Clinic Providers

Scott Persing, M.D.

Education: Dr. Persing, is a Medical Doctor, Board-Certified in Psychiatry. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota and his Medical Doctorate from the University of South Dakota School Medicine in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Dr. Persing provides Psychiatric Services in evaluating and management of adult and geriatric psychiatric illnesses. He specializes in the management of mental illnesses such as: Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia and Dementia.

Dr. Jody Kroening DNP, PMHNP-BC.

Dr. Jody is Board-Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner having completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice within the psychiatric mental health specialty in May of 2016 from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She graduated from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN with her baccalaureate nursing certificate in 2008. Prior to initiating practice as a PMHNP Dr. Jody worked for over 7 years as a psychiatric nurse clinician for St. Croix County WI’s Behavioral Health Department and has extensive experience managing patients with severe and persistent mental illness. Dr. Jody is licensed in the states of MN and WI as an independent practitioner and is currently providing psychiatric medication management services in a diverse array of clinical settings ranging from inpatient, to intensive community based county services, to private practice. Dr. Jody works with clients across the lifespan from late childhood to end of life and has a strong interest in working collaboratively within a team of providers.

Special Services Include:

Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder)
Psychotic Disorders (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Brief Reactive Psychosis, Schizophreniform Disorder)
Anxiety Disorders
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Maureen Turner, MA, LPC

Maureen Turner is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Education: Master Degree, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN in Counseling Psychology.
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Maureen specializes in providing therapy and counseling services to individuals with psychological or emotional issues such as: Trauma, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm, Grief & Loss, Life Changes, Self-Esteem and Stress. Maureen also has experience working with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder as well.

Anita Vlcek, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Education: Master of Science Degree, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Mental Health Counseling.
Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Human Development and Family Studies.

Special Interests:

Children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and familial issues
Children with autism spectrum disorder and/or cognitive limitations
ADHD assessment
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Grief and loss
Parenting techniques
Trauma focused therapy and interventions
Behavioral challenges
Life Transitions
Family or Couple systems


Nicole Borreson, CSAC, IDP-AT

Education: Bachelors in Art in Human Services from Columbia College; Intoxicated Driver Program Approved Training from University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Certifications: Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Intoxicated Driver Assessor, Social Work Training Certificate.
Services Offered: Education and counseling for individuals struggling with addictions and criminal drugs and alcohol charges. Providing Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) assessments, case management and driver’s safety plans for Buffalo and Trempealeau counties. Also providing individualized OWI diversion education programs.
Hours Available: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Daren Dregney

Daren Dregney

Education: Associates Degree in Applied Sciences/Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling from Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2001.
License: Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor.
Services offered (Adult): Individual and Group AODA services. Individualized treatment plans.
Areas of Interest: Daren’s areas of interest are in outcomes and relapse prevention. Daren utilizes (FIT) feedback informed treatment to help guide client outcomes. Daren has also been trained in Terrance Gorski’s relapse prevention model.

Daren believes that addiction is an invasive but treatable illness. He adopts the mindset of doing whatever can be done to arrest the illness so that a person can return to their life and began having positive outcomes.