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Brian Smothers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Not accepting new clients
I believe that difficulties develop within relational contexts influenced by early relationships and current interactions. Good treatment is goal focused, and based on the here-and-now distress that brings you to treatment while also being curious about how the present is influenced by the past. Treatment must occur within a safe professional relationship. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is an important part of the healing process. Through on-going conversations and shared curiosity my clients and I broaden our understanding of their current distress and future aspirations. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
I believe that difficulties develop within relational contexts influenced by early relationships and current interactions. Good treatment is goal focused, and based on the here-and-now distress that brings you to treatment while also being curious about how the present is influenced by the past. Treatment must occur within a safe professional relationship. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is an important part of the healing process. Through on-going conversations and shared curiosity my clients and I broaden our understanding of their current distress and future aspirations. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
(414) 240-1616 View (414) 240-1616
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Amy Katherine Petersdorf
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Not accepting new clients
In the demanding, hectic world that we live in, the first thing we tend to sacrifice is self-care. I am passionate about helping individuals reprioritize themselves and discover healthy ways to cope with the more difficult aspects of life, as well as help them discover the importance of developing connection between the body and mind for overall wellness. I work hard to create a safe, welcoming environment for my clients so that they may gain valuable insight, motivation, and confidence to achieve their goals and live their best lives.
In the demanding, hectic world that we live in, the first thing we tend to sacrifice is self-care. I am passionate about helping individuals reprioritize themselves and discover healthy ways to cope with the more difficult aspects of life, as well as help them discover the importance of developing connection between the body and mind for overall wellness. I work hard to create a safe, welcoming environment for my clients so that they may gain valuable insight, motivation, and confidence to achieve their goals and live their best lives.
(414) 206-1799 View (414) 206-1799
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Heidi Hemling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226  (Online Only)
I believe in an integrative approach to counseling; focusing on bio-psycho-social and strengths-based models while seeking to understand clients through a trauma-sensitive lens. I value each client's journey and work to develop a relationship based upon trust and connection.
I believe in an integrative approach to counseling; focusing on bio-psycho-social and strengths-based models while seeking to understand clients through a trauma-sensitive lens. I value each client's journey and work to develop a relationship based upon trust and connection.
(262) 404-3836 View (262) 404-3836
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Brian Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
I am a warm, compassionate and present Clinical psychotherapist with over 20+ years of experience working with adults and families in a variety of clinical and community settings I use a client centered approach to understanding the whole person, and I partner with my clients as they take an active role in their own healing and growth. My clients will engage in a nonjudgmental, collaborative and creative process to help them see their own strengths and to identify thought processes that are counterproductive to their wellbeing and relationships.
I am a warm, compassionate and present Clinical psychotherapist with over 20+ years of experience working with adults and families in a variety of clinical and community settings I use a client centered approach to understanding the whole person, and I partner with my clients as they take an active role in their own healing and growth. My clients will engage in a nonjudgmental, collaborative and creative process to help them see their own strengths and to identify thought processes that are counterproductive to their wellbeing and relationships.
(262) 846-5986 View (262) 846-5986
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Kevin Tissot
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226  (Online Only)
I have been counseling families and adults the last twenty years. It is so brave and complicated to ask for help. I take the time to listen and create new avenues of solutions amidst the diagnosis. A diagnosis is not all of who you are, you are strong in ways you may not know. Let me help sift through issues and find clarity amidst the din. We work together.
I have been counseling families and adults the last twenty years. It is so brave and complicated to ask for help. I take the time to listen and create new avenues of solutions amidst the diagnosis. A diagnosis is not all of who you are, you are strong in ways you may not know. Let me help sift through issues and find clarity amidst the din. We work together.
(262) 439-0416 View (262) 439-0416
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Claire Guy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Claire provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients feel safe to openly explore their thoughts and feelings and achieve positive change. As an empathic listener, she helps guide clients toward reaching their personal goals while learning skills to deal with challenges they face. Claire Mainly uses person-centered therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.
