Behavioral Health & Sobriety Support

Behavioral Health Clinic

(Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment)

4404 State Road 70, Webster, WI  54893
Phone:  715-349-8554 x5264 or 1-877-455-1901 x 5264     Fax:  715-349-8528
Appointments:  Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Telehealth Available 

The St. Croix Tribal Behavioral Health Clinic is an outpatient mental health and substance use treatment clinic certified by the State of Wisconsin.  We integrate our culturally-informed understanding of the person within the family and community with the use of evidence-based therapy practices.  Our licensed clinicians are experienced in treating both mental health and substance use issues. Our interdisciplinary care team consists of licensed clinicians and supervisors in the fields of clinical social work, professional counseling, psychology, psychiatry, and addictions.

Our Mission is to assist the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin by promoting and achieving lifestyles and communities that are safe, sober, and healthy by identifying and building on the strengths of individuals and communities and by encouraging hope for the next seven generations.

Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

With addiction or mental health issues, it is important to take a holistic approach to treat the whole person.  Our providers focus on helping community members re-establish balance in their lives.  We will work with you to identify your personal strengths and resiliency to overcome obstacles that interfere with a healthy, productive life. We take an integrated, relational approach to recovery, addressing any co-occurring addiction and mental health issues at the same time.

Services Offered & Skills Developed:

  • Mental Health or Substance Use Assessments (not OWI Assessments)
  • Mental Health Psychotherapy & Substance Use Counseling or Integrated Therapy for Adults
  • Child Therapy (ages 5 and up)
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Coordination with Medication Management & Medication-Assisted Treatment Services (including Vivitrol / Naltrexone for Opioid and Alcohol Use)
  • Referrals to higher level-of-care, such as inpatient, when necessary
  • Telehealth Sessions Available
  • Narcan Trainings
  • Communication Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Parenting Skills
  • Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution Skills

“The Great Spirit did not put our people on this island so we could suffer. We are here to live and to learn by our mistakes and this is good.”

Mille Lacs Ojibwe Elder

Contact Information

Ana Winton, Behavioral Health Director / Clinician 715-349-8554 x5128
715-416-3768 (work cell)
[email protected] Penny Bearheart, Behavioral Health Clinician 715-349-8554 x5127 715-431-1957 (work cell) [email protected] Alysia Smith, Behavioral Health Clinician 715-349-8554 x5149 715-416-1519 (work cell) [email protected] Kristin Grew, Behavioral Health Clinician 715-349-8554 x5316 715-645-0231 (work cell) [email protected] Sharálaneé Staples-Skinaway, Behavioral Health Case Manager / Peer Specialist 715-349-8554 x5101 715-645-9515 (work cell) [email protected] Marisa Churchill, Behavioral Health Reception/Scheduling 715-349-8554 x5264 715-733-1149 (work cell) [email protected]
Ana Winton, MSW, LCSW (Substance Use Treatment Specialty)
Behavioral Health Director / Clinician x5128 or 715-416-3768                 

Penny Bearheart, MA, LPC, SAC
Behavioral Health Clinician x5127 or 715-431-1957

Alysia Smith, MA-HSC, LPC, NCC
Behavioral Health Clinician x5149 or 715-416-1519

Kristin Grew, MA, SAC-IT
Behavioral Health Clinician x 5316 or 715-645-0231

Sharalanee Staples-Skinaway, BS, Certified Peer Specialist
Case Manager x5101 or 715-645-9515

Marisa Churchill     
Reception & Scheduling x5264 or 715-733-1149 

Meet the Clinicians and Case Managers

Ana Winton, MSW, LCSW (Director, Clinician)

Special Interests: Growth and empowerment; helping others to heal from trauma; mindfulness; communication and strengthening relationships; values-driven decision making; parenting skills; social justice; authenticity; family therapy; working with women and young children.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Substance Use Disorder Treatment Specialty
  • Master of Social Work, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Specialized Training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); Child-Focused Play Therapy, and Duluth Model Domestic Abuse Intervention.
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Member

Ana has more than 11 years of experience providing mental health and addiction treatment services in outpatient settings and community programs. She is skilled in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and children as young as four years. She uses a compassionate, strength-based approach to empower clients to move toward greater health, effectiveness, and life satisfaction. Ana enjoys time with family, friends and pets, beach days at Lake Superior and hiking in the woods, fashion design, and reading.

