David Van Handel, LCSW

(203) 232-6092

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6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Suite M2
Glendale, WI 53209



David Van Handel is a psychotherapist, teacher and workshop leader who has been working in these capacities for over forty years, As a psychotherapist, David works as a child, adolescent, family, individual, couples and group therapist. David is trained in play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Bioenergetics Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, EFT (tapping), and has created The Bodymind Awareness and Release Process, a technique for working in depth with the healing of conditioned patterns of thought, emotion and body structure.

David’s classes and workshops derive from over forty years of his meditation and yoga practice, combined with the wisdom teachings of the Buddhist, Vedic, Taoist and shamanic traditions, as well as from his own healing and transformational path.

David brings a depth of presence and commitment to his work, combined with a lightness and sense of humor, that allows for clients to feel comfortable and at home with him and within themselves, as they transform, heal and grow.


Susan Trafton, Psychologist

(414) 305-7496
(414) 292-3900, ext. 210
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6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Suite U2
Glendale, WI 53209


Individual Psychotherapy
Marital Therapy
Couples Therapy
Group Therapy
Mindfulness and Meditation
Yoga for relief of symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

“The day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin

Susan Trafton,EdD is a Licensed Psychologist.

“I provide a safe place for you to blossom. As the bud opens, the pain and hurt gradually release and the beautiful flower of who you are emerges. The therapeutic relationship provides the support necessary to allow that pain to be experienced so healing can happen.

My goal is to guide the individuals who come to me through the pain of anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and difficult relationships to place where they can reclaim their birth right of joy, peace and love. My approach is holistic. I believe emotions, thoughts and painful body sensations are interconnected. The gateway into one’s healing can be through any of these doors. Usually all three ultimately need to be addressed. Healing of emotions occurs through allowing the pain to arise, be felt and thus let go. Healing of thought occurs through awareness that one’s thought patterns can create suffering. I help my clients become aware of their negative thinking and support them in choosing thoughts that bring a higher quality of life. I believe emotional pain is stored in the body which can result in body discomfort and illness. Thus, I help my clients release this stored pain. Through the psychotherapeutic process, the client gradually gains control of thoughts and emotions rather than be controlled by them. As the healing process proceeds my clients feel stronger, more resilient and self-confident, freed from past pain and empowered with techniques to live skillfully in their present lives. The ultimate goal is for the client to love themselves just as they are.

I achieve these goals through deep listening, cognitive behavioral therapy, inner child work, EMDR, mindfulness techniques, and yoga of poses and breath work.”



Nicole L. Bickham, PhD, LBT

(414) 858-8085
(414) 292-3900, ext. 224
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6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Suite U15
Glendale, WI 53209



Somatic Therapy

Nicole L. Bickham, PhD, LMT, is a psychotherapist with a passion for body-mind healing. Her therapeutic style is collaborative, engaging, and integrative. Nicole operates from the belief that we begin life in a state of wholeness, and are innately oriented toward growth, but inevitably encounter experiences such as physical or emotional stress or trauma, or simply not getting our needs adequately met, that divert the natural process of development. While our human adaptability affords us ways of coping with these circumstances that work for us initially, these strategies may become restrictive later, limiting our growth and resulting in tension and anxiety, a sense of not “showing up” fully in one’s life and relationships, and mood difficulties.

Outdated patterns of thinking, behaving, and relating often occur automatically, below the level of conscious awareness, making them particularly challenging to access with traditional talk-based therapeutic approaches. The body-based, experiential techniques she incorporates are uniquely suited to accessing the “stories” held in the body so that challenging patterns can unfold and shift. She views her role as one of creating supportive and accepting space in which clients can cultivate inner resilience, rediscover their innate wholeness, and restore a sense of clarity and purpose.

Nicole received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University in 2002 and later studied somatic therapy, bodywork, and inner awareness practices. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and is a Wisconsin licensed Bodywork Therapist. To learn more about the services Nicole offers, please visit her website at