Claire provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients feel safe to openly explore their thoughts and feelings and achieve positive change. As an empathic listener, she helps guide clients toward reaching their personal goals while learning skills to deal with challenges they face. Claire Mainly uses person-centered therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.
(414) 928-2464 View (414) 928-2464
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Denis Ian Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
I have thirty years of experience as a professional counselor and have been a psychologist since 1996. I graduated in 1993 from Marquette University with a doctorate in psychology. I have experience with diverse populations: developmental disabilities, geriatric, ADHD, history of trauma, attachment-focused therapy for parents, teens, adults, LGBT persons, and trauma victims. Certified therapy training in hypnosis (diplomate), EMDR, cognitive-behavior therapy, American board of vocational experts (past diplomate).
I have thirty years of experience as a professional counselor and have been a psychologist since 1996. I graduated in 1993 from Marquette University with a doctorate in psychology. I have experience with diverse populations: developmental disabilities, geriatric, ADHD, history of trauma, attachment-focused therapy for parents, teens, adults, LGBT persons, and trauma victims. Certified therapy training in hypnosis (diplomate), EMDR, cognitive-behavior therapy, American board of vocational experts (past diplomate).
(414) 369-2924 View (414) 369-2924
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Tina Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm a licensed counselor with a desire to help individuals become acutely aware of their worth and purpose in the world. Through an exploration of each individual’s unique psychosocial history and presenting circumstances, we collaboratively determine the evidenced-based treatment interventions that best cater to the client. I find value in incorporating a multi-systemic framework, helping clients identify how their various systems (family, friends, work, school, and community) contribute to presenting symptoms. I also welcome the opportunity to integrate faith into sessions to the extent that one is comfortable.
Hi there! I'm a licensed counselor with a desire to help individuals become acutely aware of their worth and purpose in the world. Through an exploration of each individual’s unique psychosocial history and presenting circumstances, we collaboratively determine the evidenced-based treatment interventions that best cater to the client. I find value in incorporating a multi-systemic framework, helping clients identify how their various systems (family, friends, work, school, and community) contribute to presenting symptoms. I also welcome the opportunity to integrate faith into sessions to the extent that one is comfortable.
(414) 667-5572 View (414) 667-5572
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Trisha Pavicich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW, LCSW-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
I specialize in working with clients that are experiencing challenges as a result of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, parenting and family crisis, marital discord, substance abuse, addictions, negative self image, tough life transitions and dynamics within their relationships. My interventions engage in correlation with; somatic experiences, mindfulness and grounding approaches, solution focused goal setting, emotional and cognitive processing, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and the reduction of self harm while increasing self compassion.
I specialize in working with clients that are experiencing challenges as a result of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, parenting and family crisis, marital discord, substance abuse, addictions, negative self image, tough life transitions and dynamics within their relationships. My interventions engage in correlation with; somatic experiences, mindfulness and grounding approaches, solution focused goal setting, emotional and cognitive processing, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and the reduction of self harm while increasing self compassion.
(262) 588-4846 View (262) 588-4846
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Catherine C Loomis
Psychologist, PhD, CBSM
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in the field of behavioral sleep medicine. I work exclusively with those who have sleep problems. I offer cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia, a treatment recommended by groups such as the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. I also work with people who have chronic nightmares or difficulty adjusting to their PAP treatment for sleep apnea. Some of my patients have problems with their circadian rhythm. For example, they struggle with shift work, or they are extreme "night owls" and have difficulty getting up for work or school.
I specialize in the field of behavioral sleep medicine. I work exclusively with those who have sleep problems. I offer cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia, a treatment recommended by groups such as the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. I also work with people who have chronic nightmares or difficulty adjusting to their PAP treatment for sleep apnea. Some of my patients have problems with their circadian rhythm. For example, they struggle with shift work, or they are extreme "night owls" and have difficulty getting up for work or school.
