Female Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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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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Amy Kistner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Amy has been providing psychotherapy services since 2003, focusing on women's issues and reproductive health, the needs of LGBTQIA+ clients, anxiety and depression and work with teenagers and young adults. Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her children and two dogs.
Amy has been providing psychotherapy services since 2003, focusing on women's issues and reproductive health, the needs of LGBTQIA+ clients, anxiety and depression and work with teenagers and young adults. Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her children and two dogs.
(414) 348-4679 View (414) 348-4679
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Maria Mostek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MBA, MEd
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Waitlist for new clients
Join me in nature's tranquil parks, tapping inner wisdom as we walk Milwaukee trails. With a down to earth, I meet you where you are, offering support and gentle challenge to spark breakthroughs. Using a solution-focused approach, we'll partner to envision your goals and path forward. Virtual appointments are great options during the winter season where healing and growth unfold in the comfort of your own space. With this balanced, forward-looking therapy, embark on a grounded journey of growth and healing.
Join me in nature's tranquil parks, tapping inner wisdom as we walk Milwaukee trails. With a down to earth, I meet you where you are, offering support and gentle challenge to spark breakthroughs. Using a solution-focused approach, we'll partner to envision your goals and path forward. Virtual appointments are great options during the winter season where healing and growth unfold in the comfort of your own space. With this balanced, forward-looking therapy, embark on a grounded journey of growth and healing.
(414) 775-3738 View (414) 775-3738
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Bridget Stemper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Therapy is a highly personal and distinctive process for each person. My purpose is to meet you where you are in life, offering a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore, heal, and grow. We will work together to identify where you feel stuck, explore your strengths and what brings your life meaning, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself individually and in relation to others. In our work together, you can expect a collaborative and empowering experience. I am pleased to be part of Therayology, a mental health clinic focused on evidence-based practices.
Therapy is a highly personal and distinctive process for each person. My purpose is to meet you where you are in life, offering a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore, heal, and grow. We will work together to identify where you feel stuck, explore your strengths and what brings your life meaning, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself individually and in relation to others. In our work together, you can expect a collaborative and empowering experience. I am pleased to be part of Therayology, a mental health clinic focused on evidence-based practices.
(414) 261-3367 View (414) 261-3367
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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
ONE9 Trauma & Behavioral Health Counseling Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53212
An ideal client is a person that is open to working on their mental health concerns. One that is willing to engage with the therapist, build a report, make sacrifices, and take the necessary risk to get better.
An ideal client is a person that is open to working on their mental health concerns. One that is willing to engage with the therapist, build a report, make sacrifices, and take the necessary risk to get better.
(414) 420-0097 View (414) 420-0097
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Jennifer Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Jen Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been practicing since 2012. She graduated from Mount Mary College with a Masters in Counseling and a Post-Masters Certificate in Clinical Mental Health. Jen works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She addresses various diagnoses and mental health concerns, such as: mood disorders, anxiety and depression, parenting issues, ADHD, stress management, addictions, relationships, as well as trauma.
Jen Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been practicing since 2012. She graduated from Mount Mary College with a Masters in Counseling and a Post-Masters Certificate in Clinical Mental Health. Jen works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She addresses various diagnoses and mental health concerns, such as: mood disorders, anxiety and depression, parenting issues, ADHD, stress management, addictions, relationships, as well as trauma.
(414) 348-4715 View (414) 348-4715
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Rebecca Abrams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53204  (Online Only)
Hi there, so glad you're here! I most often work with clients who are looking to improve their self-esteem, manage daily stress, work on communication, learn to set boundaries, and who are experiencing life transitions. By integrating evidence-based practices with a client-centered approach, I aim to create a safe, confidential, judgement-free environment. Within this space I provide guidance, support, and most importantly, encourage you to grow without limitations.
Hi there, so glad you're here! I most often work with clients who are looking to improve their self-esteem, manage daily stress, work on communication, learn to set boundaries, and who are experiencing life transitions. By integrating evidence-based practices with a client-centered approach, I aim to create a safe, confidential, judgement-free environment. Within this space I provide guidance, support, and most importantly, encourage you to grow without limitations.
(262) 710-1636 View (262) 710-1636
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Nikki Zellner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I rely heavily on the power of the therapeutic relationship, viewing this relationship as the foundation for safety in working with individuals and their internal systems. Our work together develops insight into one's own internal landscape and explores the wounds that create difficult emotions, thoughts and patterns in day to day life. Working together, such processing fosters a relationship with oneself in a way that goes beyond their past.
