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Bakir Abushhiwa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults, couples and families. Bakir has been practicing in Wisconsin since 2017. Just as each individual is unique, so too should their therapy be. I take evidence based therapies and tailor them to the needs of my clients, bringing about change to support a higher quality of life through reducing suffering and promoting greater health. Interventions and theories play an important role in how a therapist supports bringing about change, but change can be limited if there isn’t a solid therapeutic relationship. Through trust, genuineness, empathy and a non judgmental stance I try to meet my clients where they are at. Working collaboratively, we will embark on setting mutually agreed upon goals and support collaborative problem solving around how best to support bringing about change in your life. Some of the problems I support people through are; depression, anxiety, trauma, relational stressors, eating disorders, behavioral problems, body image, grief and loss, life adjustments, and those seeking general counseling and support. 


Behavioral Health

Behavioral Activation for Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Exposure Therapies for Specific Phobias

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

Mental Health Services

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Clinic
(608) 282-8200 | | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Psychiatry

Professional Certifications and Education

Education University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.