Alyssa's goal is to provide access to mental health services for mothers, fathers, parents, adolescents, and families. She has been blessed with many opportunities to expand her knowledge and skills. She has provided direct care to individuals facing challenges related to depression, anxiety, family relational stress, adjustment disorders, perinatal and postpartum, problematic sexual behaviors in children/adolescents, bereavement, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Veterans, and the Amish community.
As a practicing clinical psychologist since 1998, I have developed expertise in several areas of therapy. In general practice, working with clientele ages 10 and up, I work with many individuals with depression, anxiety, and anger management issues. I also enjoy working with couples, utilizing the Gottman method frequently in improving relationships. Finally, working with parents on behavioral management of children rounds out my practice. I often consult with general practitioners to help with chronic pain and medical issues, along with local psychiatric professionals on clients requiring psychotropic medications.
You remember the spark, the passion, the certainty in your voice, the giant grin on your face, your heart open to whatever came next. Now, something seems to have blocked you from this joy and ease. Your relationships are supportive one day and distant or explosive the next. There are cycles of inner and outer arguments you can't seem to escape, and each one seems to move you further from your loved ones and the future you'd envisioned. You're willing to do the work, you just need someone on your side. I've got you.
Susan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing since 1991. She has experience working with anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder, couples, families, individuals and children. Susan has specialized training in EMDR, Theraplay, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Stress Management, and Guided Imagery. When you enter Susan's office you will find yourself in a peaceful place. Susan will be there to partner with you to help you find your own healing path.
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, I can help you become a participant in your own change. If you've experienced grief or trauma, I offer a safe space in which to unpack it. I believe in letting you know exactly what is going on through the entire therapeutic process, so you will never be in the dark about my intentions or the direction you are going. I am especially effective at helping you deconstruct and examine your role in existing issues. We will develop practical, everyday skills to help make you a more mindful, self-aware person.
Anthony is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and holds an Assistive Technology and Accessible Design Certification. He has spent the last 30 years working with individuals with disabilities in many contexts including extended employment, counseling, state vocational rehabilitation, and nonprofit organizations.
I know that trying to cope with added pressures in life while working our way out of a pandemic and into inflation can create a lot of anxiety and depressive symptoms. The constraints of the current issues in our country and around us can feel lonely, strenuous, and persistent. What is often overlooked is the fear, guilt, loss, anger, and sadness associated with the changes it has brought to your life and those around you. Attending counseling can be an essential aspect of your healthcare strategy.
My availability is evenings and weekends. Individuals who work Monday - Friday, and need help at a time that can be hard to find someone to connect with are a great fit for me. Those who need help coping with changes in careers, relationships, managing anxiety and/or depression should reach out! Together we can find the path that things will help improve your relationship with yourself and others. I provide realistic, hope infused counseling to help create steps with an individual to reach their goals.
I love being a therapist and having the privilege of helping people heal, grow, and discover (or re-discover) their purpose in life. It takes tremendous courage to share with another person what you want to change about yourself. I feel that my role is to be a compassionate guide and facilitator to help you learn about yourself, your roots, your helpful and unhelpful personal habits and patterns with others. I use art, music, psychodrama, dreamwork, intuition and active listening to help you challenge yourself and become the sort of person you want to be in the world.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist I work with individuals, families and couples, struggling with past trauma, infidelity, trust, affected family members, suicidality, preparation of commitment, and next-step family planning. I see a diverse group of patients from all sorts of different backgrounds, cultures, sexualities, abilities, ages, and creeds.
Are you dealing with concerns about family building, infertility, postpartum depression or anxiety? Are you struggling with a difficult life transition, communicating with your partner, or issues with work-life balance? Do you feel you need extra support and reassurance? Therapy can provide an outside perspective and teach skills necessary to help you create the kind of life you are looking for. Change is possible and sustainable. I have over 18 years experience with helping individuals and couples in a number of areas.
I understand that starting therapy can be a scary process. I work to create an open and inviting atmosphere for everyone who walks through my door. It is important to feel like you have a "good fit" with your therapist, which is why I take the time to listen to what brings you in, hear your personal goals and explain what you can expect from therapy. It's not my job to judge, blame, or take sides. I will work with you to provide applicable tools and resources, identify your personal strengths and offer new ways of communicating to provide relief.
I want to help you or your loved one to not only survive, but to thrive! Resilience and healing; these are the ultimate goals. I am patient and playful when I work with children to help them through their tough moments. I provide a good balance of therapeutic play and therapeutic work to overcome difficulties with kids because they need to be active in all they do. Whether the child has experienced big life changes, such as divorce of his/her parents, to chronic stressors or trauma, to anxiety, we will tackle the “tough stuff” while playing and working together.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, AASECT , CST
Margaret will meet you where you are and invite growth at your pace. Margaret is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Advanced Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. Discover what lies underneath relationship conflict and how to resolve it. Do you desire to: feel alive/connected in relationship; want to turn conflict into growth, find out why you criticize/push your partner away, while longing for them to be closer, explore desire, pleasure, eroticism or sexual functioning; be appreciated by your partner; have control over your sex vs it having control over you; explore why sex is synonymous with pain/anxiety/emptiness/shame?
Feeling overwhelmed is all too common these days. Sometimes, uncomfortable thoughts and feelings even keep you up at night. You spend a lot of time trying to convince yourself that everything is "fine,” but deep down you know it's not true. Hoping all of this would just go away hasn't worked. Instead, you feel sad, isolated, and scared. If you're being honest with yourself, you know things won't improve unless you take action, but it can be hard to imagine what would make a difference.
I specialize in utilizing evidence-based cognitive strategies, motivational strategies, and mindfulness techniques to change thinking patterns, addictive habits, stress and pain reactions, and behavioral symptoms. These techniques have research and history behind them that prove they work. My training allows me to teach and use techniques to help clients actually change their brains and nervous systems for better mental and physical health. My techniques are less about talk therapy and more about creating actions and practices that work toward change and the creation of a happy, healthy life!
I believe that people have a natural tendency to move toward positive change and growth. But life’s struggles and obstacles can derail those instincts. The conversations that take place in counseling can be healing for a variety of concerns and can help people get back on a positive path. As we work together to explore your issues in counseling, there starts to be some “open space” around your problems—like a breath of fresh air—and in that space healing and new growth can occur.
Are you searching for a therapist who provides online counseling sessions? Keep reading and see if this could be a good fit for you! I provide counseling services to individuals ages 16+ of any/all ethnicities, race, faith, gender, and sexuality. If you are struggling to cope with life stressors related to work, school, relationships, or self-esteem, I can provide you with a safe space to express yourself and learn effective coping skills to manage stress. If you have experienced trauma or struggle with mental illness, I am trained in EMDR and can help you process experiences and alleviate symptoms and emotional disturbance.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Viroqua are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Viroqua then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Viroqua, or Child Psychologists in Viroqua.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Viroqua psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Viroqua specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.