Our Providers

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Finding Behavioral Health Providers

Let us help you form a trustful relationship with a behavioral health specialist. Having a behavioral healthcare provider benefits you and your family’s health and wellbeing. When choosing a provider you have options, including which combination of treatment you choose for your care; psychiatry & medication management, therapy & counseling, addiction & recovery, group therapy, TMS therapy, Genetic testing, hypnosis, exposure therapy, and more.

Once you have selected a provider, check with your insurance carrier to make sure he or she is in your network. American Behavioral Clinics contracts with these insurance plans; however, we always recommend that you check with your plan directly.

Meet Our Care Team

We foster ongoing innovation by building an expert diverse team of behavioral health providers that is always sharing their knowledge to explore new opportunities and best practices for psychiatric and behavioral health care.

James Winston, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist
President & Founder

Dr. James Winston has been in private practice for over 30 years.  His sensitivity, compassion, and commitment to excellent patient care are well known throughout the greater Milwaukee area.

Our Psychiatrists

Robert Loiben, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Loiben has been treating individuals for over 30 years. His most important aspects of psychiatric care is the initial appointment; taking time to listen to the patient and to get a detailed history in order to formulate a diagnosis, a plan of care, as well as establish a good working relationship.

Larry Sprung, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Sprung provides a safe, non-judgmental space for patients to work through their concerns as opportunities for healing, gaining purpose, and growth in a more meaningful way. He addresses any challenges related to biological, psychological. emotional, social, or relational.

Jay Winston, DO
Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Winston has over 28 years experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  This experience has deepened his knowledge and understanding of individuals who strive to grow, to heal, and to realize their unique potentials.

Ilva Van Vulkenburgh, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Van Vulkenburgh has over 25 years experience working in the mental health field. She provides full psychiatric services that include evaluations, medication treatment and monitoring as well as education.

Our Nurse Practitioners

Jackie Joachim, MSN, APNP, FNP, PMHNP-BC
Board Certified in both Family Practice & Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Jackie is a highly-skilled, compassionate, and solutions-oriented practitioner.  Dedicated to providing exceptional care, she recognizes the importance of establishing rapport and building trust with her patients as key in accomplishing treatment goals.

Carolyn Davidson, RN, BSN, PMHNP-BC
Board Certified
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Carolyn’s strength is her ability to build a strong rapport with her patients. Taking the time with each patient, she ensures all questions and concerns are addressed. She personally strives to make all patients feel respected, welcomed, and valued while treating symptoms and meeting treatment goals.

Rebecca Sobanski, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Board Certified
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca’s clinical skills are enhanced by a focus on building trusting relationships with patients and families, following evidence-based guidelines, and utilizing observation and intuition. With a background in counseling and social work, she also serves as an educator and mental health advocate.

Amanda Stelzel, MSN, APNP, PMHNP-BC
Board Certified
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Amanda focuses on developing trust and therapeutic relationships with the patients and families she works with. She follows evidenced based guidelines and promotes emotional wellness to improve each individual’s quality of life.

Our Psychologists

Constanz Hartney, PH.D.
Psychologist

Dr. Hartney’s theoretical orientation is Brief-Solution Focused therapeutic conversations using a cognitive- behavioral approach. His anxiety treatments utilize both cognitive and supportive strategies which include systematic desensitization, relaxation, training and imagery rehearsal.

Steven Braam, PH.D.
Psychologist

Dr. Braam’s treatment approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He takes into account clients’ thoughts as well as actions that are behavioral events that can be changed to influence how a person acts or feels.

Cassandra Braam, PH.D.
Psychologist

Dr. Braam has years of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and families. She conducts psychological evaluations to help clarify diagnoses and develop effective treatment plans, which may include medication management, therapy, or a combination of modalities.

Stephen Hart, MS, PH.D.
Psychotherapist

Dr. Hart’s treatment approach is interactive. He focuses on underlying, causative factors in a person’s or couple’s problems, and on their positive strengths. His theoretical orientation includes both contemporary psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, incorporating solution-focused approaches as needed.

David Williams, PSY.D
Psychotherapist

Dr. Williams provides a safe and judgment free environment in which individuals are assisted examining their personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which may be undermining their own happiness.

Our Licensed Therapists

Jay Schrinsky, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Director of Clinical Services

Jay takes an active role in the treatment process, helping people to identify and choose from among available options. He emphasizes on improving coping, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Jay’s area of expertise primarily focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and psycho-educational therapy.

Joel Winston, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joel uses a wide variety of treatment approaches, which include cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented, and supportive therapy. He specializes in Hypnosis for habit controls (smoking, weight control, panic/anxiety, sleep and pain control). Relationship communication treatment (couples counseling, family therapy, seperation/divorce and court requirements).

Christine Hansburg-Hotson, LCSW, CSAC, CEAP, ICSE
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Substance Abuse Counselor

Christine specializes in dual diagnosis for patients with mental health and substance abuse issues. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and can help those who need to change life patterns which might include use of substances; dealing with grief and loss issues, changing a history of poor relationships and trauma; improving communication skills, or increasing self-esteem.

Mary Kemmeter, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mary specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, grief and relationship problems. She works collaboratively with patients to come up with creative and effective ways to address their symptoms and identify their strengths so they may live a more fulfilled life.

Joanne Damico, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joanne provides treatment for adults, as she focuses on helping clients develop healthy relationships with themselves, with partners, peers, family, and with the community at large. Her approach is collaborative, solution-focused, and strength-based.

Nancy Winston, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Nancy uses an eclectic approach in counseling looking at the whole person and their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. She guides clients toward reaching their personal goals, while learning coping strategies to deal with their challenges. She attains the experience with and understanding of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Heather Hopkins, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Heather is passionate about working with people to discover, build and strengthen skills to create a healthy mind and healthy relationships. She provides an individualized treatment approach based upon her client’s needs, strengths, and resources in order to meet their goals.

Liza Arroyo, MS, CSAC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Liza provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients feel safe to openly explore their thoughts and feelings and achieve positive change. Liza uses a Holistic and Integrative approach to healing, using traditional and nontraditional forms of therapies.

Megan Ludwikowski, CSAC, CSIT
Substance Abuse Counselor

Megan’s treatment style is patient-centered that is suited for each patient’s specific needs.  She applies a combination of a cognitive-behavioral approach, mindfulness practices, and strength-based therapy to assist patients to progress toward emotional health. Her style also incorporates art therapy that involves the encouragement of self-expression for patients.