Psychosis Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Colleen Donaldson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Painful & confusing experiences may leave you feeling depleted and hopeless, but life can be better than you imagine is possible. Some of the issues that we can work through are feelings of hopelessness, overwhelm, fear, anxiety, lack of meaning in life, unusual beliefs that scare you, paranoia, & hearing unwelcome voices. Recovery from depression & extreme states, often known as catatonia, mania, or psychosis is possible on your terms. Through personal experience & learning from others, I've come to see that distressing experiences are often filled with opportunities for growth and healing.
Painful & confusing experiences may leave you feeling depleted and hopeless, but life can be better than you imagine is possible. Some of the issues that we can work through are feelings of hopelessness, overwhelm, fear, anxiety, lack of meaning in life, unusual beliefs that scare you, paranoia, & hearing unwelcome voices. Recovery from depression & extreme states, often known as catatonia, mania, or psychosis is possible on your terms. Through personal experience & learning from others, I've come to see that distressing experiences are often filled with opportunities for growth and healing.
(414) 436-2913 View (414) 436-2913
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Kevin Wahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) who provides mental health therapy services to adults. His practice is LGBT friendly and promotes racial and ethnic equality. He has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses that range from anxiety, depression, and substance use concerns. He welcomes working with individuals with persistent mental health concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Psychosis. Kevin uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Kohutian Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) who provides mental health therapy services to adults. His practice is LGBT friendly and promotes racial and ethnic equality. He has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses that range from anxiety, depression, and substance use concerns. He welcomes working with individuals with persistent mental health concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Psychosis. Kevin uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Kohutian Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
(414) 928-2325 View (414) 928-2325
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Darcy Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53209
I have experience working with individuals with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, CPTSD, BPD, Bipolar disorders, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
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.
I have experience working with individuals with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, CPTSD, BPD, Bipolar disorders, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
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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Christopher Sloan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
He has worked with people needing help for substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Chris Sloan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. Chris has a diversity of experience and knowledge. Before earning his degree in social work, he earned his Master's in English and Literature. Chris still loves art and the humanities. His passion for understanding the communication and expression of ideas lends itself readily to the work he does now. As much as Chris love ideas, he went back to school to get his Master's in social work because he wanted to be able to help people in more practical and direct ways.
He has worked with people needing help for substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Chris Sloan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. Chris has a diversity of experience and knowledge. Before earning his degree in social work, he earned his Master's in English and Literature. Chris still loves art and the humanities. His passion for understanding the communication and expression of ideas lends itself readily to the work he does now. As much as Chris love ideas, he went back to school to get his Master's in social work because he wanted to be able to help people in more practical and direct ways.
(414) 296-7722 View (414) 296-7722
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Ivaylo Hristov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Ivaylo has expertise working with children, adolescents and adults who experience depressive symptoms, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive problems, anger, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, ADHD, behavioral problems and attachments.
Ivaylo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Wisconsin and California. He has a BA and MA in Psychology from Sofia University, Bulgaria and he obtained his MSW from Sacramento State University in California. His past experiences include counseling children and families in a private practice setting, offering general mental health services, teaching, and consulting for police departments. Ivaylo has extensive training in Solution Focused Therapy and has practiced it for over 20 years.
Ivaylo has expertise working with children, adolescents and adults who experience depressive symptoms, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive problems, anger, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, ADHD, behavioral problems and attachments.
Ivaylo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Wisconsin and California. He has a BA and MA in Psychology from Sofia University, Bulgaria and he obtained his MSW from Sacramento State University in California. His past experiences include counseling children and families in a private practice setting, offering general mental health services, teaching, and consulting for police departments. Ivaylo has extensive training in Solution Focused Therapy and has practiced it for over 20 years.
(414) 928-7754 View (414) 928-7754
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Pamela Safran Grzesk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Pamela Safran Grzesk is a mental health therapist with over 10 years of experience, specializing in crisis counseling, symptom management, and life transitions. Pamela's counseling style is Person-centered and integrative, utilizing evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help people build insight and create lasting change in their lives. She celebrates human diversity and utilizes an understanding of various cultural and spiritual factors to partner with clients on their journeys of healing and wellness.
Pamela Safran Grzesk is a mental health therapist with over 10 years of experience, specializing in crisis counseling, symptom management, and life transitions. Pamela's counseling style is Person-centered and integrative, utilizing evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help people build insight and create lasting change in their lives. She celebrates human diversity and utilizes an understanding of various cultural and spiritual factors to partner with clients on their journeys of healing and wellness.
(262) 239-4337 View (262) 239-4337
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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Mehwish Aqueel
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53221
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
(414) 246-5601 View (414) 246-5601
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Kathleen V. Phillipson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Kathleen V. Phillipson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2008. Kathleen draws from personal life experience which helps her to empathize as she works together with client to handle life stressors such as trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and relationship difficulties. Kathleen has a special interest in attachment and how early childhood experiences affect later life functioning and the ability to maintain healthy relationships.
Kathleen V. Phillipson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2008. Kathleen draws from personal life experience which helps her to empathize as she works together with client to handle life stressors such as trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and relationship difficulties. Kathleen has a special interest in attachment and how early childhood experiences affect later life functioning and the ability to maintain healthy relationships.
(414) 485-9450 View (414) 485-9450
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Thomas A. Garland
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53203
I am a doctoral level psychotherapist that will identify your mental health problem quickly in a professional, confidential and respectful manner. I believe in working as a team with the patient to provide symptom relief in the problem areas. My approach to therapy involves helping you understand your problem so that you will feel comfortable throughout the therapeutic process. My doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. My clinic is certified by the state of Wisconsin as a Certified Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. This is your guarantee that we are doing things correctly to protect our patients.
I am a doctoral level psychotherapist that will identify your mental health problem quickly in a professional, confidential and respectful manner. I believe in working as a team with the patient to provide symptom relief in the problem areas. My approach to therapy involves helping you understand your problem so that you will feel comfortable throughout the therapeutic process. My doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. My clinic is certified by the state of Wisconsin as a Certified Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. This is your guarantee that we are doing things correctly to protect our patients.
(414) 810-2967 View (414) 810-2967
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Andrea Dawydowycz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Andrea Dawydowycz is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Masters of Education in Counseling from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Andrea has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in residential treatment settings. She likes to work collaboratively with clients as she believes they are the experts in their own lives. Andrea also likes to use a variety of treatment modalities to fit the needs of her clients.
