Behavioral Health & Sobriety Support

St. Croix Tribal Behavioral Health Clinic

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 to 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 4 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 residential, when necessary
  • Telehealth Sessions Available
  • Narcan Trainings
  • Communication Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Parenting Skills
  • Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Trauma Therapy including EMDR
  • Coping with Grief

“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
715-349-8554 x5128
715-558-6971(work cell)
[email protected]

Penny Bearheart, Behavioral Health Clinician
715-349-8554 x5127
715-419-2429 (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
[email protected]

Meet the Clinicians and Case Managers

Ana Winton, MSW, LCSW

Special Interests:  Growth and empowerment; healing 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 10 years of experience providing mental health and addiction treatment services in outpatient settings and community programs.  She is skilled in working with individuals with severe mental illness and children as young as three 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, hiking and beach days at Lake Superior, fashion design, nature, and reading.

Penny Bearheart, MA, LPC-IT, SAC

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

  • Licensed Professional Counselor – In Training and Substance Abuse Counselor
  • 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 his/her best life possible. In her personal life, Penny enjoys time with family, canoeing and other outdoor activities, gardening, refinishing furniture, and movies. 

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 in Peacemaking (Mediation)
  • Trained through the Narcan Direct program to provide community Narcan trainings

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.

Building Communities of Recovery

Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) is a non clinical program to assist St Croix community members and their families in a healing process from addictions. BCOR can help locate resources that are needed to establish recovery and healthy lifestyles. BCOR is a Peer Support program. Peer Support is help that comes from those who have lived and experienced abuse.

We provide but not limited to: AODA and treatment referrals, employment issues, Reintegration referrals, Community service and educational motivation.

New Beginnings ALANO

New Beginnings located at 7707 North Main St in Siren Wisconsin is a St Croix Tribal owned and operated Alano club that BCOR promotes for self help meetings and sober events.
New Beginnings phone number is 715-349-2588

Contact Information

Charity Rogers, Program Director
Round Lake Community Center
[email protected]

Perry Staples, Program Coordinator
Sand Lake Community / Tribal Center
[email protected]

Angela Severson Outreach Specialist
St Croix Tribal Communities
[email protected]

New Beginnings ALANO
7707 North Main Street
Siren, WI 54872