Penny Bearheart, MA, LPC, SAC (Clinician)

Special Interests: Recovery from addiction, empowerment, and developing individual strengths.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC)
  • Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling, Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
  • Evidence-based techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mediation, and 12-step work

Penny has a strong passion to assist clients in their recovery from addiction. As a St. Croix Tribal Member, her work is informed by her knowledge of St. Croix communities as well as her education and experience. Before joining St. Croix Behavioral Health, she served as case manager for Rusk County’s Drug Court program and interned in a women’s inpatient setting and with Barron Co. Drug Court. Penny is committed to helping each individual build on existing strengths to live their best life possible. In her personal life, Penny enjoys time with family, canoeing and other outdoor activities, gardening, refinishing furniture, and movies.

Alysia Smith, MA-HSC, LPC, NCC (Clinician)

Special Interests: Integrative care between mental, physical, and spiritual health to address trauma and addiction; effects of trauma on neurodevelopment; animal-assisted therapy such as equine therapy, emotional support animals and therapy animals; Veterans, especially Women Veterans; and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Master of Arts Professional Counseling (CACREP), Liberty University
  • Master of Arts Human Services Counseling: Addiction and Recovery, Liberty University
  • Graduate Certificate in Military Resilience, Liberty University

Alysia has at least 6 years of experience in the mental health field, working with individuals with chronic mental health issues and addiction issues.  She has had a lifelong passion for helping people, from the time she served in the Army as a combat medic, to helping those experiencing a mental health crisis. She has a passion for using Equine Supported Activities to help military Veterans and families­.  Alysia has developed a mindfulness approach to counseling.  She is currently working on her PhD in Developmental Psychology, with emphasis on the effects of trauma in neurodevelopment.

Kristin Grew, MA, SAC-IT (Clinician)

Special Interests: Utilizing CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), Harm Reduction, and Rogerian-type methods in a strengths-based and congruent approach.

  • Substance Abuse Counselor – In Training (Wisconsin) [Application for WI Professional Counselor-In Training license will be submitted in December, 2021]
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MN)
  • Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling, Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Kristin has worked in the field of addiction and co-occurring disorders for 30 years. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and believes that everyone should be allowed to define recovery in their own way. She is a proponent of harm reduction and believes that MAT, needle exchange programs, the use of Narcan to prevent overdose deaths and working to change the stigma of addiction and mental health disorders are ultimately the best course for change. Kristin is dedicated to helping clients who have struggled with addiction and trauma find and utilize tools for better functioning. She identifies as part of the LGBQAA/T community and knows that LGBQAA/T individuals are often misunderstood and underserved. In her personal life, Kristin loves to read, garden, and take care of her houseful of rescue cats.

Sharálaneé Staples-Skinaway, BS, Certified Peer Specialist (Case Manager)

Special Interests: Empowerment, surviving toxic relationships, mediation/peacemaking, historical trauma, substance use interventions, codependency, peer mentorship for recovery, elder emotional support.

  • Certified Peer Specialist
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Special training in White Bison’s Wellbriety Mending the Broken Hearts grief and loss curriculum and Peacemaking (Mediation); Naloxone Trainer through the Narcan Direct Program

Sharálaneé enjoys working with women and adolescents. She has previously worked in child protection social work, preschool education, youth prevention, and provided in-home mental health support and social skills training to children. She has also served as Tribal Community Liaison and Women’s Recovery Coordinator, in which role she enjoyed facilitating Wellbriety Recovery meetings. Sharálaneé is a married mother of five plus one step-child and many we-eh’s. Outside of work, her interests include spending time with family, kayaking, river tubing, beadwork, singing, gardening, and being outdoors.