Life can be a walk in the park, or it can be a misadventure down a rugged trail. Sometimes, it can feel easy, and then the terrain grows uneven, and you end up falling.  Once you're down, apathy can keep you down. Who can help you get back up and navigate? A counselor based in Janesville can help you. 

Janesville is known as Wisconsin's Park City. It’s home to many different parks. Life is not always a walk in the park, but when you meet a counselor, you can learn to enjoy your surroundings regardless of who you are. 

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Krysten Rohlik

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Are you finding yourself struggling with fear, worry, sadness, or frustration? Do anxiety, worry and stress envelop your day to day? Do you often feel that you are not good enough? Do you struggle with emotions and/or feeling overwhelmed? Are you navigating a life transition, change, or relationship that has been a challenge? Do you sometimes feel like giving up altogether? Change is HARD! But it is possible, and I want to help you through that! Hi there, and welcome to Betterhelp! I am so glad that you are here, and I can't wait to help you to unpack the challenges you are navigating! My name is Krysten Rohlik. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of clinical experience. I have worked with all ages, populations, and a wide variety of challenges. It is huge that you are here seeking support, and I hope that you find your time in therapy to be exactly what you had hoped it to be. I want this space to be a safe and comfortable one for you to share anything and everything that you desire! I have significant experience working with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, aging/loss of independence, relationship issues, job/career challenges, identity, self esteem, OCD, attachment, boundaries/assertiveness, communication and many other life stressors and challenges. I view myself as being a warm and compassionate person people often say they feel very comfortable around, which is a hugely important aspect of therapy. Helping my clients to feel as at ease and safe as possible is a top priority! My approach is very solution focused and I also often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, among other approaches. I will tailor my approach in working with you to fit your unique needs in order to best help you to achieve the outcomes and goals important to you. My job is hugely important to me, and a high priority in my life! "Overcoming difficulties leads to knowledge, self-respect, and knowing yourself." -Alfred Adler I so much look forward to getting to know you, and supporting and empowering you to make positive lasting changes!

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Jennifer Limmex

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS,LPC,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a psychotherapist who specializes in addiction, shame, trauma, and helping others learn the art of self-compassion. I utilize Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to facilitate a large majority of my individual and group sessions. This action-oriented framework is congruent with my belief system and core values. Instead of expending energy resisting or denying their emotions toward a difficult concept, it encourages one to accept these emotions as an appropriate response to certain situations and to move forward regardless. This eases the conflict between how a person believes they are “supposed to” feel and how they realistically feel under circumstances to which they are exposed. I am a trained practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. (EMDR) This adaptive integrative processing approach uses bilateral stimulation and lateral eye movement to strengthen positive neural networks within one’s brain. It helps rescript and establish positive connections about a previously-held negative belief. It reinforces the positive pathway and helps the individual cope with the memory while applying new, positive beliefs about a negative situation. Using a holistic approach is essential in my practice. A person is not their diagnosis. A person is not their addiction. A person is a complex individual who deserves the care and respect that I would hope be shown toward myself or someone that is close to me. Working through shame is a process and a journey that is best traversed with compassion. I am currently only available for appointments during weekday hours with limited availability on weekends. Please consider if this will work for you and your schedule. Thank you.

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Dr. Autumn Lacy

Offering therapy in WI
License: PhD,LPC,ICS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 23 years of working in the field of human services. I have experience in working with a wide range of clients from persistent mental illness, personality disorders, substance use disorder and overall discomfort with life transitions. I have a lot of experience working with clients experiencing grief as well as intense anxiety issues and self harming behaviors. My approach to treatment is to understand the goals of my clients and to work on building skills that will help them reach those goals. I understand this takes a collaborative and trusting relationship. I believe that everyone has the capacity to live a more satisfying life with helpful guidance and skills. I believe very strongly in a safe and supportive environment, that also provides honest feedback and guidance. I am sure that I can help you set a path that will lead you to comfort and happiness with whatever has caused you to seek counseling.

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Johanna Lopez

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS,LPC
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

Hello! I am here for you, to listen and guide. What exactly does that mean? I understand the issues that you bring to our sessions are very important to you. You deserve to be heard. And in the process of listening to you, I intend to question and comment, giving you compassion, reflection, and the sum total of my expertise. That experience is broad and complex. I have a master's degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Wisconsin-- Milwaukee (1983) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin. In August of 2014, I also earned a Certificate of Completion from The University of Wisconsin-- Madison, focused on the topic of Mental Health and the Older Adult. It was important to me to back up my experience with scientific evidence regarding the aging process. After teaching middle school students for 15 years, I discovered that the best part of the school day was counseling individuals after school! So I became a guidance counselor, working in the same school long enough to counsel the children of my former students. I progressed into in-home therapy, working with teens who had a "brush" with the law. Rather than put them in detention, a judge would send them back home, to the same school, but with a counselor (like me!) who worked with them in both the school setting as well as the home setting. I eventually worked with another organization that specialized in helping Medicaid families. They needed counseling in child rearing, budgeting, time management, and basic survival skills. My therapeutic style is eclectic, that is, I use a variety of techniques to reach the goals you, the client, set in the beginning of our relationship. I do more listening than speaking. I move as fast or as slowly as you choose. Hopefully, you will trust me enough to be honest with me, knowing I won't judge you or hurt you with my words. I believe that people can change. If you are ready, I would love to support you in your journey. It would be a privilege to work with you.

