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Lois Pulvermacher, LCSW

Lois Pulvermacher, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Christian Counselor

In 54311 - Nearby to Appleton.

Struggling through a difficult time. Never been to a counselor before. Want to think out loud and not be judged. Learn tools to cope and understand a situation that is out of control. Lois will provide you with a safe, compassionate place to address your concerns.

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Therapy Appleton, WI

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Appleton, Wisconsin holds many possibilities for visitors and permanent residents alike. The Appleton Memorial Park offers lots of opportunity for fun among its seven baseball and softball fields, ice skating rink, sled riding hill, six tennis courts, picnic pavilion, and fishing pond. Children can enjoy an afternoon spent on the park's well-kept play area. Parents can really keep their little ones active by enjoying the free open gyms offered within the various public school facilities in each area. The activities are not entirely for kids, with adult softball leagues accepting new players starting in May and running throughout the summer.1 Non-residents are welcome to participate. During winter and spring, the indoor West Pool is open to everyone for a low admission fee. Water walking and lap swimming programs are also available at the West Pool, as is Swimnastics. Appleton offers many ways to stay active, even during the winter!

Mental Health in Appleton

Like the rest of Wisconsin, the City of Appleton bears the burden of substance use. As far as the national average is concerned, over 1,500 young people medical services each day as a result of alcohol and drug-related injuries.2 This creates a significant problem because 25 percent of Appleton's population is under the age of 18.3 And as far as statewide statistics are concerned, thousands of people are negatively impacted each year as a direct result of alcohol use and misuse. This leads to millions of dollars being spent annually to facilitate both mental health and substance abuse treatments in Appleton and the surrounding communities.

Appleton residents who are struggling to find adequate employment can visit the Fox Cities Workforce Development Center to find a variety of helpful employment assistance programs. Workforce services holds periodic workshops and informational sessions for job seekers that cover basic job seeking topics such as resume preparation and interview skills. Help with job searches is available, as are career counseling services and interest inventory assessments. Special services for women, older workers, veterans and disabled workers are available as well. Call 920-997-3272 for further details.4

Current Education

The N.E.W. Mental Health Connection is currently engaged in several initiatives to improve access to mental health services in the Appleton area. The No Wrong Door program specifically focuses on facilitating ease of entry into the mental health system through any venue, whether through law enforcement, churches, schools, or mental health service providers. Essential to this initiative is the development of a shared referral database so local agencies can ensure those in need get the services they require.5


1. Wikipedia. (2017). Appleton, WI. Retrieved from,_Wisconsin.
2. Outagamie County Wisconsin. (2017). Substance Abuse Prevention. Retrieved from .
3. American Fact Finder. (2016). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from .
4. Fox Cities Workforce Development Center. (2017). Job Seeker Services. Retrieved from
5. N.E.W. Mental Health Connection. (2017). No Wrong Door. Retrieved from

Appleton is a city that is located in multiple counties- Outagamie County and Calumet County and Winnebago County in Wisconsin. It has a land area of 24.48 square miles and a water area of 0.48 square miles.  The population of Appleton is 74,139 people with 28,447 households and a median annual income of $53,588. .

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Therapy in Appleton is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Appleton therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Appleton public health department.