(608) 556-2388 peggy@peggybraam.com
Peggy Braam

Welcome

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) practicing in Madison, Wisconsin. I provide individual and group psychotherapy and mindfulness-based therapy to adolescents and adults.

I offer an empathetic, safe, and non-judgmental environment and strive to create a collaborative, supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship with each of my clients. My goal is to help you identify and understand the obstacles you’re facing, recognize and utilize your strengths, and work toward enhancing a sense of well-being and personal satisfaction in your life.

Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and together we’ll find the best treatment path for you. I provide a highly personalized approach, tailored to your individual needs and objectives, and drawing upon a variety of treatment styles and techniques.

I value diversity, and I am committed to practicing culturally competent therapy. I welcome all clients — without regard to race, age, gender, religion, cultural heritage, sexual orientation or gender expression.

If you are looking for support and guidance to help you deal with a challenging situation, or are ready to make changes in your life, I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

To make an appointment, or if you have any questions, please call me at (608) 556-2388, or email me at peggy@peggybraam.com.

My therapeutic approach

My therapeutic approach

I believe that everyone has the intrinsic capacity to heal and transform. Through therapy, we can work to activate and support positive changes. I am dedicated to assisting you in this process, using my training and experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Treatment specialties

Treatment specialties

Anxiety

 

Depression

 

Stress management

 

Chronic illness

 

Relationship issues

 

Family issues

 

Self-acceptance & compassion

 

Women's issues

 

Infertility

 

Major change & transitions

 

LGBTQ issues

 

Gender identity

 

About me

I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 14 years, working with diverse populations in a variety of professional settings including schools, nonprofit agencies, community agencies, contract practices and in private practice. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with a wide range of issues.

I am a compassionate, thoughtful psychotherapist. I strive to create a place of healing and wellness that is inviting and relaxing. I believe in the importance of a trusting and open therapeutic relationship based on unconditional positive regard. My hope is that you will find me to be authentic, warm and approachable.

I am committed to my professional development and strive to continually improve my skills and knowledge. I am an avid reader of publications related to my field, and regularly participate in professional educational seminars, conferences and workshops to stay up-to-date on current counseling techniques and research.

About me

I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 14 years, working with diverse populations in a variety of professional settings including schools, nonprofit agencies, community agencies, contract practices and in private practice. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with a wide range of issues.

I am a compassionate, thoughtful psychotherapist. I strive to create a place of healing and wellness that is inviting and relaxing. I believe in the importance of a trusting and open therapeutic relationship based on unconditional positive regard. My hope is that you will find me to be authentic, warm and approachable.

I am committed to my professional development and strive to continually improve my skills and knowledge. I am an avid reader of publications related to my field, and regularly participate in professional educational seminars, conferences and workshops to stay up-to-date on current counseling techniques and research.

Education

  • Masters of Science, Educational Psychology  – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Professional Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Wisconsin, Illinois and Texas

Professional Certification

  • Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy – Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Wisconsin Counseling Association

Education

  • Masters of Science, Educational Psychology  – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Professional Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Wisconsin, Illinois and Texas

Professional Certification

  • Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy – Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Wisconsin Counseling Association

Online therapy available

I offer online (video + voice) counseling services via Regroup Connect, a HIPAA-compliant technology provider. Please ask if you’re interested in online therapy.

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“It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer.”

Pema Chodron Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother

“Do not take lightly small good deeds, believing they can hardly help. For drops of water, one by one, in time can fill a giant pot.”

Patrul Rinpoche Buddhist teacher and scholar

“When things come up we don’t like, we try to remember that these thoughts and feelings are our teacher — we can learn from them.”

Ezra Bayda Reflect Without Thinking

“Imperfection is not our personal problem, it is a natural part of existing.”

Tara Brach Psychologist, author and teacher

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor Frankl Neurologist and psychiatrist

“If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

Thich Nhat Hanh Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist

About Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy is an evidence-based therapy model that incorporates mindfulness meditation practices with Cognitive Therapy, and is intended to bring out a person’s inner resources for self-healing and change. It has been proven effective in treating a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, chronic pain and the negative effects of stress.

About Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy is an evidence-based therapy model that incorporates mindfulness meditation practices with Cognitive Therapy, and is intended to bring out a person’s inner resources for self-healing and change. It has been proven effective in treating a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, chronic pain and the negative effects of stress.

“Mindfulness is paying attention, non-judgmentally in the present moment.”

— Jon Kabat-Zinn

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