Lois Pulvermacher is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) with a Certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling and Biblical Counseling.
She works out of Crossing the Bridges which is a combination of Mental Health and/or Christian Counseling Service.
One of Lois’s goals is to help people work through difficult issues or stages in life when they are not sure how they are going to get through it. Some have never been to a counselor before and are not sure what to expect. Counseling with Lois will give you an opportunity to “think out loud” without being judged. To learn tools/strategies to cope and bring understanding to a situation that you feel is spinning out of control. She will provide you with a safe, compassionate place to address your concerns, and work with you to restoration.
Lois has been practicing as a counselor since 2000 addressing the needs of clients in areas that include but are not limited to:
· Grief and loss in death of a loved one or other areas of loss we experience such as dealing
with loss or change of job, empty nest, or caring for aging parents to name a few.
. Relationship struggles (marriage, couple, parent/child, siblings, extended family, friends,
· Physical, sexual or emotional abuse (past or present).
· Blended family issues.
· Self-esteem issues.
· Anxiety (ranging from general limitations to panic attacks).
· Depression/Mood Disorders.
· Parenting (in general, dealing with oppositional children, or ADHD, ODD diagnosis).
Lois is an Independent Facilitator for Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ curriculum is a parent training program designed to help parents. It is a six session parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute where parents will learn how to:
Raise respectful and responsible children.
Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments.
Stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things.
Set enforceable limits.
Avoid enabling and begin empowering.
Help your kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them.
Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators.
And much more.
All the above interfere with one’s ability to function and to enjoy life. Again Lois’s goal is to help people through the struggles.
Lois also has 20 years experience in Prison Ministry:
· Working with offenders on the inside as small group facilitator.
· Helping families as they experience the difficulties of a loved one becoming incarcerated;
dealing with life while the loved one serves their time; and assisting the family and ex-
offender adjust and re-acclimate upon release from jail/prison.
· Offering training for Bridges of Hope (BOH) Mentoring.
· Co-facilitating of family support group (Come Journey).
· Participating member of Prison Aftercare Network of Northeast WI (PAN) which is an
“umbrella” organization connected to many resources in Northeast WI to help ex-
offenders re-enter society.
Lois comes from a family of 15 children with 39 nieces and nephews and 16 great nieces and nephews. She knows and understands how important, challenging, and rewarding effective communication is in various dimensions of relationships. She considers it an honor to be able to
provide you with a safe, compassionate place to address your concerns, and work with you to restoration.