Katie Watermolen, PsyD
Dr. Watermolen is a licensed psychologist who holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She has over 13 years of experience providing a variety of psychological services to children, adolescents, young adults and families. She has provided psychological assessment services, individual, family and group psychotherapy services, as well as parenting support and guidance to assist in managing behaviors and emotional issues. She has consulted with day care and school staff, physicians, therapists and other care providers to address behavioral, social and emotional challenges.
Katie has focused on providing outpatient individual, group and family psychotherapy using play-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches and developmental strategies to address and manage anxiety, depression and other mood concerns, autism spectrum disorders and other developmental challenges, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, adjustment challenges related to divorce, loss, and other life stressor, attachment-based disorders in the context of abuse, neglect and adoption, and parenting difficulties.
Katie has enjoyed most the amazing and challenging opportunities which come with providing individual, family and group therapy for kids on the autism spectrum, specifically to address flexibility, communication and social skills. These types of services are what she is passionate about, and what she is looking to do more intensely as a Lead Clinician with Integrated Development Services.
Amy Koglin, LMFT
Amy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Lead Clinician at Integrated Development Services. After attending Rutgers University, she received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College in 2011. Amy began her career at IDS in 2009 as a direct service provider and through the years has worked in a multitude of roles including; a clinical intern, a home-based senior treatment manager, a center-based senior treatment manager, and a lead clinician. Amy has a range of experience, providing direct 1:1 treatment, supervising ABA therapy, facilitating social interaction and working closely with parents and families. Amy specializes in working with children and adults who experience mental health challenges in addition to their diagnosis of ASD. Amy currently attends Florida Institute of Technology, where she is completing the necessary coursework in Behavior Analysis, with the goal of obtaining her certification and licensure as a Behavior Analyst in the State of Wisconsin.
William Seymour, Ph.D.
Dr. Seymour is a licensed psychologist and Lead Therapist at IDS Milwaukee. He has over 15 years of experience providing comprehensive psychological services to children, adolescents, and young adults including those with developmental conditions. Prior to joining IDS, he was on staff at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Center. He has also been a supervising psychologist in day treatment programs and school-based special education programs. He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to complete a post-doctoral experience in developmental disabilities through the Tempe (Arizona) Elementary School District. He has held supervisory faculty positions with several major universities. His interests include the evaluation and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in the context of differential diagnoses, the socialization of boys and young men particularly as it relates to developmental problems, community mental health promotion, medically underserved populations, and teaching. He is a published author and co-founder of The Building a Better Man Project.
Christina Murphy, LPC
Christina is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with IDS since 2002. She has a Master's degree in Community Counseling from Marquette University. Prior to completing her Master's degree Christina provided behavioral intervention to children on the autism spectrum and worked with adolescents and adults with autism and a variety of developmental disabilities in a group home setting. She is currently enrolled in courses to become a BCBA. Christina views family involvement as an integral part of successful treatment. She encourages family participation and strives to educate caregivers about treatment approach and strategies.
Stephanie Niedermair, BCBA
Stephanie is a board certified behavior analyst who has worked in Wisconsin’s Intensive In-home Autism program since 1997. She holds a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) with an emphasis in autism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In Stephanie’s many years of experience, she has provided direct therapy, managed treatment teams and developed and implemented treatment plans for children ages 2 to 14 with skills and challenges across the spectrum. Stephanie strives to provide individualized treatment, focusing on a child’s strengths to help them reach their fullest potential.
Cara Holtz, MS, BCBA
Cara attended University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she received her BA in Psychology, with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis. After practicing behavior analysis, Cara decided to continue expanding her career by obtaining her MS in Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. Cara has been board certified as a behavior analyst since 2010. She has practiced behavior analysis for over 15 years, specializing in early intervention with children with autism. She has experience training staff, teachers and family members to implement behavioral strategies with children with autism. Cara enjoys working with kids with autism because she gets the opportunity to see how behavior analysis can improve the overall quality of life for both the child and the family on a daily basis.
Kristin Helmers, MS, BCBA
Kristin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Lead Clinician at Integrated Development Services. Kristin received her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services and master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. Kristin joined the IDS team in 2016 and has experience working with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kristin’s primary areas of interest lie in the development of daily living and functional language skills as well as training for both parents and direct support staff. She believes the most effective way to promote skill generalization and maintenance is through collaboration with the child’s family and school team to ensure consistency across different environments. Kristin is an active member in the Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis.
Carrie Wingert, BCBA
Carrie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with individuals with Autism and other disabilities for over 10 years. In 2005, she began her career as a therapist providing services to children with autism at a center based location. She has since worked in a variety of settings including adult residential and vocational centers, schools, and in family homes. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire in 2008 and received her master's degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University in 2010. Carrie is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through the use of individualized, data-based instruction. She is also passionate about ensuring generalization of skills to all environments an individual may experience.
Mahin Para-Cremer, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Mahin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is licensed within the State of Wisconsin as a Behavior Analyst. She has her Master’s in Special Education and received her training in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Kansas. Mahin received her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Human Development and Family Life, with an emphasis in Children with Disabilities specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Mahin completed her undergraduate practicum at the Early Childhood Autism Project in Lawrence, KS and her graduate student teaching at Hillside School, a Special Education School, in Waterford, WI. Mahin has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults on the Autism Spectrum, as well as other disabilities.
Kayla Romanowski, MA, BCBA
Kayla graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science degree. There she double majored in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis. It was during her undergraduate years where Kayla first started working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She continued her work with children with ASD and has focused on early intervention treatment for the past 7 years. Kayla received her Masters of Arts degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2014. Kayla finds working with children with ASD and their families very rewarding, and she is dedicated to using Behavior Analysis to guide the treatment for her clients.
Lillian Stiff, M.Ed., BCBA
Lillian is a board certified behavior analyst who joined IDS in 2016. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University, with emphases in Early Childhood Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Duke University, where she trained as an elementary educator as well. She has spent time teaching in inclusive preschools, serving children with a variety of special needs including autism spectrum disorders. Her work has included providing direct therapy, overseeing treatment teams, and designing and implementing treatment plans for individuals aged 2 to 21. Her previous areas of focus include interventions designed to promote pretend play, language skills, peer interactions, and imitation. Lillian makes it her aim to provide individualized, positive supports for each child that generate long-lasting and meaningful improvements in their lives.