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Ashley Widmayer

Offering therapy in WI
License: MA,LPC,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Thank you for visiting my profile! It takes strength to realize that you need help or guidance in your life. The truth is, we all need it at times! My name is Ashley Widmayer. I am a licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Over the past 14 years, I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, and the stress of life change and transitions. I have spent time working in a number of settings, including community mental health/ addiction clinics, Hospital-based addiction treatment (ResidentiaI, Partial Hospital, Intensive Outpatient), College Counseling Center, and a group Private Practice. I am a primary referral resource for local college students dealing with a variety of issues from daily stress/anxiety to more serious addiction or mood disorders. I have experience working with clients ages 13- to 80-years-old. I love to work with adolescents, young adults, and the young at heart! I have trained in Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and related approaches (ACT, DBT). I like to focus on developing your strengths to deal with issues, while providing compassion, humor, and advice when needed. I do not focus on diagnoses, but rather focus on the whole person, life, and situation. As a unique individual, your treatment and goals will be tailored to your needs and preferences. A little to know about me: I am a proud Aunt. I am a very dedicated Mama/Servant to cats and a dog. I love the outdoors (walking, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking), trying to be active, yoga, mindfulness practices, laughing, listening to true crime podcasts, reading sci-fi/fantasy novels, napping, cooking and eating. My availability for live sessions can vary, so if you are interested in having a live session, let me know when you would like to schedule. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Paul Deutsch

Offering therapy in WI
License: EdD, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersBipolar disorderDepression
19 years of experience

Welcome! Thank you for taking a minute to explore a bit about who I am. My name is Paul Deutsch and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for the past 15 years. I recently received my Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision from Viterbo University. I have been working in a community based rural setting for my career. I have been a member of clinical teams and have been working in a solo practice for the past 4 years. I have a broad base of clinical skills with an emphasis on complex challenges like personality disorders (and related concerns like self-harm), depression, anxiety and panic, LGBTQ stressors, family dynamics and the various forms of marital conflict. My theory of practice is based in a Humanistic approach. I could be seen as a Post-modern (Solution-Focused, Narrative) but also have strong ties to interventions related to Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Radical Acceptance. I am deeply connected to the metaphysical qualities and energy work associated with our mental process, both as it relates to our relationship with our intuition and our interactions with our external worlds. These skills connected with my understanding of neuroscience and brain functionality have supported my effective use of language to develop deep and supportive rapports with my clients. I spend my time off from counseling as a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning coach and have extensive training in nutrition and physical wellbeing. I also love to ski and ride fat tire bike. An additional skill set is within Business Coaching and have helped many clients improve their work lives, keep jobs or change to better ones while supporting an improved sense of self. I look forward to having the opportunity to find ways that I can support your journey. The road is hard and living a life brings suffering but these days we don't have to do that alone. Be well, Paul

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Jennifer Wickham

Offering therapy in WI
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
26 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 22 years’ experience providing direct care for new parents and infants, children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. I have worked at an inpatient residential treatment center for adolescents and a community mental health clinic. I am also a consultant for the Wisconsin association of infant mental health (WI-AIMH). In 1999, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Master’s degree in mental health counseling. In addition, I have specialized training through the University of Wisconsin Madison in infant early childhood and family mental health. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child parent psychotherapy (CPP) and reflective practices such as yoga and meditation. It is my passion and honor to be a guide for people in my community in finding their path to a life worth living. I encourage a whole life approach where we will focus on you as a person versus any diagnosis that you may have been given. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental space that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds. I hope that when we talk, you feel safe, supported, and empowered to make lasting changes. When I am not counseling, I am a parent of a teenager, training for RAGNAR road or trail race, doing yoga, playing viola, learning, reading and crafting. I try to practice what I teach. Change and growth take effort beginning with small intentional steps. We aren’t moving backward as long as we decide to move forward. In seeking counseling, I know you are ready to take the steps to create change even if you are not sure where to begin. I look forward to working with you to build the life you want to live while healing from previous challenges. Psychotherapy is above all a collaborative approach with the goal of helping you to achieve your goals in a healthy manner. Together, at your speed, we will discover your strengths and perhaps even find some new talents. I have appointments available weekday evenings and weekend mornings/evenings Central Standard Time.

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Christopher Gerou

Offering therapy in WI
License: M.A., M.S. , LPC, Thantologist, Trauma/Grief Specialist ,
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
29 years of experience

I want to share a bit of myself. I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with my Masters in Counseling; I also attended Hood College in Maryland and graduated with another Masters in Thanatology (Thanatology or Deathlore is the scientific study of death and the losses brought about). Then I attended Carthage College, got my undergraduate degree in Sociology in Kenosha, and grew up. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor in WI and IL. Communication, nondiscrimination, trust, and confidentiality are major cornerstones of my counseling practice. I've been practicing for over 25 years and have a solution-focused counseling approach. I specialize in all "Issues of Living and Dying" and Grief with all ages. I've worked in and out of various educational clusters. As a counselor, I worked for the State of Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Mildred Spann

Offering therapy in WI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

My name is Mildred Spann, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin that has been working as a Mental Health Provider for 14 years. I have experience working with clients who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, anger management, trauma, grief issues and issues related to homelessness. My counseling style is to provide a safe environment where you feel comfortable sharing your story and experiences. I treat my clients with respect, dignity and compassion. I strongly believe in being empathetic and non-judgmental. I utilize mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). I also provide grief counseling. I strongly believe Therapy is a partnership between the therapist and client. I work together with clients to formulate a treatment plan that meets their needs. My goal for the clients I work with is to leave them with a tool that they can put in their tool box that is readily accessible when they are faced with a challenging situation or problem. It takes a great deal of courage to seek professional help and even more courage to implement change. However, if you are ready to take the next steps to begin living a more fulfilling and self-empowered life style I would love to help guide you along the way. I look forward to working with you. Thank You!

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Dr. (Cynthia) Cindy Keene

Offering therapy in WI
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist. That is, I have a PhD in Counseling Psychology with 10 years of postdoctoral experience. I initially worked on an acute psychiatric inpatient unit with people with severe mental disorders. More recently, I worked with veterans and active duty military with PTSD from wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Viet Nam, among other military assignments, as well as military sexual trauma. I have a long history working in mental health, starting out as a hospital social worker with a master's degree, then returning to school for my PhD in psychology. I trained and became certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I tend to use cognitive behavioral methods, but first like to listen to a client talk about their problems, then work with them to determine the best treatment approach based on their needs and comfort level. I believe that traumatic experiences resulting in PTSD often leads to anxiety, substance abuse, withdrawal, isolation and depression in a vicious cycle. Treatment can effectively change that process. I returned to work after retirement to help people with mental health issues related to COVID and it's impact on our lives. I am especially interested in working with health care providers who dealt with exhaustion, anxiety, and fear caring for patients with COVID.

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Katherine Gatlin

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & eating disorders. 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. I truly value your perspective and look forward to navigating supports and strategies that will create success for you.

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Abrahm Weber

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Anjuli "AJ" Simon

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
17 years of experience

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse from UW-Stout. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 17 years of experience. I also have Wisconsin licensure for Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Intermediate Clinical Supervisor. I have worked with individuals ages five to adults with a variety of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and a multitude of situational life stressors. I believe counseling offers an opportunity to allow individuals to process through unresolved issues and find ways to make life more meaningful and reach their true potential. My therapeutic approach is mainly Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Client/Centered Therapy. I utilize a variety of other therapeutic approaches as needed. I strive to meet you where you are at, then we decide the style that fits your needs, as we are going to be working together to help you meet your goals. I believe in people’s inner strengths and capacity to succeed and grow even during difficult times. My purpose is to help you gain or regain the level of functioning that you desire. I value the courage it takes to make this first step and I look forward to working with you!

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Alison Heintz

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Princeton

Finding the best therapist close by in Princeton 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 Princeton. 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 Princeton, 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 Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton, elsewhere in Green Lake, 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 Princeton area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton, 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 Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton 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 54968 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 Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton, 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.

Princeton 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.

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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.

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