Colleen Prendergast

(MA, LPC)
Therapist Colleen Prendergast Photo

About Me

I am licensed professional counselor currently living in Wisconsin with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. l help clients who are struggling with emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues from young adult and to seniors. The people I help are challenged by anxiety, depression, ADHD, troubled relationships, separation, and divorce, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, stress management and social isolation. My clients have described me as energetic, genuine, creative, empathetic and present.

There is never a one-size-fits-all treatment strategy. Each person deserves individualized therapy that is tailored to their specific needs. I have an integrative and eclectic approach, which often uses: Person Centered, Positive Strength Based, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, Mindfulness and Creative Therapy. I also have been trained in Grief Counseling, Expressive Therapy, MBSR, and Therapy-based yoga interventions.

I would like to first work on a therapeutic relationship built on trust, positive regard and acceptance. I would like you to feel comfortable and know that what we discuss is between us and there is no judgment by me. I will offer you a safe environment to open up and discuss your concerns, and work together towards establishing the right skills that will alleviate your distress or worries and help create a happier and healthier you. I am holistically driven, and believe in a body, mind, spirit approach to helping you be your best self.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.

We live in a culture that is built on individual determinism which can make it hard to ask for help. It takes courage to reach out and get support. You are here and that is a good first step. If you are ready to take this further I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6575-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She hears me.
Supports me.
And helps me find ways to use relevant tools.
Very happy I signed up & Colleen is great!

Written by B.E. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Colleen is absolutely amazing! She is amazing at helping you realize certain things inside yourself you are ignoring, and really creates a happy fun atmosphere as well as a serious one. Definitely look forward to talking to her each week and feel brand new after my sessions. Amazing person all around.

Written by B.R. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Colleen has been very nice to talk to and has been a great help.