Attachment-based Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Nicole Chirillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215  (Online Only)
Nicole's therapeutic approach is rooted in an eclectic framework, which includes elements of attachment-based therapy, EMDR, and somatic experiencing modalities (with acknowledgment that some of these modalities can be highly individualistic and potentially limiting in healing). She tailors her approach to each client's unique needs, prioritizing the therapeutic alliance with an emphasis on a non-pathologizing perspective. While Nicole remains client-centered, she also embraces the opportunity to incorporate humor and insights when beneficial, fostering authenticity and connection.
Nicole's therapeutic approach is rooted in an eclectic framework, which includes elements of attachment-based therapy, EMDR, and somatic experiencing modalities (with acknowledgment that some of these modalities can be highly individualistic and potentially limiting in healing). She tailors her approach to each client's unique needs, prioritizing the therapeutic alliance with an emphasis on a non-pathologizing perspective. While Nicole remains client-centered, she also embraces the opportunity to incorporate humor and insights when beneficial, fostering authenticity and connection.
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Andrea Himes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Through a trauma-informed and attachment-based lens, I incorporate concepts of Psychodynamic and Internal Family Systems therapy.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? You’re stuck in this cycle that you can’t consciously figure out how to change. Nobody understands and the shame gets deeper. Maybe you can’t shake the anxious voice in your head, you can’t escape the depressed part of you that keeps creeping in, or you keep hitting self destruct. Whatever the reason, I am proud of you for seeking help because being vulnerable is not easy. I want to create a nonjudgmental space where you can be your authentic self and explore deeper levels. You are the expert on yourself. I want to help you find your stuck points so that you can move for forward.
Through a trauma-informed and attachment-based lens, I incorporate concepts of Psychodynamic and Internal Family Systems therapy.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? You’re stuck in this cycle that you can’t consciously figure out how to change. Nobody understands and the shame gets deeper. Maybe you can’t shake the anxious voice in your head, you can’t escape the depressed part of you that keeps creeping in, or you keep hitting self destruct. Whatever the reason, I am proud of you for seeking help because being vulnerable is not easy. I want to create a nonjudgmental space where you can be your authentic self and explore deeper levels. You are the expert on yourself. I want to help you find your stuck points so that you can move for forward.
(262) 599-6444 View (262) 599-6444
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Darcy Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Hello! I am so excited to work with you on your treatment goals. I received my Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degrees from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where I studied and practiced Trauma-Informed care, Person-Centered treatment approaches and Solution-Focused therapies. I also have experience using Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Stabilization and Intervention, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness, and Emotion-Regulation practices.
Hello! I am so excited to work with you on your treatment goals. I received my Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degrees from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where I studied and practiced Trauma-Informed care, Person-Centered treatment approaches and Solution-Focused therapies. I also have experience using Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Stabilization and Intervention, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness, and Emotion-Regulation practices.
(414) 348-0043 View (414) 348-0043
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Dhanya Nair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I work primarily with couples and individuals experiencing relationship distress, mood disturbances and adjustment problems. Some of the outcomes that my clients typically seek are improved means of managing conflict, increase in positive emotional experiences , and ways to interact and relate more meaningfully. I focus on helping my clients gain deeper insights, identify and utilize their strengths and acknowledge and understand their emotional experiences.
I work primarily with couples and individuals experiencing relationship distress, mood disturbances and adjustment problems. Some of the outcomes that my clients typically seek are improved means of managing conflict, increase in positive emotional experiences , and ways to interact and relate more meaningfully. I focus on helping my clients gain deeper insights, identify and utilize their strengths and acknowledge and understand their emotional experiences.
(414) 877-6926 View (414) 877-6926
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Jami DeVolder
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I work with adults 25+ in WI and IL. My clients are those who want to do deeper therapeutic work, explore personal growth, and traverse challenging relationship dynamics (familial, romantic, or otherwise). I treat clients experiencing mood disorders, identity issues, personality disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, and those dealing with sexual, relationship, and intimacy problems. Often, a crisis or a crossroads brings folks to therapy and the treatment process allows them to make life-long improvements to the quality of their lives.
I work with adults 25+ in WI and IL. My clients are those who want to do deeper therapeutic work, explore personal growth, and traverse challenging relationship dynamics (familial, romantic, or otherwise). I treat clients experiencing mood disorders, identity issues, personality disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, and those dealing with sexual, relationship, and intimacy problems. Often, a crisis or a crossroads brings folks to therapy and the treatment process allows them to make life-long improvements to the quality of their lives.
(773) 801-5128 View (773) 801-5128
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Rebekah Sandell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified 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
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Katie Maedke-Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Asking for help is hard, and it’s when we feel heard, seen, and understood, that healing and growth are most accessible. I am here to hold space for you, or you and your partner(s), to explore and challenge yourself in pursuit of greater truth and authenticity. By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working through these feelings can propel you forward. Allow me to help.
