Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Appleton, Wisconsin

Find a therapist in Appleton,Wisconsin that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Appleton to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


ANGELA RAYMOND

LPC
10 years experience
I have a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health. I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin since 2007. I have worked with clients that have had a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, challenging behaviors, parenting struggles, ADD/ADHD, Spectrum disorders, career challenges and trauma. I utilize play therapy techniques, mindfulness, trauma focused-cognitive behavior therapy, and other modalities based on my client’s needs. All of my approaches are tied together... Read More
I have a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health. I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin since 2007. I have worked with clients that have had a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, challenging... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Mitch Mueller

LPC,LPCC,SACIT
3 years experience
I became a psychotherapist by accident. I originally wanted to be a musician, but I sustained an injury while in music school that prevented me from completing my performance degree. Instead I began to do volunteer work and took internships at various organizations in the Twin Cities area. I started working with people experiencing severe life problems: Trauma, homelessness, addiction, suicidality, criminal background, HIV, and others. This became a new career... Read More
I became a psychotherapist by accident. I originally wanted to be a musician, but I sustained an injury while in music school that prevented me from completing my performance degree. Instead I began to do volunteer work and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lacey Weber

MS,LPC,NCC
5 years experience
Hey there! I am a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin with over 4 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting issues, trauma, grief, self-esteem and ADHD. I’ve helped individuals from all walks of life discover and achieve their idea life worth living and I would love to guide YOU on this journey as well! My counseling... Read More
Hey there! I am a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin with over 4 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Alissa Bohmann

LPC
6 years experience
As a therapist, I can understand the anxiety and fear surrounding your decision to seek therapy for either yourself; your child or other loved one. I would like to partner with you as you navigate your world. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents and their families who have problems at home, school or their community, as well as, adults. I have an understanding of adoption and foster care, multi cultural families and... Read More
As a therapist, I can understand the anxiety and fear surrounding your decision to seek therapy for either yourself; your child or other loved one. I would like to partner with you as you navigate your world. I have a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Teresa Thiel

MA,LPC
4 years experience
Hi, I'm Teresa. You have taken the first step on your journey to health and healing. It takes strength to take that first step, often the most difficult step, to ask for help. I want to help you to learn to manage your struggles and feel in control of your life. Let me tell you a bit about myself: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) practicing in Wisconsin. I have... Read More
Hi, I'm Teresa. You have taken the first step on your journey to health and healing. It takes strength to take that first step, often the most difficult step, to ask for help. I want to help you to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Tracy Faust

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20 years experience
Hello, my name is Tracy Faust and I have been practicing Psychotherapy with those of nearly all ages for twenty years. I earned my Master of Arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2000 and have been full time in the field ever since. For over thirteen of those years my experience was in a community mental health center, providing outpatient therapy, case management and advocacy to those residing in that area,... Read More
Hello, my name is Tracy Faust and I have been practicing Psychotherapy with those of nearly all ages for twenty years. I earned my Master of Arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2000 and have been full... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Jennifer Everts Beier

MSE,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Jeni and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. I have worked in the mental health field for a decade. I have broad experience in a variety of settings which has prepared me to work with a diverse cliental to achieve your mental health goals. My experience also spans a wide range of ages. I currently have a part-time private counseling practice as well as working... Read More
Hello! My name is Jeni and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. I have worked in the mental health field for a decade. I have broad experience in a variety of settings which has... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Amy Schneider

LPC
11 years experience
I am a licensed therapist with over ten years of experience working with individuals and families, from those going through significant life changes to those healing from past traumatic experiences. I believe it’s important to understand what’s happening before setting any intentions for action, so the first few times we talk, I really just want to listen, and let you speak freely about what’s going on. For all of us, it can be difficult... Read More
I am a licensed therapist with over ten years of experience working with individuals and families, from those going through significant life changes to those healing from past traumatic experiences. I believe it’s important to understand what’s happening before... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dr. Jennifer Rogers

PhD,LPC
3 years experience
Greetings! My name is Dr. Jennifer Rogers and I work with people who feel stuck and need some help to move forward in life. A little about me, I am a licensed professional counselor and counselor educator who has been helping people for over 20 years. I love to work with people and help them achieve their goals, improve their relationships and help them develop skills to promote a healthy work/life balance. ... Read More
Greetings! My name is Dr. Jennifer Rogers and I work with people who feel stuck and need some help to move forward in life. A little about me, I am a licensed professional counselor and counselor educator who... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Laura Johnson

