Therapist in Madison, Wisconsin Karyn Paisley, Therapist

Licenses: MS, LPC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 15-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Madison, Wisconsin Karyn Paisley, MS, LPC

Karyn Paisley, MS, LPC

As a creative person herself, Karyn naturally introduces creativity into her work with clients. With a strong interest in helping individuals struggling with addiction and trauma, she attends closely to each individual to discern how best to be of service. Responsive to your particular needs and sensitivities, she will adapt her approach to suit your concerns and your particular style of interacting with change. Karyn works from a client-centered approach, applying techniques based on your presenting concerns and individual needs. She values the therapeutic relationship and uses its power to help you feel safe enough to be authentically yourself. Karyn has an established mindfulness practice which she references as she encourages you to become more curious about yourself and your ways of being. She believes that in the art of being present, we can find acceptance and self compassion, even in challenging situations. Karyn has experience working with adolescents, college students, adults, and the LGBTQ+ population. She has a passion for treating trauma and is trained in TF-CBT and EMDR to assist individuals towards trauma healing and post traumatic growth . She also has experience working with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, body image, and eating disorders. Among other approaches, she integrates Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems into her work.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Centivo N Holdings
  • Common Ground Healthcare
  • ComPsych
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Exceedent
  • Health Payment Systems (HPS)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medical College of WI
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Network Health Plan
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Quartz
  • Sana Benefits
  • The Alliance
  • Trilogy
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness


  • LGBTQ+
  • Women


  • English



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

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