As a therapist, I rely heavily on the power of the therapeutic relationship, viewing this relationship as the foundation for safety in working with individuals and their internal systems. Our work together develops insight into one's own internal landscape and explores the wounds that create difficult emotions, thoughts and patterns in day to day life. Working together, such processing fosters a relationship with oneself in a way that goes beyond their past.
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Rachel Napierala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a certified substance abuse counselor who received my undergraduate and master's degree from the University of WI-Milwaukee. I started providing therapy in 1998 and work with adolescents aged 14 and older, adults and couples. My specialties include depression, anxiety, infertility/adoption concerns; and marriage and family issues. I believe in empowering individuals to identify their strengths and to assist in self-directed change. I have had multiple life experiences that have challenged my wellbeing only to grow stronger as a person. I am the mother of two wonderful children.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a certified substance abuse counselor who received my undergraduate and master's degree from the University of WI-Milwaukee. I started providing therapy in 1998 and work with adolescents aged 14 and older, adults and couples. My specialties include depression, anxiety, infertility/adoption concerns; and marriage and family issues. I believe in empowering individuals to identify their strengths and to assist in self-directed change. I have had multiple life experiences that have challenged my wellbeing only to grow stronger as a person. I am the mother of two wonderful children.
(414) 509-0468 View (414) 509-0468
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Mary Hanson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to create meaningful change. I believe that complex intersections of identity shape our lived experiences, and I strive to create a therapeutic experience wherein clients feel seen, heard, and respected as unique individuals. I have experience working with young adults facing a variety of challenges pertaining to school, major life transitions, and mental health. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, grief, and low self-esteem. I currently work with adults of all ages.
My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to create meaningful change. I believe that complex intersections of identity shape our lived experiences, and I strive to create a therapeutic experience wherein clients feel seen, heard, and respected as unique individuals. I have experience working with young adults facing a variety of challenges pertaining to school, major life transitions, and mental health. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, grief, and low self-esteem. I currently work with adults of all ages.
(414) 662-9328 x513 View (414) 662-9328 x513
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Julianne Manske Rollefson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Has your life changed in a way that has left you feeling untethered? Loss is an inherent aspect of change — loss of comfortable routines and settings, parts of our identities, the vision of how we thought our lives would look, and relationships and people we hold dear. These losses reverberate and impact how we approach and react to all aspects of our lives, and I’m here to help you sort through which of your behaviors are serving you and offer unconditional support as you learn to leave behind those that are not. We'll work together to strengthen your self-knowledge and trust in your ability to handle whatever life brings.
Has your life changed in a way that has left you feeling untethered? Loss is an inherent aspect of change — loss of comfortable routines and settings, parts of our identities, the vision of how we thought our lives would look, and relationships and people we hold dear. These losses reverberate and impact how we approach and react to all aspects of our lives, and I’m here to help you sort through which of your behaviors are serving you and offer unconditional support as you learn to leave behind those that are not. We'll work together to strengthen your self-knowledge and trust in your ability to handle whatever life brings.
(414) 240-2217 View (414) 240-2217
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Lori Jill Hussussian
LPC Intern, BSN, MSEd, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53222
I help couples start again after infidelity, betrayal, or addiction. Navigating the aftermath of betrayal or addiction is challenging, but it's also an opportunity for profound personal growth and strengthening of the relationship. My approach focuses on rebuilding trust, enhancing communication, and fostering emotional intimacy, whether you choose to stay together or not. I help couples communicate their feelings and needs effectively, facilitating a deeper understanding and empathy between partners.
I help couples start again after infidelity, betrayal, or addiction. Navigating the aftermath of betrayal or addiction is challenging, but it's also an opportunity for profound personal growth and strengthening of the relationship. My approach focuses on rebuilding trust, enhancing communication, and fostering emotional intimacy, whether you choose to stay together or not. I help couples communicate their feelings and needs effectively, facilitating a deeper understanding and empathy between partners.
(262) 400-2452 View (262) 400-2452
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Jennifer Brau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Greetings! My name is Jennifer Brau and I am a licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse counselor in Wisconsin. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and graduate degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I chose coursework focused on direct practice with children and families and clinical practice for mental wellness and substance use. My professional experience includes work in child welfare, treatment foster care, parenting concerns, addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other adjustment or life transition concerns.
