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Jacqueline Clausius -Guthreau

Offering therapy in WI
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hello - I am Jackie a licensed therapist that has worked in the behavioral health and occupational field for over a decade. My mission as a therapist is to help you navigate through life’s challenges and support you throughout the journey . I maintain a judgment-free space, a space that is challenging and comfortable, and a process that is enlightening as well as retrospective. Using a strengths-based perspective, I am able deploying personal strengths to aid recovery and empowerment to help you overcome obstacles in your life. I pride myself on not only being helpful in our sessions but giving you tools that you can take with you that have real world applications. I take an individualized approach with each client, using solution-focused, Motivational Interviewing, and cognitive behavioral strategies. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, coping with life transitions and relationship issues, and career difficulties. I also have a strong background in teaching people how to use coping skills relating to anxiety, boundaries, and confidence building. I also have a significant amount of experience assisting people build effective communication skills which are important in successful relationships, work environments and family situations. Thank you for your interest and congratulations in taking the first steps toward therapy and making the life changes you want to make!

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Candace Buckley

Offering therapy in WI
License: LCSW,FDC,CMS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

Choosing a therapist can be quite difficult because you want to ensure there is a good fit so you are  comfortable sharing personal information and receiving the assistance you are seeking.  I hope you will allow me the opportunity to meet your goals.  My name is Candace Williams and I have been an  LCSW for over the past 20 years.  I graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a concentration in Health/ Mental Health.   I am fortunate to have worked with many different people in many different settings. I have worked a wide range of adults from various backgrounds.   My experience ranges vastly from being a first responder during September 11th to working in mental health clinics, private practice companies, hospices, and hospitals. In my private practice, I have addressed many various issues from mental health diagnosis to adjusting to new situations, work with sincerity, compassion and nonjudgement, addiction issues, dealing with grief, improving communication strategies, or talking out a complex decision.  It is really important for me to help get to the root cause of an issue so that we do not just put on a band-aid but, instead, help you solve the issue for good. I will provide a nurturing environment where you can talk candidly about your concerns. I do not practice just one type of therapy because I believe there are bits and pieces that work from each one.  The trick is ensuring I am using a method that works best for you in a timely manner.  A good therapist will meet you where you are and will think outside of the box.  I promise I will ensure we work on your goals that best meet your needs.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve you!

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Demitra Hahnfeld

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS,LPC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
4 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Demitra Hahnfeld (I go by Demi). I have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) in the state of Wisconsin. I pride myself on being someone who has “been there,” meaning, I have fought to overcome mental health challenges myself. While no two journeys are the same, it can help knowing that the professional you’re seeing isn’t just speaking from a textbook. I have spent the last four years assisting people with varying disabilities to navigate both personal and career-focused challenges. My experience is broad and ranges from anxiety, depression, and trauma, to multicultural considerations and acquired disabilities, to memory, focus, executive functioning, and beyond. My approach is eclectic, meaning I pull from different theoretical orientations and tailor my communication style to your unique needs. I will match my pace to yours. Whether you have concrete goals in mind or you aren’t sure where to start, it is my goal to provide the safe space necessary for you to grow and evolve. Ultimately, I aim for progress over perfection and learning how to grow through what you go through. I look forward to working with you on your mental wellness journey!

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William Hoffman III

Offering therapy in WI
License: LPCC,LADC,William Henry Hoffman III
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
7 years of experience

"I am a therapist who believes in empowering individuals via a client-centered approach to recognize existing strengths and discover new ones that will enable them to achieve their goals and make positive changes." I believe that creating a therapeutic relationship of trust and safety is a cornerstone of building the framework that enables clients to achieve their goals. I strive to work collaboratively with clients via a person-centered approach in a manner that empowers them to identify existing strengths and discover new ways to approach challenges and move toward improved mental health and wellness. My areas of specialty and focus include anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, professional/career issues, and overall quality of life challenges. My focus is on working with adults (individuals and couples) 18 and over. I utilize evidenced-based approaches that include CBT, MI, ACT, elements of DBT, and other interventions (including meditation and mindfulness) – recognizing that each client is unique and deserving of an individualized approach.

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Danielle Osborne

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

My name is Danielle, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, poor self-esteem and suicidal thinking. I believe that clients need a safe place and a positive rapport with their therapist for growth to occur. I am passionate about helping clients learn how to set boundaries and emotionally take care of themselves. The therapy that I practice is supportive and empathetic. My approach is strengths based and utilizes CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, DBT, Psychoanalytic and Motivational Interviewing styles. My past work experiences involved providing therapy to at risk children and adults in crisis at a non-profit center and through the county. I graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor's degree in Social Work and received my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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Mary Hargarten

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

My name is Mary Hargarten and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am located in Milwaukee, WI. I have been doing therapy in person and online for 22 years. I have done therapy with individuals, couples and families. I have worked with clients around issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, family issues, domestic violence, self-esteem, sexual abuse, women’s issues, aging and issues at different life stages. It is my belief that we all have the resources we need inside of us to cope with the challenges that life throws at us. Sometime we just need a little help finding those coping skills and bringing them out. We all have strengths that we can develop and build on to help us cope better in day to day life. I believe that our family of origin can have a lot of influence on our ideas and beliefs so it is important to explore that influence and how it may be helping or hurting us in the present day. I believe in treating the whole person and in trying to find a good balance in all areas of our lives - physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual. My style is to be warm, caring, non-judgmental, compassionate and I have a good sense of humor. I try to step into your shoes so I can better understand exactly where you are coming from. You are the expert on your life and I am the expert on therapeutic strategies so we need to work together to see what will work best to get you where you want to go in your life. I think it takes tremendous courage to go to therapy and talk about your deepest feelings and fears. So just taking that step shows you are already moving in the right direction to shift your life in the way you want it to go. I use different types of therapy - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Bowen’s Family System’s therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps us look at our thoughts and beliefs and actions and how they are working positively or negatively for us. Solution Focused Therapy is about focusing on one issue at a time and setting goals to solve the problem. Motivational Interviewing is about finding out what motivates you to make changes in your behaviors. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy teaches how to accept the things we cannot change and commit to changing the things we can. It also teaches Mindfulness which is a very useful tool in everyday life. Bowen’s Family System Therapy talks about how we each need to “individuate” from our families by developing our own values and beliefs as an individual. I truly look forward to working with you. I love doing this work and being reminded daily of the strength of the human spirit.

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Kialeah Sumpter

Offering therapy in WI
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Alysia Smith

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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Sara Curtis

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 11 years of mental health professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Penelope McGee

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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.

How to find counseling in Black Creek

Finding the best therapist close by in Black Creek 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 Black Creek. 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 Black Creek, 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek, elsewhere in Outagamie, 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 Black Creek area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Black Creek 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek, 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek 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 54106 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek 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 Black Creek, 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.

Black Creek 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 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:

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