Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Photo of Denise Batton - Collective Minds Therapy, LLC, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Collective Minds Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53218  (Online Only)
Making the choice to engage in therapy is a good step in the right direction. It can often times make you feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. Do you find yourself struggling with connecting or maintaining healthy relationships or struggling with anxiety, depression, communication or life transitions? Perhaps you struggle with thinking about past experiences and how they may be impacting your life today.
Making the choice to engage in therapy is a good step in the right direction. It can often times make you feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. Do you find yourself struggling with connecting or maintaining healthy relationships or struggling with anxiety, depression, communication or life transitions? Perhaps you struggle with thinking about past experiences and how they may be impacting your life today.
(414) 441-3259 View (414) 441-3259
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Patti A White
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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
Photo of Sue Bruckner, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sue Bruckner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Waitlist for new clients
I offer coaching to sensitive women who desire a more sane approach to dating and relationships. They want meaningful connection but struggle to find it. They want to enjoy themselves more and be in their heads less. They want to have better boundaries, better choices of who and what they give their attention to, and better self-talk as they navigate the ins and outs of relationships. They feel over-sensitive; are questioning their life choices; are realizing they want to feel more confidence, connection, and joy.
I offer coaching to sensitive women who desire a more sane approach to dating and relationships. They want meaningful connection but struggle to find it. They want to enjoy themselves more and be in their heads less. They want to have better boundaries, better choices of who and what they give their attention to, and better self-talk as they navigate the ins and outs of relationships. They feel over-sensitive; are questioning their life choices; are realizing they want to feel more confidence, connection, and joy.
(414) 375-4145 View (414) 375-4145
Photo of Mary Garvens, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mary Garvens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Negative emotions, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and trauma can all have a profound impact on our ability to feel well and engage fully with the world around us. Despite these troubles, we all have an incredible capacity for healing. I believe that healing is not a one-size-fits-all experience, so I work with each person individually to create a plan that works to best meet their unique needs.
Negative emotions, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and trauma can all have a profound impact on our ability to feel well and engage fully with the world around us. Despite these troubles, we all have an incredible capacity for healing. I believe that healing is not a one-size-fits-all experience, so I work with each person individually to create a plan that works to best meet their unique needs.
(414) 895-0956 x501 View (414) 895-0956 x501
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Mary Barczynski
Counselor, LPC-IT, MS
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl R. Rogers. Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or uncertain about your path forward? If so, you're in the right place. I am a dedicated Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a passion for empowering individuals to rise to life's challenges and live more fulfilling lives.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl R. Rogers. Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or uncertain about your path forward? If so, you're in the right place. I am a dedicated Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a passion for empowering individuals to rise to life's challenges and live more fulfilling lives.
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Elizabeth Dulak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Betsy Dulak is a state licensed professional counselor, nationally registered art therapist, and has been working with clients since 2005. She earned her undergraduate degree at Florida State University, where she swam for their swim team, and her master's degree at Mount Mary University. Betsy specializes in treating adults with mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and issues of trauma, grief, and loss. She helps clients increase their insight to develop changes in negative thought patterns and behaviors.
Betsy Dulak is a state licensed professional counselor, nationally registered art therapist, and has been working with clients since 2005. She earned her undergraduate degree at Florida State University, where she swam for their swim team, and her master's degree at Mount Mary University. Betsy specializes in treating adults with mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and issues of trauma, grief, and loss. She helps clients increase their insight to develop changes in negative thought patterns and behaviors.
(262) 381-2167 View (262) 381-2167
Photo of Aziza Daher, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Aziza Daher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Zena Counseling Center provides an accepting and nurturing environment that emphasizes psychological reconstruction, behavioral reformation and spiritual elevation. This allows our clients to feel comfortable exploring their goals and unique strengths in order to empower them in making meaningful live changes. Our counseling center utilizes a holistic integrative approach that acknowledges the historical experience of each individual. We also focus on reaching out to both mainstream and multi-cultural clientele.
Zena Counseling Center provides an accepting and nurturing environment that emphasizes psychological reconstruction, behavioral reformation and spiritual elevation. This allows our clients to feel comfortable exploring their goals and unique strengths in order to empower them in making meaningful live changes. Our counseling center utilizes a holistic integrative approach that acknowledges the historical experience of each individual. We also focus on reaching out to both mainstream and multi-cultural clientele.
(414) 501-7032 View (414) 501-7032
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Erik Stonecipher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Erik's approach to therapy is both warm and direct, believing that it his place to foster client's growth through understanding, compassion, and a focus on their strengths. During his studies and training, he has focused on individual identity development, feminist studies, systems theories of identity development, and cultural humility. His therapy is based heavily on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy's skills and Humanistic/Emotion Focused Therapy.
Erik's approach to therapy is both warm and direct, believing that it his place to foster client's growth through understanding, compassion, and a focus on their strengths. During his studies and training, he has focused on individual identity development, feminist studies, systems theories of identity development, and cultural humility. His therapy is based heavily on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy's skills and Humanistic/Emotion Focused Therapy.
(262) 302-3957 View (262) 302-3957
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Julie Decker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
I have a master's degree in clinical psychology and 33 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor. My goal is to get to the root of the challenge, in a compassionate, nonjudgemental way. My passion is to help clients get unstuck, so they are free to pursue their passions.
I have a master's degree in clinical psychology and 33 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor. My goal is to get to the root of the challenge, in a compassionate, nonjudgemental way. My passion is to help clients get unstuck, so they are free to pursue their passions.
(414) 867-4464 View (414) 867-4464
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Molly Grosse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Molly Grosse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2009. Navigating today’s world is not easy. There are ever more stressors, traumas, and situations that can leave us feeling anxious or unequipped for our daily lives. It is Molly’s passion as a social worker to create connections with her clients, providing a safe, inclusive place for you to explore your inner thoughts and feelings. Together you and Molly will discover and develop the tools necessary to effectively cope with the challenges you face.
Molly Grosse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2009. Navigating today’s world is not easy. There are ever more stressors, traumas, and situations that can leave us feeling anxious or unequipped for our daily lives. It is Molly’s passion as a social worker to create connections with her clients, providing a safe, inclusive place for you to explore your inner thoughts and feelings. Together you and Molly will discover and develop the tools necessary to effectively cope with the challenges you face.
(414) 895-6803 View (414) 895-6803
Photo of Mehwish Aqueel, NCC, LPC, MSc, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mehwish Aqueel
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53221
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
(414) 246-5601 View (414) 246-5601
Photo of Audrey Lewis, MS, LPC-IT, Counselor
Audrey Lewis
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Seeking therapy is both an admirable and courageous first step in your journey towards wellness as defined by you. Whether you are facing a difficult life transition, wish to manage distressing mental health symptoms, or would like help identifying and breaking free from patterns that are interfering with your personal growth, you deserve an emotionally safe and judgement-free space to explore any and all facets of your life. Each client has unique needs, therefore there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health.
Seeking therapy is both an admirable and courageous first step in your journey towards wellness as defined by you. Whether you are facing a difficult life transition, wish to manage distressing mental health symptoms, or would like help identifying and breaking free from patterns that are interfering with your personal growth, you deserve an emotionally safe and judgement-free space to explore any and all facets of your life. Each client has unique needs, therefore there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health.
(414) 667-7484 x512 View (414) 667-7484 x512
Photo of Clem L Richardson - Manna Behavioral Services,, MS, CSAC, MAC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Manna Behavioral Services,
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CSAC, MAC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53212
As a recovering person myself, I understand the web of addiction. I also understand how breaking the cycle of addiction can bring you freedom. If your life is emotionally, spiritually and physically bankrupt spiraling out of control from drugs and/or alcohol, I am here to assist. I value working with each individual and meet them where they are at "it's about Nourishing Choices." I'm passionate, respectful, and nonjudgmental manner to empower you to meet your goals. I have an unconditional positive regard approach to counseling. That will encourage you to change your lifestyle. Call me today to get started.
As a recovering person myself, I understand the web of addiction. I also understand how breaking the cycle of addiction can bring you freedom. If your life is emotionally, spiritually and physically bankrupt spiraling out of control from drugs and/or alcohol, I am here to assist. I value working with each individual and meet them where they are at "it's about Nourishing Choices." I'm passionate, respectful, and nonjudgmental manner to empower you to meet your goals. I have an unconditional positive regard approach to counseling. That will encourage you to change your lifestyle. Call me today to get started.
(414) 240-1385 View (414) 240-1385
Photo of Lanie Figueroa, LCSW, MSW, BA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lanie Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53227  (Online Only)
Do want to gain deeper insight into yourself & your past experiences and start creating new patterns in your life? I am a compassionate and collaborative therapist that utilizes a holistic and integrated approach. As your therapist, I will help you process traumatic memories, learn coping skills, gain new perspective, set goals. I’ll show up as a real person, challenge you when you need it, and be genuinely invested in you and your journey. Schedule your free consultation today by sending your email inquiry.
Do want to gain deeper insight into yourself & your past experiences and start creating new patterns in your life? I am a compassionate and collaborative therapist that utilizes a holistic and integrated approach. As your therapist, I will help you process traumatic memories, learn coping skills, gain new perspective, set goals. I’ll show up as a real person, challenge you when you need it, and be genuinely invested in you and your journey. Schedule your free consultation today by sending your email inquiry.
(414) 877-8176 View (414) 877-8176
Photo of Dr. David Williams, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. David Williams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226  (Online Only)
Dr. Williams’ style of treatment is both safe and judgment free. He provides the type of environment in which individuals are assisted examining their personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which may be undermining their own happiness. Self-awareness leads to self-control and the freedom to make choices and decisions. He is responsive, engaged and offers feedback with the mutual goal being the improvement of your life by increasing problem-solving abilities. His goal is to assist patients with their own decision making.
Dr. Williams’ style of treatment is both safe and judgment free. He provides the type of environment in which individuals are assisted examining their personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which may be undermining their own happiness. Self-awareness leads to self-control and the freedom to make choices and decisions. He is responsive, engaged and offers feedback with the mutual goal being the improvement of your life by increasing problem-solving abilities. His goal is to assist patients with their own decision making.
(414) 240-4820 View (414) 240-4820
Photo of Ali Devine, MS, LPC, CSAC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ali Devine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I work with individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their relationships and work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. I am also interested in helping men and women navigate the challenges that come with the end of a relationship. Other groups I like to work with include individuals in stressful life stages and clients struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I’m particularly drawn to young adults and adults in my practice. As a therapist, I will challenge and encourage you to make necessary changes.
I work with individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their relationships and work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. I am also interested in helping men and women navigate the challenges that come with the end of a relationship. Other groups I like to work with include individuals in stressful life stages and clients struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I’m particularly drawn to young adults and adults in my practice. As a therapist, I will challenge and encourage you to make necessary changes.
(414) 240-1763 View (414) 240-1763
Photo of Steven Petrie, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Steven Petrie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Steven has more than thirty-five years of clinical experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults with a specialization in children, adolescents and families. Areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder, depression, grief, anxiety, and school-related problems. He enjoys working with families and believes that parents need to be an integral part of the treatment process. Mr. Petrie works collaboratively with his patients to develop treatment goals that capitalize on their strengths and to develop solutions for the problems they bring to therapy.
Steven has more than thirty-five years of clinical experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults with a specialization in children, adolescents and families. Areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder, depression, grief, anxiety, and school-related problems. He enjoys working with families and believes that parents need to be an integral part of the treatment process. Mr. Petrie works collaboratively with his patients to develop treatment goals that capitalize on their strengths and to develop solutions for the problems they bring to therapy.
(414) 348-4651 View (414) 348-4651
Photo of Samantha Olson, LMFT, SAC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Samantha Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SAC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53220
Are you serious about changing your relationships? Are you ready to commit? I am compassionate, direct and fair, and I will throw in a bit of tough love. I believe in the resilience of couples and families as well as their ability to change. Anything can be accomplished if you set your mind to it and with my assistance, I will help you to achieve your goals. Those who typically come to see me are those struggling with relationships, addiction and trauma. I work with children (ages 10 and up), adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Are you serious about changing your relationships? Are you ready to commit? I am compassionate, direct and fair, and I will throw in a bit of tough love. I believe in the resilience of couples and families as well as their ability to change. Anything can be accomplished if you set your mind to it and with my assistance, I will help you to achieve your goals. Those who typically come to see me are those struggling with relationships, addiction and trauma. I work with children (ages 10 and up), adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(414) 360-8329 View (414) 360-8329
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Dr. Sara Hegerty
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My focus is working with neurodivergent adults. I provide help with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, stress, life changes, and/or self-esteem. When the effort to manage on your own becomes too much, professional guidance can help move the process along more efficiently. Many people benefit tremendously from having a sounding board, someone who can help you see your situation from other angles. Therapy takes this one step further, providing research-based interventions that are tailored to your unique situation and personality.
My focus is working with neurodivergent adults. I provide help with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, stress, life changes, and/or self-esteem. When the effort to manage on your own becomes too much, professional guidance can help move the process along more efficiently. Many people benefit tremendously from having a sounding board, someone who can help you see your situation from other angles. Therapy takes this one step further, providing research-based interventions that are tailored to your unique situation and personality.
(414) 296-6719 View (414) 296-6719
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Karen Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53222
The process of therapy requires the unmasking of socially condoned violence done to individuals. In therapy, the uncovering process requires digging through layers of neglect and indifference, contempt and ridicule, shame and humiliation, criticism and guilt, exploitation and manipulation. Almost without exception, each breakthrough involves breakage and releases costly feelings of outrage, hatred, and pain. The reparative process calls for understanding, acceptance, and support, along with a ritualistic observance of the symbolic meanings of the events which come to light.
The process of therapy requires the unmasking of socially condoned violence done to individuals. In therapy, the uncovering process requires digging through layers of neglect and indifference, contempt and ridicule, shame and humiliation, criticism and guilt, exploitation and manipulation. Almost without exception, each breakthrough involves breakage and releases costly feelings of outrage, hatred, and pain. The reparative process calls for understanding, acceptance, and support, along with a ritualistic observance of the symbolic meanings of the events which come to light.
(414) 509-0477 View (414) 509-0477
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

900+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
64% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Milwaukee, WI see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Milwaukee?

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.