Katie Hepner, LCPC

Believing in positive transformation is the first step!

Do you experience anxiety or depression that hinders you from thriving in life? How about struggling to communicate with family members? Do you and your significant other go through daily life feeling like its the same story, different day? Does your child have a difficult time with their daily function in or out of school?  As a parent, do you feel defeated when your child shuts down, acts out of anger and won’t talk to you about it?  When you are overwhelmed with these emotions, creating a validating and calm space is important.  Therefore; if you are a parent/guardian or are struggling with family members, we will work together to make that change. We must work as a team for you to grow and achieve strong relationships. Counseling services will provide you with the tools needed for you and your family.


In working with clients for over 14 years; I use evidence-based interventions. I am board-certified to provide psychotherapy and Telemental Health services in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. Since 2005, I have been a school counselor at a middle school serving students, parents, and administration. Having a special interest in working with at-risk youth, school refusal issues, ADHD and Autism; I assist in making the educational experience more enjoyable for both the parents and children. With me by your side, you don’t need to navigate these struggles on your own.

My passion is to work with adults and children that have concerns related to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples
  • ADHD
  • Autism-Processing Concerns
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Behavioral and Discipline Management
  • Life Transitions
  • School Refusal
  • Chronic Health Management

Lakes Counseling Center provides services in Elkhorn, Wi as well as Telemental Health. As a Board Certified Telemental Health Specialist, I am passionate about the benefits that it has to offer. Online counseling has been proven to be effective on many levels. It provides counseling to those that are bound by the home, live in rural areas and have busy schedules that don’t allow for an office visit.

As a breast cancer survivor, I have gained insight into what it means to have worries or struggles that come with the disease. Individuals will connect with their inner strengths and achieve their goals while in the therapeutic process. I want you to be able to move forward with living life, instead of just surviving it. Having someone that understands the nuisances of cancer will make a large impact on how you cope with the disease.

Treatment Methods in Therapy:

My focus is to create a comfortable and therapeutic environment. The goal is to empower you to make positive changes. In addition to traditional psychotherapy; cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused methods are utilized. Mindfulness strategies will also be incorporated into therapy. If you are looking to uplift your mood, reduce stress and anxiety; contact me to schedule an initial consultation. The free 15-minute consultation can be a video conference or through the phone.

Catalina Perez: Administrative Assistant

Catalina is a mother of five girls and has a husband of eighteen years! She has been in the medical field for twenty years and has made an impact through different roles. Ensuring that you receive prompt and flawless service is her goal in your journey.

If at any time you are a harm to yourself or someone else, STOP and please call 911. This site is not intended, nor equipt to handle crisis situations.


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