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Deia Lawrence

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a professional counselor licensed in Wisconsin who has over ten years of experience working with individuals from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have experience working with survivors of sexual and physical trauma, persons of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. With regard to specific conditions I have helped clients with, I have helped clients address conflicts surrounding sexual identity, feelings of marginalization, social identity, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, I have also worked with clients dealing with parenting issues, career concerns, and grief and loss. I believe in a holistic approach to wellness and focus on treating the mind, body and spirit. My counseling style is integrative, utilizing aspects of person-centered therapy, CBT, trauma informed care, and stages of change. As the parent of a child with special needs I believe that I have knowledge and insight that may be helpful to those dealing with similar parenting challenges. I serve on the board of a non profit organization that assists families of children with special needs, most of whom are socioeconomically disadvantaged and Latino. In my free time I enjoy binge watching Jeopardy!, playing with my cat, and hosting parties for my friends and family. Regardless of your desire to seek help, I treat all of my clients with compassion, empathy and respect. My goal is to help empower you to live the best life you can, and I am excited to partner with you on that journey!

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Jennifer Martin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Personal difficulties can be very disheartening. Whether you are experiencing emotional pain, are seeing your children struggle to make good decisions, or are longing for a greater sense of well-being, you can be left feeling defeated, helpless and angry. But things can get better. As a clinical therapist, I am experienced in working with those who are facing life’s struggles. Together we can explore the source of the problems, set goals to improve your situation, and lay out steps to reach those goals. All that is needed is a commitment to work toward making things better, and a belief that you are not stuck in the muck of today. I am a graduate of Notre Dame, and hold a Master's degree in clinical counseling. I love helping people and have a warm approach, but am also known to challenge people to take active steps toward improvement and a happier life. Truly things can get better once you take the first steps, and I would be happy to help you reach your goals of improved happiness, success and joy.

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Emily Gonzalez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin and Arizona using my skills to provide Psychotherapy since 2017. I have supported patients with their concerns including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression, grief, loss, and healing from traumas. I specialized in trauma-related healing from domestic violence, initiate partner violence, and abusive, toxic relationships. I have had experience with supporting people who face financial and employment stressors and have a certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor to process work and disability-related concerns; including those who experience traumatic injuries and coping with those as they return to work. I provide support to expats and those living in alternative lifestyles, supporting those in and through transitions and in nomadic lifestyles. My approach is through a trauma-informed lens that promotes healing through mind, body, and spirit. I utilize techniques from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to help make progress towards your goals. I am equipped to provide Christian-based therapy to prioritize biblical principles and spiritual strategies. I look forward to the opportunity to support you in making progress towards your goals and will always be your encouragement as you face difficulties towards the progress you want. I value a trusting relationship and ensure a safe environment where you are able to be vulnerable to experience emotions and healing. I see each person's heart as valuable and to respect the journey and needs you have to support you the best I can.

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Dawn Reese

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a certification in Trauma Counseling. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals dealing with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression and addiction related struggles. Much of my experience has been working with people who have more serious mental health diagnosis such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. My treatment style is gentle and partnering. Together we can explore what brings you to betterhelp and develop a treatment path to maximize what you would like to get out of our time together.

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Christopher Gerou

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): M.A., M.S. , LPC, Thantologist, Trauma/Grief Specialist ,
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
29 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Tammy Wagnitz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Joy Parks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with over 15 years of professional work experience. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sarah Reik

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 23 years of professional work experience. I am a Biblically-based counselor and have experience in helping clients with a variety of issues including stress and anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, & self-worth. My goal is to offer hope and healing by pointing you to the love of God and to the truths of His Word, integrated with evidence-based counseling theories and techniques. I look forward to talking with you!

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Heather Talley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Courtney Krolikowski

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MS LCMHC NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there. My name is Courtney Krolikowski. I have been working as a counselor for the past 8 years. I currently hold licenses for practicing in both North Carolina and Illinois. My license in Illinois is called LPC or Licensed Professional Counselor. My license in North Carolina is called LCMHC or Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University in Illinois. Illinois is where I was born and raised, but in 2017 I moved to North Carolina, for four years, to support my husband in his job. I now have moved back to the Midwest and reside in my husbands hometown in Wisconsin. In the past 8 years I have become a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Throughout my years as a counselor I have worked with those who have been domestic violence perpetrators and survivors, those who have been court ordered for anger management and parenting classes and those who have need trauma counseling. I have worked with individual client's who were in need of counseling for things such as Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, etc. I have worked with individuals of all colors, religions, genders/identities (LGBTQ and more) and belief systems. I have also provided Couples Counseling and Family Therapy. My treatment approach is very person centered, focused on you, the client, and what you want and are looking for. My personal style is that the client is the driver and I, the therapist, am the passenger helping to guide you along. You, the client, are the one doing the work, setting the goals, I, the therapist, am helping provide you with ways to reach those goals.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Somers

Finding the best therapist close by in Somers 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 in Somers that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Somers. 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 Somers, 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 in the Somers region and in the state of Wisconsin. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Somers or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Somers area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Somers 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 Somers, elsewhere in Kenosha, or in the greater state of Wisconsin.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Somers area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Somers 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 Somers 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 Somers 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Somers online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Somers, 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 Somers psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Somers 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 Somers helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Somers 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Somers 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 in Somers?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Somers 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.

Somers therapists 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 Somers 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 Somers 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in WI, therapists 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 53144 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Somers counselor?

Before seeing your Somers 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Somers.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Somers 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 with a Somers counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Somers, 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.

Somers 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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