We offer caring, compassionate counseling to students, faculty, and staff in a confidential setting. If you are hurting, confused, scared, or just need someone to talk to, please reach out to us.

The easiest way to make an appointment is to contact the Student Wellness Intake/Triage Coordinator via email: StudentWellness@cuw.edu.

Our staff

Dave Enters, MS, ICSW – Counseling Center Director

Phone: 262-243-4211
Email: dave.enters@cuw.edu

Schedule: Monday - Friday

Counseling Approach: I have worked as a professional counselor for almost 40 years. During that time I worked as a Family and Marriage counselor for close to 20 years before coming to Concordia to start up our Counseling Center. I have a cognitive behavioral approach to helping others. As a called Lay Minister I enjoy integrating faith and God’s Word into the counseling process when a student desires that perspective. I believe that helping students experience God’s mercy and grace is an integral part of guiding them through the challenges and adversities that they face. I believe that I provide a safe and confidential setting in which students can anticipate making progress with their presenting concerns.

Specialty Areas: Depression, anxiety/stress management, building life skills, conflict management, faith matters

Education and Licensure:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Wisconsin
  • Concordia College – Milwaukee, Lay Ministry Certification
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, M.S. (Educational Psychology)
  • Concordia University – Wisconsin, M.S. (Student Personnel Administration)
David Enters and Zoey
Dawn Cataldo, M.S.Ed - Professional Counseling Intern

Phone: 262-243-2115
Email: dawn.cataldo@cuw.edu

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Counseling Approach: I am a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin completing my Masters's Degree in Counseling. I am currently obtaining my hours for licensure in the state of Wisconsin as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I co-lead the Mental Health Resources and Promotion Committee through JED Campus. Additionally, I am an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Counseling Program and Psychology Program. I integrate a wellness perspective into my teaching and therapeutic pursuits. I have multiple interests in health and wellness including my coaching and movement therapy certification and the development of a wellness education program for medical students and healthcare professionals. My therapeutic approach is integrative therapy with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy. I have a passion for guiding others to discover their best self through the counseling process in a collaborative partnership. I find true joy in building a relationship with my clients that revolves around trust and support.

Specialty Areas: Eating disorders, anxiety, life skills, wellness

Education and Licensure:

  • Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin, Master of Education, Counseling
  • Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Human Resource Management
  • The Pilates Center, Boulder, Colorado, Movement Therapist
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, New York, Certification in Health and Wellness Coaching
Dawn Cataldo
Bonnie Halper, LPC, SAC

Phone: 262-243-2068
Email: bonnie.halper@cuw.edu

Schedule: Monday

Mary Gonring, EdM

Phone: 262-243-2071
Email: mary.gonring@cuw.edu

Schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays

Counseling Approach: After receiving my BA in Psychology and Biology from Assumption College in Worcester, MA, and obtaining my Ed.M. in Counseling and Sports Psychology from Boston University, I have worked in schools in the Milwaukee area for the past 4 years. On top of my role as a therapist, I also work with the CUW athletics department on mental wellness for athletes, coaches and teams. I have a true passion for providing mental health services for all, and helping my clients realize that their strength lies in their own self-advocacy and their ability to instill hope and make positive changes in their lives. I work primarily through a cognitive-behavioral framework, as well as insight-oriented. I pride myself on creating a space of trust, hopefulness and support in the counseling office. Outside of work, I coach club volleyball, spend lots of time with friends and family, and I love to explore the city of Milwaukee.

Specialty Areas: Depression, anxiety, stress management, academic planning, building social skills

Education and Licensure:

  • LPC certified in Wisconsin
  • BA in Psych and Biology - Assumption College
  • EdM in Counseling and Sports Psych - Boston U
Mary Gonring
Michael Casali, PhD, LPC, LCSW

Phone: 608-843-6380
Email: Michael.Casali@cuw.edu

Counseling Approach: I have been a practicing counselor since 1992. My career has included work in public and private mental health settings, with children, adults, families, and couples. I draw on various treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapy. My work focuses on helping individuals uncover and alter unhelpful patterns that contribute to suffering and unhappiness. I see “problems” as impasses in human development and opportunities for growth, both individually and spiritually. I am also an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Social Work and the Masters of Counseling Program at Concordia University.

Specialty Areas: Anxiety, depression, trauma, coping, life skills, emerging adulthood

Education and Licensure:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Wisconsin (3349-123)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Wisconsin (1741-125)
  • Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, Illinois, Doctor of Philosophy, Child-Adolescent Specialization
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, Master of Science, Counselor Education
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Michael Casali