Andrea Dawydowycz is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Masters of Education in Counseling from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Andrea has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in residential treatment settings. She likes to work collaboratively with clients as she believes they are the experts in their own lives. Andrea also likes to use a variety of treatment modalities to fit the needs of her clients.
(262) 600-3709 View (262) 600-3709
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Maggie McClutchy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hey! Thank you for taking the time to look into my profile! My name is Maggie and I am a board-certified, licensed therapist. I am native to the Milwaukee area and am excited to be able to offer my services here, too! Starting the therapy journey is a big step, and I would love to follow along with you! I ensure that each client I come across feels safe, respected, listened to, and seen. I place a high emphasis on creating a strong therapeutic relationship to make you feel as comfortable as possible through this journey.
Hey! Thank you for taking the time to look into my profile! My name is Maggie and I am a board-certified, licensed therapist. I am native to the Milwaukee area and am excited to be able to offer my services here, too! Starting the therapy journey is a big step, and I would love to follow along with you! I ensure that each client I come across feels safe, respected, listened to, and seen. I place a high emphasis on creating a strong therapeutic relationship to make you feel as comfortable as possible through this journey.
(414) 404-6847 View (414) 404-6847
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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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Devon Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Hello hello! I work either in-person w/nature in local parks or virtually via zoom! If we walk or sit together, we'll work following your lead with gentle nudges into the abyss (metaphorically, unless you enjoy muddy!), seeing through blinders, and remembering accomplishments. As for me? I'm a human reclaiming my humanity. I'm recovering from the dominating social order of straight, cis-white men steeped in racism, sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, colonialism, ableism and all the oppressions dreaming of an equitable and environmentally friendly society. (deeply & vaguely spiritual, not religious).
Hello hello! I work either in-person w/nature in local parks or virtually via zoom! If we walk or sit together, we'll work following your lead with gentle nudges into the abyss (metaphorically, unless you enjoy muddy!), seeing through blinders, and remembering accomplishments. As for me? I'm a human reclaiming my humanity. I'm recovering from the dominating social order of straight, cis-white men steeped in racism, sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, colonialism, ableism and all the oppressions dreaming of an equitable and environmentally friendly society. (deeply & vaguely spiritual, not religious).
(414) 240-8415 View (414) 240-8415
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Julia Bratton Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Unsure of what to do or even what options there are for next steps? I hear you & I get it. I have walked along side individuals in their healing journey for the past 10 years & I'd be honored to walk along side you as you explore who you are & how to be a more full version of yourself, content & at peace within yourself. I work with people who face a variety of challenges in life, from a mental health issue like anxiety or depression to toxic relationships, traumas, & problematic patterns in life. I am direct & non-judgmental, I offer compassion & help you get the solutions for which you are looking.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Unsure of what to do or even what options there are for next steps? I hear you & I get it. I have walked along side individuals in their healing journey for the past 10 years & I'd be honored to walk along side you as you explore who you are & how to be a more full version of yourself, content & at peace within yourself. I work with people who face a variety of challenges in life, from a mental health issue like anxiety or depression to toxic relationships, traumas, & problematic patterns in life. I am direct & non-judgmental, I offer compassion & help you get the solutions for which you are looking.
(414) 269-5853 View (414) 269-5853
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Sarah Kate Rosenblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
“Hope is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words-and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson. Hope begins the journey for each of us to become the person we want to be. With positive unconditional regard and someone who listens, we humans naturally gravitate to feel comfort in who we are. We move toward health, self discovery, and compassion for ourselves and others. I’m passionate about being part of each person’s journey, focusing on each individual’s strengths and resilience. Clients also become comfortable in their bodies as healing our bodies facilitates mental and physical health.
“Hope is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words-and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson. Hope begins the journey for each of us to become the person we want to be. With positive unconditional regard and someone who listens, we humans naturally gravitate to feel comfort in who we are. We move toward health, self discovery, and compassion for ourselves and others. I’m passionate about being part of each person’s journey, focusing on each individual’s strengths and resilience. Clients also become comfortable in their bodies as healing our bodies facilitates mental and physical health.
(414) 240-8102 View (414) 240-8102
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Phillip N Woods
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Has your "I do" turned into "I'm not sure"? Or perhaps you've discovered the love you have for your spouse doesn't seem to be enough? Maybe feelings of emptiness are overpowering every area of your life? You want relief from those feelings of loneliness and emptiness, but it seems you can't seem to find it.
Has your "I do" turned into "I'm not sure"? Or perhaps you've discovered the love you have for your spouse doesn't seem to be enough? Maybe feelings of emptiness are overpowering every area of your life? You want relief from those feelings of loneliness and emptiness, but it seems you can't seem to find it.
(414) 420-0194 View (414) 420-0194
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Mika Mendez-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Making life changes and creating personal growth can be difficult. I want to make this process as successful and fulfilling for you by providing support and validation, while challenging you to champion barriers and goals. I provide a safe space for healing to help you process difficult feelings and experiences, and develop personal goals. This trusting relationship empowers and motivates you to continuing prioritizing your mental health.
Making life changes and creating personal growth can be difficult. I want to make this process as successful and fulfilling for you by providing support and validation, while challenging you to champion barriers and goals. I provide a safe space for healing to help you process difficult feelings and experiences, and develop personal goals. This trusting relationship empowers and motivates you to continuing prioritizing your mental health.
(414) 501-7311 View (414) 501-7311
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Elisabeth Steadman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Elisabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with experience that includes community social work, child welfare, psychiatric emergency intake, outpatient and group therapy. Elisabeth works with adolescents and older. Clinical interest and specialties include Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Trauma, LGBTQi Support, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Substance Use, Parenting Support, Eating Disorders, Safety Concerns and Postpartum.
Elisabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with experience that includes community social work, child welfare, psychiatric emergency intake, outpatient and group therapy. Elisabeth works with adolescents and older. Clinical interest and specialties include Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Trauma, LGBTQi Support, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Substance Use, Parenting Support, Eating Disorders, Safety Concerns and Postpartum.
(414) 441-5746 View (414) 441-5746
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Paul M Smerz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53217
As a clinical psychologist I strive to provide a transformative experience that not only resolves the symptoms and issues that brought you to treatment, but also develops deeper insight and awareness that promotes lasting change. I work to collaborate with you to develop a plan for continued growth that reflects your life-long plans, goals, and unmet needs. To that end, I strive to facilitate an experience for you of change in those aspects of your life that are most meaningful to you, including your inner world, relationships, spiritual beliefs, work life and world views.
As a clinical psychologist I strive to provide a transformative experience that not only resolves the symptoms and issues that brought you to treatment, but also develops deeper insight and awareness that promotes lasting change. I work to collaborate with you to develop a plan for continued growth that reflects your life-long plans, goals, and unmet needs. To that end, I strive to facilitate an experience for you of change in those aspects of your life that are most meaningful to you, including your inner world, relationships, spiritual beliefs, work life and world views.
(414) 905-3081 x470 View (414) 905-3081 x470
Psychosis Therapists

