I am a mental health therapist with an addictions specialty working in Wisconsin. I have worked in various settings as a therapist for the last 10 years. These settings include residential, retreats, crisis in the community, and private practice. I have assisted clients with a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, addictions, ADHD, low self-esteem, anger management, self-harming, relational conflict, trauma, and grief. Topics close to my heart include infant loss and miscarriage, coping with life role changes, and mindfulness.
My counseling style is warm and approachable. I use a client-centered approach which allows my clients to be a very active participant in their journey. I believe it is my role to offer a judgement-free place and assist clients in a way they need, whether it be just to listen, be a resource, a sounding board, and/or offer guidance. My theoretical background includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-informed care, and humanistic. With these theories, I am able to adapt to what the client needs/wants out of their therapy.
Seeking help on a journey to change takes strength, courage, and a bit of grace. If you are ready for those challenges, it will be an honor to assist you on your journey.
I look forward to meeting with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #5464-125 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Compassionate, caring, and understanding. She finds ways to give different points of views which always helps. Great person to talk with.
Carissa has really been able to help me in such a short amount of time! Such a loving woman with an amazing outlook on problems and how to solve them! Definitely the best :)
Its nice to finally talk with some one where I dont need to walk on egg shells or get judge, told differently, of who or what I am going through. To be able to have the positive and sometimes just to talking to Carissa is like the pressures lets off some steam. I can say that even tho there are some things we havent disscused yet. I am more then content with Carissa performence an enjoy talking with her. Give her a raise! She has earned it.