Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Madison, Wisconsin

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


Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin is located in Dane County and is the second-largest city in the state, behind only Milwaukee. The large University of Wisconsin is in Madison, and it’s one of the city’s largest employers. Madison is also known for its extensive outdoor activities including parks, biking trails, and lakes. The four lakes that are located in Madison include Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa.

The population of Madison is well-educated. For example, more than 48 percent of residents over the age of 25 have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. In 2004, Forbes said Madison had the highest percentage of people with Ph.D.s in the U.S. It’s often ranked as a great place to build a career as well.

Beyond these positive points, what about the state of mental health in Madison? There are issues that some people in the city face, and they may not know where to turn to connect with therapists and other resources.

Mental Health in Madison

In 2016 in Madison and surrounding Dane County, there was an estimated rate of 6.4 people per every 1,000 individuals receiving treatment for a substance use disorder. This number was down slightly from the two years prior, but was still higher than many of the other counties in Wisconsin.

Methamphetamine use in Wisconsin is particularly problematic. Research showed that there was a 167 percent increase from 2011 to 2015 in charges for possession related to methamphetamine in the state of Wisconsin. The age range of 45 percent of people in Wisconsin who were charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of methamphetamine was 25 to 34. The number of people seeking treatment for substance use disorder related to methamphetamine was up in 2015 in Wisconsin over previous years.

From January to March 2015, there were more than 2.6 million monitored opioid prescriptions dispensed in Wisconsin. Of the monitored 15 prescription drugs, 53 percent were narcotic pain medications, and 32 percent were sedatives or benzodiazepines. According to the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were 865 opioid-related  overdose deaths  in Wisconsin in 2016. This represents a death rate of 15.8 per every 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average. Deaths were primarily associated with the use of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. According to one survey report released in 2012, the rate of alcohol-impaired driving in Wisconsin is among the highest in the nation.

Research put together by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that in Wisconsin the number of people with any mental illness is higher than the national average, and the same is true of people with a serious mental illness.

Another report shows that a third of all referrals to the Dane County District Attorney’s office from law enforcement officials are related to domestic violence. There are an estimated 12,000 domestic violence incidents in Dane County each year, believed to impact at least 33 county residents every day.

In 2016, despite state job growth, the poverty rate in Wisconsin went up. The official poverty rate for the entire state went up from 10.8 to 11.8.

Mental Health Resources in Madison

Mental health resources in Madison, Wisconsin include private and public options as well as treatment centers and individual therapists. Recovery Dane is an organization that provides referral services for adults, as well as information on mental health. AODA, which stands for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse provides services for both child and adults who don’t have insurance. DAIS is a nonprofit organization offering domestic violence support.

NAMI Dane County is also a nonprofit group that provides support services and education for individuals and also families throughout the county that have mental illness. Journey Mental Health Center offers mental health care as well as help for substance abuse, and they also offer support services and case management, outpatient care, and crisis care.

The University of Wisconsin’s University Health Services provides 24-hour crisis services, group counseling, couple and partner counseling and other options for students, faculty and other people associated with the university.

Connecting with a Madison Therapist

Having access to quality mental health care is critical, whether that includes a therapist who can work with you individually, a family or relationship counselor, or a practitioner who specializes in a certain area of treatment such as substance abuse or trauma. Knowing where to begin to find the right provider is difficult, however.

That’s why we created the above director of local Madison, WI therapists. Our objective in putting together the directory is to help you hone in on the best care providers in the area, and also learn more about their areas of specialty. It can reduce the time you spend searching for a provider and can serve as a valuable resource.