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Joel Rooney

Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Joel Rooney began working with Clark County Community  Services in July 2011. He provides parenting assessments, psychological testing,  (IQ, diagnosis clarification, etc.), ADHD testing and consultation to the clinical staff. Dr. Rooney also works for LaCrosse County. 


Dr. J. Scott Persing

MD, Psychiatrist 

Education: Dr. Persing, is a certified psychiatrist who received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Dakota and his Medical Degree from the University of South Dakota School Medicine in Vermillion, South Dakota.  Services Offered: Psychiatric Services in evaluating and management of adult and geriatric psychiatric illnesses. He has helped individuals manage mental illnesses such as: Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia and Dementia. Dr. Persing also conducts court-ordered psychiatric evaluations for individuals in his care.


Kayla Rochester, MS, LPC 

Behavioral Services Program Manager 

Kayla graduated from Viterbo University with a bachelor’s degree in 2016. Following graduation, she continued her education at Viterbo University in their Masters of Science in mental Health Counseling and graduated in December 2018. Kayla has experience working in the Wisconsin public school system. Kayla has practiced in the community mental health setting for several years and sees a wide variety of mental health related disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and other mental health illness. She utilizes strength-based, person-centered, TF-CBT, and solution focused to assist clients in reaching their desired level of functioning. 

Clinical Therapists