Alysha Wilbanks

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In Central Time

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a therapist. So when I was in my early 20's and felt lost and unsure in life, I found a therapist at a big healthcare system and went to therapy a few times. It was so terrible. I felt like a number when the therapist gave me some dumb goals that didn't fit at all. It was weird to talk to some strange lady who was asking me a million questions. I knew I could never be THAT kind of therapist. If you want to work with me, I will meet you wherever you are. We will focus on whatever is on mind in an easy and comfortable way.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

The most important thing in therapy is the bond between client and therapist. You need to feel like you can talk to the therapist, about anything! Keep looking until you find that person!

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

WHEN YOU SPEAK THE PAIN, IT FADES People are groovy. I've seen people make some changes and do some things that should have been impossible! They can get through HARD things. When you find a therapist that works for you, it's amazing what you will do, too!


General Expertise



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Art Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Forensic Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Narrative Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Person-Centered Therapy

Play Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Creative Art Therapy

Play Therapy

Training / Certifications

Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Motivational Interviewing


WI, LCSW, 8879


University of Wisconsin Madison

Viterbo University

Work History

Before becoming a therapist, I started working as a social worker in the prison system. After getting out of prison :-) I started doing therapy in-home with families, kids, and couples. I enjoy working with kids of all ages! Following my time doing in-home therapy, I started working inpatient at a detox and rehab center where I did individual and group therapy work with individuals living with addictions. After a couple of years, I began doing therapy in outpatient behavioral health at Mayo Clinic, specializing in working with children, teens, and individuals on things like depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, relationship problems and more! I have been in practice since 2016.


Stout Road, Menomonie, 54720, WI