Last updated: 1/7/2020

Paulette M. Sears, LPC (920) 682-4804
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
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Licensed Professional Counselor

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Over the past 20 years, I have provided counseling services to individuals, couples, children, and families.

Although I have training to treat a wide range of issues, my particular areas of expertise include adoption, trauma, problem gambling, and attachment issues.

Visit my webpage at to learn more about me to browse my multiple resources. Also, you can set up an appointment with me on my electronic scheduling page by clicking on the "Book an Appointment" link.

Focusing on:
Adoption/Foster Care Attachment Disorders Depression Grief/Loss Parenting Issues Phobias Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Domestic Violence Education/Personal Development Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Pain Management Postpartum Depression Selective Mutism Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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Paulette Sears Counseling, LLC
927A S. 8th Street, Suite 300
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 682-4804

Contact: Paulette Sears

Office Hours:
Mon11:30am – 5:30am
Tue11:30am – 5:30pm
Wed11:30am – 5:30pm
Thu11:30am – 5:30pm
Fri8:00am – 1:00pm
SatBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 hours

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 3 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 21

WI - LPC [3228-125]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Level II Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $140
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $140

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral

AETNA (Open Choice) Humana Wisconsin Health Organization Insurance Corporation
Affinity Health System (Network Health Plan PPO) Magellan Behavioral Health
Alliance Managed Health Network
Anthem Health Plans MultiPlan/WPPN's HealthEOS
APS Healthcare Network Health Plan
Beacon Health OptumHealth
Benefit Plan Administrators Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Prevea Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield United (Compcare Health Services Ins. Corp.) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA HealthCare United Healthcare
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
Dean Health Plan WEA Trust
First Health (Network) Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS Preferred Advantage Plus/NCHPP/NCHPP Plus)
Humana (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Step Families Suicidal
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral EMDR Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Prevention Psycho-Educational Relational Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Focusing Gottman Method Holistic Humanistic Hypnosis Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Meditation/Relaxation Narrative Therapy Play Therapy Psychodynamic Reiki Sandplay Therapy Schema Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations