About my work with Teens
Hello, my name is Connie Champion and I enjoy assisting families to reduce their daily stressors. I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Wisconsin. I worked specifically with children and adolescents at Ethan Allen Boys School for approximately 8 years. Later in my practice, I provided therapy to teens and their parents, particularly with anxiety, depression, bullying, substance use, self-esteem, grief, suicidal ideations, and crisis. Therapy can support your teen through a variety of situations, such as self-discovery, stress, life events, or mental health issues. As a collaborative team, our aim will be to better understand and express your teen’s feelings, identify and solve problems and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
I can provide your teen with individual talk therapy in a safe environment and can also provide support to parents in need of advice. I am versed at using a variety of electronic media, which will further assist us in increasing the speed of my responses as well as the number of quality communication options. I have degrees in social work, mental health therapy, and substance use disorders. I believe that I am able to provide my clients with quality care, privacy, and a variety of evidence based therapies all of which are provided in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. My goal is to meet your teen were they are at, as not all clients are necessarily ready for change. Developing a healthy rapport while encouraging honest communication can set the stage for an approach to change your teen can take ownership in. I sincerely look forward to working with your family.
Skills & Approaches
Substance Use Disorders
Not-for-profit work specializing in culturally relevant practices
LGBT significant practices
Solution focused therapy - focuses on goals for change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems
CBT – Change ones distorted thinking
DBT – Identify & change negative thinking to assist with new skills
Anger Management – Anger prevention, Mindfulness & Control
Crisis Therapy – Coping & Support with suicidal ideations, and anxiety
Bullying & Self-esteem
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Antisocial Personality , Body Image , Cancer , Codependency , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 7622-125
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Connie Champion. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
She's a great listener, easy to talk to. I feel comfortable with her and feel like she doesn't judge.
Connie is really listens to your concerns and asks questions that allow you to dig deeper. She is very low pressure and really just wants to make sure that you are meeting your goals, whatever they may be.
We have had just one session but I felt that Connie got to the heart of my problem and came up with steps to get me started on working thru my issues
Connie is down to earth. She really helps us with focusing on talking to each other even when topics are difficult or challenging. I appreciate the suggestions and recommendations during our sessions!
Connie is blunt (in a great way) and super personable and relatable. She is great at noticing things that could use adjusting and calling it out in a genuine way. Super happy!
Connie really helps me to get to the core of my issue or concern. She really listens