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Ryan Worley

Offering therapy in WI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I believe that the narratives that we live with greatly determine how we experience life and express ourselves. My passion is to meet clients in that space of their story and help them move towards their goals in an effective and caring way utilizing a client-centered approach and the latest in relevant clinical research. I have an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP university. I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), an NCC (National Certified Counselor), and am working on several different certifications in trauma. I have over 20 years of experience working with all age groups in various contexts, such as private practice, community mental health, college counseling centers, and other non-profit settings. In addition to that, I am also a Clinical Director that oversees three different sites and several interns. I also have an extensive sports background. I was a four-sport athlete in high school, first-team all-state in basketball, and competed as an NCAA Division II scholarship student-athlete in basketball. I understand the toll that sports can have on an athlete's mental health because of the pressure to perform academically and athletically. Areas of Focus (But not limited to): - Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mood Disorders - Behavioral Addictions - Career Counseling - Prepare/Enrich Certified - Forgiveness and Reconciliation - Identity and Self-Esteem - Life Transitions and Adjustments - Men's Issues - Missionary Care - Family Issues - Pastoral Care - Shame and Guilt - Spiritual Concerns - Sports Performance - Therapist Care - Trauma, Grief, and Loss

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Rene' Domask

Offering therapy in WI
License: MA,LPC
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

ABOUT ME My name is Rene’ Beth Domask, and I am a licensed Mental Health Clinician in Wisconsin. I use a collaborative approach with my clients, as I consider them to be the master of their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The most important aspect of my work with you will be to build a positive, trusting therapeutic relationship in which we can work through whatever difficulties you may be facing - together. I believe in setting collaborative goals with my clients to help them with their areas of need, while also empowering them to use their strengths to overcome difficulties. I have a passion for helping people navigate toward healing and hope for the future. I respect your journey and believe that empathy and respect are important in building a healthy therapeutic relationship. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor your treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. The modalities that I utilize are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. My therapeutic approach is integrative and based on my client's specific needs. Everyone presents differently, so my approach will be tailored to you and your goals. When selecting a treatment approach, I will consider your social history, presenting concerns, and goals for treatment. I believe providing my clients with an individualized approach to treatment is the most effective way to help them be successful. My experience is varied within a wide array of settings, as I have provided individual and group therapy in community mental health agencies, Hospitals and County Jails throughout the state of Wisconsin. I believe that individuals are influenced by close relationships, communities, environment, and personal experiences. I strive to treat the therapeutic relationship with compassion and respect. My hope is that you will take the next steps so that we can begin the process of bringing about healing, and change to your situation. As your therapist, I will work with you in processing difficult feelings and emotions, and setting goals that are important to you, and help guide you as you work through them. If you're ready, I'm here to support you. I look forward to working with you! Rene’ Beth Domask, MA, LPC

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Robert Simcock

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
29 years of experience

I am licensed Professional Counselor & Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin with over 30 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with Stress and Anxiety, Anger Management, Adjusting to being Divorced, and self-defeating behaviors that are getting in the way of your quality of life. I use a cognitive behavioral therapy approach with my clients. My focus is to help clients recognize how their thinking about life events and situations is causing their unhealthy response and negative feelings. This process of changing your thoughts patterns can be challenging as it will involve letting go of long-held beliefs. During your counseling sessions, you will probably recieve homework assignments to complete and new behaviors to try out. Your willingness to step out of your comfort zone and try new beliefs and different behaviors will impact how beneficial your counseling is for you. I look forward to working with you.

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Susan Sigl

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Casey Mc Carragher

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
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, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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James Coley

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
4 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with just over four years of experience. My goal is to work with you as you journey to a more fulfilling life. I have worked with individuals like you with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, relationship issues, and much more. My approach is grounded in respect and compassion, and I firmly believe in walking alongside you as you navigate the changes you want to make. Sometimes, all it takes is a supportive, empathetic presence to help us see life's challenges from a different perspective. You are a unique individual with your own set of experiences, strengths, and goals, and I'm genuinely excited to embark on this therapeutic journey with you. Together, we'll explore how we can harness your uniqueness to create a path forward, tailored specifically to your needs and aspirations. Remember, growth is a continuous process, and I'm here to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to flourish. Life can indeed be tough, but with the right guidance and collaboration, I believe you can achieve the positive changes you're seeking. Let's work together to discover your full potential and find the path that leads you to where you want to be. I'm here, ready, and glad to assist you every step of the way.

How to find counseling in Janesville

Finding the best therapist close by in Janesville 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 Janesville. 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 Janesville, 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 Janesville 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 Janesville 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 Janesville, elsewhere in Rock, 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 Janesville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Janesville 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 Janesville 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 Janesville 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 Janesville, 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 Janesville 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 Janesville 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 Janesville 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 Janesville 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 Janesville 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 53547 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 Janesville 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 Janesville 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 Janesville, 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.

Janesville 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.

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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 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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53545, 53546, 53547, 53548

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