Counseling in Waukesha, WI. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Waukesha, Wisconsin will help you make the changes you want.

Tracy Snead, LPC-IT/SACT

Tracy Snead, LPC-IT/SACT

Professional Counselor

In 53005 - Nearby to Waukesha.

"The Little Things in Life Do Matter, Don't Ignore Them". I can help you on your journey to make the most of your life through working together in developing goals and using resources that will help you non your way.

Dianne Frances, MFA, MS, LPC, NCC

Dianne Frances, MFA, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53005 - Nearby to Waukesha.

I enjoy working with people who are motivated to make significant life change, even if they don't know how to begin! I help clients to better utilize their own intuitive awareness, and use their feelings as a guide for change. My Therapy Dog works with me in the office

Acadia Healthcare

Acadia Healthcare

In 53211 - Nearby to Waukesha.

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City of Waukesha, WI
Wisconsin Counseling Association

Therapy Waukesha, WI

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Waukesha, Wisconsin prides itself in its charming small city feel. Known as the 36th best small city in the country, this active area has plenty of opportunity for families. Creativity is celebrated through the city's Art Walking Tour.1 Here, all manner of art from sculpture and glass to paintings can be seen throughout the city. These easily accessible pieces help present a colorful view of the unique minds in the area as well as assist in beautifying this enchanting city. Tour maps are available for self guided trips without missing a display. A number of community parks are also available for children to spend an afternoon playing with mom and dad. These include the Lowell, Buchner, Mindiola, Horeb Springs parks and the Oliver Youth Sports Complex. Public schools also offer additional playgrounds for young residents. If you are looking for a smaller for outdoor entertainment, visit the Prairie, Pebble Valley, Dopp, or Banting neighborhood park locations.

Mental Health in Waukesha

Just over 5 percent of Wisconsin residents live with a serious and persistent mental illness. However, only a fraction of these individuals get the mental health care they need to function at an optimal level. Stigma regarding mental illness and lack of access to quality services are just two of the many reasons why people do not seek treatment.2 To help address this problem, Waukesha County provides comprehensive mental health services to the county's residents. The Community Support Program seeks to reduce the need for inpatient psychiatric stays by providing rehabilitation, outreach, and support services to individuals in the community. Evaluation and consultation services are provided to individuals with a chemical dependency. A 24-hour crisis line is also available in instances of a mental health emergency. More information about these programs is available by calling 262-548-7666.3

Many Waukesha organizations are available to help struggling residents and their families become more educated about the intricate connections between mental illness and substance abuse. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Waukesha offers several educational programs that shed light on issues like dual diagnosis and bipolar disorder. In affiliation with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), Waukesha's Addiction Resource Council also sponsors many educational programs for people affected by substance abuse. Weekly support groups that provide individuals with peer support and professional support are available as well. For further details, contact the Addiction Resource Council at 262-524-7921.4

Current Education

The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha offers numerous continuing education courses that seek to improve the functioning and well-being of Waukesha residents. Healthy lifestyle classes provide methods for relieving stress and anxiety caused by work, family or general life issues. Individuals seeking a job change can participate in a class that prepares them for the financial burdens associated with switching careers. Classes specifically for women are also offered, such as the financial independence and security class, in which women learn about the best methods to save for retirement and plan for unforeseen expenses. Call the University at 262-521-5460 to inquire about their full offering of continuing education courses.5


1. City Data. (2017). Waukesha, WI. Retrieved from
2. Wisconsin Council on Mental Health. (2017). Estimate of Prevalence. Retrieved from
3. Waukesha County Government. (2017). Mental Health Services. Retrieved from
4. Addiction Resource Council. (2017). Programs and Services. Retrieved from
5. University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. (2017). Continuing Education. Retrieved from

Waukesha is located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It has a land area of 25.42 square miles and a water area of 0.27 square miles.  The population of Waukesha is 71,970 people with 28,331 households and a median annual income of $59,547. .

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Therapy in Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha public health department.