Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Patricia A Aniakudo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, LCSW, CSAC, ICS
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213  (Online Only)
Specialties: Addiction Specialist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Bereavement-Grief Counseling, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Domestic Violence, Gay-Lesbian Issues, Gender Identity, Women's Issues, Mens Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual-Physical Abuse, Stress Management, and Parenting.
My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals. A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women and men, filial (parent/child) therapy, trauma informed/trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Families, Gambling, Addiction, Parenting & Co-Parenting. individuals/ families involved in multiple systems.
Specialties: Addiction Specialist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Bereavement-Grief Counseling, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Domestic Violence, Gay-Lesbian Issues, Gender Identity, Women's Issues, Mens Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual-Physical Abuse, Stress Management, and Parenting.
My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals. A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women and men, filial (parent/child) therapy, trauma informed/trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Families, Gambling, Addiction, Parenting & Co-Parenting. individuals/ families involved in multiple systems.
(414) 626-0624 View (414) 626-0624
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Erin Tenaglia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226
She favors an integrative embodied process and is skilled in trauma-focused CBT, DBT, and Humanistic modalities.
As a practitioner, Erin recognizes that difficult life experiences can deeply impact a person’s emotional and physical well-being. Her goal as a guide is to hear her client’s experiences, process their journey, and help them develop a meaningful understanding of themselves.
She favors an integrative embodied process and is skilled in trauma-focused CBT, DBT, and Humanistic modalities.
As a practitioner, Erin recognizes that difficult life experiences can deeply impact a person’s emotional and physical well-being. Her goal as a guide is to hear her client’s experiences, process their journey, and help them develop a meaningful understanding of themselves.
(414) 348-4960 View (414) 348-4960
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Amy Lynn Kerznar
Counselor, MS, LPC, SACIT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53227  (Online Only)
I utilize a combination of Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, DBT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Practices to help reduce the symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression that complicate and contribute to Substance Use Disorders.
Many people with trauma or PTSD also suffer from substance use issues . Feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, grief, depression, loneliness, feeling judged, and misunderstood are very normal. You may not trust the world around you and may not know how to cope with symptoms of trauma alone and will instead seek to numb your emotional turmoil. Both are lonely and isolating issues. Substance use is an outward manifestation of your pain and with supportive trauma and substance use counseling combined, your addiction can be treated as well as the underline symptoms that cause the need to numb your emotions and avoid your reality.
I utilize a combination of Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, DBT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Practices to help reduce the symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression that complicate and contribute to Substance Use Disorders.
Many people with trauma or PTSD also suffer from substance use issues . Feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, grief, depression, loneliness, feeling judged, and misunderstood are very normal. You may not trust the world around you and may not know how to cope with symptoms of trauma alone and will instead seek to numb your emotional turmoil. Both are lonely and isolating issues. Substance use is an outward manifestation of your pain and with supportive trauma and substance use counseling combined, your addiction can be treated as well as the underline symptoms that cause the need to numb your emotions and avoid your reality.
(262) 383-4468 View (262) 383-4468
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Laura Ramos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Laura Ramos is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master of Science in Community Psychology. Laura helps clients through difficult times by providing a warm, nonjudgmental, and confidential space where individuals identify their strengths and find solutions to their problems. Her clinical interests are working with clients who are going through life transitions, grief, anxiety, depressions, and relationship issues. Laura integrates a multifaceted personcentered approach with CBT and DBT to best accommodate the unique needs of each client.
Laura Ramos is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master of Science in Community Psychology. Laura helps clients through difficult times by providing a warm, nonjudgmental, and confidential space where individuals identify their strengths and find solutions to their problems. Her clinical interests are working with clients who are going through life transitions, grief, anxiety, depressions, and relationship issues. Laura integrates a multifaceted personcentered approach with CBT and DBT to best accommodate the unique needs of each client.
(414) 626-9832 View (414) 626-9832
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Carrie Torres
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I help adults and kiddos 10+ living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders (trauma, panic, illness, social, generalized, and phobias) to regain control of their lives using therapies that are effective like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure & response prevention (ERP) which are proven to reduce unwanted symptoms.
If anxiety and fear have more control over your life than you do, you are not alone. Living with relentless-intrusive thoughts, scary images, paralyzing anxiety, and mental and health-related fears is exhausting. If you support a loved one suffering from OCD or anxiety, it can be just as painful. Being pregnant or a new parent adds additional stress and responsibility, which can make symptoms worse. Working with me, you will gain a better understanding of what is happening, reduce unwanted symptoms like anxiety, fear, and shame, and learn helpful tools and coping skills to manage all of it.
