Depression Therapists in Greendale, WI

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Danielle Spitzer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Her unique experiences have allowed her to treat multiple mental health disorders including OCD, generalized and social anxiety, panic disorder, skin picking, hair pulling, depression, body image issues, trauma history, and mood disorders.
Danielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Murray State University (Kentucky). She has been in the mental health field since 2010 with positions including individual therapist, life coach, insurance authorization specialist, and volunteer. She has experience working with adults in numerous levels of care including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient therapy.
Her unique experiences have allowed her to treat multiple mental health disorders including OCD, generalized and social anxiety, panic disorder, skin picking, hair pulling, depression, body image issues, trauma history, and mood disorders.
Danielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Murray State University (Kentucky). She has been in the mental health field since 2010 with positions including individual therapist, life coach, insurance authorization specialist, and volunteer. She has experience working with adults in numerous levels of care including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient therapy.
(262) 588-4832 View (262) 588-4832
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Alex Meitzen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Alex has worked with a variety of presenting issues including, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship and family conflict, trauma, personality disorders, and Autism.
Alex Meitzen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from University of Wisconsin and a Master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. Alex's specialization is Children and Families, but she has worked with a variety of individuals. Her experience comes with providing direct mental health and behavioral psychotherapy for children, teens, adults, and family dynamics.
Alex has worked with a variety of presenting issues including, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship and family conflict, trauma, personality disorders, and Autism.
Alex Meitzen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from University of Wisconsin and a Master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. Alex's specialization is Children and Families, but she has worked with a variety of individuals. Her experience comes with providing direct mental health and behavioral psychotherapy for children, teens, adults, and family dynamics.
(262) 218-4780 View (262) 218-4780
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Alison Strycker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Since 2009, Alison Strycker has taken a client-centered, collaborative approach to therapy, focusing on identifying and cultivating her clients’ strengths. Alison creates a safe, supportive environment where clients can process and heal without judgment. She is passionate about working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relational problems and trauma, and she is experienced working with individuals, families and couples experiencing difficult periods in their lives. Therapy looks different for everyone, and Alison will work with you to find the best approach to help you reach your goals.
Since 2009, Alison Strycker has taken a client-centered, collaborative approach to therapy, focusing on identifying and cultivating her clients’ strengths. Alison creates a safe, supportive environment where clients can process and heal without judgment. She is passionate about working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relational problems and trauma, and she is experienced working with individuals, families and couples experiencing difficult periods in their lives. Therapy looks different for everyone, and Alison will work with you to find the best approach to help you reach your goals.
(262) 228-4497 View (262) 228-4497
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Katrina Gruber
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
I am very passionate about working with people of all experiences and ages. I especially am passionate about working with children and adolescents and have the most experience working with the adolescent age group. I am interested in treating mental disorders and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, autism-spectrum disorder, personality disorders, and more. I also have experience with family therapy.
I am very passionate about working with people of all experiences and ages. I especially am passionate about working with children and adolescents and have the most experience working with the adolescent age group. I am interested in treating mental disorders and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, autism-spectrum disorder, personality disorders, and more. I also have experience with family therapy.
(414) 928-8134 View (414) 928-8134
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Nolan Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Nolan's training includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Depressed Populations, and Mindfulness.
Nolan Campbell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2021. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Wisconsin Parkside. Nolan works with individuals, couples, and families to help work toward unique therapeutic goals. He has more than 6 years of mental health experience working with a wide range of populations in residential, community-based, inpatient, school-based, and private-practice settings.
Nolan's training includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Depressed Populations, and Mindfulness.
Nolan Campbell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2021. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Wisconsin Parkside. Nolan works with individuals, couples, and families to help work toward unique therapeutic goals. He has more than 6 years of mental health experience working with a wide range of populations in residential, community-based, inpatient, school-based, and private-practice settings.
(262) 300-7408 View (262) 300-7408
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Samara Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greendale, WI 53129
I provide therapy services to adults in office, outdoor, and virtual settings. I see new clients that have been depressed or anxious for years and never received therapy before, as well as people who have experience with different therapists and are looking for something new. As an option, services can incorporate nature and the outdoors into the psychotherapy setting. Clients who seek services at Samara may have found office-based services to be overwhelming or ineffective and prefer to be in natural settings while discussing difficult topics. Regardless of your location of choice, Samara will support your journey.
I provide therapy services to adults in office, outdoor, and virtual settings. I see new clients that have been depressed or anxious for years and never received therapy before, as well as people who have experience with different therapists and are looking for something new. As an option, services can incorporate nature and the outdoors into the psychotherapy setting. Clients who seek services at Samara may have found office-based services to be overwhelming or ineffective and prefer to be in natural settings while discussing difficult topics. Regardless of your location of choice, Samara will support your journey.
(414) 348-1820 View (414) 348-1820
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Taña Rodriguez-Buck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
In life we are faced with many challenges. Sometimes this happens when it is least expected. This can lead to hopelessness, doubt, worry, sadness, anger, and many other unwanted feelings and emotions. The good news is, despite the challenges you may be experiencing, you have the ability to make a change. It can be difficult to navigate life situations. Finding the right support through these difficult times is an important first step. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, stress management, anger management, and relationship and family issues.
