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Melissa Kraemer Smothers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
I approach therapy with the belief that the individual is more than the difficulties they are currently experiencing. I evaluate what clients want out of therapy, what meaning they make of their current difficulties and how these concerns manifest themselves. I work in a collaborative, strengths-based manner. I understand the desire for immediate relief of the difficulties that brings someone to therapy, while also bringing an openness to exploring the factors that contributed to the development of these difficulties. My approach is predominately psychodynamic, drawing from relational, systems, and gender-sensitive approaches.
I approach therapy with the belief that the individual is more than the difficulties they are currently experiencing. I evaluate what clients want out of therapy, what meaning they make of their current difficulties and how these concerns manifest themselves. I work in a collaborative, strengths-based manner. I understand the desire for immediate relief of the difficulties that brings someone to therapy, while also bringing an openness to exploring the factors that contributed to the development of these difficulties. My approach is predominately psychodynamic, drawing from relational, systems, and gender-sensitive approaches.
(414) 622-1476 View (414) 622-1476
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Amy Lemberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Not accepting new clients
Are you wondering how to improve your relationship, or if there's a way to resolve hurt feelings from the past? Your relationship is important. You have invested time and effort in hopes to feel more connected and satisfied, but sometimes those efforts result in feeling more hurt, dismissed, and angry. I can help you shift from conflict to talking through problems and understanding each other. Together we will develop personalized interventions to express what you need and resolve past hurt feelings.
Are you wondering how to improve your relationship, or if there's a way to resolve hurt feelings from the past? Your relationship is important. You have invested time and effort in hopes to feel more connected and satisfied, but sometimes those efforts result in feeling more hurt, dismissed, and angry. I can help you shift from conflict to talking through problems and understanding each other. Together we will develop personalized interventions to express what you need and resolve past hurt feelings.
(262) 205-2499 View (262) 205-2499
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Deidre Rachel Prosen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Waitlist for new clients
It takes courage to seek help when you are suffering. Taking steps to improve the quality of your life is one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself. I believe it is the job of a therapist to help people on their journey and that the therapeutic relationship is an essential part of this process. The therapist must create an environment of trust where it feels safe to explore thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental, supportive manner. In this kind of atmosphere, we can begin the work to identify strengths and diminish self-defeating thinking and behavior so that you can move forward with your life.
It takes courage to seek help when you are suffering. Taking steps to improve the quality of your life is one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself. I believe it is the job of a therapist to help people on their journey and that the therapeutic relationship is an essential part of this process. The therapist must create an environment of trust where it feels safe to explore thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental, supportive manner. In this kind of atmosphere, we can begin the work to identify strengths and diminish self-defeating thinking and behavior so that you can move forward with your life.
(262) 581-1507 View (262) 581-1507
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Lorrie Ogren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213  (Online Only)
I offer a unique blend of alternative therapies combining some of the newest discoveries in neuropsychology, mind-body integration and mindfulness. I do my best to work from a place of intuitive, compassionate, heart based support. Working together, we can explore your issues and uncover the root causes of your suffering using the subconscious, breath-work, mind-body awareness and many other transpersonal therapy methods. I believe therapy is the courageous process of exploring and releasing old wounds, discovering the 'greater' self and learning to make conscious choices with compassion and forgiveness.
I offer a unique blend of alternative therapies combining some of the newest discoveries in neuropsychology, mind-body integration and mindfulness. I do my best to work from a place of intuitive, compassionate, heart based support. Working together, we can explore your issues and uncover the root causes of your suffering using the subconscious, breath-work, mind-body awareness and many other transpersonal therapy methods. I believe therapy is the courageous process of exploring and releasing old wounds, discovering the 'greater' self and learning to make conscious choices with compassion and forgiveness.
(715) 333-3446 View (715) 333-3446
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Erin Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213
My clients are adults and adolescents who tend to identify themselves as highly sensitive, perfectionistic, and self-critical. They often feel intense emotions and have active minds that always seem to be "on". Using strengths-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches, I help individuals learn to step back and notice their thoughts and feelings rather than be controlled by them. In addition to alleviating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, these skills allow people to connect with their values and pursue what's important to them.
