Dr. Christina Diorio, PH.D.

Phone: 414-431-4444 x100
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Christina Diorio, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families. She has provided comprehensive therapeutic services for individuals ranging from ages five through adulthood. Dr. Diorio’s approach is upbeat and solution focused. She strives to co-create treatment goals with her patients so that they achieve a better quality of life. 

Dr. Diorio has specialized training in working with individuals that have displayed inappropriate sexual behaviors. This may include providing consultation, direct treatment services and/or assessments. Dr. Diorio is the founder and director of the Alternatives to Sexual Assault Program. Dr. Diorio is also one of the founder’s of Family Options Counseling. She is committed to the success of Family Options by creating effective, positive change in the families receiving services as well as a by creating a healthy work environment for the Family Options team of professionals.

Dr. Kimberly Young, PH.D.

Phone: 414-431-4444 x101
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Kimberly Young, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Dr. Young has a wide range of experiences as an educator, school psychologist, and psychotherapist with an emphasis in serving the needs of children and adolescents with emotional and learning problems. Using a positive psychological approach to treatment, she empowers children and their families to achieve goals toward making healthier life choices.

Dr. Young specializes in working with a variety of concerns including developmental delays, anger management, behavioral control problems, involvement in risk-taking behaviors, and with adolescent sex offenders. She is the founder of the ASAP-PLUS program, Girls Pride, and the Choices anger management programs. Dr. Young is the program director for ASAP-PLUS, Girls Pride, the Choices anger management programs, and New Directions. Dr. Young is also a co-founder of Family Options Counseling.

Ms. Kristy White

Phone: 414-431-4444 x113
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Ms. Kristy White is the Office Manager for Family Options Counseling. Ms. White will greet clients as they enter Family Options and assist them in any way she can. She will follow through with phone calls from clients and handle billing procedures. Ms. White has had experience working with children and adolescents during an internship she completed at Family Options Counseling. She will either answer your questions or send you to the person who can.  

Dr. Inosencia Amarante, Ph.D., L.P.C.

Phone: 414-431-4444 x108
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Dr. Inosencia Amarante is a Spanish bi-lingual Licensed Professional Counselor who comes to the Family Options Counseling team with experience conducting individual and group therapy in university, community, and correctional settings. She received her Doctorate Degree in Educational Psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The clientele with whom Dr. Amarante has worked with have struggled with an array of mental health and AODA issues. Dr. Amarante has worked with clients in the Midwest and on the East Coast and has developed multicultural competencies that have afforded precise treatment planning and powerful treatment outcomes. She has served as a keynote speaker and lecturer at various Universities within the Midwest and East Coast regions while empowering her audience to succeed in the face of adversity, understand rehabilitative tools for at-risk youth, and focusing on career decision making strategies for the college population. Dr. Amarante subscribes to a holistic client informed approach to treatment. Her treatment approach centers on Person-Centered, Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care while also utilizing other treatment modalities that target client presenting problems and treatment goals.

Ms. Abigail Cohn, L.C.S.W.

Phone: 414-431-4444 x110
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Abigail Cohn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theater from Macalester College and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Abigail has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in addition to a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy. Abigail enjoys integrating mindfulness and theater games and techniques into her therapy. She has a client-centered approach to therapy and seeks to team with clients to empower them in making meaningful change.

Ms. Angela Luehring, L.P.C.

Phone: 414-431-4444 x378
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Ms. Angela Luehring is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Family Options Counseling. She received her Master’s degree in the Community Counseling Program at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. Ms. Luehring has completed an additional 90 hours of trauma education and has a Certificate of Completion in Trauma Counseling. She has also completed and is certified in Aggression Replacement Training, ART. Ms. Luehring currently works with children, adults, and families and provides individual, family, and group (ASAP & Social Skills for Kids) therapy. Her primary focus is sex offense specific treatment with juvenile offenders including the family restoration process along with treating victims of abuse/trauma. Ms. Luehring takes a behavioral approach to treatment but believes that treatment is unique to the individual incorporating a variety of treatment options.

Dr. Hinhpalom A. Phouybanhdyt, PH.D.

