Couples Counselors; Mental Health Therapists; Recovery Coaches

Every Couples Counselor; Mental Health therapist; Recovery coach who has their independent private practice at Cardinal Point knows real success when they see it, and they will encourage you to persevere until you accomplish your goals.

Not only are we all skilled in our craft, we also have some unique specialties including Adult, Teen, Child counseling,  Brain Health & Mood Solutions, Weight Management and nutrition, EMDR/Trauma Treatment, addiction recovery, couples counseling, trauma.

Cardinal Point is a destination for holistic mental health and recovery care. Each professional who is here operates their own independent private practice. 

Scroll down to meet the professional who have their private practices at Cardinal Point and schedule an appointment today.

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Couples Counselors; Mental Health Therapists; Recovery Coaches

Dr. Teralyn Sell, PhD, MS, LPC, CSAC

Holistic Mental Health Therapist, Couples Counselor & Brain Health Coach

Author & National Podcast Host

Almost 30 years ago I married the person I loved and became a stepmom in one day! I’ve always wanted to be married and I was so happy to have a new family. I quickly realized that I was completely unprepared for this! All the ins and outs of step-parenting made me feel exhausted and confused. We then had 2 more children and I had to figure things out fast! I know the stepparent struggle and parenting struggles. My training and education, as well as my life experiences, have taught me that it doesn’t have to be hard! We can make it easier!

For over 2 decades I have been helping individuals and families overcome life’s obstacles – big and small – through innovative and ever-evolving approaches to overall brain health and emotional well-being.  Through counseling, coaching and targeted neuro-nutrient therapy (Hey, the brain’s a physical organ too, after all!), I help tackle the all-too-common symptoms of trying to be everything to everybody (anxiety, depression, constant stress, feelings of inadequacy… sound familiar?) and transform those overwhelming feelings into self-assurance, satisfaction and near-fearlessness.  In other words, releasing that confident and beautiful badass that lies within!

What I Have Done As A Therapist…

Since 1998 I have worked with families and have helped people strengthen and develop better relationships as an individual or as a couple. I also worked for over a decade as a counselor. I’ve had great success facilitating change and deeper personal understanding with clients of all ages. My focus as a counselor is on helping my clients effectively tackle the challenges of their lives using an approach of practical feedback, compassion and personal awareness. Most recently I have focused my education and practice on helping clients achieve full recovery from mental health & addictions using nutritional supplementation and amino acid protocols.

I am  NOT a believer in just throwing a prescription at the problem – which seems to be the blanket “solution” to stress, anxiety and depression in our current society.  Instead I encourage a holistic approach to overall wellness, which results in lasting change, a healthier state of being, and a happier and more empowered you.

For Those Interested, Here Are My Credentials…

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in  Psychology with and Addictions Studies Focus, PhD
  • Masters of Science, Counseling Psychology, MS
  • National Board Certified Counselor, NBCC
  • Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
    • Addictions Specialty Credential
    • Psychometric Testing Specialty Credential
  • Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider
  • Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine Mentorship
  • EMDR Certified Trauma Therapist
  • EMDR Credentialed Consultant
  • Mental Health & Addiction Nutrition Coach
  • Graduate of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition
  • Level 1 & 2 Gottman Trained Couples Therapist
    • Couples in Recovery Gottman Trained Therapist

Beyond her fancy degrees and certifications in the areas of Psychology, Counseling and Neuro-nutrition, Dr. Teralyn brings her personal life experience into the coaching arena; helping you through the sh!t that scares you…because she’s been where you are.  She knows the crippling pressures of trying to balance marriage and children with career goals and the world outside, in general, all the while taking on a sense of personal responsibility for everyone’s health and happiness.  But she also knows the freedom and joy that exist on the other side of things, because she’s made that journey herself. 

I am also recognized as a Master Level Trainer in Early Childhood Education. I teach psychology and early childhood courses at several colleges and universities.  Dr. Teralyn has worked with a major television network performing psychological evaluations for television show participants.  She is also contracted to work with Celebrity Interventionist and Rehab Professional Dr. Cali Estes as a faculty member for The Addictions Academy.

In addition to being a Licensed Therapist, Coach and Counselor, I have been a featured expert on mental health and mental health nutrition on top tier media outlets including, TV, Radio, Magazines, online news and Podcasts. 

My practice at Cardinal Point is called Inner Strength Counseling & Recovery LLC

Give me a call today (920) 784-8669     

Couples Counselors; Mental Health Therapists; Recovery Coaches

Steve Sell, RC, CNRC

Professional Addiction Interventionist & Recovery Coach 

I’d like to start by telling you what inspired me to become a Recovery/Sober Coach.

