John Ernst, Ph.D., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

West Allis Stress Management Clinic: (414) 329-7000

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 conducted numerous speaking engagements for corporations and the general public and is featured on The Wellness Network, reaching more than 12 million patients and caregivers at over 3,000 hospitals and clinics nationally. Dr. Ernst has numerous positive patient satisfaction endorsements which underscore his expertise as a highly effective, ethical, and professional clinician.

Areas of Specialty

  • Depression and mood
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Anger management
  • Relationship/marital issues
  • Adjustment to life issues
  • Finding optimism and humor in life
  • Changing dysfunctional habits
  • Child and teenager issues
  • Family therapy
  • Life coaching
  • Men’s issues
  • ADHD
  • Workplace issues
  • Living with purpose
  • Parenting skills
  • Self-esteem building

Areas of Specialty - Adults & Couples

Dr. Ernst is exceptionally qualified in determining realistic 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.

Areas of Specialty - 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.

Care Philosophy

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 providing them with enhanced personal strategies and tools to attain improved emotional coping skills, healthy behavioral choices, and increased personal satisfaction.

Education and Licenses

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology – University of Memphis
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology – Marquette University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor – State of Wisconsin
  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
  • Certified Telemental Health Professional (CTMH)

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