Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Waukesha, Wisconsin

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

Mitch Mueller

LPC,LPCC,SACIT
3 years experience
I became a psychotherapist by accident. I originally wanted to be a musician, but I sustained an injury while in music school that prevented me from completing my performance degree. Instead I began to do volunteer work and took internships at various organizations in the Twin Cities area. I started working with people experiencing severe life problems: Trauma, homelessness, addiction, suicidality, criminal background, HIV, and others. This became a new career... Read More
I became a psychotherapist by accident. I originally wanted to be a musician, but I sustained an injury while in music school that prevented me from completing my performance degree. Instead I began to do volunteer work and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lacey Weber

MS,LPC,NCC
5 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Alissa Bohmann

LPC
6 years experience
As a therapist, I can understand the anxiety and fear surrounding your decision to seek therapy for either yourself; your child or other loved one. I would like to partner with you as you navigate your world. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents and their families who have problems at home, school or their community, as well as, adults. I have an understanding of adoption and foster care, multi cultural families and... Read More
As a therapist, I can understand the anxiety and fear surrounding your decision to seek therapy for either yourself; your child or other loved one. I would like to partner with you as you navigate your world. I have a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Teresa Thiel

MA,LPC
4 years experience
Hi, I'm Teresa. You have taken the first step on your journey to health and healing. It takes strength to take that first step, often the most difficult step, to ask for help. I want to help you to learn to manage your struggles and feel in control of your life. Let me tell you a bit about myself: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) practicing in Wisconsin. I have... Read More
Hi, I'm Teresa. You have taken the first step on your journey to health and healing. It takes strength to take that first step, often the most difficult step, to ask for help. I want to help you to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Tracy Faust

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20 years experience
Hello, my name is Tracy Faust and I have been practicing Psychotherapy with those of nearly all ages for twenty years. I earned my Master of Arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2000 and have been full time in the field ever since. For over thirteen of those years my experience was in a community mental health center, providing outpatient therapy, case management and advocacy to those residing in that area,... Read More
Hello, my name is Tracy Faust and I have been practicing Psychotherapy with those of nearly all ages for twenty years. I earned my Master of Arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2000 and have been full... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Jennifer Everts Beier

MSE,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Jeni and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. I have worked in the mental health field for a decade. I have broad experience in a variety of settings which has prepared me to work with a diverse cliental to achieve your mental health goals. My experience also spans a wide range of ages. I currently have a part-time private counseling practice as well as working... Read More
Hello! My name is Jeni and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. I have worked in the mental health field for a decade. I have broad experience in a variety of settings which has... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Amy Schneider

LPC
11 years experience
I am a licensed therapist with over ten years of experience working with individuals and families, from those going through significant life changes to those healing from past traumatic experiences. I believe it’s important to understand what’s happening before setting any intentions for action, so the first few times we talk, I really just want to listen, and let you speak freely about what’s going on. For all of us, it can be difficult... Read More
I am a licensed therapist with over ten years of experience working with individuals and families, from those going through significant life changes to those healing from past traumatic experiences. I believe it’s important to understand what’s happening before... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dr. Jennifer Rogers

PhD,LPC
3 years experience
Greetings! My name is Dr. Jennifer Rogers and I work with people who feel stuck and need some help to move forward in life. A little about me, I am a licensed professional counselor and counselor educator who has been helping people for over 20 years. I love to work with people and help them achieve their goals, improve their relationships and help them develop skills to promote a healthy work/life balance. ... Read More
Greetings! My name is Dr. Jennifer Rogers and I work with people who feel stuck and need some help to move forward in life. A little about me, I am a licensed professional counselor and counselor educator who... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Laura Johnson

MS,LPC,SAC
5 years experience
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I also applaud you on taking your first step of this journey. Remember, "life is a journey, not a destination". Just a little bit about me. I graduated from in 2015 from Viterbo University with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Advanced Studies of Human Behavior at Capella University. I... Read More
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I also applaud you on taking your first step of this journey. Remember, "life is a journey, not a destination". Just a little bit about me. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Jordan Brown

LPC 172, MS
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 group to help guide and support through this important period of life. I specialize in... Read More
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 group to help guide and support through this important period of life. I specialize in... Read More
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  • Languages: English

Adam Barboff

LPC, SAC, NCC, CIR
5 years experience

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? I appreciate you taking the time to reach out. I'm here to help. I'm a therapist who will work with you and your specific needs.

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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? I appreciate you taking the time to reach out. I'm here to help. I'm a therapist who will work with you and your specific needs.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Nicole Flannery

MS, CSAC
7 years experience

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 believe that integration of services for behavioral health and substance use disorders is key to an individual's successful life path. I believe that feeling safe, comfortable and building trust are key to a therapeutic relationship

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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 believe that integration of services for behavioral health and substance use disorders is key to an individual's successful life path. I believe that feeling safe, comfortable and building trust are key to a therapeutic relationship

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

An Overview of 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. There are other factors that 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 percent 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 percent 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, back aches, 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 percent of working adults living in Waukesha cite having a “long commute,” which is 38 minutes or more.
  • Excessive Drinking: 25 percent 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 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.