My clients are adults and adolescents who tend to identify themselves as highly sensitive, perfectionistic, and self-critical. They often feel intense emotions and have active minds that always seem to be "on". Using strengths-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches, I help individuals learn to step back and notice their thoughts and feelings rather than be controlled by them. In addition to alleviating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, these skills allow people to connect with their values and pursue what's important to them.
(414) 436-2532 View (414) 436-2532
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Charlotte D Mayfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53213
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a focus on mind, body and spirit and how they all work together to achieve a balance mental state. I provide psychotherapy to individuals and groups ages 13 to 80 with issues such as, depression, trauma, anxiety, and sexual identity to name a few. I also provide couples with the psychotherapy collaboration to move toward mutual fullfillment in their relationships.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a focus on mind, body and spirit and how they all work together to achieve a balance mental state. I provide psychotherapy to individuals and groups ages 13 to 80 with issues such as, depression, trauma, anxiety, and sexual identity to name a few. I also provide couples with the psychotherapy collaboration to move toward mutual fullfillment in their relationships.
(414) 751-8946 View (414) 751-8946
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Anne Paczesny Demski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
I practice under the belief that we are all experts on ourselves, in that we each possess the answers within. Allow me to assist you in reaching those answers and managing your life while staying healthy and resilient....It is my responsibility to facilitate an environment and rapport conducive to helping YOU be the best YOU possible.
I practice under the belief that we are all experts on ourselves, in that we each possess the answers within. Allow me to assist you in reaching those answers and managing your life while staying healthy and resilient....It is my responsibility to facilitate an environment and rapport conducive to helping YOU be the best YOU possible.
(414) 306-7257 View (414) 306-7257
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Wendy J Freitag
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Are you ready to live the life you want? I can help tap into a hidden potential that resides within us – whether to heal trauma, gain balance and perspective in life & relationships, or assert yourself as confident and capable. I seek to empower my clients to capitalize on their strengths, improve their lives and become comfortable “in their own skin.” There is a distinct difference between “living” and just “existing.” It will be my pleasure to help you transition from a simple existence to LIVING the life you want. Equally important it is essential that you are as committed to improving your life as I am to enabling you to do so. 
Are you ready to live the life you want? I can help tap into a hidden potential that resides within us – whether to heal trauma, gain balance and perspective in life & relationships, or assert yourself as confident and capable. I seek to empower my clients to capitalize on their strengths, improve their lives and become comfortable “in their own skin.” There is a distinct difference between “living” and just “existing.” It will be my pleasure to help you transition from a simple existence to LIVING the life you want. Equally important it is essential that you are as committed to improving your life as I am to enabling you to do so. 
(414) 301-6567 View (414) 301-6567
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Anna Weaver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Are you feeling stuck and/or unfulfilled in life but don't know what direction to go? Is worry and stress preventing you from experiencing true happiness? Are you struggling in a relationship or going through a divorce? We are all going through something. Let me help you gain a new perspective on things. I am a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty five years of experience. I specialize working with individual dealing with midlife transition issues including high-stress careers, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, work-related issues, and overall personal and professional development.
Are you feeling stuck and/or unfulfilled in life but don't know what direction to go? Is worry and stress preventing you from experiencing true happiness? Are you struggling in a relationship or going through a divorce? We are all going through something. Let me help you gain a new perspective on things. I am a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty five years of experience. I specialize working with individual dealing with midlife transition issues including high-stress careers, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, work-related issues, and overall personal and professional development.
(262) 427-6168 View (262) 427-6168
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Christine A Finerty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Have you noticed a change in yourself or a loved one lately? It can happen to all of us. Worry, stress, negative thoughts and fear have a way of weighing us down and holding us back. But, you deserve more. In this ever-changing world it's important, now more than ever before, to understand what to pay attention to and what to let go of. However, with so much uncertainty surrounding us this can be a challenge. Let's talk. Together, through a proactive and strength-based approach, we will explore how you can regain the power and control needed to address and remove the mental barriers that are holding you back.
