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Mitchell "Mitch" Turner, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

Attending UW-Madison from 1986-90, I received a B.A. with a Major in Psychology; and 1992-94, an M.S. in Counseling. For 20+ years, I served the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections as a Probation / Parole Agent. A disproportionate number of clients on my caseload had significant mental health issues. Having served as Motivational Interviewing Ambassador to D.O.C. for 3 years, I learned to elicit reasons for change that is held within someone. I have worked for Goodwill Industries, Catholic Charities, Tellurian, and Family Service in a clinical capacity. On 3-1-19, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC 7290-125). On 11-30-20, I obtained my Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor License (CSAC 16472-132). On 12-1-20, I obtained my Clinical Supervisor In Training License (CS-IT 15891-133). I am a Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Network Provider at Dane County Human Services. I am the Service Director at Stay Focused Counselor, LLC which is in the CCS Network. I am a consultant with R3C (R3 Continuum), providing Disruptive Event Management (DEM) to assist employees at a worksite disaster or crisis. I am the Clinical Supervisor at Madison West Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC), a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to assist those individuals with Opioid Use Disorder F11.20. Madison West CTC is part of Acadia Healthcare. I also provide counseling through my United Healthcare contract.

Throughout my career, I encountered people from all walks of life, including the homeless, chronically mentally ill, intellectually challenged to substance abuse addicts and those that are suicidal. I have had extensive experience and educated on domestic violence and working with perpetrators. I have been on a personal crusade to gain as much knowledge as possible about nutrition and fitness.

I realized that I could combine my passion for nurturing mental health with my extensive work experience to develop a program that will help people stay focused on health and wellness, relationships, freedom, and career development. I seek to help people struggling to find their footing in life, become successful regardless of any obstacles or challenges they face. I am dedicated to solving problems I have encountered as well as those of others, spending every day studying new and innovative trends and discoveries. It is my belief that everyone has a purpose in life; it is never too late to improve the rest of yours.

I have developed the program "Stay Focused" which is taking shape every day. I created the Model of Self-Control to help someone remain non-assaultive and non-threatening regardless of any curveballs thrown their way. I’ve learned the top criminogenic factors are one’s thinking and their relationships with family and peers. I’ve discovered if you find something you are passionate about, you will never work a day. I’ve designed a program that will prioritize and organize these areas. It gives me great pleasure to help you find peace and happiness. It is my mission to help you Stay Focused on Your Goals!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Somatization, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

WI LPC 7290-125


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mitchell "Mitch" Turner. 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.

Mitch is awesome and so glad I switched to someone who makes time for me when I need it with my busy schedule

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Mitchell "Mitch" for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Mitch was an invaluable support for me as I prepared to leave a broken marriage, then grappling with the emotional and mental challenges leading up to and following my divorce. His professionalism, empathy, insight, and humor made the difference between my ability to keep up the pace to continue moving forward, even at a slow and steady pace, vs. back-sliding into unhealthy thought and behavioral patterns that ultimately would have sabotaged my goal of experiencing a healthy and free life. It is worth believing your life can be different than what it became: Mitch helped me get to the other side, and I will be forever grateful.

Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Mitchell "Mitch" for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

I've been working with Mitch for months now and I would never think of switching. I really hope he continues working for Better Help for a long time as he has been so helpful assisting me working through and processing personal and work life stressors. He answers my messages in a timely fashion. He is always professional and respectful.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Mitchell "Mitch" for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Great first session. Looking forward to meeting again.

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Mitchell "Mitch" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

He always had a way to make you feel like you’re not alone. Like you’re not the only one going though this.

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Mitchell "Mitch" for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mitch is one of the good ones.

I have spent years trying to find a counselor who actually cares.

Mitch absolutely cares. Hes absolutely gives a S***. its so apparent. and that's a rare trait.

100% recommend mitch above anyone else.

Mitch is amazing.

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Mitchell "Mitch" for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management