Paulette Sears Licensed Professional Counselor, Counseling in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 54220

Paulette Sears

Licensed Professional Counselor

Paulette Sears

Licensed Professional Counselor

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 3228-125
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AmeriChoice (UnitedHealthcare Community Plan)
  • Anthem
  • APS Healthcare
  • Beacon
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Carebridge
  • Cenpatico
  • Ceredian
  • Choice Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • United Health Care
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WEA-Trust
  • WPS

Offices

Paulette Sears Counseling, LLC
927A S. 8th St., Ste. 300
Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220

My Approach to Helping

I help people recognize their strengths as well as the limitations with which they may be struggling. By creating awareness of and challenging their self-limiting beliefs, thinking, and behaviors, I empower clients to make significant changes in their life. This often involves exploring the impact of earlier life experiences on how one currently views oneself, the world, and others, and correcting the distorted thinking and beliefs that often are the product of negative early life experiences. As the individual changes unhelpful thinking patterns and distorted beliefs, he or she can make unlimited positive changes in their life. Change occurs as a result of both insight and new experiences. The counselor-client relationship is also a significant tool for change: the client experiences healing through a non-judgmental, compassionate relationship.

More Info About My Practice

I have over 20 years of experience providing counseling to adults, children, families, and couples. I address a wide range of issues, including those related to relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, child behavioral difficulties, and parenting. I have specialized training to treat trauma, problem gambling, and adoption issues. I have received training in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing) to address a wide variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, phobias, and performance issues.

I am a provider for most major health insurance companies. I provide a sliding fee scale for individuals without insurance coverage.

VISIT MY WEBSITE AND BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE TODAY.

I provide a complimentary 10 minute telephone consultation.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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