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Bonneka Seals

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS,LPC, CSAC, ICS, CCTP, CTMH,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience

I recognize each person has their own unique struggles and seeking help is a big step. Thank you for taking the first steps in seeking help. I offer a variety of services tailored to your specific needs. As a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, I provide social and emotional support to individuals struggling with relationships, life stressors, depression, anxiety, life transitions, addictions, trauma, mental health challenges, as well as many other life situations. I serve adults who are suffering and/or perhaps feel "stuck" in their lives due to sadness, worries about the future, negative self-evaluations, dissatisfaction with how they look, dealing relationship conflicts, or difficulty navigating through major life decisions. My specialized training in trauma allows me to help empower survivors of traumatic situations including abusive relationships to facilitate change. My focus is on the person as a whole, not the mental health disorder. Together we can work through the process of growth and change as well as helping you free yourself from “unhealthy patterns.” Developing mindfulness and self-awareness is the origin of change. There is a strong connection between mental health and happiness. You are in control of your happiness. Let me help you navigate to your destination of " happiness. " My counseling philosophy is based on a collaborative empathic relationship between the client and the therapist. When asked about my treatment approach, I often respond with "it's 'our' approach." My role is collaborative. Therefore, I will not tell you what to think or do, but rather, develop a relationship that allows us to find the answers together. As a licensed therapist, my theory for counseling is an integrative approach which includes client-centered, emotionally focused, and evidence based methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused, Person-centered, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Therapy. My areas of specialty include substance abuse, trauma, anxiety/depression, domestic violence, life coaching, career counseling, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem issues, severe mental health issues and mindfulness. As a licensed mental health therapist, I am committed to "being there" for you. I am the perfect match for you as a therapist. You are in the driver seat of your life. When you are ready to make the changes for a happier "you" contact me. I look forward to working with you!

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Joseph Miller

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS,LMHC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York , Wisconsin and Florida and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I worked over twenty years as a Department of Veterans Affairs Readjustment and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and as a United States Air Force Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. I served in the United States Army for twenty three years primarily as a Medical Evacuation Pilot. My overseas assignments include Afghanistan, Korea, Okinawa and Turkey. My counseling approach is to establish a therapeutic alliance with my clients and assist them with moving in directions of more satisfying life experiences and relationships. I would like the opportunity to assist you with developing a plan to enhance your life experience.

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Claudia Asztalos

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

My therapeutic philosophy is that it's not what is wrong with you but what happened to you. I believe that symptoms like anxiety and depression are not signs of weakness but messages to our mind and body telling us that something is not right and needs to be addressed. Maladaptive ways of coping may have once served us by dulling stress or pain but are not working any more, and so we have to learn new, healthier, more adaptive coping skills. I believe both the body and mind work together and are ultimately designed to survive, heal and thrive. Sometimes we just need understanding, validation and support to navigate the process. I love to help clients and empower them to help themselves. I understand how important it is to find a counselor you can connect with; one that is caring, respectful and skillful. I have had my own therapy during my life and approach clients the way I wanted to be treated.I can relate to clients that have attempted therapy more than once and are frustrated and tired. I understand what that is like and commend you for trying again. Change can be scary but often less scary than staying stuck. Seeking out counseling takes a lot of courage and strength. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over five years of experience working with clients with various concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Assertiveness/Boundaries, Attachment Issues and Emotional,Sexual and Physical Abuse. Being a more mature counselor brings with it life experience, insight and knowledge; at the same time I am flexible, open and always seeking emerging therapeutic approaches. I believe in treating clients as individuals that have unique strengths and resiliencies and do not fit neatly into diagnostic categories. My counseling style is warm, approachable and authentic. I relate to clients with compassion, non-judgment and empathy. My approach is eclectic and tailored to meet clients where they are at. I practice through a trauma-informed lens and use modalities such as Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, Brainspotting, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Existential, Spiritual, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Somatic therapy. I will work with you to find the best treatment approach that meets your specific needs and goals. I consider it an honor to collaborate with clients in pursuit of their well-being. If you are ready to take a step I am here to support you.

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Curtis Macek

Offering therapy in WI
License: LPC,CSAC,CSOTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

I am a dual-licensed psychotherapist with five years of experience working with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders based in Wisconsin. My therapeutic approach is existential, focusing on finding meaning and purpose in life, utilizing evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, delivered in a person-centered manner emphasizing unconditional positive regard. I have extensive experience working with persons involved in the criminal justice system and a solid understanding of issues pertaining to social justice.

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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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Lindsay McClerman

Offering therapy in WI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with in a variety of settings. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting concerns, life transitions, attachment, and ADHD. I am trained in a variety of evidence based models including EMDR, TFCBT, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Multi-dimensional Family Therapy. My approach combines frameworks from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Liberation Psychology, and Somatic work. I believe in creating an inclusive, accepting, brave space for your healing journey. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards 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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Jamie OConnor

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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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Amy Creighton

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Wisconsin with 4 years of experience working with adults. I have a genuine interest in my client’s and their unique experiences. I work alongside each client to help them make their own decisions, develop strategies, and identify unique strengths that will help them endure, overcome, and live life more fully. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including, ADHD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, stress management, social skills, attachment, grief, self-esteem, and trauma. My approach to therapy is creative and collaborative The approach(es) that I utilize are based on my client’s needs. I recognize that individuals are experts of their one lives. With deep and empathic listening, I strive to understand their perspective to develop a relationship that is open, respectful, and purposeful. A relationship that leads to positive change. I look forward to working with you!

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Christiana Davis

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with 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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Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" Warnes

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. In addition, I have worked with postpartum depression as well as trauma-related adjustment concerns. My practice philosophy: Social isolation and loneliness are often key factors in a person’s struggle with anxiety and depression. I believe in the power of human connectedness and effective communication. I offer support, insight, and guidance to help you overcome the emotional barriers that have prevented you from having strong and healthy relationships.

How to find counseling in Kiel

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kiel 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 Kiel 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 Kiel 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 Kiel, 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 Kiel 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 Kiel 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 Kiel 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 Kiel 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 Kiel 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 53042 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 Kiel 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 Kiel 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 Kiel, 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.

Kiel 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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