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.

Sheng Lee Yang

Sheng Lee Yang, LCSW,

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health professional and therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and 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 a safe place to discuss feel Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 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 counselor and art therapist for over seven Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 7 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 i Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 11 years

Kristin Koepke

Kristin Koepke, MA, LPC, ATR-BC,

Greetings! I am Kristin and I come to you with a wealth of experience. To give you some background, I was born and raised in the Chicago area. Somewhere along my life path in my 30's, I migrated to Wisconsin and have found it home ever since. My favorite place to be is at my home with my four legged babies. I spent my undergraduate days in Central IL attending the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, life led me to a new adventure to the So Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 years

Stephanie Collins

Stephanie Collins, MSW, LCSW,

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in mental health for about 5 years. I have experience helping people with a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, and trauma-related issues. I practice from a client-centered approach, meaning that I believe YOU are the expert about yourself, and I believe we can work best together as a team. I am skilled in cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness techniques, and providing Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 5 years

Shelley DeJongh

Shelley DeJongh, LPC, CSAC,

Hello and Welcome! If you choose to work with me, you will find that I have an empathetic and caring personality as well as excellent communication skills. As a mental health and drug and alcohol counselor with over 15 years of experience, I have served people in residential settings, the prison system, inpatient/ rehab units, outpatient settings and through the Employee Assistance Program. I am skilled at providing guidan Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 9 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 ou Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 22 years

Tracy Doro-Krueger

Tracy Doro-Krueger, LPC, CSAC,

Tracy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin and has a passion for helping others. Tracy has over 9 years of experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma and various other mental health and emotional challenges. Tracy has also counseled in a private adoption setting, both the adoptive parents and birth parents. Tracy uses a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relatio Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 8 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.