Trauma Focused Therapists in Madison, WI

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Alexandra Berthelon-Lathrop
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize the following modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Exposure Response Therapy (ERP), Habit Reversal Training(HRT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT), Person Centered, and Family Systems.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing difficult situations that have prevented them from living a healthier lifestyle. My mission is to help you name what's keeping you stuck and identify individual strengths that will help overcome those challenges. I am there to support you in finding and becoming the best version of yourself by letting go of old patterns of thinking and behaviors that are stopping you from being who you want to be. I am also available to provide services in Spanish, as it is my native language.
(608) 465-4344
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Madison, WI 53719
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Melinda Grulke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide couple's counseling, parent coaching, trauma focused treatment, anxiety and depression.
My primary focus is building an authentic client-therapist relationship. I aim for my client to fully understand that our space is judgment-free where they can feel safe. With my unpretentious authenticity, I hope to make individuals feel like they are at home. I possess a practical, down-to-earth approach that allows individuals to feel the support that they need. My philosophy is to assist my clients in finding their strengths. I do this by teaching them how to use their true strength by managing complicated feelings and situations, ultimately leading them to reach their goals. I also possess lived experience as an adoptee.
(608) 596-5992
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Madison, WI 53703
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Anesis Center for Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We hold specialities in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy for youth, substance abuse counseling, child-parent psychotherapy, EMDR and BrainSpotting.
We love to collaborate with clients to help them draw from their own expertise, build on their own positive values, discover their own skills, and use these new tools to work through conflicts and hardships. We are systems therapist. What that means is: we like to approach problems that people have within the context of social, political and cultural storylines that influence the way we view ourselves and our own personal stories. We use this same approach in family therapy to seek ways to change the way the family system works rather than trying to "fix" a specific family member.
(608) 802-7669
Madison, WI 53711
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Thomas Michael Kaufman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
For the past 20 years, I have worked with families, couples, adults, and adolescents. Using cognitive-behavioral theory with narrative techniques, I help empower clients to explore areas within their lives that present challenges and inhibit change, and assist them with finding solutions that will work for them. However, I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is a vital component within any program, which means that I believe that any work needs to be collaborative between myself and my clients. I am certified to deliver trauma-focused treatments as well as providing services to help manage stress and anxiety.
(608) 512-0319
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Madison, WI 53705
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Wildflower Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Wildflowers are often planted by harsh circumstances. Yet, they find a way to bloom and flourish wherever they may land. You can, too. My focus is to help adults, children, adolescents, and families heal, grow, and become aware of their inner strengths. I strive to provide supportive, collaborative treatment that is informed by my belief in healing, resiliency, and the power that each of us holds inside ourselves to grow and change. Free 15 minute consult (phone/office) available.
(608) 535-6952
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Madison, WI 53702
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Donna Rifken
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Children and caregivers who are experiencing emotional distress need compassionate and developmentally specific interventions that meet their individual needs. I work with caregivers to help them strengthen their caring attention and enlarge their 'toolkit' of interventions. I work with children to help them name and reduce emotional distress because "inside feelings show up on the outside". I offer developmentally- and neuroscience-informed approaches, EMDR, Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused CBT, and mindfulness-based interventions to restore wellbeing.
(608) 447-5846
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Madison, WI 53705
Not accepting new clients
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Blue Willow Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Training includes trauma focused and non-trauma modalities.
Lately you have been worrying about things all the time and have been frustrated because as hard as you try not to, your anxiety is right there, all the time. Or maybe you have been replaying that event in your mind, you have tried to forget. You notice you are angrier, sadder and more worried. You just want to be able to live your life instead of having this issue get in the way daily. You just need someone to listen to you without judging you. Someone to help you deal with your issues. It would be nice to enjoy the things you used to. To connect with people more than you do now. To be a better you.
(414) 792-9268
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Madison, WI 53715
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Sellers Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The number one thing that makes therapy work is the connection between client and therapist. I want to understand what's happening with you so that I can put my skills to good use and help you to meet your therapy goals. My methods are based on scientific research and on my professional experience as a therapist. Many of the techniques I use with clients are techniques that I have applied in my own life to reduce my own suffering and improve my own happiness. I practice much of what I preach, so I know firsthand that these methods work.
(608) 535-6652
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Madison, WI 53704
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Dan Willman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my Psychology Today profile. My name is Dan. My approach to therapy is eclectic, but what I believe is most important is the therapeutic relationship. If you don't feel comfortable and relaxed, your healing and growth will feel more like work than a journey. I try to create an atmosphere tailored to your specific needs and desires. Whether you're seeking a guide, a teacher, or an instructor; I can fill that role and ensure you feel comfortable enough to ask for a change of pace. Seeking therapy can feel like an intimidating ordeal, my aim is to make it a tranquil yet invigorating hike through nature.
(262) 885-4089
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Madison, WI 53703
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Pure OCD Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you're struggling with OCD, anxiety, or trauma, I can help you develop a clear plan to overcome your fears. No matter how long you've been dealing with your symptoms, if you are committed to doing the work, I'm committed to guiding and supporting you. I have over 17 years of experience working with clients just like you. I use treatments that are evidence-based so you can feel confident in the work we're doing. I understand it takes a lot to open up and be honest, especially if you're dealing with taboo areas of OCD like harm or sexual obsessions.
(608) 465-4565
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Madison, WI 53705
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Joshua H. Aronoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"When we struggle with Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma it can interfere with our relationships and ability to function. I work with adults, couples, and families, to work through these difficulties in a way that supports their needs. My goal is to provide a welcoming space where people feel safe, heard, that is inclusive and intersectional. A space that welcomes folks with a variety of identities, experiences, and perspectives whether that is as an individual or within the context of their relationships."
(608) 467-1106 x22
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Madison, WI 53703
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Dolores Kluppel Vetter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist who has been in practice for a number of years. My therapy work is primarily with adults who have concerns with depression and anxiety. I also conduct assessments for college students who need documentation to request academic accommodations and for adults concerned about cognitive decline and/or dementia. Since every person is unique, I would be pleased to have an opportunity to speak with you directly.
(608) 709-0169 x2
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Madison, WI 53719
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Abbey Scherer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Whether you or a loved one are experiencing a life transition, healing from a trauma, having relationship difficulties, finding the stress of everyday life to be overwhelming, grieving the loss of a loved one, or simply looking to feel better, I am here to listen. Therapy can provide you a place to talk about what you are experiencing and help you work through the difficulty and hurt. As a therapist, my primary goal is to provide a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.
(608) 588-8470
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Madison, WI 53703
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Renee Saltzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RDT
Verified
Verified
Is your substance use is getting out of hand? Do you feel like you can’t control your anxiety, worry, or fears? Or, are you tired of just existing and feeling like there’s no hope? Maybe you have experienced a traumatic event, are struggling to adjust to a life change, or have been using substances to cope. What if I told you there was hope, and there is another way to live? I have the tools to help you engage with your life, and the people in your life, in a more meaningful, authentic, and peace-filled manner.
(608) 573-8096
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Madison, WI 53716
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Brittany Aceto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CAPSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brittany worked with patients, family members who are dealing with end of life care plans and goals, struggling and/or in crisis during their stay at the center, transition into adulthood, depression, imposter syndrome.
(773) 902-0755
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Madison, WI 53705
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Gabi Koren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! My name is Gabi and I am a mental health and addiction therapist. I believe everyone has a story about their lives and why they are seeking therapy. It is my job to find a way for my clients to feel safe to tell their story and for me to hear it. My goal in working with individuals is to increase their capacity for self-reflection and amplify self-understanding. Through participation in therapy people are able to gain insight into existing strengths and mobilize their capacity to identify and undertake positive changes in their life.
(844) 284-3876 x7
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Madison, WI 53713
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Megan Ludwigson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I approach therapy through a wellness lens to help you flourish. As a trauma-informed therapist, I recognize that healing happens within the context of felt safety and connection so I strive to create a therapeutic space where you can show up as your whole and unique self. It is an honor to be there as a witness and guide.
(608) 765-5264
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Madison, WI 53726
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Susan Levin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Clients often come to see me when they feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed. I strive to help clients identify and explore the foundation of a challenge or issue so that they can effectively (and often quickly) achieve deep and lasting change. My work is rooted in my belief that our bodies and minds are designed to heal, and we can get stuck when those innate processes are interrupted or ignored. I use an integrative approach to help strengthen the client's inherent wisdom and ability to heal, with an emphasis on self-awareness, skill-building, and the mind-body connection.
(608) 535-6249
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Madison, WI 53719
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Bonnie Dilley (Lubet)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC, RN, EMDR
Verified
Verified
There are many reasons for seeking guidance and today, you have taken the first courageous step by looking for help. I invite you to take the next step and call 608-577-4222 for a NO COST “get acquainted” phone consult. Maybe your current coping strategies are not working, or you haven't healed from emotionally painful life experiences/trauma that are negatively impacting you today. Perhaps you want to improve your relationship and learn effective communication skills. Together we can work to find effective solutions and coping strategies that work for you. I am honored to partner with you on your journey to your best self.
(608) 844-2117
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Madison, WI 53713
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Amber L Ault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You're here because you're somewhere between "deeply worried" & "frantic" over a difficult relationship. You feel frustrated, confused, hurt, angry, & maybe a little crazy. The other person may be a partner, parent, sibling, or adult child - someone w/whom you feel you want to have a relationship, but whose criticisms, controlling behaviors. volatility, manipulations, or demands steal your joy. They may also cost you a lot of time, money, energy, social support, & creativity. You wonder if you're dealing w Narcissistic Abuse. They refuse to change. You believe staying stuck where you are may destroy you, and you may be right.
(608) 557-3341
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Madison, WI 53705
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What type of Madison mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Madison?
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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