Counselors in Wisconsin

Milwaukee (1274)Madison (1133)Green Bay (310)Waukesha (269)Eau Claire (258)
Appleton (256)Wausau (164)La Crosse (159)Brookfield (151)Janesville (137)Menasha (130)Kenosha (126)Oshkosh (116)Sheboygan (106)Wauwatosa (92)Fond du Lac (90)West Bend (83)Racine (74)Mequon (70)Monona (67)Beloit (65)Menomonie (64)Elm Grove (62)Baraboo (58)Hudson (57)New Richmond (56)Onalaska (56)Glendale (49)De Pere (48)Mount Pleasant (48)Rhinelander (47)Stevens Point (44)Ashland (41)Superior (41)Neenah (38)Brown Deer (36)Chippewa Falls (36)Elkhorn (35)Portage (35)Hayward (34)Manitowoc (34)Wisconsin Rapids (33)Marshfield (32)Shawano (31)Mauston (29)Sun Prairie (29)Marinette (28)Oconomowoc (28)Beaver Dam (27)Juneau (27)Monroe (27)Sturgeon Bay (25)Greenfield (24)Middleton (24)Grafton (23)Black River Falls (22)Germantown (21)Jefferson (21)Oak Creek (21)Viroqua (21)Wautoma (21)Fitchburg (20)West Allis (20)Belleville (19)Medford (19)Pewaukee (19)Platteville (19)Port Washington (19)Watertown (19)Menomonee Falls (18)Reedsburg (18)McFarland (17)Waupaca (17)Hartland (16)New London (16)Tomah (15)Burlington (14)Crandon (14)Oregon (14)Richland Center (14)Schofield (14)Shiocton (14)Balsam Lake (13)Delafield (13)Hales Corners (13)Lake Geneva (13)Barron (12)Cedarburg (12)Lac du Flambeau (12)Bayfield (11)Franklin (11)Lancaster (11)Merrill (11)Rice Lake (11)Green Lake (10)Ladysmith (10)Minocqua (10)Mukwonago (10)Osceola (10)Plover (10)Siren (10)Sparta (10)Chilton (9)Dodgeville (9)Frederic (9)Friendship (9)Gresham (9)Hartford (9)Kewaunee (9)Washburn (9)Woodruff (9)Darlington (8)Prairie Du Chien (8)Prairie du Sac (8)Ripon (8)River Falls (8)Saint Croix Falls (8)Spooner (8)Two Rivers (8)Whitewater (8)Williams Bay (8)Abbotsford (7)Altoona (7)Antigo (7)Baldwin (7)Fort Atkinson (7)New Berlin (7)Oconto (7)Bowler (6)Keshena (6)Montello (6)Plymouth (6)Tomahawk (6)Webster (6)West Milwaukee (6)Amery (5)Elcho (5)Ellsworth (5)Kaukauna (5)Muskego (5)Owen (5)Stoughton (5)Whitehall (5)Cashton (4)Delavan (4)Greendale (4)Little Chute (4)Minong (4)Phillips (4)Shell Lake (4)Thiensville (4)Union Grove (4)Boscobel (3)Cumberland (3)Holmen (3)Hurley (3)New Glarus (3)Sheboygan Falls (3)Shorewood (3)Verona (3)Waupun (3)Westfield (3)Whitefish Bay (3)

Learn more about Counselors

A counselor provides support and guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Counselors work in a variety of settings to help people work through or overcome their personal, social and psychological challenges. A counselor who offers primarily mental and behavioral health counseling may be known as a mental health counselor or therapist. Guidance counselors help people with their educational and career goals.

The practice of counseling varies depending on the counselor’s specialty, setting and patient. In general, a counselor may:

  • Provide individual, group, family, and couples/marriage counseling
  • Provide school and career planning guidance
  • Advocate for patients and certain populations, such as abused women, children, and the disabled, to help them overcome institutional and social barriers
  • Perform risk assessments and personality tests
  • Evaluate and develop counseling plans for their patients, re-evaluating and modifying these plans as needed
  • Provide coping skills and therapeutic techniques to patients, such as breathing techniques, talk therapy, and the use of visual imagery
  • Collaborate, refer, and consult with other professionals, such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists
  • Involuntarily commits patients in emergency situations

Many different types of healthcare professionals can practice counseling, including licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Counselors may also be known by the following names: therapist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and guidance counselor.

There are 7477 specialists practicing Counseling in Wisconsin with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars. There are 22 hospitals in Wisconsin with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Ascension Saint Marys Hospital, Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior and Monroe Clinic Hospital.