Could you use someone to talk to?
Welcome to my website. I’m Gerry Greenfield, and I’ve been a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist in the Madison WI area for over 20 years.
Are you looking for help with any of the following?
- Low self esteem, feeling bad about yourself, or being hard on yourself
- Difficulties dating back to childhood
- Your own -- or your spouse's or partner's -- alcohol abuse
- Loss and grief
- Out-of-control eating and/or wanting to lose weight
- Compulsive sexual behavior, or sexual addiction
These are some of the problems I frequently help people with. (See Services Provided for other problem areas.) If you're having any of these types of problems, therapy can help. Starting therapy can be a BIG step toward getting support, feeling better, finding new ways to deal with life stresses, and making positive changes in your life. Here's good news for you: Research clearly indicates that most people benefit from counseling / psychotherapy. So good for you for considering it!
Each course of therapy is different, depending on who you are and what you need help with. Central to good therapy, though, is having someone you are comfortable talking to, and central to my work is being a good listener -- attentive, non-judgmental, respectful, and supportive. (In couples or marital therapy, I listen in this way to each person, seeking to understand each person's perspective.) That's not to say it's easy to start therapy: The therapist initially is a stranger, and people typically are coming to talk about pretty personal problems that they may not feel good about. But I believe I'm good at helping people to feel more at ease, quickly conveying that I'm there to understand and help rather than to judge. See My Approach to Individual Therapy for more about how I work and how therapy can help.
In contrast to a big clinic, I am an independent provider with a private waiting room that overlooks a pleasant courtyard. When you call me, you reach my confidential voicemail, and I call you back directly. I can often schedule an appointment within several days, and I offer some evening appointments.
Again, welcome to my website. I hope you find useful information on its pages and links. If you'd like to take the next step and schedule an appointment or get further information, please call me and leave a confidential voicemail message at 608-271-8799. I would be happy to hear from you, and happy to try to help.