Bethany A. Lerch, MSE, NCC, LPC-IT

Bethany Lerch, Psychotherapist, Oshkosh, WIPeople can change. More importantly, people are worthy of change. So are you.

Often we convince ourselves we’re not deserving. These are the ties that bind, and the ones I’d like to help loosen. Because you deserve to heal.

Born and raised in Oshkosh, I graduated from UW Oshkosh in 2009. Afterwards, I taught English in Germany as a Fulbright scholar, then studied at St Andrews in Scotland for my first Masters degree with a grant from Rotary International. I’ve since lectured at a university in Germany, taught girls in the Middle East, and deployed as a Military Advisor for NATO in Afghanistan. Upon my return in 2017, I was accepted at my alma mater for a second Masters degree, this time in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I graduated from UW Oshkosh again in May 2020.

My clinical training took place at Rogers Behavioral Health in Appleton, where I worked for two years as an intern, behavior specialist, case specialist, and therapist. While there I worked with both children and adults in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. My training and work experience spans anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and recovery from addiction and trauma. I have since moved to a different hospital system in Fond du Lac, where I am a full-time psychotherapist for Domestic Violence Services. My focus areas continue to be recovery from addiction and trauma and my approach is centered heavily on CBT/DBT and humanism.

Outside work, I wait for the wind to howl so I can kitesurf Lakes Butte des Morts and Winnebago. When it’s calm, I run, rollerblade, and bike. And when it rains or snows, I read and write without end. Animals bring me joy and I’ve been known to stop traffic to rescue turtles. My partner and his two children help me do the same. Mostly we enjoy being outdoors altogether--on the water, walking, or playing.

People can change. However, healing cannot be had without time and commitment. And while people can recover alone, to include a counselor is to invite someone to walk with you. The advantage of a therapeutic relationship is help in recognizing that which we otherwise may not see for ourselves. From beginning to end, awareness to resolution, I’d like to be your side-by-side guide.

Bethany Lerch, Fox River CounselingI do not currently accept insurance. Forms of payment include cash, check, and major credit cards. Secure teletherapy is also available. Rates are $25.00 per quarter hour. Initial intake assessments are automatically slotted at 90 minutes at the rate of $150.00. Sessions must take place monthly at minimum.

For more information, visit Antica Counseling online, or my profile on Psychology Today. You may also call 920.312.7094 or email [email protected].

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