Green Door Therapy was founded in August 2018 by Brooke Madera and Bridget Caragher. Brooke and Bridget believe counseling is place for learning, creativity, and growth. Our team of therapists are passionate about working with people who are navigating life's crossroads and dealing with changes, loss, or feeling stuck. Green Door Therapy is a place where all are welcome, our chalkboard wall is a place to connect, our coffee mug collection brings joy to all, and showing up as our authentic selves is the most important thing.
BROOKE MADERA, LCPC, CADC
CO-FOUNDER AND THERAPIST
I love to work with passionate people, whether it manifests in anger or intensity, and help to redirect that energy into positive motivation. I place special attention on working with stress, anger management, fertility issues and with substance use disorders. My specialization in recovery work from addictions came from experience working in both inpatient settings and outpatient counseling. Recovery work taught me to stabilize crisis situations and create momentum when clients feel stuck.
My versatile theoretical background spans experience with the military, as well as those struggling with trauma, domestic violence, parental coaching, anger, anxiety, dual diagnoses, and stress management. Having a strong belief in a person-centered therapy approach, my style primarily pulls from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to fit each individual's needs. Using skills based therapies and mindfulness approaches, my goal is to empower every person to find their own best path.
I am a fierce lover of books and traveling and thrive on finding hidden places everywhere I visit. I am energized by helping others find creative ways to engage with people and their environment. My time out of the office is spent chasing toddlers, wrestling with dogs, stumbling in to adventures, and trying to converse with my husband over all the chaos.
Brooke is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, United Healthcare/Optum, and Aetna.
BRIDGET CARAGHER, LCSW, CDWF
CO-FOUNDER AND THERAPIST
Everyday life can be so overwhelming, challenging, and beautiful. Whether you are dealing with something that has turned your life upside down or you want to work on facing your fears, I believe therapy is the place to be. My goal is to partner with you to create a therapy experience full of authenticity, healing, and growth.
I have experience working in various setting including hospice and palliative care, domestic violence and an employee assistance program. My specialization in eating, mood, and anxiety disorders comes from years of working as a therapist in residential and outpatient therapy settings. I have experience working with adults, teens, couples, families, and groups.
My certification in couples counseling, Level I Gottman Training, emphasizes my belief that working towards thriving relationships is indispensable. I am passionate about utilizing therapy that is mindfulness-based, skills-focused, and incorporates my client’s personal values. I completed and led a training on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and identify this as one of my main therapy styles along with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have received training in the work of Dr. Dr. Brené Brown and am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. Brown is known for her research on topics related to shame, vulnerability, belonging, and courage.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, traveling, and getting in touch with my creative side through photography.
I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing anxiety, coping with life transitions and decisions and managing relationship issues. I look forward to working with clients who are eager to develop new insight and work towards improving their quality of life.
Bridget is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, and United Healthcare/Optum.
KELLY POWELL, LCPC
THERAPIST AND SUPERVISOR
Asking for help isn’t always easy. I firmly believe in creating a space for you to have treatment in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic environment for you to feel most comfortable exploring your motivation for seeking support. Together, we will identify and emphasize your strengths to empower work toward reaching your personal goals. These goals begin with understanding your unique perspective and then working through these behaviors, emotions, or thoughts that bring distress, disharmony, or pain.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults for the past five years in a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient hospital program. I specialize in work with teens and adults dealing with symptoms surrounding anxiety, depression, anger/intense emotions, ADHD, young adult life transitions, relationship issues, major life stressors, and self-esteem. I implement mindfulness-based therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and can be seen hiking and admiring nature through photography. I love reading books, spending time with my family, and consider myself a lifelong learner. I look forward to walking with you on this journey.
Kelly accepts BCBS PPO, United Healthcare/Optum, Cigna, and offers self-pay options for sessions.
BRE'SHEY KIMBALL, LCPC
I strongly believe that human growth requires non-judgment, authenticity, and the willingness to face one's challenges head on. It is a deep passion of mine to foster a space that welcomes vulnerability and self-compassion. I believe that none of us can go through our life's journey alone. In our therapeutic relationship, it is my hope that you will never feel alone on your own path through healing. I aspire to offer guidance as clients work to acknowledge their individual strengths and positives within their lives in order to achieve their personal goals. My therapeutic style encompasses humanistic, psychodynamic, and strengths-based approaches. In addition, I utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.
I have experience working in various environments including residential treatment facilities, transitional housing facilities, behavioral health hospitals, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming. I have collaborated with clients ranging from adolescents to older adults for individual, couples, group and family counseling. I have worked with individuals struggling with mood, anxiety, substance use, and eating disorders as well as social inequality.
I value consistently having a little fun in my day to day life. In my freetime I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, traveling, dancing for enjoyment and exercise, capturing moments through photography, and cuddling my little yorkie until she's had enough of me!
I look forward to walking with you along your journey!
Bre'Shey accepts BCBS PPO, Cigna, and self-pay options for sessions.
AMANDA MEAD, LPC
I believe that therapy offers the opportunity to embrace the idea of "growing through what you are going through." I'm passionate about helping teens and adults increase motivation and empowerment. I work with my clients to help them identify their strengths, and using them as stepping stones on their path to healing. As a counselor, I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment. I utilize a mixture of strengths-based and person-centered therapy, in a way that can best help each client in their healing.
