Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Photo of Cara Mastin, Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Cara Mastin
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53210
My ideal client is a teen, adult, or couple that is in need of communication work, reframing and refocusing thoughts, or in need of asssistance with anxiety. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated on their journey to healthier mental practices and those seeking assistance.
My ideal client is a teen, adult, or couple that is in need of communication work, reframing and refocusing thoughts, or in need of asssistance with anxiety. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated on their journey to healthier mental practices and those seeking assistance.
(414) 600-1504 View (414) 600-1504
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Kelly Smerz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Not accepting new clients
My work as a clinical psychologist is based on my belief that good psychotherapy can be a powerfully transformative experience. While resolution of the symptoms or issues that brought you to treatment is undoubtedly important, I also provide for my clients the opportunity to work in a manner that promotes lasting change and a deeper understanding of themselves. To that end, I strive to assist my clients in developing a sense of well-being that extends to all areas of their lives. This also translates into my work with couples, where new insights, skills, and ways of relating can lead to more meaningful and rewarding relationships.
My work as a clinical psychologist is based on my belief that good psychotherapy can be a powerfully transformative experience. While resolution of the symptoms or issues that brought you to treatment is undoubtedly important, I also provide for my clients the opportunity to work in a manner that promotes lasting change and a deeper understanding of themselves. To that end, I strive to assist my clients in developing a sense of well-being that extends to all areas of their lives. This also translates into my work with couples, where new insights, skills, and ways of relating can lead to more meaningful and rewarding relationships.
(414) 376-6553 View (414) 376-6553
Photo of Ryan Larkey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Milwaukee, WI
Ryan Larkey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better". This internal suffering is so common, but the good news is we all possess an internal capacity for change. It hurts to feel "stuck", but making changes can also be hard to do on our own. I have years of experience working with folks with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, stress and other personal challenges. I am specially trained and committed to supporting clients in the LGBTQ community and immigrant populations.
Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better". This internal suffering is so common, but the good news is we all possess an internal capacity for change. It hurts to feel "stuck", but making changes can also be hard to do on our own. I have years of experience working with folks with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, stress and other personal challenges. I am specially trained and committed to supporting clients in the LGBTQ community and immigrant populations.
(262) 233-9635 View (262) 233-9635
Photo of Elizabeth Lennihan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Milwaukee, WI
Elizabeth Lennihan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Not accepting new clients
I offer a warm, thoughtful style to create a space for understanding who you are and what brought you to therapy. To me, therapy is a kind of ongoing conversation that builds on that understanding. You come to it with your experience of yourself and your life story. I bring my many years of experience with people and life. It's supported by us working intentionally to quiet your self criticism and reframe what causes you pain to make more exploration possible.
I offer a warm, thoughtful style to create a space for understanding who you are and what brought you to therapy. To me, therapy is a kind of ongoing conversation that builds on that understanding. You come to it with your experience of yourself and your life story. I bring my many years of experience with people and life. It's supported by us working intentionally to quiet your self criticism and reframe what causes you pain to make more exploration possible.
(414) 687-9424 View (414) 687-9424
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Joanne Damico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53220  (Online Only)
Joanne is dually licensed in the state of Wisconsin as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Her practice is limited to adults. She focuses on helping clients develop healthy relationships – within themselves, with partners, peers and family, and with the community at large. She has over thirty five years in clinical practice, and she specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and marital/relationship issues.
Joanne is dually licensed in the state of Wisconsin as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Her practice is limited to adults. She focuses on helping clients develop healthy relationships – within themselves, with partners, peers and family, and with the community at large. She has over thirty five years in clinical practice, and she specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and marital/relationship issues.
(414) 441-5431 View (414) 441-5431
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Alexandra Zens
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Children and adolescents often struggle verbalizing their feelings which may lead to problems in school, difficulties at home, or in developing relationships. My clients are often experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, struggling in school, or developing appropriate social skills. In providing a safe space to explore and express themselves through art making, I support clients in developing positive coping skills, building confidence, and identifying their strengths within the context of a therapeutic relationship.
Children and adolescents often struggle verbalizing their feelings which may lead to problems in school, difficulties at home, or in developing relationships. My clients are often experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, struggling in school, or developing appropriate social skills. In providing a safe space to explore and express themselves through art making, I support clients in developing positive coping skills, building confidence, and identifying their strengths within the context of a therapeutic relationship.
(414) 409-0364 View (414) 409-0364
Photo of Jennifer Brau, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Milwaukee, WI
Jennifer Brau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I am 12 years into my journey as a therapist and continue to feel honored every time someone invites me to walk with them on their path. Every person seeks out therapy for a different reason and I look forward to each opportunity to listen, to learn, and to grow together. Change is possible, it starts with turning one small "stone".
I am 12 years into my journey as a therapist and continue to feel honored every time someone invites me to walk with them on their path. Every person seeks out therapy for a different reason and I look forward to each opportunity to listen, to learn, and to grow together. Change is possible, it starts with turning one small "stone".
(262) 587-6572 View (262) 587-6572
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Whyketha N Pettis
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53214
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-In-Training with expertise in assessing behavioral, social, emotional, and mental health needs. I have worked with individuals experiencing trauma in different capacities for over 20 years and skilled in trauma-informed care, assisting youth, adults, and families in individual, family, or group settings. I am a highly determined LPC-IT with solution-focused skills to assist individuals in the betterment of overall human well-being.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-In-Training with expertise in assessing behavioral, social, emotional, and mental health needs. I have worked with individuals experiencing trauma in different capacities for over 20 years and skilled in trauma-informed care, assisting youth, adults, and families in individual, family, or group settings. I am a highly determined LPC-IT with solution-focused skills to assist individuals in the betterment of overall human well-being.
(262) 235-5836 View (262) 235-5836
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David Joel Guetzkow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
David believes in not only helping the individual facing challenges, but helping that person also build their supports that are around them outside of session. David is a military veteran who knows the struggle of being trauma informed and also person-centered in care. What works for one, doesn't always work for the other. David believes in treating the person and not the diagnosis because we are not what the words say we are!
David believes in not only helping the individual facing challenges, but helping that person also build their supports that are around them outside of session. David is a military veteran who knows the struggle of being trauma informed and also person-centered in care. What works for one, doesn't always work for the other. David believes in treating the person and not the diagnosis because we are not what the words say we are!
(414) 877-8087 View (414) 877-8087
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Ajay R Wadhwa
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am a clinical psychologist licensed for independent practice in the State of Wisconsin. My office is conveniently located in Downtown Milwaukee, and I work primarily with adult individuals who are interested in psychotherapy. I also have affiliations with nurse practitioners within our clinic for those who may be interested in medication as a treatment option to supplement their therapy.
I am a clinical psychologist licensed for independent practice in the State of Wisconsin. My office is conveniently located in Downtown Milwaukee, and I work primarily with adult individuals who are interested in psychotherapy. I also have affiliations with nurse practitioners within our clinic for those who may be interested in medication as a treatment option to supplement their therapy.
(414) 376-6041 View (414) 376-6041
Photo of Stephanie J Erbes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Stephanie J Erbes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
It can be difficult to ask for help when life gets overwhelming and you believe you should be able to handle everything on your own. Everyone needs support at times. Let's work together to identify and change unhealthy patterns in your life. My goal is to provide a judgement-free space for you to share your unique strengths and challenges. Most clients benefit from simply being heard and validated without judgement. Successful clients are open to trying something different. Keep an open mind and consider new approaches to coping and problem resolution and you'll experience change.
It can be difficult to ask for help when life gets overwhelming and you believe you should be able to handle everything on your own. Everyone needs support at times. Let's work together to identify and change unhealthy patterns in your life. My goal is to provide a judgement-free space for you to share your unique strengths and challenges. Most clients benefit from simply being heard and validated without judgement. Successful clients are open to trying something different. Keep an open mind and consider new approaches to coping and problem resolution and you'll experience change.
(262) 417-7815 View (262) 417-7815
Photo of Erik Stonecipher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Erik Stonecipher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
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
Photo of David W Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
David W Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing Telehealth counseling. My specialties include helping people who struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship challenges. Providing support in developing coping strategies, improving communication skills, and building resilience. Helping to lead a more fulfilling and authentic life, cultivating meaningful connections and finding inner peace.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing Telehealth counseling. My specialties include helping people who struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship challenges. Providing support in developing coping strategies, improving communication skills, and building resilience. Helping to lead a more fulfilling and authentic life, cultivating meaningful connections and finding inner peace.
(262) 447-8690 View (262) 447-8690
Photo of Sarah Jean McHugh, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Sarah Jean McHugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
We all have strengths and weaknesses. In my practice, I like to uncover and nurture the many strengths that my clients possess. I encourage my clients to use these strengths to their advantage and to continually uncover additional strengths and resilience. Within my therapeutic approach, I use a variety of theories and modalities to assist in understanding and treating clients. I use existential and psychoanalytic theories which consider a person’s childhood experiences, attachments, and the deeper question of creating meaning in life.
We all have strengths and weaknesses. In my practice, I like to uncover and nurture the many strengths that my clients possess. I encourage my clients to use these strengths to their advantage and to continually uncover additional strengths and resilience. Within my therapeutic approach, I use a variety of theories and modalities to assist in understanding and treating clients. I use existential and psychoanalytic theories which consider a person’s childhood experiences, attachments, and the deeper question of creating meaning in life.
(262) 235-5989 View (262) 235-5989
Photo of Rebekah Sandell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Rebekah Sandell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Vulnerability is the strength that makes us humanly genuine. Through a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive lens, we will work together to uncover and build upon your resilience. I am here to empathically support your therapeutic journey and when you feel comfortable, I will gently challenge your preconceptions about yourself and the world around you. This is where growth happens. I encourage you to bring your fullest self to sessions, whatever that may entail, ie. humor, colorful language, creativity, authenticity…and I will do the same.
Vulnerability is the strength that makes us humanly genuine. Through a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive lens, we will work together to uncover and build upon your resilience. I am here to empathically support your therapeutic journey and when you feel comfortable, I will gently challenge your preconceptions about yourself and the world around you. This is where growth happens. I encourage you to bring your fullest self to sessions, whatever that may entail, ie. humor, colorful language, creativity, authenticity…and I will do the same.
(414) 441-4837 x510 View (414) 441-4837 x510
Photo of Garrett Wilk, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Garrett Wilk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53211
I am interested in the challenges and advantages of what it means to be highly sensitive or an empath. As a therapist, I am drawn to those who tend to struggle with issues like depression, life transitions/change, worry, anxiety, perfectionism, rumination, social anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of meaninglessness. I am here to help you through your challenges and provide support. My approach is to non-judgmentally understand what drives the behaviors that seem so difficult to change. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic, intentional, and trusting relationship.
I am interested in the challenges and advantages of what it means to be highly sensitive or an empath. As a therapist, I am drawn to those who tend to struggle with issues like depression, life transitions/change, worry, anxiety, perfectionism, rumination, social anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of meaninglessness. I am here to help you through your challenges and provide support. My approach is to non-judgmentally understand what drives the behaviors that seem so difficult to change. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic, intentional, and trusting relationship.
(262) 649-7576 View (262) 649-7576
Photo of Christina Lynn Williams Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Christina Lynn Williams Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53216  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in evidence-based therapies Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy, and providing trauma-informed care to individuals, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with clients to achieve therapeutic goals and increasing client satisfaction through effective communication and engagement.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in evidence-based therapies Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy, and providing trauma-informed care to individuals, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with clients to achieve therapeutic goals and increasing client satisfaction through effective communication and engagement.
(414) 928-2299 View (414) 928-2299
Photo of Mary Garvens, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Mary Garvens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
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
Photo of Sarah Barber, Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Sarah Barber
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Are you feeling a push to make some changes and reevaluate your relationships? Not just with family and friends...but with work, alcohol, monogamy or other parts of your routine? I specialize in supporting individuals and couples navigating life transitions. We all have the power to create whatever kind of life we want, regardless of what has brought us to this moment. I love working with people ready to explore life's possibilities and help them decide what's next. Drawing upon my education as a counselor, death doula, and yoga teacher, I embrace a holistic approach to wellness that infuses different aspects of these disciplines.
Are you feeling a push to make some changes and reevaluate your relationships? Not just with family and friends...but with work, alcohol, monogamy or other parts of your routine? I specialize in supporting individuals and couples navigating life transitions. We all have the power to create whatever kind of life we want, regardless of what has brought us to this moment. I love working with people ready to explore life's possibilities and help them decide what's next. Drawing upon my education as a counselor, death doula, and yoga teacher, I embrace a holistic approach to wellness that infuses different aspects of these disciplines.
(262) 239-7109 View (262) 239-7109
Photo of Christina Ramos, Licensed Professional Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
Christina Ramos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC, CS-IT
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53220  (Online Only)
Are you looking to become a better version of yourself? Do you feel like your life is out of control? Do you feel like there’s no support? I know life is very difficult and we have all kinds of different roads to take but let me help you navigate where to go throughout your journey to healing. I firmly believe that everyone deserves happiness and the best quality of life possible. I believe in building a trusting relationship that leads to empowerment and growth.
Are you looking to become a better version of yourself? Do you feel like your life is out of control? Do you feel like there’s no support? I know life is very difficult and we have all kinds of different roads to take but let me help you navigate where to go throughout your journey to healing. I firmly believe that everyone deserves happiness and the best quality of life possible. I believe in building a trusting relationship that leads to empowerment and growth.
(414) 296-8135 View (414) 296-8135

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Number of Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
63% Life Transitions
62% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Milwaukee, WI see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% 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.