Therapists in Waukesha , WI and Nearby Locations

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Adam Barboff
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Are you having trouble dealing with your life? Are you battling addiction? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or just not reaching the goals you set for yourself? My name is Adam Barboff and I appreciate you taking the time to reach out. I'm here...
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Are you looking for a place to talk freely and discuss your options? Do you feel unsupported in life? Have you chosen to change your life path? I am here to listen and be supportive. I will help you view the other possibilities available to you. I...
Roxanne Guenther
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Roxanne Guenther is drawn to work with those individuals who have the desire to change but find it difficult to do so. She works well with those who suffer from addictions, relationship concerns, communication issues, anger control, and those...
Jordan Brown
LPC 172, MS
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Being a teenager is hard. Adulting? Arguably, harder. The time from late adolescence through young adulthood can be a time of growth and change, unique challenges, and life transitions. Because of this, I am passionate about working with this age...
Andrea Bowes
CCTS, IADC, EMDR , Hypnosis
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life transitions. My work combines cutting edge innovative techniques with a broad assortment of traditional approaches. As a certified trauma specialist I work with both...
Mary Bonneson
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Brookfield, Wisconsin

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With over 20 years of professional experience, I provide therapy to adults and teens with a variety of symptoms and concerns. I am a summa cum laude graduate of Marquette University and went on to earn a MS at Purdue University, where I published...
Kim Nodolf
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Is your life, your child's life, family, or your marriage having challenges? My practice centers on helping people reach and maintain emotional health. Those who can achieve and maintain emotional health are better able to reach goals, learn their...

Mental Health in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Overshadowed by Chicago, which is only about 90 miles away, and nearby Milwaukee, Waukesha gets little recognition. However, it is a surprisingly sufficient little city of 72,016 residents, many of whom are ancestors of 19th-century¬†immigrants from Northern Europe. According to Sperling’s Best Places, the city has maintained many of its old-world traditions, one of which is brewing. However, despite the rise in popularity of breweries in the past couple of decades, Waukesha experienced a bit of economic decline in the early 2000s. While it has seen some revitalization in certain areas, particularly those near the lakefront, the shift has been toward the financial, retail, and industrial industries. Statistics indicate that retail and manufacturing are characterized by higher-than-normal levels of absenteeism, worker dissatisfaction, employee substance abuse, high levels of conflict, and reduced productivity. In short, they are characterized by the highest rates of mental health issues.

Factors That May Contribute to Waukesha’s Mental Health Environment

The fact that Waukesha’s economy is comprised of mostly financial, retail, and manufacturing industries is only just a small part of the city’s problem. Other factors may contribute to the city’s state of mental health which, as the next section will explore, is not ideal. Below are just a few factors that may perpetuate mental health issues in the metropolis:

  • Cancer Rates: Waukesha’s cancer rates are astoundingly high, at 482.8 diagnoses per 100,000 individuals, according to a recent study. The state’s cancer diagnosis rate is 459.0. Cancer can cause fear, anxiety, and depression in diagnosed individuals and their family members.
  • HIV Diagnosis Rate: Like the cancer rates, the HIV diagnosis rate is also very high. According to the report, 26.7% of adults living in Waukesha have been diagnosed with HIV. An HIV diagnosis can cause depression, anxiety, feelings of embarrassment, and possibly thoughts of suicide.
  • Obesity Rates: According to the same report, 28% of adults in Waukesha are obese. Obesity may cause feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, embarrassment, social anxiety, and depression.
  • Long Commute: A long commute causes sleep problems, poor concentration, headaches, backaches, high blood pressure, digestive problems, and a whole other slew of physical symptoms. Those symptoms put increased stress on a person and his or her relationships. All these factors contribute to decreased mental health. 33% of working adults living in Waukesha cite having a “long commute,” which is 38 minutes or more.
  • Excessive Drinking: 25% of adults living in Waukesha reported that they drink excessively. Excessive drinking not only causes mental health disorders such as hopelessness, depression, anger, and impulsiveness, but it also perpetuates them.
  • Opioid Use: Waukesha County hospitals saw 1,798 opioid-related hospital discharges in 2016, more than the state’s number of opioid-related discharges in the same year. Opioid use causes feelings of despair or guilt, depression, irritability, and suicidal thoughts.

As you can see, there are several contributing factors to poor mental health in Waukesha. The section below explores how the above negatively impacts the region.

Mental Health Concerns in Waukesha and Wisconsin in General

A local healthcare company outlined Waukesha and the surrounding area’s priority health concerns in a newsletter. According to the report, mental health issues such as depression, dementia, social isolation, and binge drinking were all top concerns for those in the 65 and up age group. For all other age groups, the county prioritized excessive drinking, prescription drug misuse, and heroin and opioid deaths. The healthcare provider also expressed major concern over the state’s rising suicide rate and rising rates of depression.

The suicide rates in the entire state of Wisconsin have increased by 40% between 2000 – 2019. While the rates are on par with the rest of the nation’s, they are still a cause for concern. As of 2016, the suicide rate in Wisconsin is higher than that of the nation’s, at 16.5 suicides per 100,000 individuals.