Paige FossLPC

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Availability

In Central Time

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I have my undergraduate degree as an elementary teacher. While taking my education courses I spoke with some school counselors and felt that what they did more aligned with who I am. I finished out my degree as a teacher and immediately went on to graduate school to become a counselor. Speaking with one counselor in the department at Mount Mary inspired me to go into mental health rather than school counseling, because I did not feel the school setting was the most practical place for counseling.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I need to know about your past. I cannot effectively treat anyone that won't give me enough information. It is because I care and want to help that I ask questions about your past. I cannot make you answer me, but I will still ask. It is getting vulnerable like this that creates real relationships, which are the foundation of good counseling/therapy.

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

I have a lot of personal experience with counseling and it is these experiences that have shaped the way I provide counseling. I have learned over time that treatment needs to be very flexible and individualized to each and every client to meet their needs.

Specialties

Relationship Issues

Codependency

Premarital counseling

Substance abuse

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Relationship Issues

Codependency

College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

Drug addiction & abuse

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Prepare/Enrich Certified

Licensure

WI, LPC, 8350-125

Education

Master of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health, Mount Mary University

Work History

I began my work by interning at a non-profit seeing clients free of charge. I worked at that clinic in Waukesha for a full year. During that time I saw adult clients with any mental health issues and most struggling financially. I continued my work by moving into substance use counseling in Waukesha with more adults, again, most struggling financially. At that time I saw individual clients and began running therapy groups daily. I did family therapy sessions and couples' therapy sessions with my clients experiencing substance use disorders as well. I am also certified in Prepare/Enrich, which is a couples' counseling program.

Location

7929 N Port Washington Rd, Suite A, Glendale, 53217, WI