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Frank Simac is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Clinical Supervisor In-Training (CS-IT) who provides both mental health and substance abuse counseling services to adults and families. Frank has experience providing therapy for anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, relationships, and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse concerns. He was awarded a Master’s Degree of Science Degree in Community Mental Health with a Mental Health Counseling Concentration at Southern New Hampshire University.
Frank has experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness in a Community Support Program for over four years. Most recently, Frank helped create the clinical foundation of the Sheboygan County Drug & Alcohol Treatment Court Program. He helped individuals experience less depression and anxiety in their lives. Frank authored an awarded Treatment Alternatives and Diversion Program Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ).
Frank’s clinical orientation in a therapeutic relationship is person-centered care and is flexible to best fit the needs of individuals seeking help, starting with Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); assessing the problem and potential solutions along with the results of choices people make in their lives. He believes in consistent assessment to help monitor progress and effectiveness of treatment, utilizing clinical screens to assess depression, anxiety, symptom distress, interpersonal relationships, and social roles.
Frank is formally trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). Frank has experience as an adjunct instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), teaching classes pertaining to Family Issues, Service Deliver Issues, and Treatment Issues. He believes in the importance of community and has experience volunteering with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and St. Francis Youth Football as a Coach.
Frank works out of the West Bend office. Please call or email to make an appointment with Frank.