What’s the most effective treatment for psychosis?

The most effective treatment for psychosis is coordinated specialty care. In this model, a team of professionals works with a patient to address all aspects of the underlying disorder. This approach incorporates individual or group therapy, employment and education support, family support and education, medication management (which often involves low doses of antipsychotics), and case management to facilitate problem-solving as needed.

When should people seek treatment for psychosis?

People should seek immediate treatment at the earliest indication of psychosis. Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized or blocked speech, and agitated body movements. Early signs that a person may be developing a disorder that will lead to psychosis include suspiciousness of others, memory problems and distractibility, an inability to think clearly, rapid or nonsensical speech, withdrawal from friends or family, aggression toward others, and sensitivity to bright lights or noises.

What if psychosis is left untreated?

Without treatment, psychosis can have significant repercussions, including injuries, job loss, homelessness, financial or legal trouble, ruptured relationships, and suffering for the person and their family. While early treatment for psychosis often yields the best results, there is no point past which it becomes useless to seek treatment. At any point, treatment can make a difference.

How do I get someone else to seek treatment for psychosis?

It’s extremely difficult to watch a loved one suffer from hallucinations, delusions, and other elements of psychosis—sometimes exacerbated by their fears of treatment. Have a conversation with them in a quiet space and maintain a calm, supportive tone. Share your concerns about behaviors you’ve observed, suggest treatment, and explain the potential benefits. Listen carefully to their responses. The person may not be ready after one conversation, but with time, they may come around.