I am a mental health therapist with an addictions specialty working in Wisconsin. I have worked in various settings as a therapist for the last 10 years, with. These settings include residential, retreats, crisis in the community, and private practice. I have assisted clients with a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, addictions, ADHD, low self-esteem, anger management, self-harming, relational conflict, trauma, and grief. Topics close to my heart include miscarriage and infant loss, reconnecting with God, and how utilize our faith when we are weary.
My counseling style is warm and approachable. I use a client-centered approach which allows my clients to be a very active participant in their journey. I believe it is my role to offer a judgement-free place and assist clients in a way they need, whether it be just to listen, be a resource, a sounding board, pray with them, and/or offer guidance. My theoretical background includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-informed care, and humanistic. With these theories, I am able to adapt to what the client needs/wants out of their therapy. Along with these professional backgrounds, I utilize my own faith, knowledge of the Bible, and my client's faith to gain courage on this journey.
Seeking help on a journey to change takes strength, courage, and a bit of grace. If you are ready for those challenges, it will be an honor to assist you on your journey.
I look forward to meeting with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #5464-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
She is a passionate, caring, knowledgeable counselor!
Carissa has been a saving grace for me. During a difficult time for me, she was able to help me make sense of what was going on around me and within me. This is exactly what I needed to avoid falling into depression. I am strong in my faith and she offered me advice that aligned with God's word and God's promises. She never made me feel bad or inadequate for my thoughts. She was also very responsive which was instrumental in helping me work through my feelings. I can't thank Carissa enough for helping me get through this season of pain.