MS,LPC,SAC
5 years experience
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I also applaud you on taking your first step of this journey. Remember, "life is a journey, not a destination". Just a little bit about me. I graduated from in 2015 from Viterbo University with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Advanced Studies of Human Behavior at Capella University. I... Read More
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I also applaud you on taking your first step of this journey. Remember, "life is a journey, not a destination". Just a little bit about me. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Appleton, Wisconsin

There’s something magical about Appleton, Wisconsin. The internationally renowned escape artist and magician Harry Houdini grew up in Appleton. The city of Appleton boasts a stellar list of awards, inventions and famous people. A city of notable achievements, Appleton invented the first hydroelectric plant along with the first electrically-illuminated home and hotel in the nation. Hydroelectric power produced the first U.S. cable car run entirely by electricity.

Sports Illustrated once featured a cover story on Appleton sports. Many baseball and basketball professionals got their start here. A host of famous musicians, actors and writers also developed their talents in Appleton.

Also, the city contains several impressive corporate headquarters and major business centers. Appleton is profit-friendly to entrepreneurs, proven by its growing number of successful small companies and start-ups.

Factors in Appleton Can Impact Mental Health

The United States census estimates Appleton’s population as 74,653, making it the 6th largest Wisconsin city. The city spans the counties of Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet with the largest geographic area of Appleton located in Outagamie County.

Appleton’s total divorce rate by race is 11.6 percent with 1.2 percent of couples married but separated. The highest divorce rate is among Hawaiian couples at almost 50 percent of the total, followed by Blacks and those who identify as “Other” at around 17 and 15 percent respectively. Hispanics represent 12 percent, and Asians account for 6.5 percent of total divorced couples. Multiple races form the remaining percentage.

About 12.11 percent of Appleton residents live below the poverty line with Blacks forming over 53.23 percent of the total, followed by those who identify as Other at 30.78 percent. Citizens who identify as Multiple races form 29.26 percent; Hispanics make up 26.46 percent of the total, followed by Asians at 13.80 percent and Whites at 9.69 percent.

Like many states in the country, Wisconsin must contend with mental illness due to the endemic trafficking of controlled and illegal substances. Drugs can cause a large number of people to develop highly severe mental illnesses.

Over a hundred available jobs for mental health professionals remain unfilled in Appleton. Inadequate marriage counseling availability has far-reaching effects for broken families. Divorce correlates with an increase in childhood trauma and deterioration in mental health and behavior. Their parental relationships deteriorate along with their learning ability. Teens from divorced families also exhibit a higher incidence of violence and an increase in physical illnesses.

Roadblocks to Mental Health Services in Appleton

For youth living in Wisconsin, suicide is second only to car accidents as the leading cause of death. Depressed teens stay silent. They fear the stigma of peers calling them mentally ill or crazy. They may cut themselves or engage in other self-harm behaviors. Without a method to deal with suicidal feelings, teens in crisis live with intense shame, powerless to pull themselves out of depression.

In the wake of mass murder reports, media sensationalizes news about killers who are mentally ill. These accounts inadvertently link all mental illness to violence and crime. Depressed teens and adults develop stereotypically false beliefs about mental illness from media hype. Those who need treatment to achieve mental health may believe seeking help will risk their jobs or their relationships.

Appleton’s diverse population may give advantages to some in obtaining mental health services. Others, particularly those with less economic stability, may not receive the treatment they so desperately require. Barriers to services may include:

  • A low provider-patient ratio.
  • Language problems for non-English speakers.
  • Non-U.S. citizens who fear deportation.
  • Unemployed individuals and females have more mental health problems.
  • Homeless people who are unable to connect with available resources.
  • Those who cannot find therapists who specialize in marriage counseling.
  • Stigma of mental illness among peers or
  • High rate of teen suicide when intervention is not available.
  • Severe mental illness due to controlled or illegal substance abuse problems.

Mental Health Services Are Available

The Department of Health Services in Wisconsin administers the state’s mental health system. Counties are in charge of providing treatment for mental illness conditions. Most counties try to partner with community organizations or agencies to accomplish this mandate.

It is possible to manage mental illness successfully. E-Counseling’s directory can help Appleton citizens find professional mental health treatment. Appleton residents deserve the opportunity to increase their quality of life.