Therapists in Wauwatosa, WI

Photo of Georgia Black, Counselor in Wauwatosa, WI
Georgia Black
Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
I’m Georgia, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I specialize in working with kids and families. My practice is centered around healing trauma, building healthy relationships, and supporting unique family systems. I love what I do and feel honored to bear witness to my clients’ lives.
I’m Georgia, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I specialize in working with kids and families. My practice is centered around healing trauma, building healthy relationships, and supporting unique family systems. I love what I do and feel honored to bear witness to my clients’ lives.
(414) 348-5340 View (414) 348-5340
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Denis Ian Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
I have thirty years of experience as a professional counselor and have been a psychologist since 1996. I graduated in 1993 from Marquette University with a doctorate in psychology. I have experience with diverse populations: developmental disabilities, geriatric, ADHD, history of trauma, attachment-focused therapy for parents, teens, adults, LGBT persons, and trauma victims. Certified therapy training in hypnosis (diplomate), EMDR, cognitive-behavior therapy, American board of vocational experts (past diplomate).
I have thirty years of experience as a professional counselor and have been a psychologist since 1996. I graduated in 1993 from Marquette University with a doctorate in psychology. I have experience with diverse populations: developmental disabilities, geriatric, ADHD, history of trauma, attachment-focused therapy for parents, teens, adults, LGBT persons, and trauma victims. Certified therapy training in hypnosis (diplomate), EMDR, cognitive-behavior therapy, American board of vocational experts (past diplomate).
(414) 369-2924 View (414) 369-2924
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Brian Smothers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Not accepting new clients
I believe that difficulties develop within relational contexts influenced by early relationships and current interactions. Good treatment is goal focused, and based on the here-and-now distress that brings you to treatment while also being curious about how the present is influenced by the past. Treatment must occur within a safe professional relationship. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is an important part of the healing process. Through on-going conversations and shared curiosity my clients and I broaden our understanding of their current distress and future aspirations. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
I believe that difficulties develop within relational contexts influenced by early relationships and current interactions. Good treatment is goal focused, and based on the here-and-now distress that brings you to treatment while also being curious about how the present is influenced by the past. Treatment must occur within a safe professional relationship. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is an important part of the healing process. Through on-going conversations and shared curiosity my clients and I broaden our understanding of their current distress and future aspirations. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
(414) 240-1616 View (414) 240-1616
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Brian Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
I am a warm, compassionate and present Clinical psychotherapist with over 20+ years of experience working with adults and families in a variety of clinical and community settings I use a client centered approach to understanding the whole person, and I partner with my clients as they take an active role in their own healing and growth. My clients will engage in a nonjudgmental, collaborative and creative process to help them see their own strengths and to identify thought processes that are counterproductive to their wellbeing and relationships.
I am a warm, compassionate and present Clinical psychotherapist with over 20+ years of experience working with adults and families in a variety of clinical and community settings I use a client centered approach to understanding the whole person, and I partner with my clients as they take an active role in their own healing and growth. My clients will engage in a nonjudgmental, collaborative and creative process to help them see their own strengths and to identify thought processes that are counterproductive to their wellbeing and relationships.
(262) 747-0761 View (262) 747-0761
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Krista Shabtaie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Choosing to begin therapy is a brave decision. My supportive and empathic nature will help you to navigate the struggles you may be facing in your family or other relationships, work, school, health or any other area of life, as well as develop solutions to unique and everyday problems. As a therapist, I utilize a collaborative and flexible approach to ensure you are an active part of the process. I believe that humor and lightheartedness are vital in our work together. I specialize in working with prenatal/postpartum mental health issues, mood/anxiety disorders, life transitions, and trauma.
Choosing to begin therapy is a brave decision. My supportive and empathic nature will help you to navigate the struggles you may be facing in your family or other relationships, work, school, health or any other area of life, as well as develop solutions to unique and everyday problems. As a therapist, I utilize a collaborative and flexible approach to ensure you are an active part of the process. I believe that humor and lightheartedness are vital in our work together. I specialize in working with prenatal/postpartum mental health issues, mood/anxiety disorders, life transitions, and trauma.
