Meet our board members
Peggy Braam, MS, LPC, NCC
Collaborative Insights, LLC
Peggy is a licensed professional counselor with 14 years of clinical experience. She works with individuals, couples and groups. Prior to becoming a private practice psychotherapist she worked in varied settings: public schools, nonprofits, community agencies, and independent contract group practices. In her current practice, she has a passion for mindfulness meditation and incorporates mindfulness-based techniques in her therapeutic approach with clients. She obtained a certificate in Mindfulness-Based Therapy from the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy in 2015. She is in advanced training for, and uses techniques from, the Gottman Method of couple’s therapy in her work with couples. She holds LPC licenses in Wisconsin, Illinois and Texas, and includes online services in her practice. She has extensive experience working with a wide range of therapeutic issues, although the focus of her practice and expertise is working with clients who suffer from depression and anxiety. She has professional affiliations with the American Counseling Association, the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy, and the American Psychology Association. Peggy is a founder of MAPC, and sees it as an exciting avenue for the professional development and collaboration of its members that ultimately improves the quality of care to our clientele.
Sara Myers, LPC
Live, Grow, Thrive Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Sara is a Licensed Professional Counselor with ten years of experience. Her early experience and education focused on providing mental health services to children and adolescents in the US and Central America. She has lived/studied in Central America, Mexico and Europe. She continues to greatly enjoy working with people of different backgrounds and cultures. She is fluent in Spanish and part of her current work involves seeing Latino and Spanish-speaking clients of all ages. She began her private practice in 2015, to allow more flexibility in how she works and how her practice is run. She specializes in life transitions, stress and anxiety for individual adults and couples as well as for children and adolescents. Sara is a founding co-president of MAPC. She saw a great opportunity to collaborate, connect, learn and grow with other professionals in the Madison area.
Ruth Ellen Saul, LCSW, ACSW
Fertile Ground Psychotherapy
Ruth Ellen came to the field of mental health from an outdoor career in adventure-based counseling and experiential education. She became a psychotherapist in 1991, and has been in private practice since 2013. She works with adults, treating anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. Her personal experience with infertility led her to develop her niche practice in the emotional struggles of the family-building years: loss, grief, transitions, perinatal mood disorders, early parenting issues. She facilitates an infertility drop-in support group that has been ongoing for 15 years. Ruth Ellen has professional affiliations with the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and Resolve: the National Infertility Association, where she is a Resolve Infertility Mental Health Professional. She is the newest addition to the MAPC board, joining in 2018. Ruth Ellen enjoys both witnessing and experiencing MAPC’s peer support. In addition to being on the board, she facilitates a marketing group sponsored by MAPC for psychotherapists growing their private practice