In life we are faced with many challenges. Sometimes this happens when it is least expected. This can lead to hopelessness, doubt, worry, sadness, anger, and many other unwanted feelings and emotions. The good news is, despite the challenges you may be experiencing, you have the ability to make a change. It can be difficult to navigate life situations. Finding the right support through these difficult times is an important first step. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, stress management, anger management, and relationship and family issues.
(414) 301-6544 View (414) 301-6544
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Emily Jones
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
I work with a wide variety of ages and populations, from 3 and beyond, to make the most out of life. Life is full of ups and downs, and I'm here to help you through it all. I have experience working with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, suicidal ideation, grief, autism, ADHD, eating disorders, and self-esteem. You are the expert of you! I'm here to help in listening without judgement and providing psychoeducation, coping skills, and resources.
I work with a wide variety of ages and populations, from 3 and beyond, to make the most out of life. Life is full of ups and downs, and I'm here to help you through it all. I have experience working with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, suicidal ideation, grief, autism, ADHD, eating disorders, and self-esteem. You are the expert of you! I'm here to help in listening without judgement and providing psychoeducation, coping skills, and resources.
(414) 441-6081 View (414) 441-6081
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Kalana Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
I am passionate about serving people of all ages and life experiences. I have special interest in serving adolescents and young adults. In my experience, I connect naturally with the age group and have meaningfully supported individuals as they navigate common challenges that accompany their stage of life. Additional clinical interests include: anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, anger management, self esteem building, stress, relationship challenges, family conflicts, grief/loss, parenting challenges, and life transitions.
I am passionate about serving people of all ages and life experiences. I have special interest in serving adolescents and young adults. In my experience, I connect naturally with the age group and have meaningfully supported individuals as they navigate common challenges that accompany their stage of life. Additional clinical interests include: anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, anger management, self esteem building, stress, relationship challenges, family conflicts, grief/loss, parenting challenges, and life transitions.
(414) 485-9305 View (414) 485-9305
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Vlatko Sagud
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
My focus is on providing compassionate support to teenagers and adults. I am committed to working collaboratively with you to navigate and overcome the challenges you're facing. I have experience working with patients who struggle with substance abuse disorder, general anxiety disorder, major depression disorder, PTSD, trauma-and-stressor-related disorders, schizophrenia spectrum, other psychotic disorders, bipolar and related disorders, or personality disorders (cluster A & C). My goal is to create a safe and welcoming space for your healing journey. In my therapeutic practice, I offer a welcoming space for my patients.
My focus is on providing compassionate support to teenagers and adults. I am committed to working collaboratively with you to navigate and overcome the challenges you're facing. I have experience working with patients who struggle with substance abuse disorder, general anxiety disorder, major depression disorder, PTSD, trauma-and-stressor-related disorders, schizophrenia spectrum, other psychotic disorders, bipolar and related disorders, or personality disorders (cluster A & C). My goal is to create a safe and welcoming space for your healing journey. In my therapeutic practice, I offer a welcoming space for my patients.
(414) 928-8421 View (414) 928-8421
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Brittany Vaughns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
I enjoy working with clients who struggle with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Anger management, Crisis, Depression, Emerging Adult, Grief/Loss, LGBTQIA+ issues, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, and ages 4 and up.
I enjoy working with clients who struggle with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Anger management, Crisis, Depression, Emerging Adult, Grief/Loss, LGBTQIA+ issues, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, and ages 4 and up.
(414) 310-3329 View (414) 310-3329
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Derek Daanen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
I have received my Master's Degree from Marquette University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My training during school involved inpatient hospital work for about 2 years. My most recent experience has been in various adult day treatment programs for the past 7 years; this involved both individual sessions and group sessions multiple days a week with the same client (PHP and IOP programs). I have had advanced training in addressing OCD and related anxieties, Trauma Counseling, Depression, Emotional Dysregulation and Interpersonal Conflict needs.
I have received my Master's Degree from Marquette University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My training during school involved inpatient hospital work for about 2 years. My most recent experience has been in various adult day treatment programs for the past 7 years; this involved both individual sessions and group sessions multiple days a week with the same client (PHP and IOP programs). I have had advanced training in addressing OCD and related anxieties, Trauma Counseling, Depression, Emotional Dysregulation and Interpersonal Conflict needs.
(414) 441-3272 View (414) 441-3272
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Kallyn Heiges
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
I received my Bachelor's in Psychology and my graduate degree in Counseling with a Clinical Mental Health concentration from Mount Mary University. I am passionate about helping others with their mental health journey. I come from a background of working in inpatient and residential care with clients ages 11 and up. I have experience in various areas such as: Anxiety, Adolescent Issues, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Grief & Loss, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety, Substance Use, and Suicidal Thoughts.
I received my Bachelor's in Psychology and my graduate degree in Counseling with a Clinical Mental Health concentration from Mount Mary University. I am passionate about helping others with their mental health journey. I come from a background of working in inpatient and residential care with clients ages 11 and up. I have experience in various areas such as: Anxiety, Adolescent Issues, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Grief & Loss, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety, Substance Use, and Suicidal Thoughts.
(414) 310-6653 View (414) 310-6653
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Carrie Banaszak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Carrie Banaszak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Master of Science in Community Psychology from Alverno College. Carrie values the healing potential of human connection and believe that sharing moments of loss, shame, joy, and disappointment can lead to stronger self-acceptance and connection with others. Her priority is to provide a comfortable and safe space for you to talk about your personal issues and concerns. Carrie is non-judgmental, patient, and understanding.
Carrie Banaszak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Master of Science in Community Psychology from Alverno College. Carrie values the healing potential of human connection and believe that sharing moments of loss, shame, joy, and disappointment can lead to stronger self-acceptance and connection with others. Her priority is to provide a comfortable and safe space for you to talk about your personal issues and concerns. Carrie is non-judgmental, patient, and understanding.
(262) 588-4904 View (262) 588-4904
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Miranda Greenwood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Miranda Greenwood is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Master's Degree (MS) from Marquette University. Miranda's goal is to provide a safe space for all individuals to address and process certain challenges or difficulties they are facing. With an empathetic, non-judgmental, and individualized approach, clients will be able to start/continue to make positive growth in their mental health journey. In her spare time, Miranda enjoys traveling to various countries and learning about different cultures.
Miranda Greenwood is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Master's Degree (MS) from Marquette University. Miranda's goal is to provide a safe space for all individuals to address and process certain challenges or difficulties they are facing. With an empathetic, non-judgmental, and individualized approach, clients will be able to start/continue to make positive growth in their mental health journey. In her spare time, Miranda enjoys traveling to various countries and learning about different cultures.
(262) 592-5230 View (262) 592-5230
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Heidi Clement
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Heidi Clement is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Upper Iowa University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin "“ Milwaukee. Heidi has experience working in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings, and has worked with all ages from 4 years old to 90 years old.
Heidi Clement is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Upper Iowa University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin "“ Milwaukee. Heidi has experience working in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings, and has worked with all ages from 4 years old to 90 years old.
(262) 217-2151 View (262) 217-2151
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Beth Harms
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greendale, WI 53129
Beth Harms is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Additionally, she maintains standing with the NBCC as a nationally certified counselor and has licensure as a substance abuse counselor (SAC-IT). She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With more than 20 years of experience working in non-profit settings with diverse populations, Beth has had the privilege of caring for people of all ages, genders, and races, and considers it an honor to be in the mental health counseling field.
Beth Harms is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Additionally, she maintains standing with the NBCC as a nationally certified counselor and has licensure as a substance abuse counselor (SAC-IT). She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With more than 20 years of experience working in non-profit settings with diverse populations, Beth has had the privilege of caring for people of all ages, genders, and races, and considers it an honor to be in the mental health counseling field.
(262) 239-4567 View (262) 239-4567
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Lisa Rafalski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Lee Rafalski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. Lee's goal is to help willing clients learn how to take control back from their disorder, so that they can be the ones to lead their lives. In their spare time, Lee enjoys painting, reading, and playing video games most. But they are also an avid learner, so they take as many opportunities to try new activities and learn new things!.
Lee Rafalski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. Lee's goal is to help willing clients learn how to take control back from their disorder, so that they can be the ones to lead their lives. In their spare time, Lee enjoys painting, reading, and playing video games most. But they are also an avid learner, so they take as many opportunities to try new activities and learn new things!.
(262) 300-7602 View (262) 300-7602
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Michael S Kotkin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
I have been a licensed psychologist in clinical practice for over 30 years in a variety of settings, most recently in private practice. I meet mostly with adults; individually, as couples for marital or relationship work, and with families, and some adolescents. I am especially interested in the treatment of chronic pain disorders, anxiety, anger and stress management issues, and assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders.
I have been a licensed psychologist in clinical practice for over 30 years in a variety of settings, most recently in private practice. I meet mostly with adults; individually, as couples for marital or relationship work, and with families, and some adolescents. I am especially interested in the treatment of chronic pain disorders, anxiety, anger and stress management issues, and assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders.
(414) 219-0167 View (414) 219-0167
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Dr. Constanz Hartney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greendale, WI 53129
Dr. Hartney understands that challenges in life can bring people to a place where support from a neutral and compassionate professional can make a needed difference. He strives to create a helpful and hopeful environment to assist you achieve goals, overcome conflicts and lead a happier and more fulfilling life. His treatment style is patient-centered and his approach places emphasis on rapport-building and therapeutic empathy directed at patients for self-directed problem solving.
Dr. Hartney understands that challenges in life can bring people to a place where support from a neutral and compassionate professional can make a needed difference. He strives to create a helpful and hopeful environment to assist you achieve goals, overcome conflicts and lead a happier and more fulfilling life. His treatment style is patient-centered and his approach places emphasis on rapport-building and therapeutic empathy directed at patients for self-directed problem solving.
(262) 240-6744 View (262) 240-6744

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Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.