I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Lakeland University and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I work to create a safe, comfortable and accepting environment for my clients. I have previously worked in crisis intervention as well as group therapy settings and like to focus on providing positive support for my clients. I'm not the "typical" therapist type - I have tattoos and a pretty progressive viewpoint, and I also work really hard to be relatable to my clients.
I have worked with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have worked with a wide range of issues, but some of my areas of specialization include: emotional regulation (anger, anxiety), depression, self-esteem building, bipolar disorder, PTSD, grief and loss, assertiveness building, marital issues and relationship building skills.
My counseling style is interactive, and I believe in treating people as individuals and not labeling them with their mental health issues. You are not your illness, it is only a small part of who you are. I believe in treating people with the same respect, sensitivity, and compassion as I would like to be treated. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and solution focused counseling. I will do my best to tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek support and take steps towards making a change. Life can throw us curveballs and unexpected circumstances can arise with even the best of planning. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support you and help you find the tools that will help you succeed..
I look forward to working with you!
My hours are generally:
Weekends by request
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #8026 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Thanks so much for being my therapist! I have really enjoyed working with Candace and appreciate all the work that she puts in for me and other clients. I'm super grateful for all of the tools she gave me to set myself up for success. I feel so much more confident and at ease with myself and with my whole environment around me. I am proud of myself! So grateful for her help.
I am lucky to have found Candace, she really listens to me and is extremely helpful to speak with on lots of topics
Candace is great and is very helpful for working through issues with anxiety.
I enjoy the worksheets. Since I have various issues affecting me simultaneously, she's been very good about addressing as much as possible, while focusing on the main overarching issues
Candace is awesome. She knows what I am working on and what brought me to Better Help. She gives me tons of strategies that I can try them and narrow things down to what works best for me and what I can do consistently.
Candace is fantastic and her empathy shines through in our sessions
Great 10 out of 10
She’s the best.
I’ve already told a ton of people I work with about the site! I can’t stop talking about how much it has helped me through and how great it is!
Kind considerate and listens!
Candace from the very beginning has made me feel comfortable. She has responded to me every chance she gets. She also reminds me that she is an actual person and so it really helps with being able to trust her. She gets me and understands what I need. She checks on me all the time. She is truly a wonderful person. She is highly recommended.
Candace is great. I was not sure what to expect from therapy having not seen a therapist since I was child. She is someone I feel comfortable opening up about the issues I am facing in my life as well as just being a fun and down to earth person I can talk to about day to day things. There are many tools she has given me to help process and understand my situation that have been helpful as well. Just knowing she will be there for whatever will come my way has given me a renewed sense of peace. Thank you Candace.