Trisha Picard, MSW, LCSW

program lead


My counseling approach is grounded in the belief that all people possess the potential for growth and the ability to recover from adversity.  As your therapist I want you to feel empowered, understood, and supported, but also challenged to move forward toward your goals. I enjoy collaborating and walking with clients as they gain insight, build new skills, and learn to manage life’s stressors. I currently work with individuals ages 15 and older. I most commonly utilize mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral approaches through a person-centered and strength-based lens. I have specialized training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and I co-facilitate the agency’s DBT Program, which offers intensive and structured group and individual therapy for those struggling with extreme emotional dysregulation.  I am also trained in brainspotting, a powerful technique that combines brain-based and talk therapies. 

 My over ten years of experience in nonprofit, residential, outpatient, and community settings have allowed me to work with a variety of complex issues ranging from depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, trauma/PTSD, domestic violence, grief and loss, dementia, caregiver stress, and family conflict.   

 In my free time I enjoy participating in community theater, taking in concerts and musical theater performances, traveling, baking, and spending time with family.” 



Personality Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Aging & Caregivers

Trauma Disorders



Grief Support Specialist Certificate

Brainspotting Phase 1 & 2


Masters of Social Work - University of Wisconsin Madison

Bachelors of Science in Social Welfare - University of Wisconsin Madison

Grief Support Specialist Certificate