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Stephanie Collins

Offering therapy in WI
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with special certification in Trauma Counseling and in Grief Support. I have experience helping people with a variety of conditions. I practice from a client-centered approach, meaning that I believe YOU are the expert about yourself, and I believe we can work best together as a team. I approach people with a non-judgmental attitude and a curiosity that creates a space where they can feel comfortable with me. It’s important for you to be involved in decisions regarding your mental health and well being, and it is important to set goals that are realistic and relevant to you. I believe my role is to help you by providing resources and guidance. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you find ways to live your best life now!

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Danielle Merriam

Offering therapy in WI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hi there! I'm Dani and I am so glad you found me. Are you struggling with the changes you are experiencing during your pregnancy? Have you had a baby and are now struggling with Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety and/or OCD? Do you have a history or are currently struggling with disordered eating and/or body image issues? I can help. There is hope, you are not alone, and with the right support and therapy, you can start to feel more like yourself. I love what I do, and that is helping women and mothers find their way back to their authentic selves. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to guide treatment. I am really looking forward to getting to know you and helping you get on your way to feeling more like yourself, finding yourself and making peace with yourself.

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Dr. Ryan Knutson

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

Thanks for taking a moment to read about me. I am licensed in Wisconsin with 8 years of professional work experience. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in mental health counseling, and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Independent Clinical Supervisor (ICS). I've worked in a variety of clinical settings including correctional, outpatient, group homes, and recently volunteered as a counselor at the Salvation Army. Besides being a licensed counselor for 8 years, I have been a supervisor for over 5 years, and an adjunct instructor for a graduate counseling program since 2020. My theoretical foundation consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, motivational interviewing, and strength-based approaches. However, I utilize what is the best fit for the individual and enjoy making adjustments to meet different individual needs. I believe 'good' therapy shouldn't feel like therapy and should feel more like a helpful conversation. I've had an interesting life that led me to be a counselor. These experiences provide me motivation to help others and a dedication to the counseling profession. I absolutely love helping people and would be honored to provide any support to those in need.

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LeeAnn Van Vreede

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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!

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Derek Smith

Offering therapy in WI
AddictionsAnger managementSelf esteem
5 years of experience

Hi. I’m Derek Smith. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in Wisconsin with 4 years of professional work experience. Working in residential and outpatient settings I have experience in helping clients with addictions, trauma, anger, and low self-esteem. I provide therapy using a variety technique, including rational emotive behavior therapy, problem-solving therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational Interviewing. I work with clients to build trust and respect. I also work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It is imperative that I maintain a judgment-free space, a space that is challenging but comforting, and a process that is enlightening as well as retrospective. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the fist step towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that Journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Toni Simonson

Offering therapy in WI
License: PhD,LPC,FACHE
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
21 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, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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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Melissa Chambers

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with life changes. 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. 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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Lamont McPheron

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, 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. I specialize is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). My style includes seeing the good in my clients and helping them to find their personal path to fulfillment. I have witnessed many positive results including a reduction of anxiety and depression, better emotional regulation capabilities and improved sleep. In general, my expertise is to assist my clients in achieving mind health. I focus on empowering clients to identify both productive and unproductive thinking patterns. I then encourage my clients to learn how to reboot or shift old thinking patterns using mindfulness tools. My clients, in general, learn how to develop new and more productive habits of thinking that assist them in reducing mental agitation while promoting mental balance and clarity. I will honor your unique story as we find the most beneficial mindfulness tools to empower you. By nature, we are creatures of habit. Through resolve, wisdom and courage, you can learn skills that will help shift you into a new and more fulfilling way of thinking and being. I look forward to working with you!

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Alan Woodrow

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

I am licensed in Ohio, South Carolina and Wisconsin with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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!

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Casey Mc Carragher

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

How to find counseling in Plymouth

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 53073 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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.

Plymouth 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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