About Us

Wellspring Counseling Center, Inc. was formed in Spring 2008 when partners Sheri McCallister and Brian Westrate set out to bring a fresh, attachment-focused approach to the counseling field. Sheri and Brian met as Master Degree students at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and nearly a decade later worked together at the same private practice counseling office. They have currently worked together for more than 20 years.

Sheri and Brian hope that their partnership helps bring the healing, growth, and transformation to clients that they know is possible. They repeatedly experience individuals redeeming their painful pasts and having meaningful lives when they face their fear, pain, and despair.

The foundation for Wellspring Counseling Center is based on reliability, consistency, openness, and empathy. Wellspring counselors commit themselves to continued growth as both therapists and individuals, believing that health is found in continued development.

Our Services

  • Aging

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment disorder

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Blended families

  • Borderline personality

  • Depression

  • Eating disorder

  • Grief

  • Job and career concerns

  • Low self-esteem

  • Marriage and family

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Panic disorder

  • Post-tramatic stress disorder

  • Relationship issues

  • Social phobia

  • Stress

  • Suicidal impulses

  • Trauma

Meet Our Therapists

Sheri McCallister

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Dr. Sheri McCallister, DMin, MA, LPC

Dr. Sheri McCallister graduated in 1983 with a Bachelors in Psychology from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois. She earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1988, followed by a Doctorate in Christian Counseling with an emphasis on developmental attachment and attachment to God in 2014. Sheri has been working as a counselor for 34 years.

Sheri and her husband Del have been married for 40 years. They have two adult children, a son-in-law, grandson, and granddaughter. When Sheri isn’t spending time with her grandkids she enjoys reading, gardening, and decorating.

Coming alongside hurting people to help position them to receive healing and transformation from God is Dr. McCallister’s passion. She works from a stance of “wounded healer,” which means that her counseling is embedded with the healing and transformation she has personally experienced with the Lord. She believes true healing includes both emotional and spiritual development and maturity.

Dr. McCallister works with couples to heal their relationships as well as with individuals and groups. Her area of expertise is working with trauma recovery and related issues which include anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger issues, and personality disorders.

Brian Westrate, MA, LPC

Brian Westrate completed his Bachelor’s degree from Taylor University in 1983 and his Master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1987. Before starting Wellspring Counseling Center with Sheri McCallister in 2008, he worked at Zion Clinic Counseling Center, Arlington Counseling Center, MWA Counseling and McCallister, Westrate and Associates. While working in Illinois Brian was certified as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 1993. In 2006 he acquired his Professional Counseling license with the state of Wisconsin.

Brian brings nearly 30 years of experience working in mental health private practice. His interests and specialties include serving clients with:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Men’s issues
• Couples counseling
• Adult attachment issues

Brian grew up going to church weekly but came to personal relationship with Jesus Christ his first semester at Taylor University in 1979. Through the many years he has experienced God’s faithfulness and cherishes His unfailing, consistent love. Truly God is good, patient, and kind.

Outside of the office Brian enjoys woodworking, walking, and puttering in the garage. He also finds it challenging to drive by an antique store without stopping to browse.

Thirty-four years of marriage to his wife Diana with three adult children and two grandchildren are very delightful.

Brian Westrate

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Elizabeth McDowell, MA, LPC

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Elizabeth McDowell, MA, LPC

Elizabeth graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University and earned her graduate degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2015. She has been working as a therapist in private practice since 2015 and also taught Psychology for several years.

Elizabeth is a highly relational and integrative therapist, meaning that she utilizes an assortment of different theories and techniques in her approach, but she is truly a cognitive behavioral therapist at her core. She is passionate about developing the unique characteristics and strengths of the individuals she works with, to help them achieve the emotional, behavioral, relational, and spiritual lives they desire. She has a knack for connecting with individuals in a meaningful way, which allows her to encourage her clients to learn self-acceptance, while also challenging themselves toward change.

In her experience as a therapist, Elizabeth has had the privilege of working with a variety of different clients and issues, but her areas of expertise include working with families, children, adolescents, and couples. Her experience has also included a focus on depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, self-esteem issues, and family issues. She also enjoys working with people who consider faith and spirituality to be an important aspect of their lives.

Elizabeth has been married to her best friend, Sam, for 9 years and together they have three beautiful children, two little boys, and a baby girl. She enjoys spending time with her family and serving at their local church. When she isn’t busy wrangling her toddlers, she enjoys reading a good novel, learning about nutrition, completing a DIY project, baking, and singing.

Eileen Berglund, MA, LPC-IT

Eileen comes to Wellspring Counseling Center after having already served for decades in the healthcare arena. Eileen graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1991, earning both a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Eileen has also completed her Certified Minister program through the Berean School of the Bible and has done Christian lay counseling throughout the past 20 years. Most recently, Eileen is a graduate of Liberty University where she received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She holds her LPC-IT license.

She is particularly interested in helping women, couples, and young adults who feel stuck in some way and need help finding a better way. This might look like anxiety, depression, relationship problems or anything else. She also has a distinct draw to helping those who have experienced trauma, or other negative experiences within the church, that may have affected their relationship with God or others. She also enjoys working with those who are recovering from, or currently in, narcissistic or abusive relationships. Eileen’s background also allows her the knowledge to work with those who experience chronic pain or other somatic (body) expressions of past trauma.

Eileen is very relational in nature and believes in fostering a warm, open, and accepting environment in which effective therapy can take place. She believes in holistic health of body, soul, and spirit. She uses a variety of approaches and is open to finding the best fit for each client. Eileen wants to give each client some practical tools to help them navigate life, as well as exploring the deeper areas of wounding, or lack, to help restore wholeness and health.

Eileen has been married to her husband Michael for over 30 years and together they have two grown children. In her free time, Eileen loves to hike, travel, listen to audiobooks, and laugh a lot with friends and family.

Eileen Burglund

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Rebecca Bewley

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Rebecca Bewley

Rebecca is a licensed professional counselor-in-training. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with emphases in health and counseling from Trinity International University and holds her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Rebecca believes that it takes great courage and bravery to make the step to enter counseling. She focuses on creating a comfortable, caring and safe environment. Rebecca has experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, substance use problems, bipolar disorder, challenges with adjusting to new life situations, relational issues and more.

She focuses on the importance of extending grace to ourselves and others and believes that Jesus Christ is the source of hope and joy when times are challenging and to praise Him in the good times and hardships. She strives to look for ways to be grateful each day and believes that while every day is a good day, some are better than others.

Rebecca has been married to her husband, Michael for four years and they share two boys under two together. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys chasing around her rambunctious boys, baking, singing, seeing her nephews and attending their sports games, playing games, laughing and spending time with family and friends.

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