Individual Therapy and Counseling

 

You don’t have to struggle with emotional health alone.

Get the Help you Deserve

 

Coping with emotional health or learning issues is difficult for everyone and it is important to remember that you are not alone. If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health issues, Behavioral Health Clinic is here for you.

We have a number of experienced licensed psychologists and counselors ready to help you develop a get-well plan that works for you! Our mental health professionals each focus on different specialties so you can find the best fit to get the personalized care you deserve.

Conditions we Address

ADHD

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect attention, impulsivity, memory, and other cognitive functions.

Many associate ADHD with kids, but adults are also affected. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder; as such, it is impossible to “grow out of” ADHD with age. Additionally, there are many adults who receive an ADHD diagnosis later in life.

Anger Disorders

Anger is a normal part of life, but there are major differences between healthy and unhealthy anger. As a starting point, an individual needs to identify whether or not their anger is healthy to determine whether or not they need anger management.

People who experience anger that interferes with their quality of life or destroys relationships, jobs, and friendships may require anger management intervention. Anger management may also be necessary for those whose anger has created legal problems.

Anxiety

 

Some amount of fear and worry is necessary to help us make smart decisions and keep us safe. However, fear and worry that is too intense and occurs too often could indicate an anxiety disorder.

An estimated 40 million adults and 4.4 million children in the United States experience anxiety disorders annually. Counseling can help individuals build healthy coping mechanisms to address and work through their anxiety.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a serious condition that can threaten an individual’s safety if left untreated. Sometimes referred to as manic depression, bipolar disorder is characterized by dramatic, polarized swings in mood, energy, and functionality. This condition can become dangerous for affected individuals, if left untreated.

Bipolar disorder can be extremely difficult to navigate and manage alone; counseling can provide insight, resources, and healthy coping mechanisms to address these challenges.

Relationship Issues

Our counselors work with couples to help them overcome issues that may be contributing to their relationship problems, including:

  • Sexual issues including addiction, abuse, trauma, infidelity, and gender identity issues
  • Multicultural families and related issues
  • Blended families
  • Premarital, marital, relationship, and couples counseling

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder in which someone experiences such low moods that it interferes with their daily life. The condition not only affects a client’s moods, but a person with depression may also think and act differently than they used to.

Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that one in every six individuals will experience depression in their lifetimes. Furthermore, about one in 15 people have depression during any given year.

People who may have depression may not know that help is available. Major depressive disorder is a treatable illness, even though it may feel impossible to overcome when someone is in the throws of it.

Medical Evaluations

Behavioral Health Clinic provides pre-surrogacy, pre-egg donation, and pre-surgical evaluations in Wisconsin. These are comprehensive and based on your unique situation. We will listen to your story and use assessments that will provide you with comprehensive information to make informed decisions. We are happy to consult with your agency, primary care providers, or others to assist with your medical evaluation needs.

OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that causes clients to fixate on smaller aspects of life in an outsized way. These fixations interfere with the individual’s quality of life and ability to execute regular daily tasks.

To be considered for this diagnosis, the client must be experiencing the obsessions for at least one hour every day and experiencing stress as a result. It is important to understand that OCD is not satisfying for the client; instead, they feel as if they are staving off disaster by performing obsessive tasks—a very stressful scenario.

Panic Attacks

A panic attack is an acute event in which a person feels an intense feeling of dread and an array of physical symptoms like sweating, high pulse, and trouble breathing. While panic attacks can be a sign of underlying generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), they can also happen to people with no underlying anxiety disorder.

Personality Disorders

 

Personality disorders are mental illnesses that affect a client’s ability to form and keep interpersonal relationships, adapt to the changing demands of life, and use healthy behavior patterns. People with disordered personalities often feel as though their behaviors are normal, but they struggle with their rigid worldviews and social difficulties.

Like all mental illnesses, a personality disorder disrupts a person’s life. To be diagnosed with a personality disorder, individuals must have deeply-embedded behavior patterns that negatively affect thier perceptions, actions, thoughts, and personal relationships.

Postpartum and Parenting Issues

 

Behavioral Health Clinic is proud to provide services for individuals and families in Wisconsin who may be struggling with postpartum depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, miscarriages, infant loss, infertility, birthing or pregnancy-related trauma, and parenting stress.

Many of our providers are breastfeeding-friendly and available to help support you through the unique stressors associated with your reproductive health.

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that people sometimes develop in response to a traumatic event. The disorder often causes symptoms such as avoidance, intrusive thoughts, and flashbacks.

Unfortunately, some people who live with PTSD think that they can never recover from their symptoms because they cannot erase the trauma. Behavioral Health Clinic wants any such person to know that there is hope. Mental health care providers can help you reduce symptoms of PTSD or even make a full recovery.

Self-Esteem Issues

 

Self-esteem refers to how much confidence someone has in their own worth or abilities. It has an effect on everything we do in our lives and how we relate to others.

As an example, someone with low self-esteem may not believe they are good enough for an opportunity and therefore might not even try for it, even if they could actually achieve it.

Self-esteem goes up and down throughout anyone’s life. It does not change quickly, but as a result of an ongoing internal monologue about a person’s sense of self-worth.

Improving self-esteem takes time and effort. In some cases, individuals may have unusually high self esteem which can also be unhealthy and might indicate a narcissistic personality disorder. Those with low self-esteem can also suffer from additional issues, such as depression, which can be greatly improved through therapy.

Stress

 

Like anger, stress is a normal part of even the healthiest person’s life. It can, however, become so intense that it interferes with someone’s quality of life. Clients with an unhealthy amount of stress need to learn coping mechanisms via stress management.

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