Psychologist and Therapist in Racine, Wisconsin Alyson Gerdes, Psychologist

License: PhD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in Racine, Wisconsin Alyson Gerdes, PhD

Alyson Gerdes, PhD

Dr. Alyson Gerdes is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2004. She has been a faculty member at Marquette University (MU) since 2004. At MU, Dr. Gerdes trains clinical psychology doctoral students and conducts research on childhood ADHD and student wellness. She joined the LifeStance (formerly Cornerstone Counseling) team in 2021 and sees clients 1 day/week. She is an empathetic listener who enjoys working with children, teens, and adults.

When working with children who are experiencing ADHD or behavioral issues, Dr. Gerdes works within a behavioral framework. This involves working with the child and his/her parents to identify and better manage day-to-day concerns, such as noncompliance, and problem times, like homework hour.

When working with children, teens, and adults who are experiencing anxiety or mood issues, Dr. Gerdes primarily relies on cognitive-behavioral strategies to improve daily functioning. This involves working compassionately and collaboratively to identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts, change negative patterns of behavior, and identify and use effective coping strategies.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna-Medicare
  • Aurora Health Care (Advocate)
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Carelon (Elevance/Anthem)
  • Carelon (Elevance/Anthem)-Medicare
  • Centivo N Holdings
  • Chorus Community Health Plan
  • Common Ground Healthcare
  • ComPsych
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Dean Health Plan-Medicare
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)-Medicare
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)-EAP
  • Evernorth (Cigna)-Medicare
  • Exceedent
  • Health Payment Systems (HPS)
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners-Medicare
  • Humana
  • Humana-Medicare
  • Medical College of WI
  • Medicare
  • Mission Point
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Network Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan-Medicare
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)-EAP
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)-Medicare
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)-VA Community Care Network
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Quartz
  • Sana Benefits
  • Sana Benefits-Medicare
  • The Alliance
  • Trilogy
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills


  • Men
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Alyson Gerdes. You can also call 262-789-1191 to have someone assist you.

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