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Psychologist and Therapist in Racine, Wisconsin,
Alyson Gerdes, PhD

Provider Type: Psychologist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

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
  • Alliance
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aurora
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • Common Ground Healthcare
  • ComPsych
  • Exceedent
  • Forward Health
  • Humana
  • Mission Point aka Ascension
  • Network Health
  • Optum
  • Quartz – Unity Health
  • Trilogy
  • WEA Trust
  • Wisconsin Physician Services


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


  • English



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