Firstly, sobriety is the only way to go. I know this because I have been in long term addiction recovery (20+ years) and have lived the destruction of addiction in my own life. More importantly, I have lived the success of sobriety.

My addiction of choice was alcohol and I often struggled with the question, “Do I have a drinking problem?” I was in denial for many years despite my life imploding around me. It took me a while to come to terms and accept that alcohol was the common denominator to many of my problems.

I needed to make a BIG change and to stop drinking, and that is what I did!

After a year without alcohol I met the love of my life, Teralyn. You guessed it, Dr. Sell is my wife. She and I set out on a journey of building a great family together and I realized that sober living has great rewards! Fast forward 20 years and here we are building a practice helping others, together. I realize now that she was my Recovery Coach when that term didn’t even exist.

If you would have asked me 20 years ago where I would be today, I never would have thought my story would turn out like this! I am helping people like you who are in the same spot I was in. I am providing strength-based recovery coaching to get you going on your own sober path.

My Approach As A Recovery Coach…

I am thrilled to be helping you with your sober journey! I have focused my education and training on coaching for alcohol problems and smoking cessation. Of primary concern is helping you rebalance your body for sustained recovery through through nutrient and neurotransmitter repair. If you are a binge drinker, a daily drinker or drinking is causing a bunch of problems and you are ready for a change, then you are in the right spot. If the 12-step program is not appealing, or you have tried it before and it just didn’t fit, then Recovery Coaching could be a great option for you.

If you have quit drinking and now find yourself struggling to stay sober and picking up the pieces of your life, Recovery Coaching is for you! Coaching focuses on the future, while counseling cleans up the past. Coaching is a personal, strength-based journey and one that together we can set and achieve goals for a brighter tomorrow even when today seems bleak.

If you have ever asked yourself, “Do I drink too much?” or if others tell you that you drink too much and you are ready to look into the possibility that quitting drinking might be for you, I can help.

For Those Interested, Here are My Credentials…

  • National Certified Intervention Professional NCIP
  • Professional Recovery/Sober Coach (Crossroads Recovery Training)
  • Love in Action Intervention Professional
  • SMART Recovery Facilitator
  • SMART Friends & Family Facilitator
  • National Certified Case Management Professional
  • Addiction Nutrition Certified Coach, CNRC
  • Motivational Interviewing Certificate
  • Madison Area Technical College (1981-1983)
  • Sober Since 1992

I focus on Recovery Coaching for quitting Alcohol and stopping smoking. Most coaching sessions are held over the phone or via the internet for convenience. However, I do have in-office sessions and I can discuss meeting you locally in the Fox Valley area.

Call or email me today for your FREE initial consultation to start experiencing your own sober rewards with your own Recovery Coach!

My practice at Cardinal Point is KICK Recovery Coaching llc

Give me a call today (920) 784-8669 

Amanda Line, MAC, LPC

Holistic Mental Health Counselor & Reiki Master

Like many, my life has been a journey of ups and downs to get me to where I am today.  One of my greatest challenges was putting myself through college as a single parent. It’s an accomplishment I take great pride in and though there were many times when I wanted to give up, I kept going because I had help. I believe that no matter what life throws at us, with the right support, we can persevere and find healing.  The challenges I have faced led me to my life’s purpose; to help others overcome their obstacles and become healthier individuals. My expertise combined with a relaxed style and down to earth approach allow clients to fully engage in a calm, safe, and transforming healing experience. With compassion and an open mind, I meet clients where they’re at to work toward their goals.  I view therapy as a process we navigate together.

What I Have Done As A Professional Counselor & Reiki Master

I specialize in trauma treatment but am also passionate about mindfulness, meditation and cognitive approaches in therapy.  I’m always seeking to learn more in order to become both a better counselor and person. For the past 3 years I have worked primarily with children and teens who have experienced trauma.  Prior to that I worked with female trauma survivors, with an emphasis on relationships and family but also self-esteem, personality disorders, addiction, eating disorders, and self-care. I have also spent years as a victim’s advocate providing emotional support for victims of sexual assault and done work to prevent suicide as a member of different organizations. Currently, I am working toward becoming certified in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and neuromeditation.  I am also very interested in learning more ways to support children, teens and adults with mental health holistically. 

I also enjoy the benefits of Reiki in the healing process. 