Phone: 414-431-4444 x116
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Dr. Hinhpalom A. Phouybanhdyt (Phew-bahn-dit) received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a part of his master’s and doctoral training, Dr. Phouybanhdyt has worked at University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Counseling and Consultation Services and Dane County of Mental Health Center providing comprehensive mental health and substance abuse/dependence treatment. Dr. Phouybanhdyt has also worked at Ethan Allen School for Boys and Southern Oaks Girls School and treated troubled adolescent boys and girls that were involved with the juvenile justice system for behavioral issues, legal issues, and sexual offenses.

Dr. Phouybanhdyt specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families addressing issues of neglect, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. He also has clinical experiences addressing a variety of concerns including depression and other mood disorders, suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders (including posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD), substance abuse/dependence, impulsivity/aggression/anger issues, attachment/oppositional defiant/conduct disorders, relationship and family dynamics, and grief. In addition, Dr. Phouybanhdyt has extensive experiences in working with Southeast Asian populations.

With regards to psychological approaches, Dr. Phouybanhdyt utilizes interpersonal process, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems. Incorporating these approaches allows Dr. Phouybanhdyt to comprehensively understand the client’s presenting problems and achieve positive therapeutic outcomes with his clients.

Clinicians in Training:

Ms Tayler Clark

Phone: 414-431-4444 x103
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Miss. Tayler Clark has her Advanced Practice Social Work License (APSW) and is in training for her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW). Miss. Clark received her bachelors degree in social work at UW-Milwaukee and received her Masters degree in health social work from George Williams College of Aurora University. She has clinical experience working with children, teens, and adults including veterans. Her approach in therapy is to create an individualized and strength based session that empowers the client to find and achieve their own positive and healthy goals.

Ms Aziza Daher LPC-IT

Phone: 414-431-4444 x106
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Ms. Aziza Daher M.S LPC-IT. She received her bachelor degree from UW-Parksise in Psychology and her Masters in Community Psychology from Alverno College. As a therapist Ms. Daher primary goal is to provide her clients with a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment. A place where they are able to identify their goals and unique strengths, in order to achieve personal growth and lead a happy and more fulfilling life.

Ashli Ellis, Psy.D.

Phone: 414-431-4444 x121
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Ashli Ellis, Psy.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor – In Training (LPC-IT) working toward becoming a licensed clinical psychologist at Family Options Counseling, LLC. Dr. Ellis completed her doctoral degree in Applied Clinical Psychology and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marital and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California. However, Dr. Ellis is a Wisconsin native, attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison for her undergraduate degree in psychology.

The majority of Dr. Ellis' clinical experience has been with children and adolescents with behavioral difficulties and trauma histories, and their families. Dr. Ellis emphasizes creating a safe, empathic environment for her clients to feel comfortable exploring their thoughts and feelings related to how the past has affected the present, while creating change within their family system.

Mr Alexander Yundt LPC-IT

Phone: 414-431-4444 x102
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Mr. Alexander C. Yundt is a Licensed Professional Counselor – In Training (LPC – IT) at Family Options Counseling, LLC. Mr. Yundt received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as his Master’s in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He has clinical experience with multicultural populations ranging in age from 6 – 55+ years old, and utilizes various therapeutic strategies in order to best help his clients. In addition, he has certifications in Trauma-Informed Care, Community Building, and Aggression Replacement Therapy. He has previously worked with individuals with autism, and those with cognitive/intellectual delays. Mr. Yundt looks forward to serving the community.


Ms. Nina Golemi

Phone: 414-431-4444 x112
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Ms. Nina Golemi is a clinical intern with Family Options Counseling and is expected to graduate with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in August 2017. Ms. Golemi has experience working with children with autism and their families, adolescents, individuals in recovery, couples, and has hosted art therapy workshops. She hopes to make her specialty in trauma therapy and believes in empowering her clients through an integrative approach.

Ms. Kyla Wessels

Phone: 414-431-4444 x119
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Ms. Kyla Wessels is a clinical intern at Family Options Counseling. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Community Psychology at Alverno College to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Ms. Wessels has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a clinical setting, as well as within their communities. She believes that it is important to integrate community, environment, and larger influencing factors that affect people's daily lives to promote positive change, health, and empowerment at individual and systemic levels.

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