I. Therapists in Madison, WI

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There are no therapists currently located in Madison, WI. The following therapists are located in WI.

Jenna Matthews

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

ANGELA RAYMOND

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger, Self esteem, Relationship, Family, Grief, Parenting, Bipolar, Depression, Teens, Liberal counselor

Guy Smith

  • 1 year of Experience
  • United States
  • Madison, Wisconsin
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Areas of focus: Academic issues, ADHD, Anxiety, Caregiver Stress, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Introversion, Learning Disabilities, OCD, Parenting, Relationship Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused

State License: Wisconsin

Bronwyn Shiffer

  • 7 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Madison, Wisconsin
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self Esteem, Spirituality

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Psychodynamic, Relational, Sand Play, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Wisconsin

Claire Riddiough

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Madison, Wisconsin
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, End of Life Issues, Grief, Self Esteem, Spirituality

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Expressive Arts, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Wisconsin

Jennifer Parker

  • 30 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Madison, Wisconsin
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Areas of focus: Domestic Violence, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Feminist, Information and Referral, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Psycho-Educational

State License: Wisconsin

Sarah Maleck

  • 9 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Madison, Wisconsin
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Areas of focus: Academic issues, Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Aging, Alcohol Abuse, Attachment Disorders, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bullying/Harassment, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, End of Life Issues, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Gambling, Gender Identity, Goal Setting, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Interpersonal Relationships, Introversion, Leadership, Life Transitions, Marital / Premarital, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationship Issues, Self Abuse, Self Esteem, Sex Drive - Low, Sex Therapy, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Workplace Stress, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered (Rogerian), Person-Centered Therapy, Psycho-Educational, Social Support, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

State License: Wisconsin

II. The Best Therapists in Madison, WI

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Online Therapy used eight key factors to evaluate the best Madison therapists. These include credentials, affordability, specializations, availability, and other key features. This ensures that you’ll find quality care that matches your needs, whichever of these qualified professionals you pick.

Choosing the Best Madison, WI Therapists

Credentials

Credentials can make all the difference when selecting the best therapist. In Madison, therapists are required to earn a master’s degree in counseling from an accredited institution, pass the National Counselor Examination, complete thousands of hours of supervised practice, and pass a criminal background check.

Accessibility

Even if a therapist has all the right credentials, making sure they can match your accessibility needs is crucial. Therapists were chosen who make their clients’ needs a priority, with remote sessions, flexible office hours, and specializations for all types of people.

Cost

Cost can be a major factor when choosing the right therapist. For this reason, therapists who accept a variety of insurance plans, offer sliding scale fee options, and charge hourly fees to suit different budgets were chosen.

Alison Kilkelly: LCSW | Best for marital therapy

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608-567-4648

Alison Kilkelly is a relationship expert who offers premarital and marital therapy to couples and individuals. With a motto of “private, trustworthy, and effective,” she helps her clients deal with the issues surrounding infidelity and develop healthy partnerships.

What patients say: “Alison always provides a safe space to decompress and get centered. She is flexible, provides great feedback, and I always feel more focused after our sessions.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital, Infidelity, Relationship Issues Out of Network Cost per Session:
$190/hour
No Yes

Wendy M. Bauer: M.A., MFT | Best for grief

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Website
323- 546-8750

Wendy Bauer seeks to help her clients overcome the large and small obstacles they may find in their lives. She has experience treating everything from academic struggles and relationship issues to grief and trauma and makes it her priority to provide a safe and supportive environment. When managing grief, she helps find ways to put difficult moments in the context of past experiences and beliefs.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Adhd, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Life Transitions, LGBTQ Issues, Academic Struggles, Self-Injury, Trauma, and Relationship Issues Out of Network Cost per Session:
$170 – $200/session
Yes No

Shari Cohn: M.S.S.W., LCSW, SC, CSAT | Best for sex addiction

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Website
608-237-8000

Shari Cohn understands that sexuality can be confusing and strives to help those she works with find a sexual relationship that is loving, trusting, and open. The goal of her therapy sessions is to resolve sexual dysfunction and allow her clients to enjoy the satisfaction of healthy sex life. She believes sex should be both intimate and fun and uses eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and a range of other therapies to help her clients.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Addiction, Compulsivity, Hypersexuality, Internet Porn Addiction, Cybersex Addiction, Partners, Spouses, Families of Sex Addicts, Groups For Partners of Sex Addicts, Sex Therapy for Sexual Problems, Adult Survivors of Abuse, Assault, Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), EMDR, Sex Therapy for Abuse, Trauma Survivors, Depression and Anxiety, Individual, Couples, Marriage Counseling Aetna, Alliance, Anthem, Beacon, BlueCross and BlueShield, Check with insurance plan, Cigna, GHC HMO with Referral, Dean HMO, Humana, Medicare, Most Standard Plans, MultiPlan, Physicians Plus HMO, Unity HMO, Some HMO’s and PPO’s, TRICARE, UMR, UnitedHealthcare, WEA Trust, WPS, Out of Network Cost per Session:
$140 – $170/session
Yes No