Reiki allows clients to ground and be fully present in their bodies, listening to what the body, mind and soul are disclosing and manifesting as symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Reiki provides a tool that integrates grounding exercises with talk therapy. For example, I like to use a Reiki tool that allows clients to imagine whatever they want to rid themselves of as a shape with color, weight and texture. Once they have completely created their image, I ask them if they really want to release themselves from this (anxiety, resentment, depression, anger, etc.). They affirm this out loud. I then ask if they are willing to make the necessary changes to release their manifestation. Again, they affirm this out loud.

These preparations for the actual Reiki healing resonate with cognitive behavior therapy and expressive therapies. Clients employ their senses in creating an image that captures their sensory experience of their perceived angst. They are then asked to affirm their desire for change and their desire to make the changes necessary to affect change. Following this setup, I prepare myself and energetically help clients excise the imagined object from their being. This is one of my favorite tools because it has led to great success with clients who just seem stuck and need additional clearing.

Reiki is also a tool that clients can learn for their own personal use in self-care. The tenets of counseling promote the empowerment and self-sufficiency of the client. Reiki promotes a practice of clients becoming more self-aware to their physiological and energetic needs and provides a means to address care and healing.


For Those Interested, Here are My Credentials

  • Master of Arts-Counseling, MAC
  • Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
  • Brainspotting Phase I certified
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy trained
  • Master Reiki Practitioner

Give me a call today (920) 784-8669


Jennifer Millard-Schmitz, MS, LPC

Mental Health Therapist & Empowerment Expert 

Since a young age, I have been in the business of making things happen. Growing up under the roof of a single mother in night school, it was up to me to simply figure things out. I learned very quickly to be independent, responsible and resourceful. As a young girl, I was surrounded by opinionated, intelligent, empowered women who appeared to gracefully just make things happen. This mantra stayed with me throughout my teen and adult years as I am always the fixer, the doer, the friend that you can lean on, and the wife and mother who takes care of business. 

The reality for us independent doers, is that we tend to always reach for more, to set expectations of ourselves and others that are unrealistic, to strive for perfection and struggle allowing others into our lives. We miss out on life, as it happens right in front of us as we are too busy trying to check something off the list. Do we ask for help? No, not nearly enough as that is a vulnerability. This leads to anxiousness, panic, dips in mood, fatigue, poor sleep, self- comparison and resentment.

For the past 13 years I have worked as a counselor, empowering individuals to make their personal freedom goals a reality. By utilizing inventive cognitive-behavioral and emotional well-being therapeutic techniques, I have helped the women, mother’s, daughters and caregivers of the world transform guilt and anxiety into feeling confident and content. It’s time for you to be in control and be the empowered boss lady that you are!

What I Have Done As A Therapist

For over ten years I have worked with individuals that struggle with managing unhealthy thoughts and emotions, many of which have been female trauma survivors. I am an expert in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders and co-occurring disorders. In my past superhero life, I created and implemented programs for state entities focusing on the management of mood and psychotic disorders, cognitive-behavioral treatment for emotions management, and the WI Peer Specialist Initiative.

As you know, if you can’t get your thoughts and emotions in check, the ripple effect can impact all facets of life. The daily grind, adulting – however you label it – is not an easy task and each one of us manages the grind differently.  My focus as a counselor is to take an individualized, holistic, humble approach to confront and living beyond those pain points that have taken away your power.

For Those Interested, Here are My Credentials

  • Master of Science, Psychology specializing in Clinical Psychology, MS
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, BA
  • State of Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
  • EMDR Trained Trauma Therapist
  • Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist

My “make things happen” mantra goes much deeper than degrees and titles. I am a mother of two, wife, daughter, caregiver, sister and career-driven woman. The most challenging  and humbling experiences I have had in life were with my family. Once I removed the “I got this all the time” mask, stopped comparing myself to others, and allowed in honesty, I went from the taking care of business doer, to simply Empowered. I have first-hand experienced the same pressures that you are going through (debilitating mama guilt, anxiousness, fatigue, excessive worry and recurrent self-judgment that’s only a social media app away). I can also attest to feeling simply Empowered and living each day, rather than managing it. 

My children and my husband are my world. Most days you can find me at a sporting event, acting as a personal Lyft driver, or doing elementary school math – which I can’t seem to grasp. Beyond counseling, my passions also include nutritional health and physical wellness. I have been a runner for the past 25 years, and more recently dove into the world of CrossFit. I myself  live a holistic lifestyle and consider the mind, body and spirit to be an interconnected machine. 

My practice at Cardinal Point is called make things happen, LLC.

Give me a call today (920) 784-8669

Cardinal Point is a destination for holistic mental health and recovery care.Each professional who is here operates their own independent private practice