I have experience working with teens in a school setting and have utilized my skills to help clients in a variety of situations. Issues ranging from relationship issues, stress, depression, anxiety, and family issues. I have worked with clients both individually and in groups, as well as incorporating families when appropriate.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my partner, our dog, and two cats. I strongly value spending time with my family and friends. I also love reading for pleasure, and continuing to learn as much as I can about the world of counseling.
Amanda accepts BCBS PPO, Cigna, and self-pay options.
OLIVIA HOULIHAN, LPC
I believe that life is a beautifully challenging and unpredictable experience. The ebbs and flows of life are what makes us human. When we are caught in the lows of life, we often feel this lack of control, we feel stuck, or we feel this inability to find the ‘right answer.’ I would like to show you that you have the answers within, you have the tools within, and we will work together as a team to regain a sense of direction in your life. Therapy is a vulnerable experience; therefore, I intentionally create an atmosphere that feels safe, allows your stories to be heard, and empowers you to be your authentic self. During our time together, you will have the space to grow and explore your values, inner strengths, and interests too.
I especially enjoy working with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, body dysmorphia, existential concerns, life transitions, and trauma related stressors. I have experience using evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP).
I am a firm believer that every client is a unique individual with unique experiences, therefore we will work collaboratively to determine which style feels best for you. Some of the methods I use include exploring anxiety and avoidance behaviors by creating exposures, utilizing mindfulness-based skills, practicing self-compassion, acceptance, and connecting with values.
In my free time, I love snuggling up with my dog, reading a good book, baking muffins, and drawing flowers. I feel most centered when I am outside hiking with my family and enjoying the beauty of nature. I look forward to creating a unique connection with you!
Olivia accepts BCBS PPO, Cigna, and offers self-pay options.
ALEX ZIEMANN, LPC
They say life hands us lemons and I believe there is no better place than in therapy to “make lemonade.” I strongly believe in building relationships with my clients that allow them to feel safe and openly express themselves. I aim to make therapy a place for you to receive support in maneuvering through challenges and celebrating wins.
My history of working in career counseling has given me experience supporting people navigating life changes and decisions. I am passionate about working with clients coping with substance use and dependence issues and helping them find the next path forward. I value viewing the therapeutic relationship as a partnership. I remind my clients that they are in the driver's seat and I am a passenger there to help them navigate the twists, turns, potholes, bumps, and forks in the road that come in every life journey. I utilize various therapeutic modalities such as DBT, ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Rogerian and Motivational Interviewing.
Together, we will aim to create a well-rounded therapy experience that supports your goals. I look forward to being apart of your journey and observing your growth.
In my free time, I enjoy watching TV/movies, listening to music/attending concerts, enjoying my Great Danes and cats, creating art, and doing anything involving animals.
Alex accepts BCBS PPO, Cigna, and offers self-pay options.
TANYA SCHMITZ, LPC
Our lives are filled with many paths and decisions, and our internal compasses can feel overwhelming, and I believe that therapy can provide a space to explore the different options that our internal compasses are trying to direct us. I believe it is never too late to be whoever you want to be, and I can provide the space and validation for you to discover your pre-existing potential. As a team, we can collaborate on ways to place emphasis on your strengths, goals, and ambitions in your treatment while learning how to include empathy and life skills into your own life.
My specialties come from working with individuals in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings with the focus on eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, life-related stressors, and life transitions. I have worked with clients that ranged from adolescent to adulthood in an individual setting to group-led settings discussing techniques utilized in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These specific settings and techniques have taught me to alleviate crisis and stressor situations while providing guidance for the client when they feel lost.
In my free time, when I am not completing coursework for my graduate program, I have my nose in one of my hundreds of books reading on fantasy/Sci-Fi. I also enjoy going out for walks/runs whenever the weather is pleasant or being outside in any way possible. I feel most content when I am spending time with my friends, family, my two rambunctious dogs who always keep me on my feet, or watching copious amounts of various Netflix specials.
Tanya accepts BCBS PPO, Cigna, and offers self-pay options.
MICHELLE GUEVARA, LCSW
THERAPIST AND SUPERVISOR
As a daughter of immigrants and Latinx woman, decreasing the stigma of mental health is very important to me. Taking the first step is always the hardest; it takes strength and a lot of vulnerability that, as humans in an individualistic society, we are not used to being confronted with. I collaborate with clients to create a special space where you will be heard, understood, and respected. I understand that healing is not linear and there will be a lot of ups and downs. I am very honest in the process of therapy and will allow you a space just for you; your own “dance floor.”
As your therapist, I can help you cope with the emotional and physical symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, conflicts, and change to “life stressors” or just “stress”. I will work with you to develop additional resources to add to your toolbox. I will work to help you tell your own narrative; you are the expert of your own life.
The BIPOC community has often been shut out from conversations of mental health. I can provide you with space of security, and help heal the internalized stigma around mental health often present in BIPOC communities. Helping young people navigate around a wide variety of presenting concerns and providing them with a secure and dependable space to process difficulties, is an important part of my work as a therapist. My ideal client is someone who is open to change and comfortable with being challenged. I will first and foremost utilize an anti-oppressive, non-judgmental and person-centered approach, understanding that affirmation of a client's identity is critical to helping that individual live a more authentic life.
Using an eclectic approach, I use a wide variety of modalities including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Strengths Based, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I also have experience in the non-profit sector and have gained experience with multiple populations.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my spouse and my 2 rabbits as well as reading and dancing for fun. I also enjoy reading and traveling to new places. I collect the Starbucks coffee mugs from the different places I have been.
Michelle accepts BCBS PPO, Cigna, and offers self-pay options.