Has your child suddenly started not wanting to go to school? Have they come home with cuts or bruises and won’t tell you what they’re from? Do they seem scared of going anywhere? These can be signs of bullying and you need to talk to a professional about it. Menasha has plenty of amazing therapists who are experienced in bullying issues. 

After you take your child to talk to a therapist in Menasha, you can both enjoy some of the attractions in town. Tayco Street Bridge Tower Museum, Smith Park, Doty Island, and Hart Park are all fun places that you will love to explore. 

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Colleen Prendergast

Offering therapy in WI
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCoaching
18 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor currently living in Wisconsin with over 15 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. l help clients who are struggling with emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues from young adult and to seniors. The people I help are challenged by anxiety, depression, ADHD, troubled relationships, separation, and divorce, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, stress management and social isolation. My clients have described me as energetic, genuine, creative, empathetic and present. There is never a one-size-fits-all treatment strategy. Each person deserves individualized therapy that is tailored to their specific needs. I have an integrative and eclectic approach, which often uses: Person Centered, Positive Strength Based, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, Mindfulness and Creative Therapy. I also have been trained in Grief Counseling, Expressive Therapy, MBSR, and Therapy-based yoga interventions. I would like to first work on a therapeutic relationship built on trust, positive regard and acceptance. I would like you to feel comfortable and know that what we discuss is between us and there is no judgment by me. I will offer you a safe environment to open up and discuss your concerns, and work together towards establishing the right skills that will alleviate your distress or worries and help create a happier and healthier you. I am holistically driven, and believe in a body, mind, spirit approach to helping you be your best self. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. We live in a culture that is built on individual determinism which can make it hard to ask for help. It takes courage to reach out and get support. You are here and that is a good first step. If you are ready to take this further I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Angela Hernandez

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
15 years of experience

My priority is you, and what you need to feel successful in your life. I value providing a person-centered approach to meet the needs of each client, working in partnership with them to set objectives and goals of their choosing. I bring 14 years of experience providing individual, couple, family and group therapy. Utilizing a systemic approach, I treat a variety of life’s stressors and adjustments due to trauma exposure/PTSD, depression, mood fluctuations, anxiety, LGBTQ+ and cultural specific experiences. My area of specialty is broad and currently includes services for clients age 16 and above. I have experience working with diverse populations including various religious, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Stage of life specific, BIPOC culture specific, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, AODA, Personality Disorder, and Dissociative Disorder. My therapeutic practice utilizes a variety of intervention styles and approaches such as: Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma and eco mapping, Experiential and art therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing techniques, Family Systems Therapy, and Object Relations Theory. 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. I strive to provide a safe, supportive environment, aimed at helping clients heal from their past, navigate their present life and set healthy goals for the future.

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Maggie Reyerson

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arizona with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues and 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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Laura Gillis

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s Degree in Community and School Counseling. I use a collaborative, goal-focused approach to help you explore barriers and provide strategies and practices that help you foster self-care, coping skills, and personal growth. I work with teens, young adults, and older individuals. I will create a warm, safe, non judgmental space for you to process, heal, and set manageable goals. I use mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and self-compassionate approaches in my therapy practice. My interests include working with you to help manage stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationships. 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 can take courage and I am proud of you.

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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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William Scheckel

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

Will Scheckel is a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor based in Wisconsin, specializing in managing anxiety, stress, and parenting-related issues. With three years of professional counseling and mental health experience, Will has successfully aided numerous individuals and families in developing practical strategies to navigate life's challenges. Will's approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and a deep understanding of the unique complexities each person brings to the counseling process. Through a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, and strength-based strategies, Will empowers clients to manage their struggles and move toward healthier and more fulfilling lives.

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Simon Rabas

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 7 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!

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Jason Fairweather

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefEating disordersDepression
3 years of experience

I am a nationally board-certified psychotherapist, licensed in Wisconsin. Over more than twenty years, I've worked with people from all walks of life, domestically and abroad, from service in the Marine Corps, to work as a civil servant, and now as a psychotherapist. My main focus in practice is trauma work; though, I work with clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, and eating disorders. My main functional areas of specialization are Brainspotting, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, and Dynamic Psychotherapy. I understand the very first step in getting help can be one of the hardest to take. Shame, guilt, feeling trapped in life; it can be so overwhelming. Not to mention the anxiety of meeting a therapist for the first time. But, I am here to listen, to serve as a guide, and to help if you want me to help. The cliché is the axiom, “You’re stronger than you think.” The truth is you absolutely are, and you matter.

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Jessica Hobart

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jonetta Bracken

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

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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!

How to find counseling in Menasha

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Menasha 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 Menasha 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 Menasha 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 Menasha, 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 Menasha 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 Menasha 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 Menasha 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 Menasha 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 Menasha 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 54952 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 Menasha 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 Menasha 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 Menasha, 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.

Menasha 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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