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"You cannot tailor make the situation in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations to build a better you." 

                                                          Zig Ziglar


Many people don't seek such treatment because they don't want to be labeled as "mentally ill" or "crazy." 

Early and appropriate treatment can be the best way to prevent an illness from getting worse.

Our Team

Dr. Wendie Discher, Ph. D.

Executive Director / Psychologist

Dr. Discher is a professionally licensed psychological provider with a Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice.


Her experience includes specialization in deviant behavior, trauma and phsysio-psychology, as well as general psychological practice.


Her certifications include Sexual Offender Counseling & Assessment, Functional Family Therapy, Reality Therapy  and Trauma Focused Therapy.  Additionally, she maintains employment as a part-time Associate Professor, working with graduate students pursuing a career in psychology.

Dr. Discher has over 22 years of experience working in the field of psychology, with vast experience in general psychological treatment as well as more  complex work in forensics and trauma. She believes in a holistic approach to care.  She is research based and enjoys helping her clients find a way to live that works for them.

Holly Johner

Office Manager

Holly is the Office Administrator, having started part-time and moving to full time over the last couple of years.  She graduated fom Benson High School in 2002, where she grew up and moved to Renville in 2010.


Since moving to Renville, Holly has married and started a family.  She has been an CNA for 14 years and was interested in becoming an RN.  However, her experiences at Discher and Associates opened new opportunies and ideas for Holly and she is now interested in furthering her business education.


“I have been blessed to be part of this team.  Who knew such a small town would lead to so many opportunities for me!"

Sarah Swackhamer

Insurance/Billing Manager

'Sarah has been involved in the insurance and billing industry for the last 15 years and has been a part of Discher and Associates from the very beginning. She has seen first hand how the business has grown. Sarah went from working a few hours a week to nearly full time due to the rapidly growing business. She has helped with growing demands of the expanding company.


"I am thankful to be a part of a business that gives back to the community and helps so many people."