Rebecca Mahan-Strupp: M.A., LPC | Best for cognitive behavioral therapy

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Website
608- 291-7033

Rebecca Mahan-Strupp is a fully-trained cognitive behavioral therapist, which allows her to focus on challenging and changing unhealthy thoughts and behaviors to solve life’s problems. Her approach is both direct and collaborative, seeking to create a productive dialogue that results in long-term growth.

What patients say: “Rebecca is a dynamic, talented, and caring therapist.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Counseling for Anxiety, Counseling for Trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociation, EMDR, LGBTQIA+ Individual Therapy, PTSD, Therapy for Depression, Women’s Issues Alliance, Anthem, BlueCross and BlueShield, Medicaid, Optum, UMR, UnitedHealthcare, Out of Network $70 intern 55 minutes
$90 intern 60m intake FFS
$140 for licensed staff 55 minutes
$160 60m intake
No Yes

Will Hector: M.A., MFT | Best for mindfulness

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Website
608-561-8821

Will Hector takes a mindfulness-based approach to solve problems as diverse as trauma, anxiety, depression, and intimacy issues. He makes it a priority to use an empathic lens with his clients and sees himself as a companion on their journey who fine-tunes his approach based on individual needs. He uses a variety of evidence-based modalities, both in person and via telehealth sessions.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Therapy for Depression, Anxiety Therapy, Relationship Counseling, Body Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Integrative Approaches, Counseling for Men N/A Cost per Session:
$100 – $130/session
Yes Yes

Ted Izydor: M.S., M.B.A. LPC, CSAC, ICS | Best for addiction help

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Website
608-345-8262

Ted Izydor focuses on working with people who suffer from substance abuse issues. Using a tailored approach for each of his clients, he seeks to facilitate an active recovery process through supportive coaching and counseling sessions. In addition to his addiction-based work, he has experience working with business professionals, helping them unlock the mechanisms that allow them to achieve their full potential.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety, Depression, Low Motivation, Relationship/Family Issues, Alcohol/Drug Use Problems Anthem, BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, Medicaid, Optum Individual Session – $150 Yes Yes

Scott William Kalin: M.A., LPC | Best for spiritual counseling

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Website
608.572.7592

Scott William Kalin helps clients who feel stuck in their life, following the same patterns without consistent progress. Using his personal experience, he helps them transform unhealthy habits and emotional pain into personal growth.

What patients say: “I’ve been working with Scott for over a year. It feels so good to have someone who really understands me. Very professional and very helpful.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression, Anxiety, Emotional Sensitivity, Spiritual Counseling, Trauma Out of Network Cost per Session:
$155 for 50 minutes
Yes Yes

Lynn Peyton: LCSW | Best for pregnancy and postpartum support

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Website
608-291-4830

Lynn Peyton was drawn to her work as a therapist because of her deep interest in the mind-body connection. She furthers this interest in a practice that centers on both physical and emotional pain. She works with both men and women and has experience helping female clients through pregnancy and postpartum transitions.

What patients say: “Wonderful, awesome psychologist.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety Disorders, Pregnancy and Postpartum Support, Stress Management Quartz, Unity, Out of Network Cost per Session:
$120 per session
No Yes

Leah A. Gold: LCSW| Best for identity concerns

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Website
608 301 5708

Leah A. Gold is pleased to work with a wide range of clients, spanning the LGBTQIA community and various age groups. She accepts that each of her clients is unique and tailors her approach based on the specific struggles they’re dealing with. Whether that’s anxiety, depression, trauma, identity concerns, or something more specific, she seeks to form a genuine connection and a lasting trust.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Identity Concerns, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression Alliance, Dean, Quartz, SHIP, SSM Health, Out of Network Not provided Yes Yes

Meagan W. Geurts: LCSW | Best for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

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Website
630.204.3020

Meagan W. Geurts takes a compassionate and open-minded approach to therapy and takes a special interest in women’s issues. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are two of her main focuses.

