Waupaca is the county seat of Waupaca County, Wisconsin and was named after Chief Sam Waupaca of the Potawatomi Indian Tribe. The city is located on the banks of the Waupaca River, has a population of just under 6000 people, and was founded in the mid-19th century. Both the Waupaca Post Office and the city’s main street are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Investigating your own family history can be fun and informative and can teach you all kinds of interesting things about your family tree. You can also learn about whether there are any hereditary illnesses in your family such as mental illnesses. Luckily, there are plenty of great mental health providers in and around Waupaca who can help with any mental or emotional issues you may have.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

Welcome! I am an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Wisconsin) with 20 years direct practice experience in a variety of settings. These include; residential, in-home therapy, emergency services, foster care, adoption, and outpatient therapy. I worked as a lecturer and advisor in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Social Work Program for six years. I also volunteer as a Disaster Mental Health worker for the Red Cross. My specialties include helping people with depression, anxiety, family challenges, self-esteem, life changes, compassion fatigue, and a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 3

Hello! My name is Kyrie ("Keer-ee") and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree and graduate certificate in trauma-informed care from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I have worked with adults in diverse mental health settings, including community-based, harm reduction, hospital and outpatient, and specializes in trauma, stress and anxiety disorders. I value creating a genuine, compassionate, judgment-free space for you to process and address your concerns. I follow a trauma-informed approach and incorporates ACT, DBT a...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

Get started with a free personality assessment and share your results with me :) Click the link --> https://www.16personalities.com/ I am a licensed therapist with fifteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, from those going through significant life changes to those healing from traumatic experiences. I graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2011 with a Master's in Educational Psychology, and from UW-Madison in 2018 with an additional specialty in family and relationship counseling. The first few times we meet, the focus will be on yo...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am a lover of baking, knitting, nature hikes, podcasts, and all things cozy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Wisconsin. My counseling style is warm and reflective as I listen and sit with my clients in whatever space they are in, judgment free. I am dedicated to creating a space where we can work together to process, learn, and collaborate on achieving your goals. I value a holistic approach to therapy and I draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, psychoeducation and a client centered approach. I hi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 11

I am a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin with over 12 years of experience working with individuals in community treatment programs. I am also a substance abuse counselor with over 5000 hours of experience and a treatment supervisor. I have worked with a wide range of concerns such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, anxiety, personality disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, family, and parenting concerns, work related issues as well as self-harm and physical abuse. My counseling style is empathetic, and person centered...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Hello! My name is Marina and I am a Psychotherapist who has been successfully providing clinical therapy to clients from various backgrounds for the past 10 years. I am dually credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor so I am able to address mental health and substance use concerns as well. My most valued and useful treatment approaches have been Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and more. I am able to assist clients with overcoming some of life's most challenging situa...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 11

It gives me absolute pleasure to allow God to use me to minister through counseling to help clients achieve their healing by providing a safe place for them to have a voice, and for me to listen, and accept them as they are without judgment. My counseling experience began when I started working with Veterans and their families, using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions to help Veterans who were suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder readjust to civilian life. Since then I have helped to empower over 100 civilian and military couples, also in...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 5

MSW, LCSW I am a Bilingual (English-Spanish) licensed therapist with a passion to provide person-centered, strengths based, trauma informed and culturally sensitive treatment. I am strong believer in the idea that we have the solutions to our problems within and encourages clients to do introspection to find their own answers. I strive to create a safe, warm, compassionate environment for clients to heal, explore and learn. I enjoy working with individuals from all ages and genders. However, as a working latina, mother of 3, I have a passion for wor...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 11

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with in a variety of settings. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting concerns, life transitions, attachment, and ADHD. I am trained in a variety of evidence based models including EMDR, TFCBT, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Multi-dimensional Family Therapy. My approach combines frameworks from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Liberation Psychology, and Somatic work. I believe...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Arizona and Wisconsin with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I use an eclectic approach to therapy to fit your needs rather than try and fit you into a given type of therapy. I am not the kind of therapist who will hand you packets in order to teach you skills (unless you really want them). Instead, I will help you identify coping skills you are already likely to use. I offer a kind, caring, a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, 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, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 3

Victoria is an art therapist and licensed professional counselor licensed in Wisconsin with 3 years of professional work experience. She believes the power of art therapy and psychotherapy has the potential to be the stimulant for positive transformations, insights and internal/external changes that occur through meta-verbal communication. Her innermost goal as an art therapist and counselor is to collaboratively create a holistic plan that fosters strength and empowers one to be your best self, all while showing compassion and empathy. She deeply enjoys working w...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 16

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, foster care and adoption, 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. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 17

I specialize in providing care to individuals from diverse backgrounds with unique needs and struggles seeking Individual Counseling ages 18 +. I look forward to helping clients who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, adult development and relationship issues, and career and life adjustment issues related to grief, loss, and life changes. I would be honored to join you on your journey towards change as we work together to help you find the holistic balance and wellness you desire. I will work to empower you to gain insight into your thou...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Depression
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, eating disorders, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, 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 proud of you and here to support you in that process. I do BetterHelp part time. I typically work Monday-Thursday early evening hours for live sess...

How To Find Counseling Waupaca

Finding the best therapist close by in Waupaca can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Waupaca 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 Waupaca. 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 Waupaca, 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, these professionals 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 Waupaca 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 Waupaca counselors 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 Waupaca area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Waupaca
  • DBT in Waupaca
  • Substance use therapy in Waupaca
  • Couples therapy in Waupaca

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Waupaca, 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 Waupaca, elsewhere in Waupaca, 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 Waupaca area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Waupaca 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 Waupaca 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 in Waupaca: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Waupaca: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Waupaca: $100
  • Therapy in Waupaca: $80

While many psychologists in Waupaca may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Waupaca 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 four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Waupaca, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Waupaca above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Waupaca 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Waupaca 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 Waupaca 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 Waupaca therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Waupaca counselor 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 almost one million people in Waupaca, WI, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 54981 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 in Waupaca can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Waupaca 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Waupaca 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 Waupaca, 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.

Waupaca has many professionals 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. In Waupaca, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Waupaca.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Waupaca:

54981