Have you noticed a change in yourself or a loved one lately? It can happen to all of us. Worry, stress, negative thoughts and fear have a way of weighing us down and holding us back. But, you deserve more. In this ever-changing world it's important, now more than ever before, to understand what to pay attention to and what to let go of. However, with so much uncertainty surrounding us this can be a challenge. Let's talk. Together, through a proactive and strength-based approach, we will explore how you can regain the power and control needed to address and remove the mental barriers that are holding you back.
(414) 376-4596 View (414) 376-4596
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Patti A White
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Not accepting new clients
Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment. These are the values that guide my own life as well as my therapy style. I am interested in assisting you to find the answers that are right for you. I would enjoy working with you individually or as part of a couple or family. My specialties include parent-child, marital, and other relationship issues. I support family preservation whenever possible. My experience also includes anger management, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, grief, trauma, and medical issues such as chronic illnesses, insomnia, physical disability, chronic pain, and caregiver stress.
Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment. These are the values that guide my own life as well as my therapy style. I am interested in assisting you to find the answers that are right for you. I would enjoy working with you individually or as part of a couple or family. My specialties include parent-child, marital, and other relationship issues. I support family preservation whenever possible. My experience also includes anger management, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, grief, trauma, and medical issues such as chronic illnesses, insomnia, physical disability, chronic pain, and caregiver stress.
(414) 369-2941 View (414) 369-2941
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Robin Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213
I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety disorders including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety and Phobias. These disorders are very treatable when utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a well-validated treatment approach for anxiety. My other clinical interests include depression, grief/loss, decision-making and general life adjustment issues. Anxiety and depression often interfere with work, school and healthy relationships. I enjoy working with my clients to help them define their goals for treatment. Many clients are surprised to see how quickly Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can help to make positive changes in their lives.
I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety disorders including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety and Phobias. These disorders are very treatable when utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a well-validated treatment approach for anxiety. My other clinical interests include depression, grief/loss, decision-making and general life adjustment issues. Anxiety and depression often interfere with work, school and healthy relationships. I enjoy working with my clients to help them define their goals for treatment. Many clients are surprised to see how quickly Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can help to make positive changes in their lives.
(262) 279-1737 View (262) 279-1737
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Leslie Skaistis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
The core of my work is creating a safe space where clients can feel heard, respected, and understood. A full and satisfying life is unique to each person; I will collaborate with you as you move toward the life you want to live. Understanding each client's culture, identities, and worldview is central to my approach. Not only is it important to deeply understand you as an individual, but also to explore how factors in the wider environment either promote your well being or intensify your distress. A holistic approach to wellness involves the individual, their relationships, and their wider world.
The core of my work is creating a safe space where clients can feel heard, respected, and understood. A full and satisfying life is unique to each person; I will collaborate with you as you move toward the life you want to live. Understanding each client's culture, identities, and worldview is central to my approach. Not only is it important to deeply understand you as an individual, but also to explore how factors in the wider environment either promote your well being or intensify your distress. A holistic approach to wellness involves the individual, their relationships, and their wider world.
(414) 269-5922 View (414) 269-5922
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Steven Fringer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Therapy provides us the opportunity for greater self-discovery and deepened self-understanding. The person I enjoy working with is someone who is genuinely curious about what makes them tick, why they make choices that sink their dreams or sabotage the relationships important to them; but who are also wanting to know their strengths and talents so they can embrace and use them more effectively.
Therapy provides us the opportunity for greater self-discovery and deepened self-understanding. The person I enjoy working with is someone who is genuinely curious about what makes them tick, why they make choices that sink their dreams or sabotage the relationships important to them; but who are also wanting to know their strengths and talents so they can embrace and use them more effectively.
(262) 947-4431 View (262) 947-4431
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Leslie Clark-Dbt Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC, CSAC, CS-IT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
I have a solid foundation in mental health and substance abuse counseling having worked with both adolescents and adults for the past thirteen years. I enjoy working with college students and believe that being a student in today's world can be challenging with the pressures of academics, peers, and self-discovery. I appreciate working with adults to gain high self-confidence and self-esteem. It is very powerful for me to watch as clients life gain inner strength for themselves. I specialize in DBT, family dynamics, anxiety, depression, communication skills, stress management, and addictions. I do accept new clients!
