Meet The Staff

David Schuessler, MA, LPC, SOTP

David Schuessler, MA, LPC, SOTP

David is the director of and a treatment provider at Innovative Counseling Enterprises. He has worked providing assessment and treatment to individuals with a history of sexual behavioral problems since 1999. He opened Innovative Counseling Enterprises in 2010. David earned his master's degree in Community Psychological Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University and a bachelor's degree in Huab Services from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. David's professional interests include working with adults and juveniles who have a history of sexual offending, working with the LGBTQ+ community, and working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or those on the autism spectrum.


Angie Lee, LPC Intern

Angie Lee, MA, Licensed LPC Intern

Angie received her BS in Psychology from Portland State University and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in 2019. She began as an intern at Innovative Counseling Enterprises in early 2018 as a graduate student. She is currently on staff and in the process of obtaining a Secondary Clinical Sexual Offense Therapist certification. Angie's main approach is psychodymanic yet often she adapts to different theoretical approaches such as DBT and CBT depending on the client's needs. Her professional interests include—but are not specific to—clients who have mental illnesses, young offenders, deviant arousal, LGBTQ+, and depression. Angie offers counseling to both individuals and groups and provides intake assessments and treatment planning to clients.


Brandie Nere

Brandie Nere

Brandie holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from Washington State University, majoring in Human Development and minoring in Sociology. She has a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development from Lamar University. She approaches therapy with a holistic, eclectic view, and feels that the process is most effective when the client participates in their therapy. This collaborative, therapeutic relationship encourages wellbeing, personal development, and vulnerability. She believes that the best treatment approaches are based on effective research studies. She uses such high evidence-based techniques in therapy. Prior to, and during, her educational career she served as a Washington State Certified Peer Counselor for almost two decades, working with individuals with mental health and homelessness, and people with developmental disabilities.


Greg Barrett, M.S.W.

Greg Barrett, MA

Greg is a dedicated therapist at Innovative Counseling Enterprises, who integrates a wealth of knowledge and experience into his practice working with adults dealing with shame, anxiety, and depression. Committed to providing a safe and collaborative space for healing and recovery, Greg emphasizes the importance of human connection for emotional well-being. Greg employs a trauma-informed approach that draws from psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) techniques, among other evidence-based practices. With a focus on values-based action, Greg assists individuals in creating lasting change by developing more adaptive coping skills and fostering healthier habits. Join him on a journey of healing and self-discovery.


Marisa Monahan

Marisa Monahan, MS, CRC, Registered Counselor Associate

Marisa is a registered counselor associate. She received her Masters Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University. She holds current certification as a CSCSOT under the Sex Offender Treatment Board and CADCI under MHACBO. She brings a strong background in working with individuals who experience powerlessness due to systemic barriers; with experience in inpatient/outpatient substance use treatment, vocational rehabilitation, parole and probation, behavior rehabilitation, foster care, and with homeless youth. Marisa approaches therapy from a humanistic existentialist perspective, which takes into account the social and cultural context of our lives. Her clinical interests include sexual preoccupation, establishing a holistic approach to disability adjustment post incarceration, and increasing capacity to reduce offending behavior through identity development and introspection.


Ruby Heglin, MA

Ruby is a part-time remote-working therapist at Innovative Counseling Enterprises. She is a licensed professional counselor associate and certified secondary sex offender treatment provider with the state. She also works with juveniles who have sexually offended, and has experience working with perpetrators of domestic violence. Ruby holds a B.A. in Community Psychology and Sociology from University of Washington and a master's degree in counseling from Lewis and Clark College. Her primary theoretical orientation includes cognitive behavioral therapy, but she also uses techniques from various other orientations. Her work is informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a therapeutic modality focused on building and navigating the interpersonal skills of clients. She uses a trauma-informed approach to help clients and their families navigate the justice system. Her professional interests are human sexuality, healthy relationship building, and pornography literacy.