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Brad Byrum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Altoona, WI 54720  (Online Only)
Has your relationship become an angry, sad, or scary place leaving you feeling alone, hurt and discouraged? Are you and your partner feeling lost in conflict cycles you don’t understand and desperately want to change? Many of the couples I work with come to therapy feeling just like you. I understand how much courage it takes to reach out for help and to let another person get inside your relationship, especially when you are feeling so vulnerable. If you are searching for a safe place to explore what's not working in your relationship, and support in creating solutions, I can help.
Has your relationship become an angry, sad, or scary place leaving you feeling alone, hurt and discouraged? Are you and your partner feeling lost in conflict cycles you don’t understand and desperately want to change? Many of the couples I work with come to therapy feeling just like you. I understand how much courage it takes to reach out for help and to let another person get inside your relationship, especially when you are feeling so vulnerable. If you are searching for a safe place to explore what's not working in your relationship, and support in creating solutions, I can help.
(715) 638-1784 View (715) 638-1784
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Emily Stephenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Altoona, WI 54720
My name is Emily Stephenson and I enjoy working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and eating disorders. I bring a tailored approach to my clients and value my client's honesty and vulnerability in our sessions together. I find that vulnerability, although scary, is a key component to healing which I why I attempt to create a safe, inviting, and warm atmosphere in my therapy sessions. It is important to me that you feel as comfortable as you can during our time together so that we can move you closer toward your mental health goals.
My name is Emily Stephenson and I enjoy working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and eating disorders. I bring a tailored approach to my clients and value my client's honesty and vulnerability in our sessions together. I find that vulnerability, although scary, is a key component to healing which I why I attempt to create a safe, inviting, and warm atmosphere in my therapy sessions. It is important to me that you feel as comfortable as you can during our time together so that we can move you closer toward your mental health goals.
(715) 312-2470 View (715) 312-2470
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Karah Gonstead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Altoona, WI 54720
The populations that I most enjoy working with are tweens, teens, and young adults (ages 11 - 25), as well as Mom's in their perinatal & postpartum journey. I love being able to work youth and adults through life transitions (going into middle/high school/college), struggles in communication, implementation of healthy boundaries, low self-worth, familial dysfunction, etc. Additionally, I have a huge passion for working besides Moms within their journey of motherhood and all of the internal and external transitions that this often includes. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!
The populations that I most enjoy working with are tweens, teens, and young adults (ages 11 - 25), as well as Mom's in their perinatal & postpartum journey. I love being able to work youth and adults through life transitions (going into middle/high school/college), struggles in communication, implementation of healthy boundaries, low self-worth, familial dysfunction, etc. Additionally, I have a huge passion for working besides Moms within their journey of motherhood and all of the internal and external transitions that this often includes. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!
(715) 737-9222 View (715) 737-9222
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Christine A Brudnicki
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Altoona, WI 54720
Hello! I have a passion for joining clients at whatever point they are in their journey and walking with them toward health and wellbeing. I take great care to provide an inviting and supportive environment and to meet clients with compassion and acceptance. It is my goal that you feel seen, heard, supported and safe. I strive to create a therapeutic alliance based on respect, allowing clients to be fully present with themselves. It is my belief that each person has within them the courage and resources for healing, and I strive to provide an affirming environment and research backed therapeutic tools to help access these resources.
Hello! I have a passion for joining clients at whatever point they are in their journey and walking with them toward health and wellbeing. I take great care to provide an inviting and supportive environment and to meet clients with compassion and acceptance. It is my goal that you feel seen, heard, supported and safe. I strive to create a therapeutic alliance based on respect, allowing clients to be fully present with themselves. It is my belief that each person has within them the courage and resources for healing, and I strive to provide an affirming environment and research backed therapeutic tools to help access these resources.
(715) 226-4698 View (715) 226-4698
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Alexis McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Altoona, WI 54720
Your child is having these big, unexpected emotional reactions and/or anxiety, and they've started yelling, hitting, stomping, slamming doors, and are inconsolable. Their reaction seems to be way out of proportion compared to the situation. You try to stay calm, validate their feelings, and use tools to help them calm down, but it just isn't working. These over-the-top emotions leave you feeling frustrated, exhausted, and defeated. You are desperately needing support in helping you and your child understand their emotions and learn how to handle day-to-day life more calmly.
Your child is having these big, unexpected emotional reactions and/or anxiety, and they've started yelling, hitting, stomping, slamming doors, and are inconsolable. Their reaction seems to be way out of proportion compared to the situation. You try to stay calm, validate their feelings, and use tools to help them calm down, but it just isn't working. These over-the-top emotions leave you feeling frustrated, exhausted, and defeated. You are desperately needing support in helping you and your child understand their emotions and learn how to handle day-to-day life more calmly.
(715) 260-4502 View (715) 260-4502
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Victoria Zweifelhofer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Altoona, WI 54720
My clinical approach is integrative and collaborative as all people are different. Mindfulness is at the core of all approaches I utilize in practice. I utilize Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients build a base of skills to improve their quality of life including decreasing unhealthy coping mechanisms and building healthier relationships. I work with a variety of techniques with individuals who struggle with PTSD or Complex PTSD including Self-Compassion, Prolonged Exposure, and Somatic therapies. I provide tools for clients to practice in between sessions to help them progress toward their individual goals.
My clinical approach is integrative and collaborative as all people are different. Mindfulness is at the core of all approaches I utilize in practice. I utilize Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients build a base of skills to improve their quality of life including decreasing unhealthy coping mechanisms and building healthier relationships. I work with a variety of techniques with individuals who struggle with PTSD or Complex PTSD including Self-Compassion, Prolonged Exposure, and Somatic therapies. I provide tools for clients to practice in between sessions to help them progress toward their individual goals.
(715) 227-2090 View (715) 227-2090
Photo of Gina R Young, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gina R Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Altoona, WI 54720
Relationships impact every aspect of our lives. It is especially problematic when the relationship with your spouse or partner is losing hope, joy, and satisfaction. Perhaps the distress is due to communication, betrayal, lack of care, expectations, or other relational issue. If you are experiencing disconnect and pain within your primary relationship, reach out. You do not have to walk through this type of distress alone.
Relationships impact every aspect of our lives. It is especially problematic when the relationship with your spouse or partner is losing hope, joy, and satisfaction. Perhaps the distress is due to communication, betrayal, lack of care, expectations, or other relational issue. If you are experiencing disconnect and pain within your primary relationship, reach out. You do not have to walk through this type of distress alone.
(715) 288-2859 View (715) 288-2859
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Kevin Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Altoona, WI 54720
I am a provider of professional counseling services, utilizing EMDR therapy and traditional psychotherapy to help with whatever you choose to work on (trauma, PTSD, divorce, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependency, life changes/transitions, depression, anxiety, childhood issues, etc.). I began my clinical work at Austin Recovery, working with individuals facing addiction and the many issues underlying addictive behaviors. During this work, I developed a strong interest in helping individuals deal with past traumatic experiences and negative life events.
I am a provider of professional counseling services, utilizing EMDR therapy and traditional psychotherapy to help with whatever you choose to work on (trauma, PTSD, divorce, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependency, life changes/transitions, depression, anxiety, childhood issues, etc.). I began my clinical work at Austin Recovery, working with individuals facing addiction and the many issues underlying addictive behaviors. During this work, I developed a strong interest in helping individuals deal with past traumatic experiences and negative life events.
(715) 496-6380 View (715) 496-6380
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Allison Bunkelman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altoona, WI 54720
I enjoy working with adults within the scope of individual and couples therapy. I strive to create a safe, compassionate, authentic relationship with each person with whom I work with and to personalize therapy to meet the unique needs of each individual.
I enjoy working with adults within the scope of individual and couples therapy. I strive to create a safe, compassionate, authentic relationship with each person with whom I work with and to personalize therapy to meet the unique needs of each individual.
(715) 318-1648 View (715) 318-1648

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Number of Therapists in 54720

< 10

Therapists in 54720 who prioritize treating:

89% Relationship Issues
89% Anxiety
89% Life Transitions
67% Depression
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Other
60% Medicaid
40% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 54720 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 54720?

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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.