(414) 376-6564 View (414) 376-6564
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Psychological Assessment Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226  (Online Only)
Our practice is run by Karyn Gust-Brey. We perform psychological evaluations to assist in diagnostic clarification and appropriate treatment and service planning. We test children, teens, and adults, ages 6 and up.
Our practice is run by Karyn Gust-Brey. We perform psychological evaluations to assist in diagnostic clarification and appropriate treatment and service planning. We test children, teens, and adults, ages 6 and up.
(920) 245-8603 View (920) 245-8603
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Jacquelyn Nasby
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226  (Online Only)
Jacquelyn utilizes eclectic and collaborative methods in counseling, approaching clients’ needs from emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual lenses. With a passion for art and music, she encourages the use of creative expression in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy, providing an environment for clients to be heard on both verbal and non-verbal platforms. She takes a humanistic approach, working along with clients to engage them in treatment and create individualized plans to reach their goals.
Jacquelyn utilizes eclectic and collaborative methods in counseling, approaching clients’ needs from emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual lenses. With a passion for art and music, she encourages the use of creative expression in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy, providing an environment for clients to be heard on both verbal and non-verbal platforms. She takes a humanistic approach, working along with clients to engage them in treatment and create individualized plans to reach their goals.
(414) 667-7009 View (414) 667-7009
Vanessa Sager
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
EMAIL is best way to reach us.+ We excitedly announce that our providers are now proudly in network with Forward Health Plans also known as Title 19, T19, Badgercare, Badgercare Plus, and Medicaid. In addition, we see most patients who carry marketplace plans such as CCHP, Chorus Community Health Plans, and more. If you are looking for a safe place to process matters such as depression, anxiety, life events, stress or specific goals, we would be excited to discuss more. Life may not be feeling as though it is going in directions you intend, there may be more bad days than good.
EMAIL is best way to reach us.+ We excitedly announce that our providers are now proudly in network with Forward Health Plans also known as Title 19, T19, Badgercare, Badgercare Plus, and Medicaid. In addition, we see most patients who carry marketplace plans such as CCHP, Chorus Community Health Plans, and more. If you are looking for a safe place to process matters such as depression, anxiety, life events, stress or specific goals, we would be excited to discuss more. Life may not be feeling as though it is going in directions you intend, there may be more bad days than good.
(262) 439-0410 View (262) 439-0410
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Jordan A Brown - Anxiety And Self-Worth Therapist For Women
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Are you a young adult woman experiencing anxiety, self-criticism, or self-doubt? Negative thoughts, comparisons, and "what ifs" are occupying your mind. You have difficulty saying "no" and setting boundaries. You aim for perfection and have that nagging feeling that you're just not good enough. It's painful to feel this way and it can interfere with your goals and living the life you want, but the good news is: you're not alone and it's possible to find relief. Together, we can help you discover your ability to improve your confidence and self-worth, create healthy relationships with yourself and others, and gain control of anxiety.
Are you a young adult woman experiencing anxiety, self-criticism, or self-doubt? Negative thoughts, comparisons, and "what ifs" are occupying your mind. You have difficulty saying "no" and setting boundaries. You aim for perfection and have that nagging feeling that you're just not good enough. It's painful to feel this way and it can interfere with your goals and living the life you want, but the good news is: you're not alone and it's possible to find relief. Together, we can help you discover your ability to improve your confidence and self-worth, create healthy relationships with yourself and others, and gain control of anxiety.
(414) 501-7483 View (414) 501-7483
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Kimberly Genger Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226  (Online Only)
As the state's only certified Christian Sex Therapist, I bring an important perspective to people struggling with sexual issues no matter where you live in WI. As a Marriage and Family therapist I can also help clients heal and deal with issues that are effecting the marriage or intimacy - whether communication or sexual desire. For individuals suffering from Sexual Trauma and Sex Addictions I have found the use of the highly experiential model, Internal Family Systems - to be extremely helpful and deeply impactful for healing.
