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Teresa Thiel

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hi, I'm Teresa. You have taken the first step on your journey to health and healing. It takes strength to take that first step, often the most difficult step, to ask for help. I want to help you to learn to manage your struggles and feel in control of your life. Let me tell you a bit about myself: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) practicing in Wisconsin. I have a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a MA degree in Community Psychology - Professional Counseling from Alverno College. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, anger management and ADHD. I have also helped people who have experienced sexual assault trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is compassionate and caring, I will not judge you or tell you what to do. I want to help you determine and achieve your goals. I believe in a client centered approach, this is ​your time, I will be there to guide you along the way, you will decide the path to take. I believe the therapeutic relationship is primary. I will work to build a trusting relationship with you. I believe in an open and honest relationship and I encourage you to share your honest feedback with me so that I can meet your needs and expectations. It takes courage to seek help to manage your struggles. I want to help you achieve a fulfilling life. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Ashley Lynch

Offering therapy in WI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

Hello, my name is Ashley Lynch and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. I have been working in the field of mental health since 2012 in various settings and roles. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from George Williams College in 2016. My first exposure to assisting people with mental health was during my undergraduate program where I worked with individuals in group homes. I found conversing with the clients and talking through their struggles, passions, and goals so rewarding that it led me to pursue my masters degree specifically with the goal of clinical counseling. During my post-graduate work I interned at the Alzheimer's Association where I would do short term therapy and crisis intervention with caregivers. From there I graduated and worked as the facility director for a senior care facility. I had the opportunity to move on from there and discovered a new passion in providing clinical care to college aged students. I approach clinical sessions with an empathetic disposition and make it my goal to meet my clients where they are at. In session, I work with my clients to set up a treatment plan that they feel comfortable with and establish goals that are attainable. My main areas of focus have been anxiety/panic attacks, depression, end of life/hospice/caregiving, self-esteem, motivation, and grief.

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Brooke Briscoe

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

Hello, and welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Wisconsin with 17 years of professional work experience. I provide therapy to adults 18 and older, and treat a wide range of issues and concerns, including (but not limited to) Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Gender Identity and Sexual Identity, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and more. I use many different therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of the clients I support. The include, but are not limited to: cognitive behavioral, trauma informed, mindfulness, and strength based therapy interventions. I tailor my approach to the individual needs of my clients and their experiences. I have been working with children and their families since 2006, and I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation to helping my clients feel safe, accepted, and supported. 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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Christianne Griffin

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

Hello. I am Christi, and I am licensed in Wisconsin with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have worked with children and teens ages 4-18, as well as adults and families. One of my specialties is working with individuals, and helping work through various family dynamics. It is essential to help children and parents learn to communicate and understand each other so that they can better themselves and their relationships. We all can work to improve ourselves everyday, and it takes courage to come forward and ask for the help. There is no one quick fix, but I will work with you to see how we can help you improve your quality of life and relationships with others. Specifically, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, ADHD, depression, personality disorders, trauma, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, confidence, and much more. 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 a lot of 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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Christy Lynch

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 21 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 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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Ke'Andra Hagans

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, 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. 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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Lauren Dawood

Offering therapy in WI
License: MA,LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseEating disordersCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and Wisconsin with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress/anxiety, depression, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma/ptsd, eating disorders, mood disorders, relationship issues, career issues, etc. 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! **Please note that at this time I am not able to offer live video or phone sessions. I am able to schedule live chat sessions and can do daily asynchronous messaging as well. If you prefer live video or chat, it will be best to work with a different provider.

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Carolynn White

Offering therapy in WI
License: LMFT
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

Seek holistic well-being, personal growth, and lasting change? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my unique approach blends systems thinking, Zen Buddhism, and cybernetic wisdom. I believe in transformation through understanding interconnected systems. We shift from working against ourselves to working with ourselves, and from battling circumstances to embracing them. My approach resonates with those who are ready to embrace personal accountability and who seek to explore the depths of their inner worlds. It's for individuals, couples, and families who are open to transforming their relationships and lives through a non-judgmental, holistic, and systemic approach. What sets me apart as a therapist is my commitment to providing a non-judgmental, blame-free space that fosters self-discovery and growth. I draw from Zen Buddhism, channeling the wisdom of luminaries like Alan Watts, to help clients find peace and mindfulness in their journey. If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey, reach out.

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Aimee Lehouillier

Offering therapy in WI
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with twenty years of social work experience. I have worked in a community clinic for the past ten years. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and severe and persistent mental illness. 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 take the first steps towards a change that promotes a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I use my knowledge, experience, and love of ongoing education to help promote healthy change for my clients. I have training in TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy) and utilize CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) with consumers. I enjoy and utilize information from choice theory, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

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Mary Roldan Balboa

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Welcome to Counseling! I am delighted that you have chosen to embark on a journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. Your decision to seek support through positive psychology counseling demonstrates a commitment to harnessing your strengths, fostering positive emotions, and cultivating a life filled with meaning and purpose. I have had great endeavors in different settings such as Hospitals, Crisis Center, Nursing homes, Hospice, School-settings, and Private Practice. Currently, I am a doctoral student, attending Capella University working towards my goal of attaining my doctorate in Psychologist specializing in Development psychology. In positive psychology counseling, I focus on exploring and nurturing the aspects of your life that contribute to your happiness and flourishing. Rather than solely addressing challenges or difficulties, our approach emphasizes building upon your existing strengths, virtues, and positive experiences to create positive change and enhance your overall well-being. Here is what you can expect from your positive psychology counseling experience: 1. Strength-Based Approach: I will collaborate with you to identify and leverage your unique strengths, talents, and abilities to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. 2. Positive Emotions and Mindset: Through evidence-based techniques and interventions, we will explore ways to cultivate positive emotions such as gratitude, joy, resilience, and optimism, helping you to navigate life's difficulties with greater resilience and positivity. 3. Meaningful Goals and Purpose: Together, we will clarify your values, aspirations, and sources of meaning, and develop actionable steps to align your life with what matters most to you. 4. Practical Strategies and Tools: You will learn practical strategies and tools grounded in positive psychology research that you can integrate into your daily life to promote well-being and enhance your overall quality of life. 5. Supportive Environment: Our counseling space is designed to be warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. You can feel comfortable expressing yourself openly and honestly as we collaborate on your journey toward growth and fulfillment. 6. Collaborative Partnership: Counseling is a collaborative process, and your active participation and feedback are essential to our work together. Your goals, values, and preferences will guide our sessions as we co-create a path toward positive change. I commend you for taking this courageous step toward investing in your well-being and personal growth. I am here to support and empower you every step of the way as you embark on this transformative journey. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. I look forward to partnering with you on your path to greater happiness and fulfillment. Mary Roldan, LPC

How to find counseling in Oakdale

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale, 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 54649 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale, 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.

Oakdale 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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54649, 54660

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