In life it’s important to have a rock solid foundation. However, many people do not, and their foundation can come crumbling down at any second. Depression, stress, and doubts can chip away at your foundation. There is hope, and that hope comes in the form of a counselor based in West Bend. 

West Bend’s motto is “A Rock Solid Community.” You can be rock solid, but you may need to talk to someone to improve your foundation. A counselor can help you be the best person possible. Speak to one today if you want to learn more about how you can save your life. 

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Laura Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,SAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I also applaud you on taking your first step of this journey. Remember, "life is a journey, not a destination". Just a little bit about me. I graduated from in 2015 from Viterbo University with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Advanced Studies of Human Behavior at Capella University. I have a passion for working with others to assist them in living their "best life". I have been blessed with having a wide range of experience including working with parents with custody and placement issues, addictions, Court systems and jail population, Alaskan Natives, children, adults, and military members and their families. I am experienced in individual, group, couples, and family therapies as well as psycho-educational groups. I use an integrated approach to therapy which has a foundation in client-centered therapy. This means that we will work together to develop a tailor-made plan just for you. I believe in working alongside each other as a team. This is your time and your plan. I believe that most people will say I have a gentle demeanor and a caring personality. I want all my clients to have a positive experience in therapy and feel comfortable sharing their cares, concerns, and dreams. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs hanging out at the house, the camper, or riding the ATV/UTV trails. I look forward to working together for a better tomorrow.

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April Zamzow

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

I am so glad you are here, asking for help takes a lot of courage! I have been helping men and women suffering from a variety of mental health issues for over 10 years. I work closely with individuals to explore the underlying thoughts that lead to some of the scary feelings and thoughts that they might be experiencing. I start with where the individual is at and we move forward at your pace and what feels comfortable to you.

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Tammy Kelser

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): ms, lmft
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTIntimacy-related issuesDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am Tammy. I have 23 years of clinical experience in treating mental health symptoms, addiction issues, marriage and family therapy concerns, developmental struggles and sexual concerns. As a therapist who values the essence of who you are rather than what you do, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying effective and comprehensive therapy techniques and strategies, we will address the dynamics in your life that have been holding you back from experiencing happiness and good mental health in your life's journey. Find out more at tammybednartherapy.com

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Lindsey Krauss

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefADHD
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. I graduated from Lakeland University in 2019 with a masters degree in Community Counseling. I have spent the last three years working as a dual diagnosis counselor in the medication assisted treatment field. I have worked with a range of personality and mood disorders. I have experience working with clients dealing with grief. I have worked with clients with a history of significant trauma and abuse. I believe each person has an unique experience and has the right to be heard. My therapy style is interactive and client centered. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, person centered, solution centered, and motivational interviewing therapies. I look forward to working with you!

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Holly Keyser

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MSE LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a therapist with over 20 years experience and I am accepting clients for phone counseling sessions. I find Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy styles work well for me. One of my areas of expertise is working with survivors of abuse though in these many years, I have worked with people struggling with many different kinds of issues, such as loneliness, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem. You would find me warm and nurturing as a therapist though I can also be direct. Working together, I believe you can reach your goals sooner.

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Angela Hernandez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My priority is you, and what you need to feel successful in your life. I value providing a person-centered approach to meet the needs of each client, working in partnership with them to set objectives and goals of their choosing. I bring 14 years of experience providing individual, couple, family and group therapy. Utilizing a systemic approach, I treat a variety of life’s stressors and adjustments due to trauma exposure/PTSD, depression, mood fluctuations, anxiety, LGBTQ+ and cultural specific experiences. My area of specialty is broad and currently includes services for clients age 16 and above. I have experience working with diverse populations including various religious, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Stage of life specific, BIPOC culture specific, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, AODA, Personality Disorder, and Dissociative Disorder. My therapeutic practice utilizes a variety of intervention styles and approaches such as: Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma and eco mapping, Experiential and art therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing techniques, Family Systems Therapy, and Object Relations Theory. 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. I strive to provide a safe, supportive environment, aimed at helping clients heal from their past, navigate their present life and set healthy goals for the future.

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Stephanie Schultz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
AddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I’m Stephanie. I provide clinical mental health therapy and substance abuse treatment in both Michigan and Wisconsin. I have 9 years of experience in helping clients recover from addiction, regulate moods, manage anger, increase motivation, reduce anxiety, improve self-esteem and confidence, and overcome career difficulties. At some point in everyone’s life, we all need someone to help us navigate our way, so signing up for therapy was taking your first courageous step. You may be experiencing a major setback, but it isn’t the end—it’s an opportunity for change. I look forward to getting to know you, your story, and how we can improve it together.

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Rachel Rehbein

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Rachel, and I am licensed in the states of Wisconsin (LPC) and Minnesota (LPCC) with 11 years of professional work experience. I specialize in LGBTQIA+ related issues, trauma and abuse, and working with children. I have extensive experience in particular with transgender individuals and youth. I am open to working with clients with many different presenting issues, and would love to work with you toward healing and growth. 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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Matthew Kangas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
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, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jennifer Larson LaRue

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 10 years of professional work experience both in private practice, and in the clinical setting within a major hospital system. I have experience in helping clients with grief and loss, stress, anxiety, depression, career difficulties, life cycle changes, relationship and family issues, aging, and severe illness. I believe that within each person are the gifts and abilities to work through life's challenges, but that at times we all need help to identify and enhance those abilities. I like working collaboratively with people to draw out those abilities, strengthen them, and add tools and resources to bring about the best outcome possible. I enjoy getting to know people and who they are, where they come from, and forming a therapeutic relationship that is helpful and supportive for the time we have together. 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 have lived many places in my life and have had a lot of different experiences — from working and living at a remote retreat center in the mountains to working in an inner-city homeless shelter, from attending graduate school in the southern US, to moving back to the Midwest, where I was born and raised. I have experienced loss through the death of a loved one, divorce and subsequent shared custody of my two children who are both now grown and on their own. I love spending time in nature and find it to be a way to center myself so that I can provide good, grounded care to others.

How to find a therapist for counseling in West Bend

Finding the best therapist close by in West Bend 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 West Bend 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 West Bend. 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 Bend, 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 West Bend 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 West Bend 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 West Bend area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find West Bend 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 Bend, elsewhere in Washington, 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 West Bend 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 West Bend 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 Bend 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 Bend 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 West Bend online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in West Bend, 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 West Bend 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 West Bend 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 Bend 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 West Bend 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 West Bend 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 West Bend?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a West Bend 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.

West Bend 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 West Bend 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 Bend 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 53095 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 West Bend counselor?

Before seeing your West Bend 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 West Bend.

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 West Bend 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 West Bend 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 West Bend, 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 Bend 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.

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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