As the state's only certified Christian Sex Therapist, I bring an important perspective to people struggling with sexual issues no matter where you live in WI. As a Marriage and Family therapist I can also help clients heal and deal with issues that are effecting the marriage or intimacy - whether communication or sexual desire. For individuals suffering from Sexual Trauma and Sex Addictions I have found the use of the highly experiential model, Internal Family Systems - to be extremely helpful and deeply impactful for healing.
(414) 404-3293 View (414) 404-3293
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Ketamine Milwaukee
MD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226
We help people with depression when other treatments have failed.
We help people with depression when other treatments have failed.
(262) 558-6495 View (262) 558-6495
Photo of Jessie Richardson, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessie Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
My ideal client is one who is ready to take the next step on their mental health journey! Whether this is your first therapy experience, or your tenth, there is always room to grow. All you have to do show up and keep an open mind. I’m passionate about providing my clients a safe and supportive space to explore their inner worlds and challenge beliefs that no longer serve them. So, if you’d like to improve your communication skills, identify/address triggers, develop healthy boundaries, and learn some cool things about your brain along the way, you’ve come to the right place!
My ideal client is one who is ready to take the next step on their mental health journey! Whether this is your first therapy experience, or your tenth, there is always room to grow. All you have to do show up and keep an open mind. I’m passionate about providing my clients a safe and supportive space to explore their inner worlds and challenge beliefs that no longer serve them. So, if you’d like to improve your communication skills, identify/address triggers, develop healthy boundaries, and learn some cool things about your brain along the way, you’ve come to the right place!
(414) 360-8182 View (414) 360-8182
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Christine Hansburg-Hotson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, CEAP, ICSE
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Accepting New Patients. Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in drug and alcohol treatment. She is an empathetic listener whose style of therapy is focused on being open and frank with a realistic approach. Her goal is to help people feel competent and positive about their lives; or make realistic changes to get to where they wish to be.
Accepting New Patients. Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in drug and alcohol treatment. She is an empathetic listener whose style of therapy is focused on being open and frank with a realistic approach. Her goal is to help people feel competent and positive about their lives; or make realistic changes to get to where they wish to be.
(414) 626-1675 View (414) 626-1675
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Carolyn Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SASD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Waitlist for new clients
Trying to find your place in this world? Struggling to make changes in your life? Know where you want to go or be in life but can't figure out how to get there? I enjoy working with people battling any kind of "stuckness" including trauma issues, addictions, and issues faced by adolescents. I primarily work with individuals, but also work with a family when needed. I am often described as energetic, with a great sense of humor. If you need someone to help motivate and encourage you to make changes, then I am the therapist for you.
Trying to find your place in this world? Struggling to make changes in your life? Know where you want to go or be in life but can't figure out how to get there? I enjoy working with people battling any kind of "stuckness" including trauma issues, addictions, and issues faced by adolescents. I primarily work with individuals, but also work with a family when needed. I am often described as energetic, with a great sense of humor. If you need someone to help motivate and encourage you to make changes, then I am the therapist for you.
(262) 358-8170 View (262) 358-8170
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Aasiyah Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53226  (Online Only)
From the outside, you seem to have it all together. You work really hard on the details, after all, you are responsible for everyone and everything. But you can’t shake the voice inside your head which screams you’re failing. Even though you put everyone’s needs in front of your own, you feel like you’re falling short as a mom. You can’t even remember what your hobbies are, let alone what really makes you happy. You’ve had enough, you don’t think you can keep holding it together.
From the outside, you seem to have it all together. You work really hard on the details, after all, you are responsible for everyone and everything. But you can’t shake the voice inside your head which screams you’re failing. Even though you put everyone’s needs in front of your own, you feel like you’re falling short as a mom. You can’t even remember what your hobbies are, let alone what really makes you happy. You’ve had enough, you don’t think you can keep holding it together.
(281) 666-2898 View (281) 666-2898

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 53226

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 53226 who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
85% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
61% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
84% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna

How Therapists in 53226 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 53226?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.