In life, your mental state can be a challenge. You may feel down, or unable to carry on, with depression, anxiety, and other life problems getting in the way. A counselor based in West Allis can help you recover and get back on track. 

West Allis is a great place to live, but when you're suffering from all these problems, it can be a challenge. Speak to a counselor today and see how they can help you improve. They can create a plan to let you accomplish all of your life goals and get you back on the right track to being the best person possible. 

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Tracy Faust

Offering therapy in WI
License: MA - Master of Arts,LPC, SAC - Licensed Professional Counselor with Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
22 years of experience

Hello, my name is Tracy Faust and I have been practicing Psychotherapy with those of nearly all ages for over twenty years. I earned my Master of Arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2000 and have been full time in the field ever since. For over thirteen of those years my experience was in a community mental health center, providing outpatient therapy, case management and advocacy to those residing in that area, as well as crisis services to all in need, whether residents or visitors. For over six years following that, I worked with children and families providing in-home psychotherapy, both individually with the identified client as well as family-based with parents and siblings. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, and hope to hear from you soon!

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Emily Campbell

Offering therapy in WI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, disordered eating, OCD and grief. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach includes a holistic method that incorporates therapeutic interventions drawn from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy. Every situation and person is different, so I will be approaching your sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have found that I truly enjoy the opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives. Empowering others to help themselves is a passion of mine. I believe in people and work to build a non-judgmental connection with my clients, which opens the doors for true awareness and growth. It takes courage to take this step, if you are ready I am here to support you. I look forward to working with you!

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William Hoffman III

Offering therapy in WI
License: LPCC,LADC,William Henry Hoffman III
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
7 years of experience

"I am a therapist who believes in empowering individuals via a client-centered approach to recognize existing strengths and discover new ones that will enable them to achieve their goals and make positive changes." I believe that creating a therapeutic relationship of trust and safety is a cornerstone of building the framework that enables clients to achieve their goals. I strive to work collaboratively with clients via a person-centered approach in a manner that empowers them to identify existing strengths and discover new ways to approach challenges and move toward improved mental health and wellness. My areas of specialty and focus include anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, professional/career issues, and overall quality of life challenges. My focus is on working with adults (individuals and couples) 18 and over. I utilize evidenced-based approaches that include CBT, MI, ACT, elements of DBT, and other interventions (including meditation and mindfulness) – recognizing that each client is unique and deserving of an individualized approach.

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Lydia Johnson

Offering therapy in WI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with 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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Ash Rotonto

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi, I'm Ash! I'm a licensed counselor & art therapist in Wisconsin with 4.5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, & relationship issues. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Jennifer Kronenberg

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jen and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin with over 15 years of experience in the helping fields. I received my Masters in School Social Work from UW -Madison in 2022, my Masters in Clinical Social Worker from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) in 2015 and my Bachelors in Political Science from UW-Eau Claire in 2009. I have practiced in a wide variety of settings including a college counseling center, K-12 school district, community based clinic, home based therapy and in a hospital setting. In these experiences, I have learned that the best way to help is to listen and ask exactly what I can do to help. I may not have all of the answers, but together, I believe that we can work to find solutions and support that will make things easier for you. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am certified as a Trauma Specialist with the NCTSN, having provided trauma and abuse therapy in almost every setting that I have worked. I see trauma and difficult life circumstances as events in time, rather than the base that defines you! I believe in person-centered treatment, meaning that I focus on mutual respect, sensitivity, compassion and unconditional positive regard. At times, clients have asked me about specific diagnosis and modalities that I use for treatment. While I recognize diagnosis and treatment as important parts of the therapeutic process, my primary focus in therapy is relationship development and trust. I am trained in multiple interventions including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and other Humanistic approaches. As your therapist, I will work with you to build goals and a treatment plan that meet your unique and specific needs. When people are seeking therapy, they are often times at a difficult or low point in their life. I recognize the courage that it takes to take the first step to sign up for therapy! Congratulations on engaging in the most difficult part! I am proud of you for getting started.

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Julia Imbierowski

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCompassion fatigue
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, depression, & compassion fatigue. 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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Trisha Stefonek

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Janet Queen

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

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Camren Bento

Offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin for 3 years. I have my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling and a bachelors degree in psychology, both of which I received following serving 6 years in the United States Army. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with various life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs and goals. Based upon various factors, I will utilize integrated, evidence-based approaches, including CBT, ACT, mindfulness and coping skills training, as well as emotion focused techniques. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in West Allis

Finding the best therapist close by in West Allis 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 West Allis. 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 West Allis, 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 West Allis 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 West Allis 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 West Allis, elsewhere in Milwaukee, 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 West Allis area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed West Allis 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 West Allis 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 West Allis 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 West Allis, 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 West Allis 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 West Allis 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 West Allis 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 West Allis 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 West Allis 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 53227 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 West Allis 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 West Allis 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 West Allis, 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.

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

53214, 53219, 53227

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