ABOUT DR. ERNST
Dr. John Ernst has over 36 years of diverse psychological experience. He treats individual adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Dr. Ernst has extensive media experience, including live radio and television broadcasts, as well as writing newspaper columns and internet blogs about psychological issues. He has numerous positive patient satisfaction endorsements which underscore his expertise as a highly effective, ethical, and professional clinician.
GENERAL AREAS OF TREATMENT
Depression and mood Changing dysfunctional habits ADHD
Anxiety and stress Child and teenager issues Workplace issues
Anger management Family therapy Living with purpose
Relationship/martial issues Life coaching Parenting skills
Adjustment to life issues Men's issues Self-esteem building
Finding optimism and humor in life
Dr. Ernst utilizes a friendly, straightforward approach that explores how a person's thinking can affect their emotions and behavior (cognitive-behavioral). He uses humor when appropriate, yet is goal and results-oriented. Dr. Ernst is an active listener and he provides all individuals appropriate respect, no matter their age. He strives to deliver outstanding quality care to achieve real-world solutions.
Dr. Ernst emphasizes positive, intentional living skills and he adapts the therapeutic experience to meet the specific needs of each individual. He assists people in examining and overcoming life's challenges, ultimately providng them with enhanced personal strategies and tools to attain improved emotional coping skills, healthy behavioral choices, and increased personal satisfaction.
SPECIALTY AREAS-ADULTS & COUPLES
Dr. Ernst is exceptinally qualified in determining realisitc strategies and solutions for individual adults and couples who may face life challenges including depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, fears, employment concerns, divorce, relationship issues, conflict resolution, self-esteem issues, procrastination, and other daily struggles of life.
SPECIALTY AREAS-CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY
Children and adolescents can have a wide-range of developmental issues and struggles that affect their personal lives as well as their families. Dr. Ernst can assist in exploring positive strategies for oppositional-defiant behavior, ADHD, school performance, coping with divorce, effective parenting and conflict resolution skills and improved, coordinated parenting. Dr. Ernst also addresses child and adolescent concerns regarding self-esteem building, peer acceptance, anxiety reduction, anger, forming a healthy identity, making constructive behavioral choices, enhancing social skills, and healthy ways to grow into responsible, accountable individuals.
EDUCATION AND LICENSES
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology-University of Memphis
MS in Clinical Psychology-Marquette University
Licensed Professional Counselor-State of Wisconsin