All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.
— Fred Rogers

Tricia’s down to Earth, no-nonsense approach is very reassuring. You may be confused and uncertain, but she will confidently set you on course and support you as you go. Having worked for many years in agency, medical, and acute care settings, Tricia is comfortable managing a wide range of concerns and situations. She appreciates the opportunity at Westside to work in a more leisurely fashion, allowing your therapeutic process time to unfold at your own pace.

With over ten years of experience in the mental health field, working in residential and out patient facilities, Tricia has a strong background in trauma and trauma informed care. She has experience working with diverse populations of clients, and employs a high level of cultural sensitivity

Well versed in CBT, TF-CBT and Mindfulness. Tricia develops strong connections with her clients, utilizing a client centered and strength based approach in all of her sessions.

ALL Westside therapists welcome and affirm members of the LGBTQI community, as well as any other groups who struggle for support, acceptance, and recognition.


Details

Specialties

Trauma, Depression, Anxiety

Kids, Teens, Adults

Schedule/location

Weekdays 9:00-5:00

Westside WestTowne

414 D’Onofrio Dr., Suite 330

 

Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison, MSW
Norther Michigan University - BS

Contact

tvandenakker@westsidepsych.com
608.567.4462