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Shelley Janz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working in the State of Wisconsin with both Individuals and Couples. During my career, I have over 10 years experience working with individuals experiencing grief, loss, and end of life concerns. My specialties also include; relationship/family issues, anger management, depression/anxiety issues, and life coaching personal development. I also have experience working with LGTBQ+ clients, as well as First Responder/Law Enforcement groups. My counseling style is person centered; focused on inclusivity, and compassion. My goal is to help you identify your specific goals and then use a treatment plan to help meet your unique and specific needs. I am professionally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I believe, however, that no one style or technique is good for every person or situation, so I tailor my approach to what works best for you. Our work together is a "judgment free" zone. Regardless of your Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, or Race, I believe strongly in treating everyone with dignity and respect. Talking to someone you don't know about personal issues can be very intimidating. It takes courage to seek help to achieve a happier and more fulfilling life. If you are ready to start that journey towards achieving your goals, then I will be there each step of the way to help guide you toward them. I look forward to working with you!

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Lindsay Connon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Lindsay :) Our mind and body interact on so many levels, so I tend to use a very holistic approach to treatment. I also like to work with you to find out what you are looking for with treatment. Life can be really overwhelming sometimes, I want to help you on the journey of finding yourself, giving yourself love, and changing things that you want to change. I have a wide range of experience, I would say my areas of expertise lie in: anxiety, self-love/worth, mindfulness, personality disorders, communication, relationship issues/couples counseling, life transitions, work stress/compassion fatigue, and depression. I really look forward to working with you and getting to know your needs better!

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Lynet Uttal

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,PhD
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

SCHEDULING: Try to schedule in my open slots but I try to schedule people based on your best times and dates, so when we are matching we will find your best time. I am not available before 10 am or after 6 pm but I am available on some Saturdays. My name is Lynet Uttal, a licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist. When working together, my hope is that you will become more comfortable with yourself. Maybe you want to talk about a problem you are having right now (like a relationship that is making you feel bad) or you want to talk about something from your past that keeps hurting you. We can also work on a decision you have to make or motivation to get moving on a project (like writing a book or losing weight/practicing a healthier lifestyle). Some people are looking for purpose or meaning in life--we can also work on that. As a social worker, I also pay attention to the conditions of your life: Do you have enough money? Do you like where you live? Are you in the right job? In the right relationship? Do you need to change your career? Move to a different part of the country? Do you want help identifying and applying for support services? Are you struggling with cultural differences with the people in your life? Are you caring for an aging parent? In addition to teaching you some techniques (like how to manage anxiety or depression), I will also work with you to understand the cause of the discomfort and ways to understand it. My style of doing therapy is to carefully listen to you and to ask questions so that both you and I can develop a deep understanding of what is bothering you and how you want to improve/change your life. If you want, I can also provide some coaching for how you might change the way you do things or interact with people so that you are more comfortable with yourself and your lifestyle. We will do a lot of talking and find answers that work for you. I have experience working with people with many different types of concerns and levels of experience with therapy. I enjoy helping people figure out what is going on in their lives and finding more peace with themselves. My work with each person is different because I tailor how we work to who you are and what you are grappling with. I have experience helping people with changing jobs, getting fired, deciding to leave relationships, how to start relationships in a healthy way, parent-adult children relationships, learning how to present yourself calmly even when inside you feel like a tornado. I also like to facilitate thinking about regrets to turn them into stories you can live with instead of continue to be tortured by the ones you have. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. David Winemiller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a clinical psychologist with 30+ years experience providing mental health services to the people of Wisconsin. In this time I have worked in large medical centers, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health clinics, and private practice. My familiarity with virtual (online) service began in the early 2000s and has evolved along with the technology over the past two decades. In my experience, the quality of the therapeutic connection with clients has been determined by our mutual collaboration, not the modality of our interaction (i.e., virtual versus in-person). When working with me, you can be assured of my undivided attention and complete engagement in helping you find a better way to approach the psychological challenges you are facing. I have connected with literally thousands of people across the age spectrum, from adolescents to adults to the elderly. My expertise covers an extensive array of problem areas including depression/exhaustion, anxiety/worry, ADHD/autism, self-esteem, life-changes, work/career issues, family relationships, and much more. My clinical approach is customized to best address your unique needs, and draws on the techniques of diverse theoretical backgrounds ranging from cognitive-behavioral to interpersonal/humanistic. My style of interaction is inclusive, non-judgemental and conversational; punctuated with frequent illustrative metaphors and humorous observations. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your journey toward greater happiness and peace of mind.

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Janet Jacobs

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming whatever challenges 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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Robin Cline

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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Abrahm Weber

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Stephen Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTCareer difficultiesDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

We all know that asking for help and talking about how we are feeling is difficult, but it can have an incredibly positive impact once we start and I want to thank you for beginning this journey. I am a seasoned therapist with extensive experience working with a variety of needs. I am licensed in Wisconsin with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Lindsey Skaife

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsEating disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to my practice. I have a masters degree in community counseling as well as an educational specialist degree in school psychology. With over 16 years of experience, I specialize in providing compassionate therapy utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and solution focused therapy. My expertise lies in the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and depression. I work with individuals aged 12 years and above, offering a supportive environment where we can work together to achieve your goals and improve your well-being. Whether you're navigating challenging emotions or seeking to enhance your overall mental health, I am here to support you on your journey towards positive change and growth.

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Danika Hojnacki

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome, first off, let me say that I am so glad that you are here and I am really looking forward to working with you. I have been working in Wisconsin as a licensed professional counselor for over 10 years. I have a lot of experience helping clients learn to manage anxiety, depression, big life transitions, trauma, relationship problems, divorce, anger management, ADHD, ASD, PTSD, self-harm, and more. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. My style of therapy is eclectic as I like to create a treatment plan that is unique to each person that I work with. I strive to create a warm and inviting environment that will allow you to feel safe and to grow. I believe in treating everyone with kindness, empathy, respect, and honesty. Some therapeutic approaches that I utilize are person centered, CBT, DBT, and Gestalt therapy. I understand that it takes a lot of courage to come to therapy and that it can be a bit scary at first. I will do everything that I can to make this a positive experience for you and help you take those first steps towards change.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Balsam Lake

Finding the best therapist close by in Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake. 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 Balsam Lake, 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 Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake, elsewhere in Polk, or in the greater state of Wisconsin.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Balsam Lake, 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 Balsam Lake psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Balsam Lake 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Balsam Lake 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 in Balsam Lake?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Balsam Lake 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.

Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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 54810 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 Balsam Lake counselor?

Before seeing your Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Balsam Lake, 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.

Balsam Lake 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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.

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