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About The Clinic

The Clinic at SaintA provides individual, family and group outpatient mental health services, including talk and occupational therapy, Theraplay®, Art Therapy, and a range of other interventions.

It all begins with clinical consultations and assessments using the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). SaintA’s clinical team have completed or are completing NM certification through the Neurosequential Network (formerly, the ChildTrauma Academy.)

Therapeutic Services Provided For:

  • Mood, Anxiety and Identity Disorders
  • Disorders of childhood and adolescence
  • Physical/sexual/emotional abuse
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Familial/peer relationships issues
  • Needs/challenges within the school setting
  • Self-esteem/self-harm issues
  • Infant/early childhood needs
  • Occupational evaluation and treatment
Client focus includes infants, early childhood, youth, adolescents, teens, adults and families
*State, Private Insurance and Private Pay Accepted

Meet Our Therapists


Betsy Cocos, MSW, LMFT
, has 25+ years of experience in the field. Betsy’s area of expertise includes working with victims of sexual abuse. She specializes in working with teens and adults and incorporates family work into the therapeutic process. Betsy’s philosophy is to support the whole family unit in improving mental health and well-being.
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Artie Turner, MS, LPC-IT
, specializes in acute depression, mood disorders and anxiety. His clinical work includes experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Artie enjoys working with adolescents, teens, adults and families in supporting their mental well-being through creative therapeutic approaches.
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Nils Johnansen, MSW, APSW
, has been a practicing social worker in Milwaukee for nearly 15 years and specializes in serving at-risk youth and families within the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. He has an interest in providing services to teens and working in family dynamics. Nils enjoys incorporating drumming and music into his client work to help promote stress coping and self-regulation skills.
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Brian Myers, MS, ATRL-BC, LPC, ATCS
, is an Infant Mental Health Specialist and has 20+ years of experience in infant, early childhood and family work. Brian is also an Art Therapist and trained in EMDR. He enjoys fostering relational connections between parents and their infants or young children, and providing various treatment modalities for the youth, teens and adults he serves.
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Jacob Kulas, LPC
, has received Level One training in Theraplay® and the Marschak Interaction Method (MIM), which incorporates play and attachment work into parent-child interactions both in and out of the therapeutic setting. His play therapy expertise combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems work gives Jacob a variety of therapeutic approaches to consider for youth of all ages.
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Laprece Armour
has a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor In Training. She has experience in private practice providing therapy services to adults, adolescents, children, and families, as well as experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, ADHD, anger management, grief, and relationship challenges.
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Meet Our Occupational Therapist and NMT Specialists

We are dedicated to providing neurobiologically informed interventions and support to our clients. We use our decades-long experience in trauma informed care and expertise in the Neurosequential Model (NMT) to guide our assessments and treatment plans and mitigate the impact of adverse experiences, stressors and trauma.

SaintA is one of a select few agencies worldwide with NM Flagship Status. Our assessments, consultations and ongoing services support this framework.
Elizabeth Morgan, MS, OTR/L, is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience in home and community settings. Elizabeth describes herself as a “generalist” and has experience in DIR, Sensory Integration and PCATT (primary coach approach to teaming), Floortime™, Therapeutic Listening™, Autism-Spectrum and ADHD diagnoses, sensory modulation and processing disorders, Interactive Metronome®, Deep Pressure Proprioceptive Technique, Brain Gym, Grapho-Motor, Feeding and Sensory, and Visual-Spatial Techniques. Schedule a Virtual Appointment Today! >>


Kathleen Ayala, MS
, uses her experience working within treatment foster care and her NM knowledge to educate and families and teams about the impact of adverse events on current function. A believer in relationship building, Kathleen provides strength-based strategies that support the stability and well-being of youth, caregivers and their support teams.



Sarah Morschauser, APSW
, has both personal and professional experience in the child welfare and foster care systems, which allows her to understand the value of healing through relational connections. Sarah works with all team members to obtain the information that is critical to creating a comprehensive assessment that supports youth, caregivers and team members.



Julie Scott, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
, focuses on how early life stressors impact brain development. She utilizes neurobiological assessments to endorse appropriate interventions that target the areas that have been impacted by trauma. Julie enjoys working with families and teams to help support a ‘dosing schedule’ to provide regulatory and relationally based interventions for youth.



TO MAKE A REFERRAL FOR SERVICES:

414-463-1880
clinic@sainta.org
SaintA, Inc. 8901 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53222

*The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™ was developed by Dr. Bruce Perry and is a trademark of the Neurosequential Network (formerly, ChildTrauma Academy.)
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