Greetings! My name is Jennifer Brau and I am a licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse counselor in Wisconsin. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and graduate degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I chose coursework focused on direct practice with children and families and clinical practice for mental wellness and substance use. My professional experience includes work in child welfare, treatment foster care, parenting concerns, addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other adjustment or life transition concerns.
(414) 441-3587 View (414) 441-3587
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Samantha Soppa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Are you struggling with racing thoughts, continued unwanted behaviors, negative self-talk, low motivation, or just feeling stuck? It is not the easiest decision to ask for help, yet taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. We cannot always tackle these difficulties all on our own, so reaching out for guidance through therapy shows strength, courage, and motivation.
Are you struggling with racing thoughts, continued unwanted behaviors, negative self-talk, low motivation, or just feeling stuck? It is not the easiest decision to ask for help, yet taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. We cannot always tackle these difficulties all on our own, so reaching out for guidance through therapy shows strength, courage, and motivation.
(262) 588-4517 View (262) 588-4517
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Dr. Joanne L. Barian Psy.D.HP. (Dr. Jo)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyDHP, MSW, LCSW, NCCAP, AAMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53227  (Online Only)
Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be. Creating profound Peace, Love, Deep Fulfillment, & Spiritual Transformation and tapping into one's natural born potential. It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Were Meant To Become. BE – The best version of your Highest Self DO – The next “right thing” in becoming your “Authentic Self." HAVE – A new found freedom within yourself, to create the peace, love, happiness & fulfillment.
Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be. Creating profound Peace, Love, Deep Fulfillment, & Spiritual Transformation and tapping into one's natural born potential. It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Were Meant To Become. BE – The best version of your Highest Self DO – The next “right thing” in becoming your “Authentic Self." HAVE – A new found freedom within yourself, to create the peace, love, happiness & fulfillment.
(414) 501-2759 View (414) 501-2759
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Jerilyn Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53222  (Online Only)
Do you find it hard to prioritize yourself over others? Are you tired of being at the bottom of your own list of people to take care of? Maybe you're always looking toward the next goal to help you feel more fulfilled, but it never quite does. You've worked hard to get to where you are, only to feel confused because your success and putting others first hasn't made you feel content. You're struggling with anxiety, your relationships, and feeling dissatisfied with your life. This can be frustrating, but things can get better.
Do you find it hard to prioritize yourself over others? Are you tired of being at the bottom of your own list of people to take care of? Maybe you're always looking toward the next goal to help you feel more fulfilled, but it never quite does. You've worked hard to get to where you are, only to feel confused because your success and putting others first hasn't made you feel content. You're struggling with anxiety, your relationships, and feeling dissatisfied with your life. This can be frustrating, but things can get better.
(262) 393-3169 View (262) 393-3169
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Lori Freeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Does past or current trauma interfere with living your best life? Do you feel like others don't understand the impact your experiences have on your day to day life because there is a cultural, racial, or religious gaps? Are you looking for assistance supporting others in your life who have experienced trauma? Trauma can be defined by any event that was scary or stressful. It can be a solitary event or continuous over a period of time, and it is individual to the person experiencing it.
Does past or current trauma interfere with living your best life? Do you feel like others don't understand the impact your experiences have on your day to day life because there is a cultural, racial, or religious gaps? Are you looking for assistance supporting others in your life who have experienced trauma? Trauma can be defined by any event that was scary or stressful. It can be a solitary event or continuous over a period of time, and it is individual to the person experiencing it.
(414) 296-6525 View (414) 296-6525
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Brenda Stiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Brenda K. Stiff, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing psychotherapy since 1985. She graduated from Kentucky State University with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work, and matriculated towards her Masters of Science in Social Work at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, specializing in Psychopathology. She holds a PhD in Women's Study and Biblical Counseling. Brenda believes Psychotherapy and Biblical Basis for Counseling are her main focus.
Brenda K. Stiff, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing psychotherapy since 1985. She graduated from Kentucky State University with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work, and matriculated towards her Masters of Science in Social Work at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, specializing in Psychopathology. She holds a PhD in Women's Study and Biblical Counseling. Brenda believes Psychotherapy and Biblical Basis for Counseling are her main focus.
(262) 592-5180 View (262) 592-5180
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Good Life Counseling and Consulting LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53222
What specific challenges or issues are you currently facing that you would like support and guidance with?
What specific challenges or issues are you currently facing that you would like support and guidance with?
(414) 667-5831 View (414) 667-5831
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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.