Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths. All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 262-637-8888 and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.
Susan Barbour, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist and a psychoanalyst helping women with the emotional issues of pregnancy, miscarriage, and/or postpartum depression and anxiety. She is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry and Behavior Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The therapy process, with collaboration and continuity becomes a safe and understanding holding environment where moms work on their identity as mother so they can grow individually and in relationship to baby. Dr. Barbour can be reached by calling 414-368-0460. You may also visit her website, Blue Moms; New Babes, for more information. Her office is located on the east side of Milwaukee.
Laura Gertz, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees patients at the Aurora Behavioral Health Center in Franklin, WI. She has more than 10 years of experience in the mental health field treating children, adolescents, and adults. She also has a specialty treating perinatal depression and anxiety and offers an 8-week cognitive-behaviorial group for women suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. The group focuses on strategies related to challenging irrational thinking as well as behavioral strategies to improve positive coping. Services may be insurance billable. Please contact Laura at 414-529-9181 for a referral to the group.
Heidi Hemling, MS, LPC, PMH-C, NCC is a licensed professional counselor who is certified in treating perinatal mood disorders. She offers individual and group therapy for moms as well as partner and family support. Throughout treatment, clients can expect to focus on the unique supports needed during the perinatal and postpartum months; using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques to change unhelpful thought patterns; prioritizing self-care; and finding balance in your new role and shifting identity. Heidi also offers group treatment utilizing interpersonal therapy that involves moms and their support systems. No child care? No worries. Bring baby along! Heidi sees clients at her practice, The Holding Space, LLC, in Wauwatosa. Services may be insurance billable. Please contact Heidi by phone at: 414-380-2051 or email her at: email@example.com
Kia Holloway MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals ages 11 and up, couples, and families with a wide range of issues and has a passion for helping women navigate the journey through motherhood. She received her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University and a Post Master’s Certification in Clinical Mental Health from Mt. Mary University. She tailors her approach to meet the needs of each client, and believes in a holistic approach that addresses the mind, body and spirit. As a woman of color, she understands and is sensitive to the unique needs and experiences of this population. Kia can be found on the web at www.imanicounselingservices.com, by phone at 414-737-1820 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbey Kruper, Psy.D. received her Doctorate of Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She sees patients at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Campus within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Kruper focuses specifically on psychological aspects of infertility and perinatal mental health. She sees women attempting conception, diagnosed with infertility, during pregnancy, or within 6 months postpartum (for initial referral). Dr. Kruper also runs two perinatal mental health groups: Perinatal Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy that is 8-weeks long and is offered several times per year. Also Wellness Within Motherhood, a 4-week monthly recurring education and coping skills group for women in their 3rd trimester through 6 months PP. Call 414-805-7296 to schedule individual or group therapy.
Caitlin Myles, MS, LMFT is a sex therapist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She sees couples, individuals ages 13-65, and families. Sexual health areas she treats include pain, arousal, trauma, satisfaction, out of control sexual behavior, desire, orgasm, infertility, and sex after baby. She has a special interest in helping parents, their partners, and families who are affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Caitlin is a sex-positive and affirming therapist and loves treating clients who are queer, kinky, trans, poly, and other sexual minorities. She is an LGBTQAI affirmative and informed therapist. In her practice, she utilizes attachment theory, trauma-informed care, resilience-training, and mindfulness. Helping with parenting concerns and treating blended and adopted families are additional interests of hers. Her private practice is located in downtown Milwaukee. Please call Caitlin’s business cell directly at 414-852-3098 or email email@example.com to inquire about beginning therapy with her.
Katie O’Connor, MS, LMFT, LPC, ATR, PMH-C is a Couples and Family Therapist who helps moms and dads suffering from perinatal mood disorders. She holds the Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) credential issued by Postpartum Support International, and specializes in effective, evidence-based treatments including CBT, EMDR, and SFBT. She takes a collaborative approach to healing and relationships. Her practice focuses on solutions and, as a result, individuals and their families often see improvements as quickly as 6 to 8 sessions.
In addition, Katie offers a holistic approach to mental health through the use of mindfulness, creativity, couple’s support, collaboration with other providers, and family involvement as desired. The set of skills that sets Katie apart and compliments the evidence based treatments she provides, is her background in Art Therapy. This creative approach is not mandatory, and is available when it’s a good fit for the client.
Katie is the Secretary and a Volunteer Coordinator on the helpline for Postpartum Support International – Wisconsin Chapter, member of Postpartum Support International and the American Marriage and Family Therapy Association, has an Attachment Certificate, has training in EMDR for Perinatal Trauma, Loss and Recovery, and received her PMH-C in 2019. Katie is owner of Lumos Wellness, located at Therapies East Associates, 827 N. Cass Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202. She can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 414-979-1644.
Nickie Scher-Hubing, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in life and career transitions, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and communication. She works hard to establish a trusting, therapeutic relationship with all clients and focuses treatment on helping to gain insight into how various thought patterns influence feelings and behaviors. She specializes in working with parents struggling with infertility and adjusting to parenthood, as well as pregnancy and postpartum mental health concerns. She believes in the importance of including family members and support systems in the therapy process, and enjoys assisting others in identifying their unique strengths in order to cope with life stressors. She works in private practice at Cornerstone Counseling in Milwaukee, WI – near the airport, and can be reached at (262) 789-1191, ext. 228.
*Nickie is accepting new patients through December 2019; however, she will be on maternity leave February-May 2020*
Dr. Jennifer Swanson, Psychologist, EdD, CPT is a psychologist as well as an AFAA certified personal trainer and owner of Fitness N Mind, LLC. She is a valuable part of the team at Authentic Birth Center ● Wellness Collective in Wauwatosa. Dr. Jenni earned a B.S. in Psychology from Carroll University in 1993, a M.S. in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee in 1997, and an Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2016. She believes that pregnancy brings an opportunity for great emotional growth, yet there can also be unexpected, worrisome for both moms and dads. She offers a caring space for client’s to explore these concerns and works with each individual to identify his or her strengths, explore new perspectives, strengthen relationships and develop personalized goals. She is also passionate about empowering women to develop compassionate, respectful relationships with their bodies. Dr. Jenni works with clients who struggle with PMADs, ADHD, anxiety, depression, emotional eating and poor body image. She truly enjoys working with new moms and dads, helping them become the loving parents they want to be. Dr. Jenni can be reached by email at email@example.com or by calling 206-473-2228.
Karissa Vogel, MSW, LCSW has a master’s degree from UW-Madison and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has been providing direct service to children, parents and families for 10 years, including overseeing programs and providers serving families in the Milwaukee community. Karissa is an outpatient therapist; an infant, early childhood and family mental health specialist; and a registered Child-Parent Psychotherapist. She primarily sees families involved in the child welfare system or those managing post-adoption and/or attachment related concerns. She specializes in working with parents who are experiencing mental health concerns, as well as providing relational and dyadic therapy for caregivers along with infants/young children. Karissa also provides professional development through mental health consultation and reflective supervision to case managers and home visitors that work with families in the perinatal period in the Greater Milwaukee community. Karissa can be reached at 414-533-5244 or by emailing Karissa.Vogel1@gmail.com.
Gina Yauck, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist who has special interest in working with women during life transition times including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum depression/anxiety and how it affects their marriages and families. She works with adults, couples and adolescents in private practice at Cornerstone Counseling in Glendale, Wisconsin. She can be reached at 262-789-1191 x359.
Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths. All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 414-771-2881 (Milwaukee location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.
Pregnancy and Parenting Support with Catholic Charities offers a home visit education and support program for prenatal and postpartum women. Mental Health Clinicians are also available to provide therapy in the home through this program. All pregnancy and parenting supportive services are free of charge. Therapy services accept state insurance or are available with a sliding fee. Their office is in Milwaukee, WI.
The Family Counseling Clinic at Aurora Family Services provides qualified staff who have extensive training in infant, childhood and family mental health and understand the unique needs and challenges PPD and related illnesses bring to a mom and family. The Family Counseling Clinic accepts most private and public insurances and will work with you to establish a fair and affordable fee. Please call the intake department at 414-345-4941 to ask questions or schedule an appointment. Spanish-speaking therapists are also available.
Emily Aleksy, LCSW is a clinical social worker providing individual and family therapy in a small private practice in Port Washington. She works with people throughout the lifespan but has a special interest in the transition to parenthood. Emily has worked in different roles with families for over ten years and believes in supporting each family in a way that meets their needs. As a mother of three young children herself, she understands the barriers that moms face in getting proper treatment. She has a certificate in perinatal mood disorders from Postpartum Support International. Emily accepts both private and state insurance. She can be reached at Comprehensive Counseling at 262-284-5789. If you need to be seen urgently, please note this when speaking to the receptionist.
Misty Crass, MSW, CAPSW is a Certified Advance Practice Social Worker who specializes in adults going through life transitions that cause depression and anxiety symptoms. Life transitions can be anything from becoming a parent, losing a job, experiencing a break-up, losing a loved one, or moving to a new area. Her focus with clients is to bring balance and hope back into the picture. She has experience working with adolescents in an inpatient setting and adults in an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program setting. She has also provided individual and group counseling using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). She uses an empathetic approach to relate to others and to move toward healing. To schedule an appointment with Misty, please call 262-236-5135.
Rose Eichenhofer, LCSW, LMFT is licensed as a clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. Throughout her 25 years of experience, she has developed a special interest in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in women during their childbearing years. She is an advocate of identifying and treating women with pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety, believing that many women suffer unnecessarily when their condition has not been diagnosed. She provides individual and couples therapy in a private practice setting in Mequon, WI. Please call Rose at 262-241-1515 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Hansen, PsyD is a psychologist who works with women and couples who are navigating the emotional aspects of infertility and the perinatal period. She has experience working with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and infant loss, birth trauma, and adjustment to parenting. Dr. Hansen also has training in providing sex therapy. She is located at Cedar Creek Counseling in Mequon. Please contact her at email@example.com or 262-240-0299 x4. Same week appointments are typically available for individuals in crisis.
Jan Kwiatkowski, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, dedicated to whole person and family wellness, growth and resilience through all life transitions. Her approach assumes the dignity and resilience of every human being. She has a deep understanding of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and the affects of untreated PPD and PPA on moms, children and families. Jan has significant experience working with individuals and families who are caring for a chronically ill/special needs adult/child, as well as expertise in infant and child mental health and development. Jan offers Telemental Health (therapy via HIPPA secure video) and also Walk and Talk Therapy. Jan is not on insurance panels. She does have a number of sliding scale spaces to assist with fees for service. To reach Jan, please call 414-485-0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara Raymond, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience treating adults across the lifespan and in a wide variety of settings. She has a special interest in women’s health and well-being. She provides support and guidance as women navigate and try to balance their many life transitions and roles, especially motherhood. She believes in the importance of building a relationship of mutual trust and providing a safe, non-judgment environment in which women can explore and process their experiences. She has completed the Postpartum Support International Certificate Training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. She provides individual therapy in a private practice in Mequon, WI. She can be reached at 847-321-5731.
Sarah Schneider, MA, CRC is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, in office counseling in Grafton and virtual counseling throughout the state of Wisconsin. She specializes in working with moms and families to heal from the difficulties of depression, anxiety and other mood changes that can happen during conception, pregnancy, miscarriage, loss of a baby, birth, postpartum, and parenting. Her style is very compassionate, empathetic, understanding, and holistic. As a strong advocate for mothers, she works to help mothers understand that they are not alone. Sarah uses her warm uplifting spirit to help her clients feel comfortable and tackle the barriers they are facing. Please contact her at 262-421-6401 or email@example.com. You can also find Sarah on Facebook @SchneiderCounseling.
Heather Donahue, LPC, CSAC is a licensed professional counselor as well as a clinical substance abuse counselor. As a therapist, Heather provides a safe and comfortable environment for clients to explore their inner struggles. Her clients are able to lead a life of happiness through the development of personal growth and understanding, Heather also facilitates a support group focused on supporting moms in the first few weeks to months after delivery called Balance After Baby. This group addresses issues like bonding and attachment, mindfulness in motherhood, breastfeeding, setting boundaries, and the transition from partners to parents. Heather has expertise in treating both adults and pregnant adolescents who are seeking help for postpartum depression and anxiety, stress management, adjustment disorder, substance abuse and addiction or relapse prevention. Heather sees clients at Ascension-All Saints in Racine, WI. To make an appointment, please call 262-687-2222 and mention Moms Mental Health Initiative to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths. All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 262-637-8888 (Racine location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.
Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths. All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 920-458-5726 (Sheboygan location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.
Marinna Marotta, LPC, CSAC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor who sees clients at her private practice in Elkhorn, WI. She also holds licenses in Illinois (LCPC and CRADC) and is able to see clients virtually throughout the states of both Wisconsin and Illinois. Marinna has a particular interest in supporting moms who are affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She also works with adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, and substance use. In her practice Marinna utilizes evidenced-based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness based interventions. She takes a holistic and collaborative approach with clients, allowing incorporation of the whole self – mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Marinna and can be found on the web at www.encompassingcounseling.com. She can be reached at All Encompassing Counseling via phone at (262) 374-5251, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that Marinna is currently on maternity leave. She is accepting new clients starting January 2020.
