Susan A. Ringle, MS, LPC, LPCC, RPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist


Practice Philosophy

It is an honor and a privilege for me to earn the trust of each Client (individual, couple or family) that I serve.   I focus on creating and accepting, trusting and encouraging relationship through which each Client can heal, grow and move forward in life healthier and happier.   My style is honest, straightforward and egalitarian.   In my experience, successful psychotherapy occurs when a Client feels safe, heard, and understood, when treatment is tailored to each Client’s values, needs and preferences, and when everyone can “just be real”.   Life can hurt, but therapy doesn’t have to.

Areas of Expertise

Susan has provided psychotherapy for individuals of all ages, couples and families in the in-home and outpatient settings. She currently provides psychotherapy in the outpatient setting. Susan has experience providing psychotherapy in a wide range of intensive treatment areas including;

  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Trauma, Multigenerational Trauma & PTSD
  • Child Abuse and Developmental Trauma
  • Attachment & Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Parenting Styles; Adaptive & Collaborative
  • Play Therapy & Theraplay Therapy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Serious Mental Illnesses
  • Comorbid & Complex Diagnoses

Education & Credentials:

Masters of Science in Educational Psychology – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Emphasis: Community Counseling     Certification: Applied Gerontology, Trauma Counseling

Bachelors in Fine Arts – Northern Illinois University

Certifications in:

  • Trauma Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Theraplay Therapy
  • Narrative Attachment Therapy


Specialist Credentialing:

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Marriage, Family and Child Therapy
  • EMDR I, II, and Implicit Memory
  • Marschak Interaction Method

Board Certification:

ACA American Counseling Association

APT Association for Play Therapy

ACAC Association for Child & Adolescent Counselors

IAMFC International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors

TTI The Theraplay Institute

WiAPT Wisconsin Association for Play Therapy

Personal Interests:

I am the proud parent of 2 grown children, and enjoy my family time with them.  I also enjoy cooking, photography, painting, gardening.

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Contact Us

Lakefront Wellness Center, S.C.

Phone: 262-695-8857
Fax: 262-695-8879


Monday through Thursday
9am to 5pm

Evenings, Friday and Saturday:
Limited availability of some Therapists, call for more information
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