I help adults and kiddos 10+ living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders (trauma, panic, illness, social, generalized, and phobias) to regain control of their lives using therapies that are effective like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure & response prevention (ERP) which are proven to reduce unwanted symptoms.
If anxiety and fear have more control over your life than you do, you are not alone. Living with relentless-intrusive thoughts, scary images, paralyzing anxiety, and mental and health-related fears is exhausting. If you support a loved one suffering from OCD or anxiety, it can be just as painful. Being pregnant or a new parent adds additional stress and responsibility, which can make symptoms worse. Working with me, you will gain a better understanding of what is happening, reduce unwanted symptoms like anxiety, fear, and shame, and learn helpful tools and coping skills to manage all of it.
(414) 867-2248 View (414) 867-2248
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Radical Change Counseling and Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
We use an approach rooted in Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help "open up" and connect with others rather than shutting down and keeping everyone out to protect yourself.
Radical Change Counseling and Coaching is focused on helping people who feel stuck and always needing to control everything make lasting change. If you feel that you are a hamster on a wheel and no matter what you do, you just feel like you are having the same issues over and over again without help, we may have the approach that finally helps to create change. Do you handle stress by trying to control everything, yourself, and even others? If so, we might be able to help!
We use an approach rooted in Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help "open up" and connect with others rather than shutting down and keeping everyone out to protect yourself.
Radical Change Counseling and Coaching is focused on helping people who feel stuck and always needing to control everything make lasting change. If you feel that you are a hamster on a wheel and no matter what you do, you just feel like you are having the same issues over and over again without help, we may have the approach that finally helps to create change. Do you handle stress by trying to control everything, yourself, and even others? If so, we might be able to help!
(414) 348-1350 View (414) 348-1350
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Brittni Bowie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEDS-C, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I believe that at the core of our humanity lies the profound need for connection, and it's within this bond that transformation thrives. My mission is to dismantle the shackles of diet culture, foster a healthy relationship with food, cultivate a positive body image, and empower you to embrace the life you envision. Utilizing evidence-based techniques such as CBT, DBT, and RO DBT, I strive to empower you to step outside your comfort zone and embrace life's challenges with resilience. In our sessions, you are free to be authentically yourself, whether that means showing up in pajamas or accompanied by a furry friend.
I believe that at the core of our humanity lies the profound need for connection, and it's within this bond that transformation thrives. My mission is to dismantle the shackles of diet culture, foster a healthy relationship with food, cultivate a positive body image, and empower you to embrace the life you envision. Utilizing evidence-based techniques such as CBT, DBT, and RO DBT, I strive to empower you to step outside your comfort zone and embrace life's challenges with resilience. In our sessions, you are free to be authentically yourself, whether that means showing up in pajamas or accompanied by a furry friend.
(262) 300-5035 View (262) 300-5035
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Sarah Jean McHugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Not accepting new clients
I employ Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Art Therapy in my treatment of clients.
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.
I employ Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Art Therapy in my treatment of clients.
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
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Jennifer Webster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53208  (Online Only)
I believe it is my role as a therapist to help support you in facilitating change in a nonjudgmental environment that offers accountability. We are a therapeutic team - you being the expert of your own experience and me being a sounding board for thoughts, feelings, and emotions. My therapeutic approach combines person centered therapy with aspects of cognitive behavioral (CBT), solutions focused, and dialectical-behavioral (DBT) therapies. This means we will implement skills for emotion regulation, communication, and facing anxiety while also making space to talk about your experiences.
I believe it is my role as a therapist to help support you in facilitating change in a nonjudgmental environment that offers accountability. We are a therapeutic team - you being the expert of your own experience and me being a sounding board for thoughts, feelings, and emotions. My therapeutic approach combines person centered therapy with aspects of cognitive behavioral (CBT), solutions focused, and dialectical-behavioral (DBT) therapies. This means we will implement skills for emotion regulation, communication, and facing anxiety while also making space to talk about your experiences.
(414) 207-6837 View (414) 207-6837
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Mehwish Aqueel
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53221
I specialize in CBT, Motivational Interviewing & Trauma Informed Care.
“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.
