A Counseling Relationship to Guide You on Your Journey


If you’re thinking about starting therapy, you’ve taken the first important step on the path to a sense of true, embodied well-being. It’s a journey that takes courage and commitment, and it ends with a renewed sense of emotional freedom, increased self-acceptance, and a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you.

I’m Sheryl Lilke. As a professional counselor in Madison, WI, I’m devoted to supporting you on this challenging and transformational journey. I’m also a fellow traveler.

As I’ve traveled my own path to wellness, I’ve discovered that no single philosophy or intervention holds all the answers to life’s many challenges. When you and I work together, we’ll draw from a variety of counseling approaches including:

  • Somatic Psychology, which tells us that the physical sensations we experience in our bodies hold deep meaning and amazing transformational power.

  • Mindfulness, which enhances psychotherapy by teaching us how to be fully present with our moment-to-moment experience in a curious, non-judgmental way.

  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a method of processing trauma and PTSD that has been proven to reduce the negative effects of distressing thoughts, images, emotions, and body sensations. As a Level II certified EMDR therapist, I have extensive experience using EMDR therapy as an extremely effective treatment for PTSD as well as trauma-related anxiety and depression.

  • Emotional resourcing, which enables us to access our innate sense of grounding, resilience, and self-compassion.

  • Good old-fashioned talk therapy, because nothing else matches the healing power of a trusting, intimate relationship with another human being.

If you’ve come to a roadblock on your path - anxiety, depression, confusion, PTSD – I’m confident we can get you moving forward again.

Learn more about me and how we can work together.

Hiker taking steps on counseling journey.