Asking for help is hard, and it’s when we feel heard, seen, and understood, that healing and growth are most accessible. I am here to hold space for you, or you and your partner(s), to explore and challenge yourself in pursuit of greater truth and authenticity. By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working through these feelings can propel you forward. Allow me to help.
(414) 895-0710 View (414) 895-0710
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Steven Fringer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Therapy provides us the opportunity for greater self-discovery and deepened self-understanding. The person I enjoy working with is someone who is genuinely curious about what makes them tick, why they make choices that sink their dreams or sabotage the relationships important to them; but who are also wanting to know their strengths and talents so they can embrace and use them more effectively.
Therapy provides us the opportunity for greater self-discovery and deepened self-understanding. The person I enjoy working with is someone who is genuinely curious about what makes them tick, why they make choices that sink their dreams or sabotage the relationships important to them; but who are also wanting to know their strengths and talents so they can embrace and use them more effectively.
(262) 947-4431 View (262) 947-4431
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Avian Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
My practice is half children and half adults. Having fostered and adopted myself, I am particularly skilled to assist foster and adoptive family needs. I also use play, expressive arts, sand tray and music to assist in therapy. First responders, gender non conforming, clients with anxiety, depression, thought and mood disorders, are particularly welcome. I am located in the east side of Milwaukee near the lake.
My practice is half children and half adults. Having fostered and adopted myself, I am particularly skilled to assist foster and adoptive family needs. I also use play, expressive arts, sand tray and music to assist in therapy. First responders, gender non conforming, clients with anxiety, depression, thought and mood disorders, are particularly welcome. I am located in the east side of Milwaukee near the lake.
(414) 312-5260 View (414) 312-5260
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Isabel Kent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am an anti-oppression practitioner. In addition to ensuring the physical and psychological safety of the client in the space of therapy through compassion and trust, I aim to identify and tend to the differences in power at play between clinician and client, as well as within the client’s life, in order to deconstruct them. It follows that I believe that each of us is inherently good, though our social and cultural conditioning frequently causes us to feel otherwise. Feelings such as overwhelm, grief, rage, shame, etc. are natural responses to living in a society that is too often inequitable and unhealthy.
I am an anti-oppression practitioner. In addition to ensuring the physical and psychological safety of the client in the space of therapy through compassion and trust, I aim to identify and tend to the differences in power at play between clinician and client, as well as within the client’s life, in order to deconstruct them. It follows that I believe that each of us is inherently good, though our social and cultural conditioning frequently causes us to feel otherwise. Feelings such as overwhelm, grief, rage, shame, etc. are natural responses to living in a society that is too often inequitable and unhealthy.
(414) 441-1785 View (414) 441-1785
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Rhea Ortman
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am a compassionate individual who is dedicated to the healing journeys of survivors who have been through trauma. I am certified in trauma informed care and I have experience working with adult clients from various backgrounds with complex trauma histories. My approach is collaborative, nurturing, empathetic, direct, and non-judgmental because I believe a safe, warm, and accepting environment is essential to the therapeutic process and guiding clients through their healing.
I am a compassionate individual who is dedicated to the healing journeys of survivors who have been through trauma. I am certified in trauma informed care and I have experience working with adult clients from various backgrounds with complex trauma histories. My approach is collaborative, nurturing, empathetic, direct, and non-judgmental because I believe a safe, warm, and accepting environment is essential to the therapeutic process and guiding clients through their healing.
(262) 379-3443 View (262) 379-3443
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Hannah Horsch
Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
“Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance, and it allows us to appreciate their true value.” -Rafael E. Pino. It takes courage to seek help when suffering and facing challenges in life. I strive to create a strong alliance with each person by fostering trust and open communication.
“Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance, and it allows us to appreciate their true value.” -Rafael E. Pino. It takes courage to seek help when suffering and facing challenges in life. I strive to create a strong alliance with each person by fostering trust and open communication.
(414) 441-2629 x53207 View (414) 441-2629 x53207
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Christine McCasey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Dr. Christine McCasey, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin. My approach is often to provide an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and heard each time you spend time with me. I like working with clients who have had unfortunate or hurtful events or experiences, including those who have no idea what could be the matter with them. This category could be vast, but the result often is that unseen pain is universal and does not choose personality, age, or stages in life.
My name is Dr. Christine McCasey, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin. My approach is often to provide an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and heard each time you spend time with me. I like working with clients who have had unfortunate or hurtful events or experiences, including those who have no idea what could be the matter with them. This category could be vast, but the result often is that unseen pain is universal and does not choose personality, age, or stages in life.
(414) 441-4862 View (414) 441-4862
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Drake Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211  (Online Only)
With warmth, compassion, and acceptance, Drake Wellness Group aims to understand your lived experiences; walking alongside you toward the change and healing you desire. My goal is to lead you to deeper connections, happiness, and improved wellness. My area of speciality is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) that I use to not only help couples strengthen the connective tissue within their relationships, but I also help individuals restore supportive bonds with those they love. Emotionally secure and satisfying attachments/bonds are critical components to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being; we are meant for connection!
