Kimberly is home to an annual festival of Paperfest, which is born from the town’s rich history as a leading paper mill for many years. Papermills were extremely important. Even though in the past paper was dear enough not to waste, today using paper is commonplace for things like journals. Journaling is a great way to work through troubling thoughts and feelings.

However, sometimes journaling is not enough. If you need someone to talk over your journal entries, thoughts and feelings with, Kimberly-area counselors are here to support you. Contact a licensed and confidential therapist today.

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Dr. Malena Taylor

Offering therapy in WI
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

Hello there! I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge your bravery and taking the bold step to reach out for help. You are one of a few people who has overcome barriers in seeking mental health support and I believe that you will get the help that you need. If you are committed to being open and working with me or another counselor towards your progress, I am confident that you will incorporate the skills, strategies, and tools you learn to empower yourself in this human journey that we all experience. While I do utilize evidenced based practices such as CBT, solution focused therapy, person centered approach, and other treatment interventions, I develop a special connection to every client as a unique individual who has their own special life experience. This allows me to tailor your treatment plan specially to you, your concerns and needs, and the areas where you may benefit from personal growth and development. In working together we will examine the core beliefs, wounds and stories that are blocking you from living your best life! I have a deep commitment to the wellness of my clients and I aim to respect your perspectives and emotions at all times. It is a great honor to be allowed into your personal world and support you in a shared space where you get to be vulnerable and authentic while doing your personal work. If you want your therapist to be open, warm, with a good sense of humor as well as a comprehensive understanding of psychological tenets, we may be a good fit. Therapy is deep tissue emotional work and the process can sometimes be uncomfortable. I try to balance the seriousness with lightness as I firmly believe you are on a journey of freedom and fun! The therapeutic process can be exciting as we grow past our comfort zone, shed restraining beliefs and expand our minds and hearts to new opportunities of self discovery. My specialties include couples counseling, relationship issues, anxiety and OCD as well as life transitions and workplace stress. I am also a certified women’s relationship coach so if you’re looking to improve your interpersonal connections, we could be a good fit to work together. If you are looking for a counselor in Wisconsin, I encourage you to consider several professionals here and try to find one who will be a right match for you. With gratitude, Malena

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Dr. (Cynthia) Cindy Keene

Offering therapy in WI
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist. That is, I have a PhD in Counseling Psychology with 10 years of postdoctoral experience. I initially worked on an acute psychiatric inpatient unit with people with severe mental disorders. More recently, I worked with veterans and active duty military with PTSD from wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Viet Nam, among other military assignments, as well as military sexual trauma. I have a long history working in mental health, starting out as a hospital social worker with a master's degree, then returning to school for my PhD in psychology. I trained and became certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I tend to use cognitive behavioral methods, but first like to listen to a client talk about their problems, then work with them to determine the best treatment approach based on their needs and comfort level. I believe that traumatic experiences resulting in PTSD often leads to anxiety, substance abuse, withdrawal, isolation and depression in a vicious cycle. Treatment can effectively change that process. I returned to work after retirement to help people with mental health issues related to COVID and it's impact on our lives. I am especially interested in working with health care providers who dealt with exhaustion, anxiety, and fear caring for patients with COVID.

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Kristen Paeth

Offering therapy in WI
License: LCSW,CSAC,CSOTP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Wisconsin. I have been working as a therapist for the past four years, and have several years of experience as a social worker who has worked in Child Protective Services and in-home Autism therapy. I have worked with clients who experience a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, sex addiction, alcohol and drug addiction, incarceration and legal problems, and sex offenders. I have the most experience working with adult males who are reentering society after a period of incarceration, but I'm comfortable working with anyone. When it comes to scheduling, I am looking to add additional clients for weekends and some evenings during the week! I graduated in 2017 with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin - Madison! Go Bucky! My undergrad experience was completed at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater where I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I enjoy talking and learning about others through their experiences and stories, and I find that I am a great listener. My counseling approach is client centered! I enjoy building rapport with clients and challenging them to reach their full potential. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness techniques, as well as focusing on meeting you where you are at in your journey. My goal is to help you reach your goals by providing support and motivation! Change requires vulnerability, empathy, and willingness. Taking that first step means you're on the road to improving your life and I hope to be a part of that journey. I look forward to working with you.

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Owen "Cameron" Kennedy

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kathryn Zellner

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hi there. I’m Katie Zellner, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) at BetterHelp and I’m so glad you are here. In order to make an informed decision about your care, it's only fair I tell you a little about myself. I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science. I then received my Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin Stout in Clinical Mental Health Counseling where I had concentrations in substance abuse counseling and child and adolescent counseling. I have been in the field since and have developed experience working with the following populations: corrections, substance abuse, mental health, individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, and child/adolescent counseling. Specifically I’ve worked with clients with the following concerns: depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, compulsive behaviors, anger concerns, mood disorders, relationship concerns, grief/loss, and much more. I’m also trained in Brain Spotting which is a technique for trauma reprocessing. My approach with my clients tends to be eclectic. I truly believe every person needs something different because with therapy it will never be a one size fits all. With that being said, I pull most from CBT approaches and interventions because it empowers clients to become aware of patterns of thinking and behaviors to take more control over their lives. If you have ever felt stuck, trapped in patterns that continue despite your best effort, or have ever asked yourself why you do what you do, you have come to the right place. I want to help you find those answers and empower you to make the changes you need in your life. I’m passionate about the work I do and I hope that comes through in our work together. I look forward to meeting you. Taking that first step, scheduling that first appointment, is often the hardest part. Take that risk, and I will be with you the rest of the way.

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Adam Gould

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 4 years of professional work experience. I also have professional experience and training in Emergency Mental Health Crisis Response Services; Critical Incident Stress Managment, and working with serious and persistent mental health needs. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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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Abigail Rickert

Offering therapy in WI
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tory Suehs

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. I believe that everyone is unique and that it is important to have a toolbox of skills to help you find skills and solutions that will work for you. I enjoy working with teens and families, helping them envision and look forward to their futures, reach their goals, and be successful. I have worked with individuals who struggle with anxiety, anger management, peer difficulties, sensory concerns, have experienced trauma, or have sexually reactive behaviors. 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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Kelly Kendricks

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. Terri Sawyer

Offering therapy in WI
License: DSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
8 years of experience

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile page. Being a supportive clinical social worker is one of the greatest joys in my life. I enjoy listening to others and helping them to find a way through tough times. My experience includes a Masters and Doctorate in Social Work and for almost 20 years, I have worked with teens and adults. Currently, I counsel the chronically ill on end of life decisions, help couples navigate marriage and families, individuals with mental health struggles, and teach at a local university. I "retired" after 15 years of helping teens and their families try to understand how to resolve conflict and learn to communicate better. I also have a small private practices where I help people in tough transitions such as divorce and family issues. I counsel a lot of couples who have struggled with infidelity and polyamorous and open relationships. In my clinical practices and experiences, I have had the privilege of helping families overcome struggles with teens are struggling through issues of adolescence and mental health problems. Parents sometimes believe that they are the only parents going through tough with teens. I enjoy supporting parents in the journey as hard as it might be sometimes. Also, I have a passion for helping those navigating a new life in sobriety. Addiction recovery is one of the bravest things that I have seen people overcome and I like to help people stay on the path of recovery. All my clinical practice incorporates cognitive behaviors strategies with a very positive Rogerian approach. Those I treat will be treated with respect and clearly set boundaries. I want to help others by starting to help them where they want to begin. I believe in my clients I help and I want them to be happy and successful. I can help my clients by setting goals, open communication, and unconditional positive regard to help with hard life situations. I wish you the best on your journey and hope to have the chance to help you! Sincerely, Dr. Terri Nicole Sawyer, LCSW Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT)

How to find counseling in Kimberly

Finding the best therapist close by in Kimberly 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 Kimberly. 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 Kimberly, 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly, elsewhere in Outagamie, or in the greater state of Wisconsin.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Kimberly area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly, 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 54915 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly 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 Kimberly, 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.

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

54136, 54915

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