About SALS

A personal Waukesha, WI Recovery Center

Our mission is to create an individualized path that fosters hope for those with the disease of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Our vision at SALS Recovery Center is to provide individualized care, by meeting each client where they are at and guiding them through a continuum of care that supports their needs. Our approach includes programming and community efforts that embody tradition, intelligence, and wisdom.

LED BY EXPERIENCE PASSION & INTELLIGENCE

MEET THE SALS TEAM

SALS Medical Director

DR. KEVIN WEIDMAN, MEDICAL DIRECTOR MD

Dr Weidman received his MD degree from Mayo Medical School in 1979. He has been practicing medicine for over thirty five years, and investing his energy in the field of addiction medicine is an act of passion. His personal journey brought him to a place of addiction, and alcohol dependence disorder and in need of help. Through his own recovery he was shown the value of giving back, and with decades of personal and professional experience we are grateful to have his wisdom with us.

SALS Clinical Director

CHARLIE SCHRAUTH, CLINICAL DIRECTOR, CSAC, ICS

Charlie graduated from the Kettle Moraine Hospital Chemical DependencyCounselor Training Program in 1981. He has worked in multiple levels of care, with both adults and adolescents. He brings his personal and professional experiences, along with his commitment and compassion in helping others who suffer with addiction. Charlie aspires to follow the path of the Peaceful Warrior. He believes we all have a story to tell that connects us and gives us strength to recover with endless rewards.

SALS Clinical Psychologist

DR. SHEILA GISSIBI, LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Sheila Gissibl is a graduate of Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. She specializes in anxiety, addictions, depression and bipolar. In addition to being a prominent therapist, she also teaches at Mount Mary University. Dr. Gissibl is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. We are proud to have a partnership with Dr. Gissibl, and her practice Hope For a Better Tomorrow.

SALS Director

PETER BRUNZELLE, DIRECTOR

Peter lives his passion of recovery, with a genuine, grateful spirit, and presence. He brings with him over 20 years of recovery experience to his role. As a natural entrepreneurial visionary and through many years of business's development, he offers a unique understanding of recovery and best business practices.

SALS Founder

JOHN ARNESON, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

John's sobriety date is January 24, 2004. In that same year someone mentioned to John that there were not many Sober or Recovery Houses in Metro Milwaukee. Being in Real Estate John opened the first two SALS Houses that year followed by four more totaling six in the Milwaukee Metro area. In 2014 SALS Houses, Inc. became a nonprofit 501c3 in hopes of raising money to bring housing to those who couldn’t afford it. In 2016 John and two others realized the recovery community needed more services and opened SALS Recovery Services, LLC. John attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee prior to entering the Real Estate industry in 1986.

SALS Administrator

CARRIE BOISVERT, ADMINISTRATOR

Carrie's own personal journey brought her to recovery over 15 years ago. Her experiences have helped her to turn her life around, return to school and received Degrees in Human Resources and Supervisory Management. She seeks everyday to "give back" with gratitude for the gifts that her own recovery has provided to her.


A PLACE OF HEALING

AN OPEN SETTING TO START OVER

Get sober with help at SALS

SALS Recovery Center creates a community for people to openly share and find their own voice.