Karsten Hultquist, MS, LPCA
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Karsten Hultquist, MS, provides mental health therapy to children, adolescents, and adults at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic (BWC). His work is primarily focused on anxiety related disorders which includes generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, as well as depressive disorders. He is available for in-person sessions, as well as virtual sessions.
Karsten is not taking new clients at this time.
Cognitive Behavioral Approach
Karsten received his Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Arizona. He then went on to obtain his Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During his education, Karsten participated in multiple research labs where he conducted studies on topics related to anxiety, brain physiology, and the process of grieving.
Karsten's main theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the objective of altering negative thought patterns and unhelpful behaviors. Beyond using CBT, Karsten approaches therapy from a non-judgmental viewpoint which allows clients to fully express themselves. He believes in the importance of seeing each client as an individual who holds their own individual beliefs and values.
Compassionate Care for Youth and Parents
Karsten loves working with youth. In Wisconsin, he worked extensively with the Mobile Crisis Team at the Behavioral Health Division hospital of Milwaukee, Through this work he acquired a unique and diversified counseling skillset responding to calls regarding youth who experience suicidal ideation, emotional dysregulation, and behavioral issues. He works with a wide variety of individuals from different ethnicities, economic backgrounds, age groups, and mental health symptoms. This includes work with families, school systems, and other mental health professionals to help set up an appropriate support system to meet a youth’s needs, along with providing direct individual and family-based interventions. He has extensive experience providing direct interventions to parents in crisis as well, to help them re-regulate emotions and better support their children’s mental health needs.