Post Graduate Therapist Trainee
Laurissa Schisel, MS, LPC-IT, is a post-graduate therapist trainee and currently working with clients at Catalpa’s Appleton location. She has worked with children and teens ranging in ages from 5-18 and enjoys treating and working with issues related to self-esteem, self-doubt, body image, stress management, and life changes. Laurissa is passionate about nutrition and how that affects our bodies, mood, and daily functions. She likes using relaxation to promote mindfulness and growth to decrease anxiety and depression.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and obtained a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Lakeland College.
Laurissa believes in creating a safe space to promote growth and allow for trusting relationships to be built. She believes in treating the family as a whole by providing education and guidance – while still engaging the family in conversation and encouragement. When given the right tools to navigate life, one can learn who they really are and how they can improve their mental health and live a more authentic, fulfilled life of happiness.
Outside of work, Laurissa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, painting murals, and doing art and craft projects.
When joining your therapist’s waiting room, please use your (PREFERRED FIRST NAME, LAST NAME) in the cue. Please be sure you and your parent/guardian are in a CONFIDENTIAL and SEDENTARY SPACE (not in a moving vehicle) prior to joining your therapist’s waiting room. Patients and parents/caregivers MUST be in Wisconsin for the appointment.
If you need to schedule an appointment or have questions outside of a scheduled appointment, please call our Catalpa Access Line: (920) 750-7000.