Stress can be a natural part of human life, and feeling overwhelmed at times is common. During life’s challenging seasons, therapy can offer support and tools for stress management and personal growth. When it comes to finding a therapist, Kenosha WI offers a wider variety of choices than many surrounding rural areas, but finding the right clinical mental health counseling can be difficult, even in more populated areas. 

One reason for this is that in the mental health field there are a number of evidence-based approaches that can be more or less effective based on the challenges being addressed and the preferences of the individual. For example, a licensed professional counselor specializing in family relationships may not necessarily be the best match for someone who is seeking treatment for mood disorders. Like traditional medicine, mental health counseling is specialized, and the type of therapy you need may not be available nearby. That’s where online therapy can help.

Online therapy with BetterHelp offers over 30,000 mental health professionals that specialize in a variety of areas from play therapy to dialectical behavioral therapy, to Christian counseling. Simply fill out an online questionnaire and BetterHelp will match you with a provider that meets your individual needs. And because therapeutic alliance can be an essential factor in success, if you want to change therapists you can do so at no additional cost. 

Online therapy can also be a convenient solution for busy professionals, parents, and students. Online sessions fit easily into any schedule, and with video chat, phone, and text messaging options you can talk to your therapist from the comfort of your own home or office. 

No matter what challenges you may be dealing with, therapy can promote healing and offer the tools to build a more fulfilling life. If you live in the Kenosha area and have been thinking about therapy for any reason, whether to explore perinatal mental health, treat a mood disorder, or simply to learn more about yourself, reach out to BetterHelp for a simple way to get started on your wellness journey.

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Dr. James Geidner

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

Dr. Jim Geidner has over 20 years of clinical experience working in a wide variety of settings, including psychiatric rehabilitation, child treatment centers and universities. He is currently a Professor of Health and Counseling and also works in private practice. With vast experience as a Clinical Supervisor at a wide variety of institutions, including Rush Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, among others, Dr. Geidner is well versed in numerous modes of therapy. His approach to therapy emphasizes finding the right treatment modality to meet each client's unique needs.

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Kristen Pavela

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,MSW,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor licensed in Wisconsin with over 5 years of experience working as a clinical social worker, psychocounselor and Substance Abuse Counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, other Mental Health concerns, relationship issues, parenting problems, Domestic Violence-both victims and predators, Anger Management, and addictions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic and person-centered, and strengths based counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Holly Erskine

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, my name is Holly Erskine and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Wisconsin. You have demonstrated a lot of courage by reaching out for help. I am here to offer you a safe space where you can feel heard. I approach psychotherapy using a trauma-informed perspective which means your struggles are understandable based on your life experiences and we can work together to find effective ways to achieve your goals. I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2008 and have expertise in working with clients who struggle with trauma-related symptoms, PTSD, complex trauma, emotion dysregulation, mood disorders, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. My training includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and DBT Prolonged Exposure trauma therapy. I often include other therapeutic approaches to best meet the individualized needs of the clients I work with. Safety is necessary for healing. I am committed to providing empathic and compassionate care so you feel comfortable and free to explore personal change. I will prioritize our therapeutic relationship and work in partnership with you to develop treatment goals that are meaningful to you. During our first session, we will begin to build our relationship and discuss any questions or concerns you may have about therapy. Next, our goal will be to gain a mutual understanding of what you would like to gain from therapy and work together to develop a treatment plan. I find meaning and purpose in helping others impacted by trauma, mental illness, and other mental health issues. My passion is to foster empowerment and healing so clients can achieve lives worth living. I look forward to talking with you!

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Dr. Toni Morgan-Jones

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
23 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! My name is Toni Morgan-Jones and I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Wisconsin. I have over 23 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood instability, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief and loss. I also have experience working with clients and their families that are dealing with persistent mental illness (psychosis and schizophrenia). I have work in private outpatient clinics, county based mental health services, and integrated services programs (CCS/CST/CSP). I have worked in large urban areas (Madison and Milwaukee) as well as small rural Wisconsin communities. In my practice I use different interventions depending on what works best including solution focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, rational emotive, and humanistic. It has been my experience that many clients have been significantly shaped by events that are either outside of their control or have always felt outside of their control. These events significantly impact how a person views themselves and the world around them. I have worked with many brave individuals that have allowed me to be a part of their exploration of these experiences and the impact they have had on them emotionally and psychologically. It takes strength to face the hurts of the present and past to start the journey of healing. I look forward to working with you on this journey towards health, wellness, and happiness. Areas of Interest: Depression Stress and Anxiety Relationship challenges/co-dependency Trauma Grief and loss Also experienced in: family conflict, parenting issues, anger management, bi-polar disorder, attachment issues, aging issues, blended family issues, guilt and shame Clinical Approaches: Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy Years of experience: 23

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Danielle Merriam

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a 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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Blu Wilkins

Offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

My compassion and dedication to every client's therapeutic process shines through my work. I honor every client's individual values, perspectives, and goals and will embrace your uniquenesses. As an experienced therapist, of 20 years, I have worked with a vast range of issues, which has given me a wide spectrum of understanding and experience. The outcome of this is finely illustrated in my work with my clients today. I look forward to being a part of this journey with you.

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Jolynda Peterson

Offering therapy in WI
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin and Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, & major life changes. 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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Kristie Fleurimond

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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Lester Menke

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 12 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 believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Heather Talley

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Kenosha

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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).

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

Therapists in Kenosha, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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?

BetterHelp's verified Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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.

Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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 53141 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 Kenosha 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 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 Kenosha.

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 from a therapist. A Kenosha 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 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 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 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 Kenosha, 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.

Kenosha 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 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Kenosha:

53140, 53141, 53142, 53143, 53144, 53171

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