This is Vanessa Blanchette's avatar and link to their profile

Vanessa Blanchette

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CCTP,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Vanessa Blanchette and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. I have over been working in the mental health field for over 15 years. I have counseled in various settings- first as a Crisis Counselor, then as therapist at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, and now as an outpatient counselor/therapist and Clinical Director of an outpatient clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin for the past 5 years. My approach is simple- to provide a safe space and non-judgmental environment for clients to bring their stories to. In order to do this, I bring many approaches to sessions with individuals, couples, and families because I believe that everyone's story is unique and each person deserves to have a safe space to share it. I incorporate a combination of different therapies & theoretical approaches, including existential therapy, mindfulness & Buddhist inspired psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, & attachment theory. I believe that humor and genuine empathy are also important tools that are helpful in a world that can often feel unfriendly, uncaring, & at times, to serious. My most recent trainings include trauma certification CTTP, Brainspotting, EMDR, and mindfulness trainings. I feel very honored to have clients trust me with their stories and I look forward to sharing your journey with you!

This is Judy Thomas's avatar and link to their profile

Judy Thomas

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am an LCSW with 20 years experience working with a variety of age groups to manage mood disturbances, attention/focus/motivation issues, stress management, and all the functional difficulties that accompany these challenges. My style is direct, honest, and compassionate. I don’t believe in sugar-coated so it’s important that there's open communication and transparency throughout the process. I’ve worked with many different people and situations in my career, so this is a judgement-free-zone. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused, Reality, and Psychodynamic therapies. I believe in the power of each person to work through issues with appropriate support. I know personally what it means to struggle and experience loss. I have experience in encouraging the strength and abilities of individuals, and also in working with known limitations. To me therapy is a partnership; you guide the process and I will not only listen, but offer support and resources to help you overcome or mitigate what’s going on for you. Together we will break things down, determine common themes, and identify what is and is not working for you. Using your vision for what you want in your life, you’ll gain the skills to go after it and replace the parts which no longer serve you.

This is Gillian Van Dien's avatar and link to their profile

Gillian Van Dien

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin with over 20 years of experience providing counseling and psychotherapy services in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient psychotherapy, and vocational rehabilitation. I not only believe, I know, everyone has the ability to heal from past injuries, solve psychological problems, and improve their lives so that they are happier, more confident, and better able to achieve their life goals. I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds to help them solve the problems that brought them to therapy, learn and practice new skills, new ways of thinking, more effective ways to manage their lives to be more fulfilling, and move toward the goals they set for themselves. People come to therapy for a wide range of reasons; our first task is to identify what you want to change and need assistance with and develop a plan to achieve those goals. Some of the problems I've helped people work through include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD resulting from a range of experiences (including abuse experienced as a child, domestic violence, and sexual assault), family problems, women's issues generally, various relationship problems, employment problems, and adjusting to many life changes. A good working relationship is necessary for therapy to be successful. You are the expert on your life; this is your journey. My role is to be a guide, help you find perspective on yourself and your experiences, be a source of support and information, help you learn how to make the changes you wish to see in your life, and how to make those changes happen. I understand the importance of meeting you where you are. Therefore, our first task together is to establish that working relationship. You have to be able to trust your guide to be able to move forward, and that is a process in itself that can't be rushed. Once we've identified your goals, I use a variety of techniques drawn from different schools of psychotherapy to help you reach your them. Some of those techniques include client-centered, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, internal family systems (IFS), mindfulness, and solution-focused strategies. I have also found particular energy medicine techniques (such as Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT) to be very helpful in reducing and managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, sometimes very quickly. This can help you focus on deeper issues. It is also important to consider how any physical health conditions and the people and environments you interact with affect you psychologically. It's important to take all of these factors into account to effectively help you heal and grow. This is a very personal journey for everyone. I look forward to working with you!

This is Dr. Mary Del Vecchio's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. Mary Del Vecchio

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD, LPC, CRC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I have worked in the counseling field for over 30 years. I have an additional Masters Degree in Theology and a Pastoral Ministry Certificate. I have a national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I am trained in A-R-T/ Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, job and workplace issues, emotional abuse, chronic illness and life stage changes. My counseling style is caring and interactive. I am client centered and solution focused. I take a holistic approach of Mind-Body-Spirit. I offer Christian Counseling. I believe in treating each person with respect, kindness, working as a team, and empowering you with skills to move forward on your journey. "We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together we exist, and forever will recreate each other." -Teilhard de Chardin I look forward to meeting you and helping you along on your journey. Dr. Mary

This is Dr. Jessica Mijal's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. Jessica Mijal

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD,LP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings. I have worked across the lifespan but most enjoy working with adults of any age. I am grounded in a person-centered, strengths-based, whole-person approach. This means that I deeply value the lens through which you view yourself, your life, and your experiences, and seek to help you not just overcome difficulties and manage symptoms, but to live your life in a way that is consistent with your personal vision and values. I want my clients not just to survive, but to thrive, and I am continually in awe of the resiliency of the human spirit and how people rise above even the most difficult of situations to live meaningful lives. My style is compassionate, respectful and direct. I see you as the expert on your life, and my role as someone to guide, share observations, support trying new things, and to provide suggestions when desired. I use a variety of approaches / interventions, including short-term, more solution focused approaches, along with longer term exploration of the experiences that have shaped you, and the patterns in your life and relationships that may be blocking you from living your best life.

This is Jolynda Peterson's avatar and link to their profile

Jolynda Peterson

Offering therapy in WI
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin and Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, & major life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Vanessa Statam's avatar and link to their profile

Vanessa Statam

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Sabella Reyes's avatar and link to their profile

Sabella Reyes

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
3 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings! I’m a clinical therapist licensed in Texas and Wisconsin. I have three years of professional work experience helping clients navigate through and/or overcome life challenges that include, but are not limited to, unaddressed trauma(s), anxiety, self-confidence, childhood trauma, and depression. I also specialize in mental health from a Christian perspective. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started. Let’s work!

This is Mary Brieske's avatar and link to their profile

Mary Brieske

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am well versed in GLBT issues, couples therapy, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other sensitive areas. My goal is to help make life more meaningful and fulfilling. As a teacher, school counselor and therapist of over 20 years, I see the pain that life can take us through. I offer hope and support with non-judgment, compassion, and empathy.

This is Christina Steele-Lietz's avatar and link to their profile

Christina Steele-Lietz

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

To be a confidante, friend, teacher and equal. This is the approach I take to therapy; non-judgmental, identifier of facts, explorer of solutions and compassionate listener through a person’s life experience. Therapy together will be the creation of a lifestyle determined by you on; how to respond to what cannot be controlled and you determining what is best for you, learning how to comfort yourself through pain and suffering, identifying who you are and want to continue to be. I am so glad you are taking this time for yourself and making your health a personal priority. I am licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, lgbtq+-related issues, & trauma and abuse. Our 'work-space' together will be an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgement or rejection. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Almond

Finding the best therapist close by in Almond can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Almond that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Almond. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Almond, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Almond region and in the state of Wisconsin. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Almond or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Almond area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Almond, elsewhere in Portage, or in the greater state of Wisconsin.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Almond area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Almond therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Almond due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Almond may not take health insurance, some in the state of Wisconsin may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Wisconsin you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Almond, Wisconsin working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Almond above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Almond helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Almond therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Almond therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Almond therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Almond therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Almond therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Almond therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in WI, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 54909 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Almond counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Almond.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Almond licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Almond, Wisconsin can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Almond has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Almond.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Almond:

54909

Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist