Deanna Marincic, MSW, LCSW – Clinic Director/Founder & President, Gals On The Go Project Foundation
Deanna is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist who has been working in the mental health field treating individuals, families and adolescents for over 25 years in all levels of care. She has worked in outpatient care for over 13 years where she was trained by leaders in her field. Working extensively with teenage and adult clients with addictions, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, family and couples therapy, co-parenting and behavioral management skill building. She has also worked with individuals experiencing grief, loss and terminal illness, and certified in providing EMDR therapy, a specialized treatment modality used to treat trauma. Deanna is the founder and owner of Gals Institute, LLC. which was developed by Deanna as a personal passion project to help kids 6-17 develop confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills through using multi-dimensional interactive modalities through workshops and one day events. Deanna believes that it takes a community so she often is collaborating on developing programs with others in her field. Now expanding her practice scope she has created a team of professionals that, along with herself, specialize in providing services for boys and girls ages 6 and up with additional services for adults and couples as well, focusing on the family system as a whole. Deanna is an active parent of a blended family of 2 young adults and 2 teenagers residing in the Oconomowoc community. She was the Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation (OPEF) president 2015-Jan 2017, Nature Hill Intermediate PTO board member, and recent award recipient of the 2017 Woman in Business Leadership Award. She is an advocate and leader in providing quality prevention and treatment services for the individual, family and adolescent. Deanna spreads her passion for helping youth create a healthy sense of self and increase resiliency in today’s digital world through providing educational forums, speaking on topics such as: resiliency, addiction, anxiety reduction, current trends in treating adolescents and families.