Melissa Jo Bleiler

My approach is to meet each client or couple where they’re at and help them get to where they want to go, whether that’s easing symptoms of anxiety, improving their relationship, or exploring some of the many aspects of their identity (sexuality, gender, partnerships, academics, career, etc) and what’s next for them. I am a generalist, and I have expertise working with college students, couples/poly, AltSex folks, and trauma survivors. If you are feeling stuck or confused in your life, counseling can help you define past influences that got you here and where you want to go, and provide you with skills and guidance to get there.I move clients toward insight with a client-centered intentionality. My methods include EMDR for trauma, creative therapy and geek therapy approaches, and cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies to help with anxiety and mood regulation. I am a kink- and poly-identifying counselor with a strong commitment to confidentiality and open acceptance.I have offices in Janesville (Weds) and Madison (Thurs), WI and welcome you to call and see if we would be a good fit. I tend to utilize a heavy dose of acceptance and humor with clients, because sometimes life is absurd and backwards, but that doesn’t need to stop you from finding purpose and enjoyment. I look forward to knowing you better.

  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD