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Susan Williams

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS,MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello everyone! I am Susan Williams, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have almost 15 years experience working with individuals, couples and families focusing on Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem Issues and Trauma. I have a Master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University-Chicago. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. My goal is to assist you in developing goals to become empowered and move forward towards a positive change within your life. Through therapy we will work towards self-discovery and becoming more self-aware while challenging negative cognitions that prevent you from moving forward with healing. I look forward to working with you!

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Kathryn Erb

Offering therapy in WI
License: MSSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

Congratulations on getting this far as you start your journey to improve your emotional well-being! Often the first steps are the most difficult. Thank you for pausing at my profile. My name is Katie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin. I have over 25 years of providing therapy services to a wide variety of populations and presenting concerns. (BetterHelp says this makes me a "mature therapist" :-)) I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, parenting concerns, coping with life stressors and other mental health diagnoses. My approach is to meet people where they are and assist them with meeting the goals they define. I believe that you are worthwhile, your time is valuable. Please know I will strive to make our time together beneficial as you move toward a better tomorrow. On a personal note, I have been married for 27 years and have two "grown and flown" children. I have wanted to be a social worker/therapist for as long as I can remember and have never regretted the path that has led me here! I hope we get the chance to meet. Thank you!

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Nancy Gomez

Offering therapy in WI
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin with 6 years of professional work experience as a therapist and over 10 years of experience working within community settings. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression and more. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I always work to meet the client where they are at, and put time into learning a client's support systems, culture, traditional upbringing and goals in order to be aware of daily challenges. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can be very scary, overwhelming and it takes courage to start this journey. I am here to support you in that process and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Danielle Osborne

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

My name is Danielle, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, poor self-esteem and suicidal thinking. I believe that clients need a safe place and a positive rapport with their therapist for growth to occur. I am passionate about helping clients learn how to set boundaries and emotionally take care of themselves. The therapy that I practice is supportive and empathetic. My approach is strengths based and utilizes CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, DBT, Psychoanalytic and Motivational Interviewing styles. My past work experiences involved providing therapy to at risk children and adults in crisis at a non-profit center and through the county. I graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor's degree in Social Work and received my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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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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Mary French

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with over 27 years of professional work experience. I have assisted in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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Nancy Krug

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
40 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with many years of professional experience with clients struggling to address loss and grief, anxiety, and depression as well as complex bereavement after suicide loss. My therapy interests include the emotional consequences and grief associated with the loss of a cherished pet. I have worked together with those struggling through the challenges of aging, end of life issues and caregiver stress. I believe in being practical about the demands of daily life, focusing on what matters most and building upon your strengths. My approach includes elements of solution-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as whole health coaching. Reaching out for help is an important step and I look forward to connecting with you.

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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)

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Matthew Kangas

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

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jessica Johnson

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin. I have worked in the mental health and healthcare field for a majority of my career, with 20 years of clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with various life presenting concerns and mental health symptoms. Areas of interest include anxiety and stress, chronic health issues, phase of life changes or life transitions, relationship issues, caregiving, grief and loss, clients affected by someone with substance use/ addictive behaviors, college and student issues, and work related concerns. I work collaboratively and non judgmentally with my clients to offer space for them to share and work on what is presenting in their lives. I use a person -centered approach integrating various therapeutic evidenced based treatment modalities that are unique to the individual throughout the therapy process. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of one’s treatment and care, to build upon their existing strengths and support their therapy goals. Please note: I am accepting a limited number of clients due to schedule availability. I practice in Wisconsin only. Adult individuals; ages 19 +

How to find counseling in Manawa

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Manawa 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 Manawa 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 Manawa 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 Manawa, 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 Manawa 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 Manawa 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 Manawa 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 Manawa 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 Manawa 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 54949 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 Manawa 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 Manawa 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 Manawa, 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.

Manawa 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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