(262) 239-4150 View (262) 239-4150
Photo of Carli Gurholt, Psychologist in Wauwatosa, WI
Carli Gurholt
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
I am a psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families experiencing a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, acute and complex trauma, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, coping with chronic and terminal illness, and intimacy, identity, and sexuality. I also have an interest in working with folks in the medical and mental health fields, including doctors, residents, students, and therapists/counselors. Our time together will allow you to know yourself better and lead to change, whether you are seeking immediate symptom relief or longer-term transformation.
I am a psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families experiencing a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, acute and complex trauma, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, coping with chronic and terminal illness, and intimacy, identity, and sexuality. I also have an interest in working with folks in the medical and mental health fields, including doctors, residents, students, and therapists/counselors. Our time together will allow you to know yourself better and lead to change, whether you are seeking immediate symptom relief or longer-term transformation.
(262) 846-5148 View (262) 846-5148
Photo of Natalia Ottesen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wauwatosa, WI
Natalia Ottesen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
If you suspect that your present life is being affected by your past adverse experiences, you are not alone. If you feel that it is time for you to have a trained professional to help you with your healing journey, I will be honored to offer you my knowledge and experience. I help people feel more integrated and whole after surviving trauma, so that they can live to their fullest potential.
If you suspect that your present life is being affected by your past adverse experiences, you are not alone. If you feel that it is time for you to have a trained professional to help you with your healing journey, I will be honored to offer you my knowledge and experience. I help people feel more integrated and whole after surviving trauma, so that they can live to their fullest potential.
(262) 205-6989 View (262) 205-6989
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Psychological Assessment Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226  (Online Only)
Our practice is run by Karyn Gust-Brey. We perform psychological evaluations to assist in diagnostic clarification and appropriate treatment and service planning. We test children, teens, and adults, ages 6 and up.
Our practice is run by Karyn Gust-Brey. We perform psychological evaluations to assist in diagnostic clarification and appropriate treatment and service planning. We test children, teens, and adults, ages 6 and up.
(920) 245-8603 View (920) 245-8603
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Associated Mental Health Consultants
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Associated Mental Health Consultants has been serving the Milwaukee area for 20+ years. Our staff provides psychiatric services, individual, couple, and family therapy for a wide range of issues.
Associated Mental Health Consultants has been serving the Milwaukee area for 20+ years. Our staff provides psychiatric services, individual, couple, and family therapy for a wide range of issues.
(414) 369-2918 View (414) 369-2918
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Amy L Dell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, Eagala
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Are you facing a life change or transition and feeling unsure how to move forward? Deciding how to start can be difficult. You may find it scary to decide to take this new path in discovering how to heal or to find better ways to cope as you move forward on your new journey. Our past and present can leave wounds, ones that many times no one else can see but you feel each day. I want you to know that you don’t have to be alone on this journey. My goal is to be there as your support and to help guide you to help make this journey less overwhelming.
Are you facing a life change or transition and feeling unsure how to move forward? Deciding how to start can be difficult. You may find it scary to decide to take this new path in discovering how to heal or to find better ways to cope as you move forward on your new journey. Our past and present can leave wounds, ones that many times no one else can see but you feel each day. I want you to know that you don’t have to be alone on this journey. My goal is to be there as your support and to help guide you to help make this journey less overwhelming.
(262) 600-3450 View (262) 600-3450
Photo of Tara Magaw, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wauwatosa, WI
Tara Magaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Sometimes, we need additional support to figure out the next step or to make a change in a positive direction. I understand that seeking help can be overwhelming. My priority is to provide a comfortable and safe place for you to talk about your personal issues and concerns. I am non-judgmental, patient and understanding. I have over 18 years of experience in individual and family counseling, working with a wide variety of issues.
Sometimes, we need additional support to figure out the next step or to make a change in a positive direction. I understand that seeking help can be overwhelming. My priority is to provide a comfortable and safe place for you to talk about your personal issues and concerns. I am non-judgmental, patient and understanding. I have over 18 years of experience in individual and family counseling, working with a wide variety of issues.
