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.


ANGELA RAYMOND

LPC
10 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Joanne Coddington

MA, LPC, LCAS
7 years experience
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, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. I have over 7... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Nancy Shertok

MSW, LCSW
30 years experience
Welcome to Better Help and online counseling. Let's get started! I have worked over 25 years in private practice, hospitals, and outpatient clinics in New York City, Milwaukee and Atlanta. I received an MSW from New York University (NYU) and a BA from Indiana University. I provide individual and couples psychotherapy to people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, conflict, grief etc. I have a wealth of experience as a therapist and coach,... Read More
Welcome to Better Help and online counseling. Let's get started! I have worked over 25 years in private practice, hospitals, and outpatient clinics in New York City, Milwaukee and Atlanta. I received an MSW from New York University (NYU)... Read More
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  • Languages: English, American Sign Language
  • Experience: 30 years

Patrice Mcbeath

MA, NCC, LPC
3 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Shelley DeJongh

LPC, CSAC
15 years experience
Are you struggling with feelings that you can’t identify? Are you feeling stuck? Are you suffering from the effects of a trauma? Are you looking for someone to help you reframe your thoughts? If so, I can help you. I am a licensed professional counselor and a drug and alcohol counselor that brings 14 years of training, and decades of experience to my cognitive behavioral practice. Using an interactive speaking style, we will build an... Read More
Are you struggling with feelings that you can’t identify? Are you feeling stuck? Are you suffering from the effects of a trauma? Are you looking for someone to help you reframe your thoughts? If so, I can help you. I am... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Melissa Del Rosario

MA, LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in children, adolescents, families and adults. I feel that improving communication can help people move to a healthier and happier place. Much of my approaches are experiential and focus on bringing things to the present to reduce stress, anxiety, irritability, and negativity. I also utilize art, mindfulness and music. Some of my evidenced-based practices are Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in children, adolescents, families and adults. I feel that improving communication can help people move to a healthier and happier place. Much of my approaches are experiential and focus on bringing things... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Lori Lenhard

MS, CRC, LPC
8 years experience
I view my job as a counselor to be a chameleon, I need to reflect what you need in a counselor. I am focused on assisting you to live the best life you can, by using various techniques to assist you such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR or Reality Therapy. I believe in always being truthful with my clients by assisting you to find your truth. ... Read More
I view my job as a counselor to be a chameleon, I need to reflect what you need in a counselor. I am focused on assisting you to live the best life you can, by using... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dana Stewart

MSW, LCSW
7 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Nancy Miller

MS, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
Do you ever feel like the world is passing you by and you feel stuck and can't seem to navigate your way out? Or, do you ever feel like your mind is racing with thoughts you can't turn off?" You're not alone! Many of us feel stuck in our thoughts and feelings and have difficulty finding our way back to peace. These thoughts and feelings can have a negative impact on you and your loved... Read More
Do you ever feel like the world is passing you by and you feel stuck and can't seem to navigate your way out? Or, do you ever feel like your mind is racing with thoughts you can't turn off?" You're... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Davia Roberts

LPC
4 years experience
I am certified in the state of Wisconsin as a licensed professional counselor with 4 years of experience. In my career, I've worked with teenagers, college students, and adults on topics ranging from career counseling to alcohol abuse and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the past few years, I have developed a specialty in trauma work, specifically racial trauma, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. I'd describe my counseling style as reflective of my... Read More
I am certified in the state of Wisconsin as a licensed professional counselor with 4 years of experience. In my career, I've worked with teenagers, college students, and adults on topics ranging from career counseling to alcohol abuse and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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.