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.

Valentina Messier

Valentina Messier, MA, LPC

Hello! My name is Valentina, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Wisconsin, with four years of experience in the field. I have worked with clients in both group and individual settings. I co-facilitated a therapy group for adults with depression and anxiety, many of whom had co-occurring diagnoses such as eating disorders, bipolar, and OCD. In addition to co-facilitating group therapy, much of my experience is with adolescents and young Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


ANGELA RAYMOND

ANGELA RAYMOND, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Patrice Mcbeath

Patrice Mcbeath, MA, NCC, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping people confront challenges and overcome obstacles. I have been working with individuals and families in the community for over 15 years. My broad experience includes working with individuals in public and private schools settings as well of social service organizations, and with age groups ranging from 3 to 65. Among other things, I specialize in trauma informed care, stress and life Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Melissa Fannin

Melissa Fannin, MA, LPC, ATR

I am a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I specialize in the use of art therapy as a grounded, hands-on approach to developing mindfulness and creating change. 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 can offer a safe outlet in which to unpack it. I have been practicing as a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Carissa Weber

Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC

I am a mental health therapist with an addictions specialty working in Wisconsin. I have worked in various settings as a therapist for the last 10 years. These settings include residential, retreats, crisis in the community, and private practice. I have assisted clients with a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, addictions, ADHD, low self-esteem, anger management, self-harming, relational conflict, trauma, and grief. Topics close to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Nicole Wendt

Nicole Wendt, MS, LPC, SUDS

Hi, I'm Nicole! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin and have been working in the field for 4 years. I have experience working with adults in the areas of mental health: specifically depression, anxiety, eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and substance abuse. I have worked both in hospitals and clinic settings providing both individual psychotherapy and facilitating group therapy for both men and women. My counseling Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Joe Musacchio

Joe Musacchio, MSW, LCSW

I have been a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Wisconsin for over 25 years. I enjoy getting to know my clients with an easy, conversational approach. My eclectic style incorporates person centered therapy, and interpersonal process therapy with goal oriented techniques. I help people understand their past as well as their current relionships and how those things influence thier behavior. Through active listening and offering observations, ideas and positive solutions, I help clients discover Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Donna Glaser

Donna Glaser, MA, LPC

Hello! First off, congratulations on taking this next step forward! If you’re here, it’s probably not because you’re feeling great about life at the moment. In fact, you might be feeling pretty miserable. The good news is that we can make that misery work for you! (It ought to be good for something, right?) Strangely enough, emotional pain is often what forces us to finally take steps in dealing with our problems, whatever they might be. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years


Jesse Daso

Jesse Daso, LPC, SAC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Lauren Lathers

Lauren Lathers, LPC, CSAC, CSIT

I would like to commend you on taking a step to seek out help in order to build a more fulfilling and happier life! I am here to help you develop solutions to your problems. I believe in working collaboratively with you to develop small, realistic goals that will ultimately help you tackle some of your biggest concerns. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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.