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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CSAC,EMDR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 10

Ever since I was 12 years old I knew that I had a passion for helping people. I started working in a daycare, moved to school settings, and continued moving up from there. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field. I have been fully licensed for 10 years. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree and a double major in Psychology and Addiction Studies from Alverno College in 2007. In 2010, I received my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling with a minor in Addiction Studies. I'm originally from Wisconsin but I've been i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,ATR,LPC-SAS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

Danielle has been a therapist as an LPC since 2011. She graduated Mount Mary College in Milwaukee with an MS in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Community Counseling. She has over 10 years of experience. She has worked with a wide array of individuals with various mental health diagnoses. She specializes in stress/anxiety, LGBTQ related concerns, depression, neurodivergence, ADHD, and trauma. Her substance abuse specialization helps people with behavior and addiction issues. Danielle uses a trauma informed approach and relies on evidence-based treatment. She...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome to BetterHelp! I know how hard it can be to seek counseling, so know that you have taken a very important first step. My name is Tammy Weinke, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. I have over 6 years of experience in counseling, and over 9 working in the mental health field. I have experience and training in many areas of mental health, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, women’s issues, and Christian counseling. I have my Master of Arts degree in Counseling/ P...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT ,SAC-IT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Briana Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who is also credentialed as a Substance Abuse Counselor- IT and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Briana has several years of experience working in community mental health as well as substance abuse treatment facilities. Briana entered the field in South Florida as a child advocate working closely with families who experienced trauma, abuse, neglect and substance use issues. Briana earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University and has since assisted many ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience working as a Counselor. I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and PTSD. My counseling style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating my clients with empathy, respect, compassion, cultural sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic, dialectical-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,SAC-IT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 10 years of experience working as a social worker. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, isolation, trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. My counseling style is warm and laid-back. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. My approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodyna...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,MS,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker with certificates in marriage and family therapy and grief counseling. Over the years I have taken a nontraditional career path working in counseling, education, the arts, and management. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. My approach combines humanism, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and ecopsychology. I believe that we all have the skills and solutions within us to solve problems, but at times we need guidance and support in doing so. It takes insight to realize that...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Welcome! My name is Toni Morgan-Jones and I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Wisconsin. I have over 23 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood instability, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief and loss. I also have experience working with clients and their families that are dealing with persistent mental illness (psychosis and schizophrenia). I have work in private outpatient clinics, county based mental health services, and inte...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

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 survi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi, my name is Anne Jessen and I live in a small town in Iowa. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa, and have been licensed since 2011. I’ve also been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin since 2021. I received my Master's degree in mental health counseling in 2006 from the University of Northern Iowa. I greatly enjoy helping others, and working together with clients to assist them in achieving their goals and reaching their highest potential. I understand that life can be challenging, and sometimes we need someone who will lis...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am so glad you are here, exploring options for taking care of yourself. I specialize in treating co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and personality disorders. I draw from Dialectic Behavior, Rational Emotive, and Solution Focused therapies. I believe in a multifaceted approach that is person based: everyone is unique and should be supported in a way that makes sense for them and their circumstances. I have spent a great deal of my career supporting those seeking recovery from substance use disorders and treat...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMS, LPC, CASC, ICS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

Troubled times can create anxious thoughts and choices. Whether wanting the sadness to end, or [re]discovering purposefulness, or wrestling with uncomfortable thoughts, targeted therapy can help. I believe that the answers lay within each of us. My training has focused on mitigating trauma, resolving grief, and tolerating uncertainty. I am EMDR certified, utilize mindfulness and cognitive therapy models, and have advanced training in working with addictions and other troubling behavior issues. Adding meditation as a daily ritual can be clarifying and fruitful in ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with grief and loss. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have been a mental health and substance abuse therapist for the past 20 years working with both adolescents and adults. I like to balance my background in cognitive behavioral work with emotions focused processes to help bring balance and peace between what our lives look like and what we want our lives to look like through authenticity. My goal in working with you is to take the time to listen and understand your counseling needs to heal your emotional pain beyond symptoms management. My area of expertise is in mood disorders (depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed clinical social worker living in Wisconsin, with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, intimacy related issues, & depression. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I believe every human has the capacity and potential to achieve their objectives and discover more about themselves. My goals as a therapist are to help one find self-acceptance and inner contentment without relying on validation from the outside. Everyone has their own personal journey and I am dedicated to helping others problem solve and find solutions to achieve a state of well-being. My lifetime experience with my horses has taught me about the importance of humility, patience, empathy, adaptability, and selflessness. I bring these same principles to the ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Wisconsin (Amherst, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 8 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Amherst?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Amherst area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Amherst and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Amherst or elsewhere in Portage or the state of Wisconsin.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Amherst therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Amherst due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Amherst and elsewhere throughout the state of Wisconsin you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Amherst to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Amherst, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Amherst, WI, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 54406 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

54406

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 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.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.