(262) 355-4588 View (262) 355-4588
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Encompass-Effective Mental Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Encompass has been providing mental health services in Milwaukee and the surrounding area for over 22 years. We are comprised of seven highly trained master level psychotherapists, including three Art Therapists and two Child and Adolescent Therapists. The staff at Encompass provides counseling for children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Due to our diverse backgrounds, Encompass provides therapy for a variety of clients with a variety of issues. We have sessions individually, as couples, and in family groups. Our atmosphere is one of comfort and safety, ensuring privacy for working on difficult issues
Encompass has been providing mental health services in Milwaukee and the surrounding area for over 22 years. We are comprised of seven highly trained master level psychotherapists, including three Art Therapists and two Child and Adolescent Therapists. The staff at Encompass provides counseling for children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Due to our diverse backgrounds, Encompass provides therapy for a variety of clients with a variety of issues. We have sessions individually, as couples, and in family groups. Our atmosphere is one of comfort and safety, ensuring privacy for working on difficult issues
(414) 386-5299 View (414) 386-5299
Photo of Kimberly Genger Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist in Wauwatosa, WI
Kimberly Genger Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226  (Online Only)
As the state's only certified Christian Sex Therapist, I bring an important perspective to people struggling with sexual issues no matter where you live in WI. As a Marriage and Family therapist I can also help clients heal and deal with issues that are effecting the marriage or intimacy - whether communication or sexual desire. For individuals suffering from Sexual Trauma and Sex Addictions I have found the use of the highly experiential model, Internal Family Systems - to be extremely helpful and deeply impactful for healing.
As the state's only certified Christian Sex Therapist, I bring an important perspective to people struggling with sexual issues no matter where you live in WI. As a Marriage and Family therapist I can also help clients heal and deal with issues that are effecting the marriage or intimacy - whether communication or sexual desire. For individuals suffering from Sexual Trauma and Sex Addictions I have found the use of the highly experiential model, Internal Family Systems - to be extremely helpful and deeply impactful for healing.
(414) 404-3293 View (414) 404-3293
Photo of Susan Doerflinger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wauwatosa, WI
Susan Doerflinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SAC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Are you depressed, anxious, or stuck? Do you struggle with self-esteem issues, weight or your relationship with food?Are you looking for a therapist who is caring, supportive and accepting? I am an experienced psychotherapist who works with adults ages 18-70. My areas of interest include depression/mood disorders, addictions, anxiety, emotional eating/weight loss, grief, self-esteem, and women's issues. I consider it an honor and a privilege to help empower clients to make positive changes in their lives.
Are you depressed, anxious, or stuck? Do you struggle with self-esteem issues, weight or your relationship with food?Are you looking for a therapist who is caring, supportive and accepting? I am an experienced psychotherapist who works with adults ages 18-70. My areas of interest include depression/mood disorders, addictions, anxiety, emotional eating/weight loss, grief, self-esteem, and women's issues. I consider it an honor and a privilege to help empower clients to make positive changes in their lives.
(414) 509-0117 View (414) 509-0117
Photo of Neena B Florsheim, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wauwatosa, WI
Neena B Florsheim
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Dr. Neena Florsheim and Dr. Bernard O'Connell provide concierge consultation to their clientele. Our colleagues accept most insurance plans. For 31 years we've designed programs for students planning careers in medicine, engineering, law, pharmacy, technology, research, science and education. Our Portfolio Program is a comprehensive advising system for students throughout high school until they depart for university studies. It covers high school course selection, standardized testing and timetable, preparation for college visits and interviews, final college/university choice, types of aid and assistance seeking financing, and "goodness of fit" in college selection. Services include SAT, SATII and ACT test preparation.
