Living out your days in a beautiful family-oriented community should be very pleasing. You have a place where you can succeed and you should be able to feel safe. Thoughts of depression and anxiety can wind up making things difficult no matter where you live. If you are having a tough time with your mental health, then you can seek help to start getting better.

Finding a Baraboo-area counselor that can assist you will be easy. They have the compassion and understanding that you need in order to alleviate your symptoms of depression and anxiety. Things may feel very tough right now but they will get better in the future. You can start the process of healing today by contacting a Baraboo counselor.

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Christina Manolatos

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience

My goal is to provide comfort and care for you as well as a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about everything and anything. Sometimes we just want someone to listen, and even that alone can be therapeutic. I am willing to listen to you and help you understand your thoughts and feelings better. You are not alone; allow me to be there for you. As a psychotherapist I am trained in working with individuals, as well as groups to help them manage a range of psychological and emotional issues ranging from anxiety disorders to psychosis. Having completed my MSc in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, I am capable of understanding inner conflicts as well as addressing each person’s thought process, feelings and behavior with respect, sensitivity and empathy. During these years, I have learned how to work with issues of diversity in different settings, as well as how to deal with crisis or conflict. I have worked in settings such as mental health hospital, college setting, worked with the unemployed population, as well as the incarcerated. I hold an LPC license from Wisconsin as well as Illinois, and I am a Licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist . My counseling style is warm and empathetic, and I am highly influencedby the existential/humanistic approach, while incorporating brain-based techniques.

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Genna Cincogrono

Offering therapy in WI
License: LMHC,QS, MCAP
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 5 years of experience working in the substance abuse/addiction field and in private practice. Currently I am the Clinical Director of a substance abuse facility, and operate a small private practice. I have helped clients with a variety of issues including substance abuse, trauma, process/cross addictions, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, relationship and family issues, stress, phase of life issues, low self-esteem, and personality disorders. I have also had a lot of experience working with many different cultures and pride myself on being highly culturally sensitive and knowledgeable. My approach to therapy is warm yet direct. I enjoy encouraging and empowering my clients to make positive changes in their lives. I provide a non-bias, non-judgmental atmosphere, and supportive atmosphere. I utilize a variety of different theories and techniques including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, Rapid Trauma Resolution, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology, family and couples counseling, and more. I maintain several certifications and have been trained in specific therapies including: Mastered Certified Addiction Professional; Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist; Rapid Trauma Resolution w/Clinical Hypnosis; Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 1 Certified; DBT skills, and EMDR. I commend anyone who is looking to better themselves. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Amanda Rue

Offering therapy in WI
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionADHD
18 years of experience

Hey there, and welcome!! I am so happy that you are here, and reading my page!  That means that you have already taken the first step towards making the conscious decision that you would like to make a change, and grow. I would love to be the one to help assist and support you on your unique healing journey! My name is Amanda, and I am a clinical psychotherapist with over 15 years of varied experiences. I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University (NYU). My specialty areas are ADHD, couples therapy, parent-adolescent relationships, intimate relationships, life transitions, chronic health conditions, depression, anxiety, addiction, woman's concerns, and self esteem/self concept issues.I am also a certified ADHD specialist and ADHD coach. I am very passionate about promoting awareness, education, treatment, and understanding of people affected by ADHD (and anything else that affects mental health!!!). Besides doing the traditional therapist role, I have had the opportunity to do some additional experiences in the field that has broadened my knowledge, skill set, humility, and understanding. I have taught “Introduction to Psychology” and “Family Systems” courses at local universities. This gave me an opportunity to help shape the future practitioners in the field, and also fine tune my own knowledge and skills. I had the opportunity to be a key note speaker at a “Suicide Prevention and Awareness” walk, and then was able to walk alongside and talk with people that had been affected by suicide. I have had the opportunity to do outreach clinics abroad in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. I was part of a team that conducted original research on the effectiveness of strength-based therapy techniques with adolescents in the criminal justice system, gangs, and/or abused drugs. I helped counsel and support people that had been newly diagnosed with type-one diabetes in the hospital. In New York City, I counseled teen parents that attended public high school, and also worked as the Brooklyn Borough Supervisor for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) where I was assigned by the court high risk child welfare cases to follow up, and then give the court my clinical recommendation on what was in the best interest of the children involved. I have worked as a therapist on in-patient behavioral health units, and also in-patient drug recovery centers. I have been contracted by the government to assume the position of “Director of Psychological Health” for the entire National Guard in the state of Wisconsin, and oversee all behavioral health services for those soldiers and their family members. All of these experiences have shaped me as a therapist, and prepared me to be in private practice for the last eight years. My therapeutic approach is warm, compassionate, interactive, and centered around you. I utilize leading psychological modalities in my treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and client-centered therapy. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important thing to establish in counseling.  It's a unique working relationship where you can feel free to say absolutely anything and everything with no fear of judgement. I want you to know there is absolutely nothing you can say where I would judge you or think less of you. Your feelings are just that...your feelings. I want you to feel understood, empowered, supported, and validated to be authentically you. It's in creating this safe space for you that healing can begin! I will help you to arrive at insight, give you tools and strategies that will help you move forward, and guide and encourage you towards achieving your goals. I want to help you feel excited about your life! I tell people that it is usually the healthy people that come to therapy.  That is because it takes a lot of courage, motivation, and self awareness to change. I would love to be the one to help facilitate you with making those changes, while giving you the support and compassion you deserve to do it! I look forward to working with you! Warm regards, Amanda Rue, LCSW, MSW

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David Ordan

Offering therapy in WI
License: M.S.,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
4 years of experience

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! These words inspire us to look forward to a bright future, something we can count on as we move through life. But what happens when the life we hoped for slips out of our grasp? When our careers stall, or when our relationships go sour, or when we can’t shake off the effects of painful experiences? Since earning my MS in Clinical Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, I have learned that each of us is full of talent and potential. We all have something important to contribute to the world. All we need is a way to discover the unique qualities, drives and passions that make us who we are. My approach to treatment is based on Solution Focused Brief Counseling. My goal is to help people find the strong, hopeful and capable parts of their personality and strengthen them in every day life. We do this first by exploring your key relationships and how they have impacted your life over time. Once we uncover your (not so hidden) strengths, we work together to improve your well being. My experience includes working with singles and couples, as well as men seeking career transition counseling. I have worked with people from all faiths, gender identity and sexual orientation. How I can be of service: If you looking for help: (1) building a better future, particularly in your career (2) overcoming relationship challenges, or (3) coming to terms with painful memories so you can move on, I look forward to working with you to help you meet those goals.

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Ashley Lynch

Offering therapy in WI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

Hello, my name is Ashley Lynch and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. I have been working in the field of mental health since 2012 in various settings and roles. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from George Williams College in 2016. My first exposure to assisting people with mental health was during my undergraduate program where I worked with individuals in group homes. I found conversing with the clients and talking through their struggles, passions, and goals so rewarding that it led me to pursue my masters degree specifically with the goal of clinical counseling. During my post-graduate work I interned at the Alzheimer's Association where I would do short term therapy and crisis intervention with caregivers. From there I graduated and worked as the facility director for a senior care facility. I had the opportunity to move on from there and discovered a new passion in providing clinical care to college aged students. I approach clinical sessions with an empathetic disposition and make it my goal to meet my clients where they are at. In session, I work with my clients to set up a treatment plan that they feel comfortable with and establish goals that are attainable. My main areas of focus have been anxiety/panic attacks, depression, end of life/hospice/caregiving, self-esteem, motivation, and grief.

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Jaclene Newell

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed professional in Wisconsin with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, panic attacks relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, friendly, collaborative, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and kindness. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is ecletic; combining cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, interpersonal rhythm therapy, music therapy, art therapy, narrative therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I love to work with you to see and discover what works best for you.

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Melanie Amini-Hajibashi

Offering therapy in WI
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin with over 4 years providing therapy to teens, adults, and families. I have worked with a variety of issues including PTSD and Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, goal-setting, self-harm, parenting skills, social skills, poor body image, self-esteem, and helping people finding purpose and meaning in their lives. My approach is warm, supportive, encouraging, collaborative, and accountable. I work with clients to dream of life outside of suffering. Together, we create mini steps to move you into the direction of your best self. I use a holistic and integrative approach to counseling including the use of evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). As well as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, essential oils, art, dance, creative writing, exercise, and nature. I am proud of you for finally making space for you. You are deserving of a life filled with joy, passion, happiness, and the ability to navigate obstacles in a safe and effective way.

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Arriann Tauer

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

With over 15 years of experience in the field, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in crafting practical solutions with my clients. I'm all about finding what works best for each individual, so you can be assured that I'll be there every step of the way on your journey to mental wellness. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, grief, or just need a little help with coping skills and life stress, I'm here for you! My warm and welcoming approach will make you feel safe and supported throughout the process.

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Sara Goetz

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I'm also certified in Integrative Wellness and Nutrition for Mental Health. 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. 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. If you are suffering with anxiety, depression, PTSD, work or relationship issues, I encourage you to reach out for a therapy appointment with me now as it will be a different experience than your typical talk therapy sessions. We will look at your life holistically because everything around you impacts your thoughts, feelings and behavior.

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Mary Goggins

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey and Wisconsin with 17 years of professional work experience. 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!

How to find counseling in Baraboo

Finding the best therapist close by in Baraboo 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Baraboo. 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 Baraboo, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Baraboo or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Baraboo 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 Baraboo, elsewhere in Sauk, 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 Baraboo area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Baraboo 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 Baraboo 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 Baraboo 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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 Baraboo, 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 as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Baraboo 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 Baraboo helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Baraboo 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 Baraboo 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 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Baraboo 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 lot of people in WI, providers 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 53913 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Baraboo 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

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. A Baraboo 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 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 mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 Baraboo, 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.

Baraboo 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 through the contact page or send an email to

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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