I specialize in CBT, Motivational Interviewing & Trauma Informed Care.
“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
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Barbara Bartlein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53225
Through cognitive behavioral therapy, I'll assist you in understanding, clarifying, and reframing your experiences.
Are you feeling a bit down lately? Struggling to find joy in your daily life or feeling stuck professionally? Let's work together to develop a strategy that can bring about the positive changes you're seeking. As a supportive and empathetic counselor, I'm here to listen and provide the resources you need.
Through cognitive behavioral therapy, I'll assist you in understanding, clarifying, and reframing your experiences.
Are you feeling a bit down lately? Struggling to find joy in your daily life or feeling stuck professionally? Let's work together to develop a strategy that can bring about the positive changes you're seeking. As a supportive and empathetic counselor, I'm here to listen and provide the resources you need.
(414) 867-2335 View (414) 867-2335
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Stephanie J Erbes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is empathic, solution-focused, strength-based and encompasses principles of cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral (DBT) methodologies.
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.
My approach is empathic, solution-focused, strength-based and encompasses principles of cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral (DBT) methodologies.
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
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Carmen Klenner
Counselor, MSEd, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53224
My goal is to meet all clients where they are at on their journeys. Through the use of a combination of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness, my clients have found peace and success in moving forward through difficult life situations. Each client has a unique story; I am determined to discover the story and assist the client in exploring the possibilities of a well balanced life. In providing a safe place to explore the feelings of disappointment, grief, anxiety, depression, and addiction, current and former clients have discovered these temporary vices prevent the client from moving forward.
My goal is to meet all clients where they are at on their journeys. Through the use of a combination of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness, my clients have found peace and success in moving forward through difficult life situations. Each client has a unique story; I am determined to discover the story and assist the client in exploring the possibilities of a well balanced life. In providing a safe place to explore the feelings of disappointment, grief, anxiety, depression, and addiction, current and former clients have discovered these temporary vices prevent the client from moving forward.
(262) 709-2033 View (262) 709-2033
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Sarah P. La Follette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
My preferred therapy styles include strengths-based talk therapy, CBT, Brainspotting, play therapy, and meditation for deep seated troubles/trauma from childhood sexual, emotional, physical abuse and neglect.
You deserve to be happy. No matter what has happened, or where you've been. We all have troubles, and we all need a little help sometimes. I am here to help you figure things out. You hold the key to getting better. You know yourself better than anyone, but sometimes when we're close to an issue it's hard to see the bigger picture or the best solutions. We will work together in a safe, non-judgmental space.
My preferred therapy styles include strengths-based talk therapy, CBT, Brainspotting, play therapy, and meditation for deep seated troubles/trauma from childhood sexual, emotional, physical abuse and neglect.
You deserve to be happy. No matter what has happened, or where you've been. We all have troubles, and we all need a little help sometimes. I am here to help you figure things out. You hold the key to getting better. You know yourself better than anyone, but sometimes when we're close to an issue it's hard to see the bigger picture or the best solutions. We will work together in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(414) 251-1413 View (414) 251-1413
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Dr. Debbie Contreras-Tadych
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207  (Online Only)
I enjoy working to celebrate the individualism and uniqueness of each client. I have a special interest in diversity and am passionate about supporting clients who may be struggling with challenges related to immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identity, racial and cultural identity, etc. My treatment approach uses characteristics of trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and behavioral activation.
I enjoy working to celebrate the individualism and uniqueness of each client. I have a special interest in diversity and am passionate about supporting clients who may be struggling with challenges related to immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identity, racial and cultural identity, etc. My treatment approach uses characteristics of trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and behavioral activation.
(414) 626-7899 View (414) 626-7899
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Stephany Pruitt, MS, THD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, THD, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53216
"Hope motivates Change." Careful Balance of evidenced-based therapy's, holistic approaches, and spirituality, in ways that offer more optimal recovery and functioning. Treating the whole person rather than just symptom relief. Person Centered, Recovery-Orientated Care. Helping to build on strengths, resilience, and manage recovery. Help to provide wellness skills that encourage relapse prevention and re-build social skills where possible. Some approaches include trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, Rogerian, Stages of Change, Motivational Interveiwing and natural alternatives-when and where possible.