Dr. Neena Florsheim and Dr. Bernard O'Connell provide concierge consultation to their clientele. Our colleagues accept most insurance plans. For 31 years we've designed programs for students planning careers in medicine, engineering, law, pharmacy, technology, research, science and education. Our Portfolio Program is a comprehensive advising system for students throughout high school until they depart for university studies. It covers high school course selection, standardized testing and timetable, preparation for college visits and interviews, final college/university choice, types of aid and assistance seeking financing, and "goodness of fit" in college selection. Services include SAT, SATII and ACT test preparation.
(262) 221-9041 View (262) 221-9041
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Amy Katherine Petersdorf
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Not accepting new clients
In the demanding, hectic world that we live in, the first thing we tend to sacrifice is self-care. I am passionate about helping individuals reprioritize themselves and discover healthy ways to cope with the more difficult aspects of life, as well as help them discover the importance of developing connection between the body and mind for overall wellness. I work hard to create a safe, welcoming environment for my clients so that they may gain valuable insight, motivation, and confidence to achieve their goals and live their best lives.
In the demanding, hectic world that we live in, the first thing we tend to sacrifice is self-care. I am passionate about helping individuals reprioritize themselves and discover healthy ways to cope with the more difficult aspects of life, as well as help them discover the importance of developing connection between the body and mind for overall wellness. I work hard to create a safe, welcoming environment for my clients so that they may gain valuable insight, motivation, and confidence to achieve their goals and live their best lives.
(414) 206-1799 View (414) 206-1799
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Empath Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
The team at Empath provides individual, couples, and family therapy in a warm, safe and supportive environment. We believe in identifying your strengths and feel it is important to focus on "what is working" rather than dwelling on all that is "wrong" in your life. We understand that therapy can be difficult and we will provide you with support, encouragement, insight, and guidance along the way.
The team at Empath provides individual, couples, and family therapy in a warm, safe and supportive environment. We believe in identifying your strengths and feel it is important to focus on "what is working" rather than dwelling on all that is "wrong" in your life. We understand that therapy can be difficult and we will provide you with support, encouragement, insight, and guidance along the way.
(414) 376-6738 View (414) 376-6738
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Sarah M. Luecke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Sarah Luecke. I have lived all over Wisconsin, from small farming communities to the Milwaukee metro area. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. I provide tele-therapy service from the comfort and convenience of your home to individuals, couples, and families for the entire state. My focus is on family systems and I have extensive experience in grief and loss. I am also an approved provider for the Wisconsin Farmer Wellness program.
Hello, my name is Sarah Luecke. I have lived all over Wisconsin, from small farming communities to the Milwaukee metro area. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. I provide tele-therapy service from the comfort and convenience of your home to individuals, couples, and families for the entire state. My focus is on family systems and I have extensive experience in grief and loss. I am also an approved provider for the Wisconsin Farmer Wellness program.
(262) 394-8498 View (262) 394-8498
Photo of Bernadette Mullins Miller, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wauwatosa, WI
Bernadette Mullins Miller, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
My intentions are simple. I work to create the type of therapeutic relationship that clients will need to do the exploring, processing and growing that psychotherapy allows. I've always considered it a great privilege to be allowed into client's lives, and are consistently in awe of one's ability to grow and heal.
My intentions are simple. I work to create the type of therapeutic relationship that clients will need to do the exploring, processing and growing that psychotherapy allows. I've always considered it a great privilege to be allowed into client's lives, and are consistently in awe of one's ability to grow and heal.
(414) 600-1374 View (414) 600-1374
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Meg Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
I have two assumptions about you that I want to share. First, you are human. Second, being human means you need to feel understood, accepted, supported, and secure. I have worked with couples for over twenty years and have learned a lot about what gets in the way of connection and how to find it again. Along with couples, I also regularly see individual clients.
I have two assumptions about you that I want to share. First, you are human. Second, being human means you need to feel understood, accepted, supported, and secure. I have worked with couples for over twenty years and have learned a lot about what gets in the way of connection and how to find it again. Along with couples, I also regularly see individual clients.
(262) 205-6902 View (262) 205-6902

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wauwatosa, WI

100+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in Wauwatosa, WI who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Aetna
66% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Wauwatosa, WI see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wauwatosa?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.