Brishel Paulman

License: APSW

Sees: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families

Treatment Specialties: Brishel’s therapeutic approach hopes to empower, help and support clients to allow for optimal growth and development around difficult situations and experiences. She provides an empathetic and solution-focused space for clients to openly express any and all emotions, struggles and/or stressors. Brishel’s goal is to collaborate with clients to create a comfortable and clear plan to move forward in making positive change. She has experience in multiple areas, including but not limited to: eating disorders, anxiety, depression, boundaries and coping skills in reaction stress and/or life-altering events. Brishel is happy to work with clients of all ages, demographics, backgrounds and is LGBTQ+ friendly.

Training and ExperienceBrishel completed her Master’s degree in Clinical and Behavioral Social Work from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa in 2021. She also attained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with minors in both Psychology and Human Services Concentration from Edgewood College in 2019. Brishel has completed a variety of internships and jobs to gain as much experience as possible, including: 

  • Gereatric and Dementia Friendly Social Work with DeForest Area Community and Senior Center (2018)
  • School Social Work with DeForest Area School District (2019-2021)
  • Mental Health Therapy internship with Marriage and Family Solutions (2021)
  • My Choice WI- Family Care Care Management (2021-2023)
  • EMDR Basic Training provider

TechniquesBrishel practices a client-centered, strength-based, EMDR, and solution-focused approach. With the use of different narrative perspectives, thought processes and emotional evaluation, Brishel hopes to empower and remind clients of their own strength presenting situations.