Alicia Fleischmann LPC, CSAC, ICS, CCM received her Master’s Degree from Marquette University and has been practicing in the field for 7 years. She has been serving as the Clinical Director for a local substance abuse treatment program for 3 years, and also practices in Elm Grove, WI treating patients with Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders using evidence-based modalities, such as CBT and DBT. She also offers family and marital education and therapy. Mothers can bring their child(ren) with to sessions. She provides Telehealth sessions to allow patients to seek treatment in the comfort of their own environment as an option for treatment. Her personal and familial experiences with infertility, PMADS, and parenting, along with professional experience and training, have served Alicia with a passion to help empower and guide others to overcome barriers and achieve goals. Alicia can be reached at email@example.com or 262-297-3904.
Kim Gorecki, PsyD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and owner of Gorecki Psychological Services, LLC. Dr. Gorecki has over 18 years of clinical experience and has worked in outpatient mental health clinics, correctional facilities and psychiatric hospitals. Her specialties include misophonia, anxiety, adjustment, stress management and relationships. She also has experience working with perinatal moms, especially those dealing with anxiety. Dr. Gorecki provides a calm and supportive environment for clients to be heard, validated and understood while working together to find threads of hope and resilience. She uses a positive, collaborative and strength-based approach to therapy. Through treatment, clients can develop clarity and find peace. Depending on the client’s needs, Dr. Gorecki offers both short-term, solution-focused therapy and longer, more in-depth therapy sessions. She is also open to video sessions if those are more convenient and will provide a 15 minute phone consultation prior to the first appointment to ensure that the relationship is a good fit. Dr. Gorecki is located in Pewaukee and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 262-546-7478.
Joe Halaiko, MS, LPC, SAC-IT is a Clinical Therapist with Red Oak Counseling, Ltd in Elm Grove. He specializes in relationship concerns, trauma, grief/loss, managing chronic illness, depression, substance abuse, anxiety and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). He has prior experience in human resources and can help people strategize on work issues or navigate career transitions. He works with adolescents, adults, couples and families to develop goals tailored to each of their individual needs. He uses an integrated approach, drawing on Person-centered, Existential/Humanistic and Narrative models, as well as using Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing strategies. He plays guitar, and believes in the power of creativity, possibility and compassion. Joe can be reached by calling 262-780-1020 x5791.
Katie Kreitzer, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor that provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She is trained in Habit Reversal Training for Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania related disorders and provides Behavioral Activation for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Katie has worked in numerous levels of treatment, including a Residential treatment facility, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs with all ages diagnosed with anxiety disorders. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. Katie can be reached at 262-719-5898.
Nick Overbaugh, LPC, SAC-IT is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees patients at Cornerstone Counseling in Brookfield and Oconomowoc, WI. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and specializes in using Prolonged Exposure Therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He also treats postpartum OCD/anxiety disorders using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Nick also provides treatment to individuals with depression, eating disorders, co-morbid substance use with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other concerns such as grief and loss. Please contact Nick at 262-789-1191 x298 for any referral. Services may be billed to insurance.
Andi Patz, MAAT, ATR-BC, LPC has been an art therapist for over 20 years, working with people of every age. With a gentle and sensitive approach, she helps clients find safe ways to work through some of the most daunting of feelings and provides much needed tools for calming and self-regulation. Andi has significant experience treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other serious mental health concerns. Her personal experience of high-risk pregnancy, traumatic birth, and postpartum depression is woven into her professional knowledge to provide uniquely-informed support, validation and guidance during this incredibly difficult time. She practices in Elm Grove, WI and can be reached at 414-453-8380.
Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths. All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 262-547-2463 (Waukesha location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.
Life’s Connection is a medical support and resource center that provides a safe and nurturing place to turn in times of crisis and during life’s moments of joy. Their team of peer mentors offer compassionate and unconditional support for families with programs and services designed to unite and empower anyone facing challenges relating to childbearing, relationships, life losses and crisis care including pregnancy support and miscarriage/child loss support. Their services are free and confidential. Life’s Connection’s dedicated, experienced staff believe in working with clients to maintain and improve their health and well being through personal one-on-one mentoring. They believe in providing comprehensive health care services in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. To learn more, please visit their website at: https://www.lifesconnection.org/home.html. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call their Waukesha (262-290-5433) or Mukwonago (262-470-3119) location.
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