Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Find a therapist in Eau Claire,Wisconsin that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Eau Claire 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

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

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

Jesse Daso

MS,LPC,SAC
5 years experience
Do you find yourself repeating habits or activities you’ve wanted to change? Have you discovered that time doesn’t actually heal all wounds? Would you like to feel more present, authentic and connected to yourself and others? I help create a safe space to explore these questions. I will come along side you, learn about you and the strengths you already have, and help you build a plan for recovery. I can employ... Read More
Do you find yourself repeating habits or activities you’ve wanted to change? Have you discovered that time doesn’t actually heal all wounds? Would you like to feel more present, authentic and connected to yourself and others? I help... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 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

Barbara "BJ" Wagner

MA,LPC
7 years experience
Hello, my name is BJ. I am married and have 3 grown children. I love spending time connecting with nature, especially hiking, biking, kayaking, and walking my dog. I also like to tap into my creativity by painting and writing. I have a Master's Degree from Lakeland University, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Because people are multi-faceted, my approach to counseling is holistic in nature. Incorporating strategies to address the whole individual, with... Read More
Hello, my name is BJ. I am married and have 3 grown children. I love spending time connecting with nature, especially hiking, biking, kayaking, and walking my dog. I also like to tap into my creativity by painting and writing.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Samantha Hanson

Lpc,Atr,Ms
4 years experience
Welcome! I look forward to meeting you and discussing your interests, goals and dreams! Here is a little bit about myself and what i can offer you. I received my masters in Art Therapy and Mental health from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist in Wisconsin. Since returning to the state i have worked with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Elderly in a variety of settings including nursing... Read More
Welcome! I look forward to meeting you and discussing your interests, goals and dreams! Here is a little bit about myself and what i can offer you. I received my masters in Art Therapy and Mental health from Springfield... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Marina Caldwell

PsyD
3 years experience
Time is our most valuable commodity. I work with individuals to help them make growth choices. This greatly enhances their time wherever it is spent, such as in relationships, with family, career, or enjoying hobbies and recreation. Change can be difficult, and I am continually in awe of the courage shown by my clients as I support their journey of healing and transformation. Therapists also learn, change, and grow from their... Read More
Time is our most valuable commodity. I work with individuals to help them make growth choices. This greatly enhances their time wherever it is spent, such as in relationships, with family, career, or enjoying hobbies and recreation. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the self-proclaimed “Indie Capital of the Midwest,” is a university town that prides itself on its independent and forward-thinking attitude. The city of 68, 587 residents is located at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers, providing for a scenic backdrop for the many artists and entrepreneurs that make Eau Claire home. It’s location and downright welcoming culture attract millions of tourists each year, which may explain why retail and trade and hospitality and food services are among some of its top industries. However, despites its Indie attitude and charming appearance, Eau Claire, like most every other U.S. city, struggles with mental health among its residents.

Eau Claire At a Glance

To better understand what mental health problems Eau Claire residents may face, it is important to understand Eau Claire’s economy. The median household income in the river city is $45,403, which is $10,000 less than the national median household income. It is also 17 percent less than the state’s and significantly less than the county’s. The poverty rate is 17.7 percent, which is slightly more than the national poverty rate. While one may be tempted to blame these numbers on the fact that Eau Claire is a college town, the average age of residents is 30.9, far above college graduate age.

The average salary for men in Eau Claire is $53,025. The average income per capita is $25,908, which is significantly less than the nation’s. Women make a startlingly low $39,158 in comparison – more than $13,000 less than their male counterparts.  

The most common industries in Eau Claire are healthcare, education and retail trade. The most common occupations are administrative, sales and food and serving.  

Approximately a quarter of 18 to 24-year-old and 25 to 34-year-old individuals do not have healthcare coverage. This may be attributed to the low income.

In terms of cost of living, Eau Claire earned a C+. Its index rating is 94, which is lower than the state’s and nation’s ratings. However, for healthcare, transportation and utilities, it scored far above the national and state averages.

In terms of weather, Eau Claire earned an F. The average summer high is just 68 degrees.

Factors That May Contribute to Mental Disorders

Now that you know what’s going on beneath Eau Claire’s surface, you may be able to better understand what may contribute to its declining mental health state. Some factors that have been known to impact mental health are as follows:

 

  • Poverty: Low income and poverty are known risk factors for poor mental health. Even those residents of Eau Claire that earn $25,000 may struggle to make ends meet, as the cost of living in the city is right around the national average. Poverty in adulthood is associated with anxiety and depressive disorders, psychological distress and suicide. Poverty in childhood is linked to worse cognitive behavior, depressive and anxiety disorders, lower school achievement and higher rates of almost every psychiatric disorder in adulthood.
  • Industry and Occupation: Retail and food and serving fall among the top three industries in which workers are most at risk of mental and behavioral disorders. The healthcare field doesn’t fair much better. Because of the psychological distress, emotional labor, long and odd work hours, stress over errors and litigation and bullying by patients, caregivers and colleagues, healthcare workers are at a higher risk of developing mood, anxiety, sleep and other psychiatric disorders. Individuals who work office jobs have higher levels of anxiety and depression than those in non-administrative occupations.
  • Weather: Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder during the colder months. SAD is characterized by depression, lack of energy, excessive sleeping, agitation, difficulty concentrating, feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of suicide. Because of its chronically dreary weather, Eau Claire is a place in which residents may never be able to escape SAD.
  • Excessive Drinking: Eau Claire County has the highest excessive drinking prevalence rate of any other county in Wisconsin, at 27.3 percent. Excessive drinking is associated with anxiety and depression, low income, job loss and other physical and mental health issues.

 

Help May Be a Click Away

Though they shouldn’t, mental health disorders have a very real stigma about them. This stigma may make individuals hesitant to reach out for help. E-Counseling wants to remove that stigma and make finding mental health care easy and discreet. If you experience any feelings of depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide or other adverse mental behaviors, use E-Counseling’s directory to find the help you deserve.