Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

Lacey Weber

Lacey Weber, MS, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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

Meagan Geurts

Meagan Geurts, LCSW

My name is Meagan, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin. I believe that therapy can be helpful throughout many transitions, challenges and life events. Whether you’re seeking therapy for the first time or returning to therapy after some time away, I believe that you can make the changes you seek in life and I welcome the opportunity to work with you to make change happen. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Dana Stewart

Dana Stewart, MSW, LCSW

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, currently licensed in Wisconsin and I have been practicing for almost 8 years. I have worked with a variety of individuals, starting from age 11 to 90. I have worked with families and couples. I have enjoyed and appreciated the many teenagers I have worked with. I have worked with a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), body image, self-confidence, grief Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Erin Heath

Erin Heath, LMHC, LPC, ATR

I am licensed in the state of Wisconsin as a Professional Counselor and in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor. I am also a Registered Art Therapist through the American Art Therapy Association. I have experience with treating individuals, groups, and couples, and I work with people between the ages of 12-75. While I work with a wide range of issues, helping individuals who are in a transitional period of their life Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Eric Strom

Eric Strom, LICSW, LCSW

We all find ourselves stuck at some point in our lives and it takes courage to ask for help moving forward. If you are finding this is where you are in life, lets work together to change your path and improve your life. I enjoy the process of working with those who are interested in making real change in their lives through the power of psychotherapy. During the course of therapy we will Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Emily Stevenson

Emily Stevenson, Ph.D., LPC

I believe that anyone is capable of creating positive change in their life regardless of the circumstances. By working together through the process of exploring and resolving psychological conflicts and challenges, achieving personal goals, and enacting lasting change can be attainable. I enjoy working with a variety of people including individuals, children, couples, families, and groups. A special interest of mine is helping clients learn effective ways of coping with various forms of loss Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Erin Easley

Erin Easley, MA, LPC

Life challenges can be daunting and difficult to overcome. I offer a counseling experience that feels empowering, safe, comfortable, and completely judgment-free. A journey to establish therapeutic relationships and foster healing begins with the willingness to seek out assistance. My goal as a Licensed Professional Counselor is to not only provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for my clients but to explore the areas that are causing a disruption. The core focus is Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Tracie Stewart

Tracie Stewart, MS, LPC, BC-TMH

I empower individuals and help them overcome obstacles. I have worked with many individuals by applying evidenced-based interventions in therapy. I have earned a master's degree in clinical psychology and as of recently, another master's degree in health psychology. I am a licensed professional counselor as well as distance credentialed counselor in the state of Wisconsin. I value overall wellbeing from a holistic perspective and I enjoy providing therapy that allows the development of improved Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We don’t hear a whole lot about Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the news. It’s not a city like Los Angeles of New York. However, Milwaukee does have its own issues just like every other city in America.

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. It lies on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is culturally diverse. Over 60% of the population is non-white. The city is on par with the rest of America as far as cost of living is concerned. However, Milwaukeeans have their struggles. The city suffers from a lot of poverty. Poverty like we see in Milwaukee can lead to a lot of mental health issues.

Mental Health Statistics for Milwaukee

What a lot of people don’t know is that Milwaukee has one of the highest alcohol abuse rates in the country. It also sees its share of drug related deaths. Milwaukee is seeing a rise in both alcohol and opiate related health issues.

The number of people with mental health issues in Milwaukee is rising each year. In 2009, only 12% reported a mental health issue in the past month. This number has risen to 19% as of 2015. Sadly, the suicide rate has also doubled since 2003.

One interesting statistic is for the average number of poor mental health days each month. Milwaukee averages about 4 per month. The average for the rest of the United States is only about 2 per month.

What could be leading to these high numbers? As you will see, there are a few reasons for this polarity.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Milwaukee

Everybody with a mental health issue should seek treatment. In an ideal world, everybody would have access to health care. Nobody would roam the streets, suffering from untreated mental illness. However, we don’t live in an ideal world.

Lack of proper mental health treatment can lead to:

  • Higher suicide rates
  • Increasing divorce rates
  • Unemployment
  • Overcrowded jails and institutions
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and alcohol abuse

It is vital that people with serious mental health issues find treatment. A lot of people in Milwaukee don’t have health insurance. Many more simply don’t know how to find a good mental health care professional. Therefore, we have created a one-stop mental health directory.

What Makes Milwaukee Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

Every city has its own problems. Some cities are concerned with crime and gang violence. Others are more worried about education and unemployment. Milwaukee has several factors that contribute to higher mental health issues:

  • Climate: Milwaukee is on the shores of Lake Michigan. In the winter, it can be very cold and desolate in this part of the country. If you’ve ever seen a Green Bay Packers game you know just how cold and windy it can be. Cold weather can lead to isolation. This isolation can cause and exacerbate mental health illnesses. It can also make it less likely for people to seek treatment.
  • Unemployment Rate: Milwaukee has an unemployment rate of  6.8%. This is almost twice that of the national average of 3.9%
  • Socioeconomic Factors: People who live in Milwaukee make a lot less than the rest of Wisconsin. The median household  income for Wisconsin is $57,000. The median income for Milwaukee is only $38,000. Part of this is due to the education levels in the city. Less than 9% have graduate degrees or higher. Most are existing with just a high school education.

Divorce Rate in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s divorce rate is 11%. However, the rate of people who have never married is 54%. This number is very high. It may reflect Milwaukeeans fear of marriage.

These numbers may also reflect the need for marriage counseling in Milwaukee. It is proven that couple who receive counseling enjoy longer and healthier relationships. It is important that the people of Milwaukee have access to couples’ therapy information. Our directory will do just that.

Mental Health Resources in Milwaukee

Wisconsin ranks near the bottom when it comes to mental health resources. Here are the figures for the number of mental health professionals per 100,000 people.

  • 97 counselors (ranks 27th in the US)
  • 1 psychiatrist specializing in children (27th in the US)
  • 1 psychiatric nurse practitioner (42nd in US)
  • 22 psychologists (30th in the US)

These numbers do reflect the shortage of mental health professionals in Wisconsin. This makes it even more important that Milwaukeeans be able to find a counselor when they need one. There are fewer to choose from. These therapists are overbooked and overworked. Finding a mental health professional with an opening is very difficult in Milwaukee.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Milwaukee

E-Counseling is a way for people to find mental health professionals. Regardless of the time of day, our directory is available. The directory will help navigate users through the confusing world of mental health treatment.

Everyone should know how to find a good mental health professional. The E-counseling directory makes that possible.