Making the decision to seek counseling is a step towards healing and wellness. In a safe and supportive environment I will assist you in exploring the issues and challenges you face. I have for over 20 years of experience working with adults, children and families struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Using a variety of treatment techniques I strengthen personal motivation for growth and change. Whether you are dealing with sadness or fear, relationship issues, parenting issues, life challenges, or stressed related to daily living I have the experience and compassion to help you find new hope and meaning to your life.
I am board certified in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. I do neuropsychological and forensic evaluations age 6 - adult. If you have mental health or behavior concerns, a neuropsychological evaluation can help to identify diagnoses and recommendations. Individuals with mental health or neurological disorders can have emotional and behavior problems which can benefit from therapy. Family members can be more effective and supportive as parents or partners. I also know American Sign Language have a Social Worker on staff doing therapy in ASL with Deaf clients.
I graduated from Concordia University, WI. There, I obtained a master's degree in Professional Counseling. I have a special interest in couple's therapy, healthy relationship training, and youth issues. I am a member of the National Anger Management Association, Anger Management certification, a certified relationship coach, and has been trained in multiple curriculum to help families achieve healthy relationship. Bilingual Spanish/English. I believe in the holistic approach to therapy, (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and economical well-being). Friendly, culturally sensitive, solution focus, brief therapy, behavioral, and cognitive therapy approach. 414-405-1682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1980 I have served those struggling with mental illness and personal problems in greater Milwaukee. I mainly help adults and older adults individually. Common topics I treat include depression, bipolar disorder, codependency, abuse, worry, grieving, chronic pain and health issues, and generally dealing with changes. Many I see experienced a long slow decline over time when that, "Straw that Broke the Camel's Back," landed. It became clear that things were just not working, and they need to try something different. That's when many of my people called me.
Dr. John Ernst has 36 years of diverse psychological experience. He treats individual adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Dr. Ernst has extensive media experience, including live radio and television broadcasts as well as writing newspaper columns and internet blogs about psychological issues. He has numerous positive patient satisfaction endorsements which underscore his expertise as a highly effective, ethical, and professional clinician. He strives to deliver outstanding quality care to achieve real-world solutions that are effective and easy to understand and apply.
Anxiety and life transition counseling is our specialty! Anxiety and stress can be a detriment to living a happy, fulfilled life. Our counselors help clients endure difficult life struggles and work environments. We will help you learn how to cope with life's daily struggles while contending with anxiety and stress. Our use of clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions (CBT, Mindfulness, and relaxation techniques) promote overall mental well being. We create a calm, open and understanding environment that allows our clients to feel safe and secure.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ATR, SEP
I know that given the right circumstances, you have the capacity to grow, heal and change. However, challenging life experiences can create a pattern of behavior that interferes with daily functioning. Some feelings are hard to attend to by yourself. My work helps you explore your feelings in a nurturing relationship. Together we seek ways to calm your nervous system, and supports you in discovering your own sense of inner resilience.
I work with individuals facing a variety of challenges in life. I believe in strength based approach, utilizing strength and inspiration to lead you to whole well being. My approach is nonjudgmental, I believe each individual have inner strength and inspiration that can guide them in recovery. I integrate various theories and skills into my practice with a belief in mindfulness and motivational interviewing as a therapeutic tool. I take great care in my approach as a culturally sensitive and caring person.
Everyone’s journey to wellness and change is unique and meaningful. As a therapist, I empower my clients by helping them identify their strengths and points of weakness to create change to help them live a fulfilling life and create a treatment plan to help them achieve their individual goals. I work to create a warm and inviting environment where my clients feel comfortable talking with me. Taking the first step to get help is not always easy, and I feel that it is important to build a trusting relationship with my clients. I use an empathetic approach and work to identify manageable steps that can be taken to achieve these goals.
Pathways Counseling Center was established in 1985 as a state certified, outpatient mental health clinic. We have several therapists that provide a variety of services for various challenges. We offer services to individual clients, their families and significant others in treatment settings that include individual, couples, and group sessions. Our mental health professionals provide services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples to help our clients achieve emotional health and well-being.
I earned my undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and my Master of Social Work Degree with an emphasis in clinical mental health from Loyola University Chicago. My preferred therapeutic approach is to treat the specific needs of my clients by using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have a true passion for working with young adults and college students. who may be struggling with the following: depression, anxiety, difficulty coping and regulating emotions and thoughts, life transitions, and more.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CSOTP, CCPS
Life’s stressors can sometimes be too much to handle alone. The good news is that you already possess the tools you need to overcome these obstacles, I’m just here to help you uncover them. I aid my clients in locating what they have internally to take the proper steps towards positive change externally. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been assisting my clients to regain strength and purpose in their lives for over 5 years. I address issues of trauma, anxiety, and depression in adults and adolescents, specifically those struggling with sexual addiction and betrayal trauma.
I believe everyone has all that is needed to feel better, inside of the them. I help my clients make these discoveries. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist and have been helping my clients restore hope and momentum in their lives for more than sixteen years. I address issues of trauma, anxiety and mood in adults and first responders. I have completed training with the NVFC National Volunteer Fire Council (Fire . EMS. Rescue). See new directory June 2020 at www.nvfc.org.
My idea client would be someone who is at point in their life where they want to make some changes, but may be unsure of the process, and needs some guidance. No one has all the answers, but "Working together, we will create a better you!!"
Hi, my name is Tammy and I'm dedicated to helping people develop healthy relationships & live productive & satisfying lives. If you're experiencing depression, anxiety, a difficult situation or past experiences that keeps you stuck; it would be my pleasure to work with you. I have training in Imago therapy and EMDR therapy along with 20 years of counseling experience. Based on my experience, I know we all have the ability to make big changes in our lives & feel happy & fulfilled. If you are ready to get started, give me a call!
Many of the issues that keep you stuck are rooted deep in your past. Without a clear understanding of where your pain began, you can become frustrated with how it shows up in your life. Your pain can express itself in many ways such as anxiety, irritability, discomfort in your body, depression, low self-worth, or self-doubt. It can also hinder your ability to connect with others and become a barrier to your personal and professional relationships. You don't have to continue in these patterns. You can find internal peace, feel connected, and fully embrace being your true self.
In life we are faced with many challenges. Sometimes this happens when it is least expected. This can lead to hopelessness, doubt, worry, sadness, anger, and many other unwanted feelings and emotions. The good news is, despite the challenges you may be experiencing, you have the ability to make a change. It can be difficult to navigate life situations. Finding the right support through these difficult times is an important first step. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, stress management, anger management, and relationship and family issues.
It is difficult to figure out what to do when the situations we go through leave us feeling exhausted and defeated. Life presents us with obstacles at times that may seem impossible to overcome. You may be dealing with emotional pain, emptiness, overthinking, relationship issues, feeling like no one gets it or even thoughts of giving up. I understand how we can end up feeling stuck, lost, and not sure where to turn. I believe achieving change and finding a solution to the problem is possible. I want to walk with you and help you find your way forward towards healing, connectedness, and wholehearted living.
At times, life can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to bear the burden alone. I have 25 years in the behavioral health field as an executive, teacher, consultant and dually-licensed clinician helping people move beyond their burdens to get on with their lives. I have been providing clinical services since 2005, and I'm a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science along with the American Counseling Association. My experience includes treating depression, anxiety, panic, stress, anger, trauma, grief and problematic substance use across the lifespan.
If you feel down, stuck, or don't know how to move forward, it can help to find professional support—someone in your corner, to help you get your bearings again and find your way through the tough times. As a solution-focused and strengths-based therapist, I work with clients to understand their past, clarify their present, and support their goals moving forward, even through life’s hardest situations. When you are struggling, and find that coping strategies you've used in the past no longer work, or even create more pain, therapy can help! I see clients at two locations, both in-person and via Telehealth, as follows:
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West Allis 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 West Allis 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 West Allis, or Child Psychologists in West Allis.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West Allis 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 West Allis 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.