What patients say: “Meagan was extremely helpful in supporting all of my conflicting feelings and asked honest and deep questions which prompted me to look at my life and my relationships in new and healthier ways.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Anxiety, Women’s Issues Alliance, BlueCross and BlueShield, HealthPartners, Medicaid, Tricare – out of network preferred provider, UW SHIP, WEA Trust, Out of Network Individual therapy 55 minutes – $135 Yes Yes

Abbey Scherer: LPC | Best for parenting issues

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Website
608-877-6553

Abbey Scherer’s main goal in therapy is to provide a nonjudgmental environment where her clients can become more aware of their emotions and learn safe ways to express themselves. She approaches parenting issues from all angles, considering each member of the family during her work. Abbey offers a sliding fee scale, as well as free, 15-minute phone consultations for new clients.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Emotional Dysregulation, Depression, Anxiety and Stress, ADHD, PTSD/Trauma/Abuse, Grief/Loss BCBS/Anthem, Dean Health Plan, GHC, The Alliance, Medicaid, CCS Cost per Session:
$80 – $160/session
Yes Yes

Carol Nickels: M.S.W., LCSW | Best for preteen counseling

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Website
608-256-5115

Carol Nickels tries to meet their clients on their own terms to navigate specific challenges. Whether she’s working with adults, children, or people from diverse backgrounds, she offers a strength-based and solution-focused approach. She has over 30 years of experience working with the specific challenges faced by preteens and helping them lay the groundwork for a balanced and meaningful life.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Individual counseling with pre-teens, adolescents and their families, Family changes—separation; divorce and blended family issues , Adults–life transitions; health issues; personal growth; self-acceptance, Workplace stressors, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief and loss, LGBTQ Issues, Health & Wellness, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Mindful Self Compassion Alliance, Anthem (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), Anthem (Blue Cross/Blue Shield)—Blue Priority—pending, WEA Trust, WPS, Forward Health WI (BadgerCare) , Care Wisconsin, CCS (Comprehensive Community Services) Program for children and adults, Group Health Cooperative, Dean Health Plan, Medicare Cost per Session:
$70 – $150/session
Yes Yes

Andrea Vogel: Ph.D., LPC| Best for eating disorders

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Website
608-824-7243

Andrea Vogel has clinical and research experience that makes her uniquely qualified to offer strength-based therapy to teens and adults dealing with eating disorders. Her affiliation with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals gives her the insight and authority to offer a wide variety of treatments.

What patients say: “A true professional who specializes in and understands the world of eating disorders. If you are fighting the monster, Andrea and her colleagues are the highly experienced people you want on your side.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Eating Disorders, Concerns with Weight, Food, Body Image, Preteens, Teens and Adults experiencing Life Transition and Family Change, Behavior Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Disorders , Academic Challenges Aetna, Alliance, Anthem, BlueCross and BlueShield, MultiPlan, Out of Network Cost per Session:
$175/session
No No

Caitlin Stark: M.S., MFT | Best for women's issues

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Website
608-616-0564

Cailtin Stark helps individuals, couples, and families by exploring conflicts in relationships, identifying harmful behavioral and thought patterns, and assisting clients as they initiate positive change in their lives. Her system-based approach includes narrative therapy, structural therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, CBT, and other forms of therapy. She holds degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies and she has a special interest in the unique issues facing binary and nonbinary women.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues, Eating Disorders N/A Cost per Session:
$120 Individual 50-minute session
$150 Individual 80-minute session
Yes Yes

Susan LeGrand Levine: M.S., LPC | Best for stress and anxiety

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Website
608-437-8945

Susan Legrand Levine uses a supportive and goal-directed approach to manage feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression in her clients. She has over 25 years of experience working with all age groups and provides a nurturing, client-centered space.

What patients say: “Susan is a very caring compassionate loving professional person. Everything she does, she does with her heart!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Stress/Anxiety, Adjustment Depression, Self Esteem Relationship, Issues of family origin, Codependence/Alcohol and Drugs, Suicide, Goal Setting, Guided Imagery, Self Injury, Assertiveness, Grief, ADHD/ADD, Divorce Issues, Schizophrenia, BiPolar Disorder, Trauma, Eating Disorder, Self Injury CCS (CompCommunityServices), Care Wisconsin, Medicaid, Non HMO, TRICARE Cost per Session:
$150/session
Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Madison Therapy

How are Madison therapists licensed?

There are a number of requirements Madison therapists must fulfill before being licensed. First, they must complete a graduate degree in an approved program and then complete at least 3,000 hours of post-degree supervised counseling. Finally, they must pass the National Counselor Examination as well as a state exam.

How much does therapy cost in Madison?

On average, Madison therapists charge about $150 for an hour-long session, while prices range from $70 to $190. Sliding fee schedules are available on a case-by-case basis, and the majority of therapists accept major health plans.

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