Meet Our Team

The Clinicians at RISE work from a trauma-informed and strengths-based lens. Each therapist is trained and specializes in a variety of clinical modalities that address individual, relational, and family needs. RISE specializes in working with children, youth, parents, and families providing both crisis management and support for mental health challenges and stress in daily living. 


Shalynn Krueger,  APSW (She/Her)

Shalynn enjoys supporting adolescents and adults with a range of support needs, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. She believes in being strengths based and the power of empathy. Shalynn uses a person-centered approach that pulls from a variety of models such Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing . She is passionate about providing a safe place for everyone to feel heard and walk alongside folks in their recovery.

She enjoys fall activities, listening to music, and  crafting. Shalynn has a young child and identifies as a white, cis woman.


Andrew Rohn, MS MFT (He/Him)

Andrew is a Marriage and Family Therapist who loves to bring out the strengths in families, inspire hope, and make sure everyone is heard and understood. He uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness therapies. He is the father of adult sons and has great respect and empathy for families who are trying to change. He is a cis, white man who is committed to fighting racism, sexism and homophobia. His other great passion is writing and performing music, and he loves his dogs and gardens.




Hannah Terrinoni, MSW CAPSW (She/Her)

Hannah enjoys supporting adolescents, adults, and families who are experiencing struggles related to self-esteem, relationships, anxiety, depression, and difficult life transitions. She uses a collaborative approach to help individuals and families reach their goals by applying various approaches such as trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and person-centered therapy. She values empathy and respect along with a commitment towards meaningful change. She completed her Masters at the University of Illinois – Chicago and has her Advanced Practice Social Work License in the state of Wi. Hannah is a white, cisgender woman who is new to the Madison area and likes to explore new restaurants and spending time outdoors.


Kjerstin Gurda, LCSW (She/Her/Hers)

Kjerstin partners with her clients to nurture healing, growth, and resiliency. She offers trauma-specific therapy including EMDR, Brainspotting, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for adults, teens, youth, and parent-child pairs. Kjerstin enjoys supporting children from infancy to teens around attachment and trauma work, engaging parents in their own healing and growth, and working with women around fertility, loss, pregnancy/birth, postpartum, and parenting issues. Kjerstin also often works with participants in the areas of racialized trauma, grief, healthy relationships, health concerns and positive identity development. Kjerstin is a white, cis woman who has two young kiddos, loves doing things outdoors, and has a weakness for flamin’ hot Cheetos.


Nereida Quiñones, LPC-IT (She/Her(s)/Ella/Elle)

Nereida has been supporting youth and adults experiencing mental health and adjustment issues in various school and community-based settings for over 20 years. Nereida specializes in art/creative and mindfulness-based practices to promote individual healing, recovery, and community integration, and uses a person-centered approach. Nereida is deeply committed to collaboration which supports individual pathways (mind/body) for healing, empowerment, and wellness. Nereida invites change conversations using MI skills and psychoeducation materials to address cultural issues to empower full participation in services.  Nereida is passionate about supporting youth recovery, resilience and ability to thrive, while working alongside their families and in their communities.  Nereida can provide services in Spanish, English and French. Nereida engages in regular sitting/walking mediation or yoga practices and enjoys making meals; these practices sustain a compassionate presence in life!


Robyn Wallin, LCSW (She/Her/Hers)

Robyn aims to support those she works with from an authentic, empowering, collaborative, and strength-based approach. She works with youth, adults, and families, and has experience supporting those with self-esteem challenges, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. She uses an eclectic approach, borrowing from cognitive-behavioral (CBT and DBT), experiential and interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), and structural family therapy. Robyn is skilled in providing parent and co-parenting skills support. She is a cis, white woman and a self-identified movie-buff who enjoys gardening, music, good food, and loves her fur-kids (1 cat and 2 dogs).




Zara Nehls, MSW, APSW, CD(DONA)  (She/Her)

Zara (rhymes with Sara) believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to be seen and heard with compassion. With her experience as a mother and a birth doula, she especially enjoys supporting people through pregnancy and postpartum. Zara is skilled in supporting individuals and families of all ages who are navigating attachment issues, traumatic experiences, challenging relationships, grief/loss, life transitions and exploring the mind-body connection. She often relies on attachment theory, trauma-informed care, person-centered therapy, DBT skills, and play therapy.  Zara strives to hold a safe space by acknowledging systemic oppression and generational trauma.  She has an eclectic therapy approach that allows for flexibility to meet you wherever you are in your healing and recovery journey.  Zara identifies as a white, cis woman. She loves discovering new music, expressing her creativity and spending time in nature.


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