I have a solid foundation in mental health and substance abuse counseling having worked with both adolescents and adults for the past thirteen years. I enjoy working with college students and believe that being a student in today's world can be challenging with the pressures of academics, peers, and self-discovery. I appreciate working with adults to gain high self-confidence and self-esteem. It is very powerful for me to watch as clients life gain inner strength for themselves. I specialize in DBT, family dynamics, anxiety, depression, communication skills, stress management, and addictions. I do accept new clients!
(262) 429-9843 View (262) 429-9843
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Matt George
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213
As a counselor, I'm a good fit for people who would describe themselves as intense, self-conscious, sensitive, and who tend to spend a lot of time "in their head." I'm drawn to working with people who tend to struggle with issues like depression, perfectionism, feeling inadequate, social anxiety, self-doubt, low motivation, and lack of purpose in life. I am interested in both the challenges (and gifts) that come with high sensitivity and offer an approach to therapy that is respectful of both.
As a counselor, I'm a good fit for people who would describe themselves as intense, self-conscious, sensitive, and who tend to spend a lot of time "in their head." I'm drawn to working with people who tend to struggle with issues like depression, perfectionism, feeling inadequate, social anxiety, self-doubt, low motivation, and lack of purpose in life. I am interested in both the challenges (and gifts) that come with high sensitivity and offer an approach to therapy that is respectful of both.
(414) 436-2938 View (414) 436-2938
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Cindy Vee Milner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213  (Online Only)
I have been providing therapy for over 30 years, specializing in treating anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship issues and individuals with disabilities. Life provides us with numerous challenges and struggles, however, I have found that we have the ability to create many do-overs during our life-time. Therapy is a great way to create change, learn self-acceptance and heal.
I have been providing therapy for over 30 years, specializing in treating anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship issues and individuals with disabilities. Life provides us with numerous challenges and struggles, however, I have found that we have the ability to create many do-overs during our life-time. Therapy is a great way to create change, learn self-acceptance and heal.
(414) 369-2932 View (414) 369-2932
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Sharon M. Dossett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
My ideal patient: You are interested in personal growth through compassionate self-reflection. You have a desire to better understand your patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and reacting as you go about your daily life. You are determined to become your best self by embracing the patterns that bring you calm, peace, and joy while letting go of patterns that no longer serve you. You see potential positive impact between self-development and healthier relationships in your personal and professional environment.
My ideal patient: You are interested in personal growth through compassionate self-reflection. You have a desire to better understand your patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and reacting as you go about your daily life. You are determined to become your best self by embracing the patterns that bring you calm, peace, and joy while letting go of patterns that no longer serve you. You see potential positive impact between self-development and healthier relationships in your personal and professional environment.
(262) 300-4067 View (262) 300-4067
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James Eiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents and adults providing individual therapy. From small private practices to large psychiatric treatment institutions like Rogers Memorial Hospital, I have cultivated experience working with diverse clientele in a variety of treatment settings and have lead therapy groups focused on trauma, anger management, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety. I have provided consultation for programming revision in the areas of trauma and personality disorders and served on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
I work with adolescents and adults providing individual therapy. From small private practices to large psychiatric treatment institutions like Rogers Memorial Hospital, I have cultivated experience working with diverse clientele in a variety of treatment settings and have lead therapy groups focused on trauma, anger management, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety. I have provided consultation for programming revision in the areas of trauma and personality disorders and served on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
(262) 435-5539 View (262) 435-5539
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Julia Stuart
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
If you find yourself stuck or struggling, I offer a space of compassion and nonjudgemental acceptance to allow you to freely express yourself and the challenges you face. Whether you are struggling with relationships, self esteem, depression, anxiety, substance use concerns, coping skills, work challenges, or behaviors that you would like to change, I am here to help.
If you find yourself stuck or struggling, I offer a space of compassion and nonjudgemental acceptance to allow you to freely express yourself and the challenges you face. Whether you are struggling with relationships, self esteem, depression, anxiety, substance use concerns, coping skills, work challenges, or behaviors that you would like to change, I am here to help.
(414) 404-5404 View (414) 404-5404
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Number of Therapists in 53213

70+

Average cost per session

$142

Therapists in 53213 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
95% Depression
89% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
77% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Other

How Therapists in 53213 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary