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
Heather Dykema MA, LPC

Phone: 262-243-2244
Email: heather.dykema@cuw.edu

Schedule: Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am. - 12:00 pm.

Counseling Approach: I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master's degree in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology. I have worked in the mental health field in various roles over the last 20 years and currently, work for Aurora Health Care as part of their Behavior Health Team. I believe in a faith-based approach to healing and growth and integrate cognitive behavioral techniques to work toward healthy thought patterns. My goal is to help students recognize their strengths, process complex emotions, identify and build their support system and utilize community resources to best build the life they envision for themselves.

Specialty Areas: depression/anxiety, goal setting/building life skills, long-term substance abuse and mental illness, faith and spirituality

Education and Licensure:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Wisconsin
  • Western Michigan University- Kalamazoo, MI, MA, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Grand Valley State University-Grand Rapids, MI, BS, Psychology
Heather Dykema
Bonnie Halper, LPC, SAC

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

Schedule: Monday

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
Aimee Wiley, Professional Counseling Intern

Phone: 262-243-2120
Email: aimee.wiley@cuw.edu

Counseling Approach: I am completing my MS in Professional Counseling as an intern in the CUW Counseling Center, and I also serve as a life coach and graduate admissions counselor on campus. After earning my bachelor’s degree in communication (interpersonal/organizational/intercultural) from UW-Milwaukee, I took time off from school to get married and raise a family, which includes my five children, ages 12-20. Life is also a great teacher, as I have experienced many aspects of life stage development, relationships, and family dynamics along the way. I look forward to helping those with issues related to: dating and other relationships, conflict management, time management, grief, goal setting, career exploration, holistic health (mind/body/spirit), and development of self-concept.

Aimee Wiley