This is Joanne Coddington's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdD,LCMHC,LCAS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments of your time to read about me. Whether you choose to work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find what you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in the state of North Carolina, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northcentral University, a Master of Arts in Professi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Shauna Pichette, and I graduated in 2015 with a master's degree in counseling psychology. I am fully licensed in the state of WI. Since this time, I have had a variety of experiences with different groups and specialties in different states. I have worked in acute care, residential, and outpatient levels of care. My primary approach for treatment is CBT, which includes DBT, ERP, and TF-CBT. I consider myself to be an ally for minorities and LGBTQIA individuals. My specialties consist of life transitions, stress, anxiety, excoriation/trichoti...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSE,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Jeni and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. I have worked in the mental health field for a decade. I have broad experience in a variety of settings which has prepared me to work with a diverse cliental to achieve your mental health goals. My experience also spans a wide range of ages. I currently full time in the private practice field. I work with my clients to address their mental health concerns as well as their overall mental wellness. I believe in the treatment of the whole person and their strengths, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,SAC-IT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 10 years of experience working as a social worker. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, isolation, trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. My counseling style is warm and laid-back. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. My approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodyna...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

It takes courage to take the initiative to examine yourself and your life and to make the necessary changes for a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to empower you in that decision. My counseling style is empathic and inclusive to your goals in therapy. My approach combines an eclectic blend of Person Centered, Psychodynamic and Rational-Emotive Behavior counseling styles. And we will create goals that meet your distinct needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Wisconsin with 5 years of counseling experience and over 10 years of hel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BS,MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Clarindria Addison,MS, LPC I received my BS in Educational Policy and Community Studies (Cum Laude) from the University of Milwaukee, WI. In 2010 I received a Master’s in Community Mental Health, with a minor in Substance Abuse Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Wisconsin, I follow the Wisconsin’s’ Licensing Board’s Code of Ethics. The foundation of my work comes from a systems theory (viewing issues within context) in which I then incorporate the use of a multi-modal therapy of: cognitive...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Hi. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in WI, and have been a therapist since 2007, when I earned my Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Mount Mary University. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including grief and loss, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, work/life balance, women's issues, and life changes. I've also helped many people who have experienced trauma or abuse. My counseling style is warm, genuine and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensiti...

This is Lori Locke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Wisconsin with over 10 years of experience working with dual diagnosis clients (AODA and Mental Health Disorders). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and anger management. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. I am a strength-based counselor who can help you identify your personal positive qualities to focus on building a life worth living. I be...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LCSW, RN
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Wisconsin. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from Loyola of Chicago. My professional background is wide and diverse. I began my professional life as a Registered Nurse (RN) working in trauma. During that time I continued my education in Social Work, earning a Master in Social Work (MSW) and a Ph.D. I have had the opportunity to work in schools, community mental health as well as private practice. I was also very fortunate to be able to spend 20 years as a Social Work educator, teaching at both the gradu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Wisconsin with 5 years of experience. I have worked with a diverse population gaining experience in many different areas. Some of my experience includes working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use and life changing situations. I have worked with individuals, couples & also in group settings. I use a client-centers approach along with solution-focused, harm-reduction, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), & mindfulness. I will help you meet your therapeutic goals while pro...

This is Emilie Kay 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Practice Philosophy I use an eclectic approach that is strength-based and person-centered and incorporate evidence-based practices to help encourage positive change. I strive to foster a warm and welcoming environment that provides a safe space for personal sharing, healing and growing. I believe that as we learn to better understand and accept ourselves, and our life experiences, we grow into stronger, healthier, more confident, and resilient individuals. ​ Areas of Expertise Anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), sui...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Wisconsin as a professional counselor with nearly 20 years of experience. I help clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression—all of the life challenges that throw us off course. I have found it important to bring a holistic approach to care and well-being, recognizing the synergistic relationship of body, mind, spirit. I offer respect, sensitivity, and compassion, recognizing and honoring the uniqueness of your personal journey. Our work together will be strength-based, collaborative, and e...

This is Carol Palmert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Wisconsin as a LCSW and LMFT with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in exploring family of origin issues, as our first family experience shapes us. I strive to treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I commend you for having the courage to reach out to seek help in understanding some of your ongoing life challenges. I'm available to work with you at times that we can both find conv...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Wisconsin. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I provide support through an eclectic approach, primarily utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapies, and supportive counseling. This allows me to meet clients where they are at in their healing process and help them get to where they want to be. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & 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.

This is Kristen Robatcek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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.

This is Stephanie  Fisher's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MHC ,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 9 years experience. My bachelors degree is in professional child and family development. I have worked with a wide range of clients and concerns. From relationship, to parenting problems, to foster care, bonding, high risk youth, trauma, loss, self-esteem, crisis management, to anxiety, work related issues, self harm, domestic violence, financial concerns animal assisted therapy. I am often described as caring, accepting, passionate and knowledgeable. I believe in building rapport with client is an essential key...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & coping with life changes. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 3 years of professional work experience, specifically working with family systems, couples therapy, and individual therapy. Before that, I had experience in emergency settings and case management. As my role as a therapist, I feel very privileged to be a part of your journey and discovery in therapy. I believe in unconditional positive towards my clients, and adhere to the clinically-proven belief of the client-counselor relationship being the highest indicator of successful therapy- more so than any specific modality. I will curat...

This is Jamie OConnor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Park Ridge, Wisconsin (Park Ridge, WI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Park Ridge? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Park Ridge area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Park Ridge' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Park Ridge, or elsewhere in the Portage county or state of Wisconsin.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Park Ridge therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Park Ridge counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Park Ridge, WI ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Wisconsin will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Park Ridge and elsewhere throughout the state of Wisconsin, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Park Ridge offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Park Ridge has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Park Ridge, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Park Ridge therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 502 people in the city of Park Ridge, WI finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 54481 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Park Ridge therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Park Ridge, Wisconsin can serve:

54481

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Park Ridge' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Park Ridge's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Park Ridge, Wisconsin?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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