”
In his time off, Jeff enjoys breeding, training and hunting his field trial golden retrievers. He is an avid trout and walleye fisherman. He bow hunts for deer and turkeys. He also likes golf, wildlife photography, gardening, reading, running, swimming and scuba diving. In the past few years, he has expanded his fishing taste to include ice fishing! “We are privileged to live in a region where rivers and streams are abundant and teaming with all kinds of fish year round. The bluffs in the Coulee region are full of amazing small and large game.” His newest challenging was starting a small apple orchard of Honeycrisp, Mcintosh, Haralson and Zestar.
Lolly Coleman, M.A., M.F.T.
Lolly earned her Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Psychology. She went on to earn her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. While completing her degree requirements, Lolly worked in an outpatient counseling clinic in Madison where she had the opportunity to work with clients with a variety of concerns. Prior to becoming a therapist, Lolly worked extensively with children who had an Autism diagnosis and their families, both in home and school settings. She has also worked with seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. She continues to enjoy working with both of these populations in therapy. Lolly currently sees individuals, couples, and young adults who are seeking services for a variety of presenting concerns such as anxiety and/or depression Along with this, Lolly sees clients with other concerns such as trauma, grief, life transitions, and autism spectrum disorders.
In her free time, Lolly enjoys baking sweet tweets, spending time with family, kayaking, hiking and golfing. She is an animal lover and enjoys caring for her own pets as well as those of friends and family. Lolly likes a variety of outdoor activities.
Jill Johnson, B.S. Registered Dietician
Jill is a Registered Dietician with 12 years of work experience. She earned a B.S. in Dietetics at the University of Iowa and a B.A. is Sociology at the University of Iowa. She also holds a certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. Currently, she is enrolled in the Master’s program in educational Leadership at Winona State University. As a dietician, Jill has worked in both clinical and community nutrition with an emphasis in eating disorders, weight management and wellness. As a practitioner, she believes in facilitating behavior change with clients by using motivational interviewing, positive feedback and measurable action steps. Counseling sessions with her are individualized and determined by the client’s needs. Here are some examples of topics that may be covered: Making Healthy Lifestyle Change, Relationship with Food, Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping, Lifestyle and Physical Activity, Journal and Tracking Change, Satiety, Hunger and Fullness.
Some of her hobbies include music and art. She enjoys painting and creating gifts for her family. With two very active, growing boys, much of her free time revolves around following their varied sports and school activities. She also spends time running, hiking and walking her dogs. One of her favorite hobbies is riding English style.