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

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


Joanne Coddington

Joanne Coddington, MA, LPC, LCAS

Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments of your time to read about me. Whether you choose to work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find what you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in the state of North Carolina, as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher. I have over 7 years of experience in the mental health field. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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


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


Michelle Kos

Michelle Kos, MA, LPC

Hello, my name is Michelle Kos. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and I have over 15 years experience helping others. I have worked with all different walks of life from very small children up through the span of adulthood. I have a great deal of experience working with people going through depression, anger, hopelessness, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, abuse, dysfunctional eating and substance use. My goal as a therapist is to create Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Cynthia Beishir

Cynthia Beishir, LCSW

Hello! My name is Cindy Beishir. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 14 years experience providing therapeutic mental health care to adults, families, children and couples. My approach is non-judgmental focusing on providing a safe space where you can be yourself. I do not expect people to do things "my way" but rather do things the way that works best for them in their situation. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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.