With warmth, compassion, and acceptance, Drake Wellness Group aims to understand your lived experiences; walking alongside you toward the change and healing you desire. My goal is to lead you to deeper connections, happiness, and improved wellness. My area of speciality is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) that I use to not only help couples strengthen the connective tissue within their relationships, but I also help individuals restore supportive bonds with those they love. Emotionally secure and satisfying attachments/bonds are critical components to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being; we are meant for connection!
(414) 296-9460 View (414) 296-9460
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Katrina C Davis-Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and although this is my specialty, I am trained to provide psychotherapy services for a variety of services including: grief, couples, family, individual, group, and marriage counseling. I have experience working with a multitude of different issues ranging from depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, trauma, career counseling, coaching, anger management, work-life issues/balance, etc. I feel that the client is the expert of their lives and my duty is to provide unbiased, and non-judgmental support. I offer a laid back approach in order to foster a peaceful therapeutic environment.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and although this is my specialty, I am trained to provide psychotherapy services for a variety of services including: grief, couples, family, individual, group, and marriage counseling. I have experience working with a multitude of different issues ranging from depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, trauma, career counseling, coaching, anger management, work-life issues/balance, etc. I feel that the client is the expert of their lives and my duty is to provide unbiased, and non-judgmental support. I offer a laid back approach in order to foster a peaceful therapeutic environment.
(414) 246-5663 View (414) 246-5663
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Carly Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
Your journey towards healing and self-discovery begins today! Carly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Substance Abuse Counseling in training license. Carly has eight years of direct clinical experience and specializes in working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns, trauma, anxiety and depression disorders and individuals facing adversity. Carly uses a variety of techniques including Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Motivational Interviewing and Internal Family Systems.
Your journey towards healing and self-discovery begins today! Carly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Substance Abuse Counseling in training license. Carly has eight years of direct clinical experience and specializes in working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns, trauma, anxiety and depression disorders and individuals facing adversity. Carly uses a variety of techniques including Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Motivational Interviewing and Internal Family Systems.
(414) 348-5349 x5 View (414) 348-5349 x5
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Joleena Abrams
CCTSA, MA, CLC, CMEMI
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53201  (Online Only)
Joleena is Certified in the Treament of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach, a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addiction Specialist, with a Masters of Psychology in Grief Counseling, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Joleena specializes in helping couples working through betrayal and addiction of all kinds. She also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. Her passion is to provide a safe space for her clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
Joleena is Certified in the Treament of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach, a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addiction Specialist, with a Masters of Psychology in Grief Counseling, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Joleena specializes in helping couples working through betrayal and addiction of all kinds. She also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. Her passion is to provide a safe space for her clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
(414) 441-5732 View (414) 441-5732
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Tracy Treacy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SLRC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor and wellness consultant with 20+ years of professional experience in the areas of higher education, holistic mental health, and wellness. I have experience working with individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds in various populations with mental health/wellness issues toward their goal of healing and wellness.
I am a licensed professional counselor and wellness consultant with 20+ years of professional experience in the areas of higher education, holistic mental health, and wellness. I have experience working with individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds in various populations with mental health/wellness issues toward their goal of healing and wellness.
(414) 410-9034 View (414) 410-9034
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Kevin O'Brien Whole Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, IMH-II
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Thank for finding your way to my page. Chances are, no matter what your specific concern, you arrived here because you want to feel better, and you want important relationships in your life to work better. My goal is to facilitate your capacity to do both, as I have done with many individuals, couples and families over the past 30 years. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. My practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, we will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity.
Thank for finding your way to my page. Chances are, no matter what your specific concern, you arrived here because you want to feel better, and you want important relationships in your life to work better. My goal is to facilitate your capacity to do both, as I have done with many individuals, couples and families over the past 30 years. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. My practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, we will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity.
(414) 255-0805 View (414) 255-0805
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Katie Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
“We are all born so beautiful The greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not” - Rupi Kaur I specialize in working with individuals and couples looking to reconnect with your unique beauty. Find your voice. Gain understanding and compassion. Create changes to embrace who you are at your core; individually and as a couple. Disconnection can look different in all of us. It can look like apathy, feeling hopeless, increased conflict with loved ones, and loss of your voice.
“We are all born so beautiful The greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not” - Rupi Kaur I specialize in working with individuals and couples looking to reconnect with your unique beauty. Find your voice. Gain understanding and compassion. Create changes to embrace who you are at your core; individually and as a couple. Disconnection can look different in all of us. It can look like apathy, feeling hopeless, increased conflict with loved ones, and loss of your voice.
(414) 928-8629 View (414) 928-8629

Attachment-based Therapists

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.