Avery Kansteiner, MS, LPC
I love working with clients using a Person-Centered approach, utilizing play, psycho-education, and the Expressive Arts. I am a musician and artist myself and enjoy incorporating therapeutic music and art activities into our work together. I am here to help you and your children process feelings and gain insight using all of your personal wisdom and intelligences. I hope to meet you and your family and help you find your way to greater healing, wellness, and joy!
I have been a practicing Professional School Counselor since 2011 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2017. Following my graduation from UW-Madison with an MS in Counseling Psychology, I worked in area elementary schools as a School Counselor and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coach for the past 8 years.
I have done extensive professional development and am eager to share resources with you! Some of my training has been in: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Restorative Practices, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Nurtured Heart Approach, Second Step Curriculum. I also love engaging families in using resources such as the Zones of Regulation, The Whole Brain Child, Mindfulness, and many others!
Music Together Teaching
I was trained as a licensed Music Together teacher in March of 2019. I have been a musician my whole life and have performed in numerous West African and Brazilian percussion groups over the past 17 years. I wanted to bring together my two true loves--music and children--and teaching Music Together seemed like an excellent way to do this. I am licensed to use the Music Together curriculum for family classes as well as incorporating it into therapy as needed.