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Josh Eastlick

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Josh and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin, USA. To begin, I value you for your courage to ask a professional stranger like me to be in your corner. And, I am honored at the opportunity to get to be in your proverbial corner, supporting your healing and growth. As such, you can always count on me to be a compassionate and encouraging resource throughout our work together. Additionally, I see you as the primary field expert of the data (i.e. your past thoughts, feelings, experiences) of your life. Together, we will analyze the data you provide, so being authentic here is key. It is through this collaboration process of sifting through your life's data that we can develop the best strategies to help you reach your counseling goals in response to said data. Once you have accomplished in therapy what you wanted to, then our therapeutic relationship will come to its end. This is often a difficult time to say goodbye, but it is a healthy one as it promotes your ongoing growth and prohibits any potential codependent counselor-client relationship from hindering your autonomy. My hope for you is that you live your life with more peace, hope, strength, and resolve as a result of every session that we meet. Naturally, I aim to support your pursuit of those personal revelations that will empower you to overcome & heal from whatever past issues, hurts, traumas, fears, and negative beliefs that have brought you to counseling. My desire as your therapist is that you would experience growth in your self-confidence, self-understanding, and self-skills as a result of our time together. So, much of what I do in my therapeutic approach with you will seamlessly embody these things. If you choose me, then know that you will find a professional ally who will treat you with compassion and respect all the while delivering support-based insights and ideas to help you achieve your counseling goals in the most efficient and effective way possible. So, if my therapeutic approach sounds like something you'd see yourself benefiting from, then I look forward to working with you! (But if not, that's okay, too; and, I wish you the best in finding a counselor that fits what you're looking for!) Sincerely, Josh

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Marcy Drummy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MS.Ed.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

It's your time to SHINE! Congratulations on taking the first step to a brighter tomorrow!! I am a client-focused counseling professional licensed in Wisconsin with over 20 years of experience working as an educator, counselor, child specialist, and life coach. I have worked with individuals of all ages, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, stress, grief, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma as well as mental, emotional and sexual abuse. I counsel with warmth and compassion, in order to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship based on respect. My counseling modalities include demonstrated performance in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, trauma counseling, domestic violence counseling, family therapy, child advocacy in divorce, mediation, and couples therapy. Together, we will develop goals and a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My mission is to support and empower you, in order to live a life full of joy! I look forward to working with you!

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Danielle Merriam

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there! I'm Dani and I am so glad you found me. Are you struggling with the changes you are experiencing during your pregnancy? Have you had a baby and are now struggling with Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety and/or OCD? Do you have a history or are currently struggling with disordered eating and/or body image issues? I can help. There is hope, you are not alone, and with the right support and therapy, you can start to feel more like yourself. I love what I do, and that is helping women and mothers find their way back to their authentic selves. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to guide treatment. I am really looking forward to getting to know you and helping you get on your way to feeling more like yourself, finding yourself and making peace with yourself.

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Joseph Leonard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My ideal client is someone coping with mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and/or substance abuse. I specialize in Behavioral Activation as an evidenced based intervention for treating mood disorders and moving clients toward their goals. I also enjoy working with couples and families to help them communicate better and resolve interpersonal conflict in a healthy way. I'm a certified Prepare-Enrich marital/premarital counselor. I am a systemic family therapist, who examines all dimensions of my clients' lives - biological, psychological, relational, and social - to help them grow in a positive way. As a therapist, I am warm, empathetic, and understanding. I believe that all thoughts, feelings, and behavior serve a purpose. My goal is to help clients identify their purpose and then work to find healthier, more constructive ways to accomplish that purpose. I believe every person is unique and I help each client self actualize their full potential. I am also a certified functional nutrition counselor with a passion for exploring nutrition and lifestyle factors that impact mental health. If you are seeking to improve your mental health through nutrition and natural methods, we can do a comprehensive assessment to explore this approach. I look forward to working with you on your mental health goals.

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Dr. Marty Sapp

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am Dr. Marty Sapp, and I am a licensed psychologist with more than 33 years of experience. I am a full professor emeritus in counseling psychology with a specialization in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, and short-term therapy. I am so glad you took this first step of reaching out for support! I see counseling as support, problem solving, and taking action. Whether you want to navigate difficulties in your life, repair relationships, or build a strong foundation for your mental and emotional wellness. I am here to help! We can work together to move past obstacles, so you can take steps to achieve your goals. I want the therapeutic process to feel helpful and worthwhile, and I look forward to working with you. Take care!

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Chad Walters

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counseling in Wisconsin with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe you are the expert of your own story and your own experiences. Together we can work on identifying strengths and taking back control of your emotions, your thoughts, and your life. I understand that change can be a difficult process, but by seeking services, you are taking the first step towards a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you in that process.

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Nicole Reiff

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Michael Zulli

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California and Wisconsin with 40 plus years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence issues. I also have experience working with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Steven Kirkilas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): Msw,Lcsw
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Steven Kirkilas. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago. For the past 10 years, I have assisted individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in overcoming their unique struggles. I believe my role is to meet individuals where they are at, nonjudgmentally. My most passionate work is in providing trauma informed care. I am trained in EMDR therapy and enjoy using somatic therapies. I am also passionate about the benefit of mindfulness practice in managing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and many other struggles. Lastly, I believe every person deserves to be understood, please feel welcome.

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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

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, eating disorders, & depression. 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 a therapist for counseling in Black Earth

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Black Earth 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 Earth, elsewhere in Dane, 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 Black Earth 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 Black Earth 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 Earth 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 Earth 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 Black Earth online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Black Earth, 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 Black Earth 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 Black Earth 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 Earth 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 Black Earth 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 Black Earth 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 Black Earth?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Black Earth 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.

Black Earth 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 Black Earth 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 Earth 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 53515 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 Black Earth counselor?

Before seeing your Black Earth 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 Black Earth.

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 Black Earth 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 Black Earth 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 Black Earth, 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 Earth 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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