Hayward, Wisconsin—NorthLakes Community Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of two new providers in Hayward starting in April. The addition means patients will now have access to Speech and Occupational therapies. There will also be additional access within the Recovery Program.
Becky Payne, MAT-CCC/SLP, HPCS joins the team as a Speech Language Pathologist. Payne has been practicing speech therapy for over 20-years throughout northern Wisconsin. Most recently, she was employed as the Rehabilitation Manager at Marshfield Medical Center Ladysmith in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She received her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology with an emphasis in teaching from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and Bachelor of Science degrees in Communicative Disorders and Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota with an interdisciplinary studies degree in Special Education. Her expertise is in the areas of Childhood Apraxia, Pediatric feeding and Swallowing, and nonverbal communication.
In addition to her in-clinic experience, she is also the founder and director of Nature’s Edge Therapy Center in Rice Lake. This center provides Speech and Occupational Therapy incorporating animal-assisted therapy, hippotherapy and horticulture therapy to augment traditional therapy on a ranch setting.
Payne says she joined the NorthLakes team because “the people, the mission and values replicate whole heartedly my passion in the quality of care for the patients they serve.” Payne will be providing speech therapy to children in the Hayward area. Pediatric occupational therapy will also be added to this service.
Also joining the NorthLakes team in Hayward is Brenda Baribeau, CSAC-IT. Baribeau has spent the past 6-years working with clients who struggle with substance use and mental illness. Most recently, she served as the service and program coordinator of the Birth to Three Program at Barron County Health and Human Services. She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Upper Iowa in Fayette. She is currently finishing up her MA in Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders from Hazelden Graduate School of Addictions in Center City Minnesota.
“I wanted to be part of the NorthLakes team because they offer comprehensive wrap-around services for their clients and their families. NorthLakes offers a client centered approach in that they don’t ask ‘what is wrong with you but rather, what happened to you.’ I am also attracted to their ability to offer both mental health services and addiction services. More often than not, clients have co-occurring issues. I’m excited to start a new chapter in my life by joining the NorthLakes team,” says Baribeau. She will primarily be focusing on group therapy until she completes her Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Degree (CSAC). At that time, she will join the Recovery Team and begin seeing clients on a 1:1 basis.