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Michael Wallner, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I have worked in the field of Mental Health Counseling for over 20 years and have extensive experience working with adults, families, adolescents and children. I received much of my clinical training and experience working in inpatient hospital, residential treatment and outpatient treatment settings. During that time I held a variety of professional positions, received quality supervision and completed my Masters Degree in Community Counseling.
I founded an outpatient clinic, Forward Choices, in order to create opportunities to better serve the mental health needs of local families, children and adolescents. As a small community clinic, we are better able to focus our attention according to your best interests and individual needs. I also find that when in person counseling services are not available, the use of current technology (typed messaging, video on-line live chat and phone consultation) can aid in the generation of a highly effective and beneficial counseling experience.
I have found it to be rewarding to witness the progress of the clientele that counseling. During my own free time I take time to immerse my self in individual hobbies of automobile restoration, cooking, personal study,exercise and engagement in wellness activities.

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Infidelity, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

WI LPC 3935-125


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Wallner. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I always look forward to talking with Michael. He has so much experience and insight and on top of it all is a really funny guy. I have felt a lot of personal growth in how I look at my life since I've started sessions with him.

Written on May 11, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 5 months

Michael is an excellent therapist and he has really helped me with dealing with the issues I've had, and overcoming them.

Written on Jan 20, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Michael is kind and understanding. Easy to talk to and provides comforting advice.

Written on Dec 08, 2019 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael has really good energy and makes you feel comfortable instantly. He asks powerful thought provoking questions, very encouraging, and truly embodies genuineness and unconditional positive regard.

Written on Dec 03, 2019 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was very leary to start counseling as a whole when my coworker recommended this company. I am so grateful for the recommendation and have recommended y'all as well. My counselor has been a key to helping me over the last few weeks and I will keep utilizing him for as long as I need. He has come up with some of the best techniques that are retraining my mind and teaching me how to cope with circumstances I normally would not be able too. Because of this outlet I have found myself smiling more and seeing so much good around me that I would not have seen in the past.

Written on Sep 09, 2019 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management