Counseling in Kenosha, WI. Find the Right Therapist.

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Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

80th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin

I'm a passionate Counselor who tries to meet my clients where they are in their process of change. I use Family-Systems, Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, & Evidence-Based Cognitive Therapy approaches. I'm an active listener who genuinely cares about your concerns!

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Therapy Kenosha, WI

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Kenosha, Wisconsin maintains a number of facilities and outdoor event areas for the surrounding community. Each year, residents flock to the city's parks for fun and activities. The Pike Bike Trail is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon, with paths that connect both on and off-road. The Pike trail travels from Milwaukee to Chicago. Lincoln and Wolfenbuttel Parks offer facilities for marriage ceremonies as well as group picnics. Two local outdoor swimming pools are open to the public throughout the summer and provide more than just a place to get wet. Children can have a great time on the spiral water slides and interactive pool features while mom and dad lounge under umbrella tables and on deck chairs. The Anderson Park Pool even includes a baby pool for young swimmers still learning.1

Mental Health in Kenosha

Many citizens in Kenosha, Wisconsin suffer from various types of mental health issues. The top three issues cited by the residents of Kenosha include alcohol and drug abuse (68%), chronic diseases (57%), and mental health or depression (34%).2 These problems can seriously hinder one's ability to perform effectively. In a recent health survey, nearly 19% of Kenosha residents responded that their health is fair or poor and 18% reported having a mental illness. This raises serious concerns as to the overall well-being of the community. There are also concerns of residents not being covered by healthcare insurance and some of them not receiving medical attention due to the expensive costs of care.3

There are a few organizations working in Kenosha to address the mental health needs of the community. The Kenosha Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness conducts monthly support groups for those suffering from mental illness, as well as for those who care for family members or other loved ones who have a mental illness. A support group specifically for teenagers has also recently begun. For information about these groups, call 262-652-3606.4

Current Initiatives

Healthy People Kenosha County 2020 is a local initiative whose aim is to improve access to mental health and health care resources in the Kenosha area. Specifically, the initiative focuses on six primary areas of care: access to healthcare, youth health, healthy living, environmental health, injury prevention, and mental health. Public and private agencies have come together to support the initiative in order to help Kenosha County residents live healthier lives.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Kenosha, WI. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosha,_Wisconsin
2. Kenosha County Community Health. (2016). Community Health Needs Assessment Report. Retrieved from http://www.aurorahealthcare.org/aboutus/community-benefits/hospitals/art/kenosha-chna.pdf
3. Kenosha County Community Health. (2016). Community Health Survey Report. Retrieved from http://www.aurorahealthcare.org/aboutus/community-benefits/community-health-research/art/2012-kenosha-county-report.pdf
4. National Alliance on Mental Illness Kenosha County. (2017). Support Groups. Retrieved from http://www.nami.org/MSTemplate.cfm?Section=Whats_New37&Site=NAMI_Kenosha_County&Template=/ContentManagement/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=41970
5. Kenosha County Government. (2017). Healthy People Kenosha County. Retrieved from http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/index.aspx?NID=1469

Kenosha is located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. It has a land area of 27.76 square miles and a water area of 0.11 square miles.  The population of Kenosha is 99,858 people with 37,107 households and a median annual income of $49,160. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Kenosha, WI

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Kenosha, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Kenosha may have flexibility or sliding scales