"Hope motivates Change." Careful Balance of evidenced-based therapy's, holistic approaches, and spirituality, in ways that offer more optimal recovery and functioning. Treating the whole person rather than just symptom relief. Person Centered, Recovery-Orientated Care. Helping to build on strengths, resilience, and manage recovery. Help to provide wellness skills that encourage relapse prevention and re-build social skills where possible. Some approaches include trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, Rogerian, Stages of Change, Motivational Interveiwing and natural alternatives-when and where possible.
(414) 246-5345 View (414) 246-5345
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Jennifer Stagg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53210
I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy with most of my clients.
In my 15+ years of clinical practice I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. I have given special focus to adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, and self-identity issues. I am always learning in order to increase my specialized focus on concerns related to anxiety, adoption and emerging adulthood. I enjoy working with the 10-25 year old age group but throughout my years of private practice I have worked with children as young as 5 and adults as young as 65. I hope to help clients find satisfaction in life.
I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy with most of my clients.
In my 15+ years of clinical practice I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. I have given special focus to adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, and self-identity issues. I am always learning in order to increase my specialized focus on concerns related to anxiety, adoption and emerging adulthood. I enjoy working with the 10-25 year old age group but throughout my years of private practice I have worked with children as young as 5 and adults as young as 65. I hope to help clients find satisfaction in life.
(414) 455-5978 View (414) 455-5978
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Jill Plaisted
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53201  (Online Only)
I have been in the mental health/ counseling field for 19 years, having worked in community and out­patient settings with AODA and mental health clients. I also have training in AODA, Anger Management, and Trauma Informed Care. I work with adolescents, individuals, and families. I also work with clients that are sexual abuse survivors, trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. I have experience with Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, AODA, Solution Focused, and Person Centered counseling. I believe in using eclectic modalities as a counselor as every client needs specified treatment.
I have been in the mental health/ counseling field for 19 years, having worked in community and out­patient settings with AODA and mental health clients. I also have training in AODA, Anger Management, and Trauma Informed Care. I work with adolescents, individuals, and families. I also work with clients that are sexual abuse survivors, trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. I have experience with Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, AODA, Solution Focused, and Person Centered counseling. I believe in using eclectic modalities as a counselor as every client needs specified treatment.
(262) 233-1616 View (262) 233-1616
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Heather Ann Hodorowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53223  (Online Only)
I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and music therapy techniques as appropriate.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board-Certified Music Therapist with over 20 years or experience with clients across the lifespan in medical settings and various levels of care in mental and behavioral health. I am a strength-based counselor who takes a person-centered approach and takes the time to develop a strong rapport with my clients. Every client is unique and brings with them their own individual stressors, life circumstances, and stories. I am here to honor that.
I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and music therapy techniques as appropriate.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board-Certified Music Therapist with over 20 years or experience with clients across the lifespan in medical settings and various levels of care in mental and behavioral health. I am a strength-based counselor who takes a person-centered approach and takes the time to develop a strong rapport with my clients. Every client is unique and brings with them their own individual stressors, life circumstances, and stories. I am here to honor that.
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Julie Abdullah
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I pull strategies from the following approaches, based on individual needs: Person-Centered Therapy, CBT, Behavioral Activation, DBT, Exposure and Response Prevention, Prolonged Exposure, and incorporate mindfulness practices throughout.
Are you starting to wonder if what you feel is "normal"? Maybe anxiety is getting to the point where it is an exhausting, everyday occurrence, and you'd like to get back in control of your life. Everyone struggles with overwhelming situations and emotions from time to time, and I am a firm believer that no obstacle you are facing right now is too big to tackle. As your therapist, I will use practical strategies that will guide you in your journey of empowerment and assist with creating a strengthened sense of self. I will help you make sense of difficult experiences and guide you to the life you most want to live.
I pull strategies from the following approaches, based on individual needs: Person-Centered Therapy, CBT, Behavioral Activation, DBT, Exposure and Response Prevention, Prolonged Exposure, and incorporate mindfulness practices throughout.
Are you starting to wonder if what you feel is "normal"? Maybe anxiety is getting to the point where it is an exhausting, everyday occurrence, and you'd like to get back in control of your life. Everyone struggles with overwhelming situations and emotions from time to time, and I am a firm believer that no obstacle you are facing right now is too big to tackle. As your therapist, I will use practical strategies that will guide you in your journey of empowerment and assist with creating a strengthened sense of self. I will help you make sense of difficult experiences and guide you to the life you most want to live.
(414) 404-3243 View (414) 404-3243
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophizing or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.