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.
I believe that most people are naturally inclined toward growth and healing. People move toward self-actualization when life circumstances are right. I work with my clients to identify personal strengths and situational barriers for the purpose of maximizing potential.
I have over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of personal and interpersonal issues.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions of any kind.
I offer a compassionate, open and supportive environment to help you create the life you want to live. Your goals and personal journey guide the sessions. My specialty is couple relationships, with an emphasis on healthy and helpful communication. I also work with both adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression and anger management. I use both solution focused and mindfulness approaches to assist you in resolving the challenges you are facing. I also help families at all stages of life improve their family interactions and communication, and create a fulfilling loving family life.
I have experience working with children and families struggling with a broad range of behavioral, mental health, and relationship concerns. My areas of specialty include trauma, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence. I have advanced training in Child-Centered Play Therapy and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. The theory of counseling I adhere to is referred to as Adlerian. This theory posits that individuals are creative, goal-directed, and socially embedded beings who strive for belonging and significance.
Dr. Teale is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her PhD from Florida State University in 2010. She served in the United States Air Force from 2009 to 2016 and then practiced at the Tomah VA Medical Center from 2016 to 2020. She is primarily a cognitive-behavioral therapist. That is, she believes the way we think about ourselves, others, and the world can greatly impact our emotional well-being. Adjusting our views of self, others, and the world can often result in a healthier outlook and improved self-esteem and relationships with others.
A Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years in the behavioral and mental health field, I have experience providing behavior modification and mental health therapy services in a variety of settings including day treatment and residential treatment programs for at-risk youth, a non-profit community agency serving individuals with physical disabilities, and an outpatient mental health clinic serving children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to experience working with a diverse population of clients due to my work in various parts of the state including La Crosse, Green Bay, Janesville, Beloit, and Madison.
“What matters?” This is one of the most important questions I can ask of my clients. Without knowing what matters what they are passionate about, neither of us know why we are in the “room." To figure out the why (Why WOULD I do my homework, why would I go to practice, etc.) gives us a meaningful direction. Also let’s talk about fun. Isn’t that the whole point of NOT being an adult? If I’m not enjoying the session, I can bet my client is definitely not. I work hard to ensure a relaxed and welcoming environment that is filled filled with unconditional positive regard, hard work, humor, flexibility and appreciation, and fun.
Embrace your life story in order to support change that directs you toward growth and a meaningful life. I work to educate and challenge individuals as they make present moment choices that fit their individual life needs. Get strong to stay strong!
You have made it far in life, so I know you are already strong and skilled! Sometimes it can be difficult to see that part of ourselves; we might lose sight of our abilities or be blinded by the stressors we face. Or perhaps the skills and abilities that carried us through past challenges are not supporting us through our current circumstances. My philosophy of care is holistic combining evidence-based practices with a multi-dimensional approach to well-being. I work to support and empower clients in improving their quality of life and achieving their goals.
Over the course of an individual's life, new events can lead to a disruption in the ability to effectively cope with stressors that may have once been handled effectively. As such, my professional focus is on helping clients who have been through a traumatic/stressful event heal more effectively so that they may resume their lives in a healthier and happier manner. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral and Strength-based approach, and specific mental health concerns I specialize in include, but are not limited to, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting, Addiction, ADHD, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, and Grief.
ONLINE THERAPY. Over a decade of experience has shown me suffering has its roots in disconnection from self, others, and/or the natural world; often caused by trauma. This disconnection can show up as: difficulty knowing what you want; inability to name and express feelings; relationship discord with partners, friends, or coworkers; feeling lost and uninspired; lack of creativity and flexibility; existential crises; depression; or anxiety. By reconnecting and becoming more embodied, you will find more depth in your relationships, clarity in your thinking, and more skills and confidence to manage the inevitable struggles of life.
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.
I cannot think of a single person who hasn't hit a bump in the road of life. We all have this happen- you know, times when we go a bit off track. Maybe, it is difficulty at home or couples constantly arguing. Maybe parents and children are not getting along. Perhaps it is more personal: you are just not feeling quite right, are feeling down and depressed, or are anxious and disorganized. Maybe you are struggling with past hurts or trauma. I am here to help.
Accepting New Patients! Do you and your partner have the same fight over and over again? Do you worry your relationship will never change? When you are struggling in your most intimate relationship it can make many other areas of your life feel difficult or even unmanageable. With the right help, you and your partner can experience a renewed connection and have the fulfilling relationships you both want and deserve.
You don't have to struggle with difficult emotions or experiences alone; let me help! If you are experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression, we may explore the parts of you that are hurting and how to resolve the hurt. We may focus on increasing positive emotions or learning from the difficult ones. Adjusting to the stress of college? I can help navigate changed relationships, cope with new roles, responsibilities, and emotions. Worried about your teen's stress and mood? I can guide you in parenting or provide therapy for your teen.
I am a mental health counselor and a Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner and a Certified Advanced ThetaHealer. During counseling sessions, I interweave traditional therapy practices with the energy healing techniques of Reiki, and am also informed by ThetaHealing and Pranic Healing techniques, and by my learnings from my Shamanic studies. I incorporate spiritual work and forms of energy healing into counseling sessions to assist people in growth and healing. The goal of our time together is for you to deeply connect with the truth that you have everything inside of you that you need to be whole, happy, and thriving.
I am dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, respectful atmosphere that progresses into open communication and self exploration in order to better understand thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I believe that by accessing our strengths we are better able to explore problems and implement strategies that will help live our lives to the fullest. In order to do so I utilize techniques from Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy (talk-therapy), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to personalize therapy to meet the unique needs of each individual I work with in order to promote lasting therapeutic change and symptom relief.
If you grew up in a dysfunctional family it is essential to understand and heal from the emotional wounds you suffered in that environment. You internalized bad relationship styles. Your wounds may appear in the form of excessive fears, unexplained sadness, inappropriate expressions of anger and an inability to be creative. Facing the truth about your emotional wounds can give you the freedom to be your true self. In our therapy I'll provide you with the support and guidance you need, bringing a spiritual perspective, giving you an understanding of how your past affects your present.
I offer effective counseling in a private setting. I specialize in Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy for eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. I also offer online therapy through a secure telemedicine website. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with the client to heal psychological wounds, acquire new skills, and find solutions to problems.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem, or Child Psychologists in West Salem.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West Salem 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 Salem 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.