Meredith T. Whelan,
LCSW, SC - Psychotherapist

Ph: 608-255-9330 x 8107

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Commitment: I have been honored to be a psychotherapist and work with people on healing, personal transformation, growth, and mental health and well-being for over 20 years in the Madison area. I believe that “in all things there is a hidden wholeness.” Symptoms and distressing patterns of behavior are often, at their core, attempts at wholeness. I begin therapy from this premise and work to identify and strengthen your internal and external resources to support the healing and change you want to make. Through my experience, I trust that people can be amazingly resilient even when facing great pain. Psychotherapy is a process of exploring the deep questions of inner truth and following a path toward greater integration and wholeness. 

Therapy for adults, couples, college age:

  • Overcome depression and anxiety
  • Heal from childhood sexual, physical, emotional abuse
  • Recover from trauma
  • Respond to medical or life-threatening diagnoses
  • Strengthen self-esteem
  • Improve communication skills
  • Develop positive ways to care for yourself
  • Understand past patterns of behavior and relationships in order to make more conscious choices in the present
  • Develop greater resilience
  • Integrate your sense of identity, purpose, and values into your life choices to feel more fulfilled
  • Learn skills and practices that increase happiness and well-being

I use a broad range of tools for resolving past trauma including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I work with both understanding patterns of behavior to make more conscious choices in the present as well as focusing on managing the current distress and moving forward. I am trained in Interpersonal Neurobiology by Daniel Siegel, MD ( as a model for mental health and well-being. Interpersonal Neurobiology combines mindfulness practices and neuroscience to promote the integration and regulation of the embodied nervous system as well as to strengthen healthy interpersonal relationships and communication. Research on the neuroplasticity of the brain shows us that we can, in fact, re-wire the brain at any point in our lives to promote greater well-being.

Workshop I teach a 6-week workshop entitled “Happiness: An Owner’s Manual” focusing on practices and skills that increase happiness.

Telephone Life Coaching

  • Improve life balance
  • Navigate job/career changes
  • Be your most successful and effective self
  • Begin and complete creative projects
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Enjoy life cycle stages (parenting young children or teens, launching young adults, renewing your commitments to yourself and your life partner, moving toward new careers, retirement.)
  • Clergy coaching to support your ministry and life balance
  • College student coaching to maximize success


  • Former co-author of Psyche and Spirit, an online newsletter focusing on clergy self-care and the psychological aspects of ministry
  • Past member of Rape Crisis Center, Board of Directors
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Foster Parent
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer