About Us

Summit Counseling is an independent, for profit private practice that provides state-of-the-art psychotherapy, education, and advocacy services for individuals and couples. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and live better. We work with men and women of all ages, and make it our business to understand the unique challenges race, age, gender, disability and sexual orientation can place on an individual.

Logo Statement and Philosophy

Summit Counseling Logo

The figures in our logo appear to represent a family.  We like that the dad is accepting responsibility for parenting the child. Our practice embraces men's issues and we like that the man is part of the logo. This logo design directs the focus on the man without excluding the woman - as does Summit Counseling and it's staff.

We also appreciate that the  gender of the adults is actually quite ambiguous and could represent two women or two men or grandpa and daughter or son and grandma, and that they are sharing responsibility for the child. Any family viewing the logo could see themselves in the logo.


Community Organizations and Participation


Waukesha County Business Alliance  - The WCBA works to strengthen the economy in the county by advocating on behalf of the business community, developing organizations and their employees, facilitating networking opportunities to build strong business relationships and promoting our member businesses.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation - Founded in 2019, the foundation works to carry out the charitable and educational objectives of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce by support young adults, providing educational programming for business owners and corporate leaders, enhancing diversity in the workplace and nurturing the development of leaders in the LGBTQ+ community.

Stephan Gunn -  MS, LPC, NCC

Stephan Gunn


I am a solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I regularly integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they desire.

Education

            Associate of Liberal Arts, Florissant Valley Community College

            BSc Education, University of Missouri at St. Louis

            BSc Business Studies, University of Maryland University College

            MS Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

License, Certifications & Memberships

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): Wisconsin License Number 8224-125 - As in many other states, counselors in Wisconsin who have obtained their full license are known as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs).  LPC licensure in Wisconsin requires the completion of a graduate degree in professional counseling from a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education or the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.  Licensing also requires an internship, not less than two years supervised practice and successfully passing the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification.

Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) - Certification is a voluntary credential representing to members of the public and potential employers that the counselor has met national standards set by the counseling profession. This flagship certification offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors helps potential clients and members of the public recognize professionals who have voluntarily met standards set by the counseling profession

American Psychological Association: The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity  -  The SPSMM advances knowledge in the new psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy and improved clinical services for men. It provides a forum for its members to discuss the critical issues facing men of all races, classes, ethnicity, sexual orientations and nationalities.

Vanessa Schumann - MS, LPC, CSAC

Vanessa

Therapy allows you to dedicate time to honor yourself with the self-care that you deserve. It provides a space where you can be seen and heard, which helps to facilitate the healing process.

I am licensed to provide therapy for substance abuse and mental health concerns. I have 20-years of experience in the behavior health field. I received a Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology in 2005 and focused on behavior analysis at a traumatic brain injury program. I then attained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 2015. I have valuable experience in inpatient psychiatric facilities, community crisis response, managed health care / behavioral health case management. I am also experienced working with patients recovering from substance abuse and preparing for organ transplantation.

I provide individual therapy for adults and offer a person-centered, solution-focused approach through the collaborative exploration of challenges. My practice focuses on addiction and anxiety disorders. I utilize techniques tailored to your needs, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based practices, and motivational interviewing.

A large part of successful therapy is finding the right fit. I would be happy to discuss your needs and how I might meet those needs.

Education

BA Psychology and Certificate of Business, University of Wisconsin Madison

MS Applied Psychology, University of Wisconsin Stout

MS Clinical Psychology, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology


License, Certifications & Memberships

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): Wisconsin License Number 6505 - 125 - As in many other states, counselors in Wisconsin who have obtained their full license are known as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs).  LPC licensure in Wisconsin requires the completion of a graduate degree in professional counseling from a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education or the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.  Licensing also requires an internship, not less than two years supervised practice and successfully passing the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification.

Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC): Wisconsin License Number 1603 - 132
A substance abuse counselor is a specially trained and licensed mental health professional who helps individuals struggling with addictions. Also known as drug and alcohol counselors, these professionals work individually with patients and in group counseling sessions to help those clients pinpoint situations and behaviors that lead to relapse or block the road to recovery.

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