Bakir Abushhiwa, LMFT

  • Behavioral Health


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.

University affiliation
  • Department of Psychiatry

Practice locations

  • 2275 Deming 748348-8376
    2275 Deming 748348-8376
    2275 Deming Way Clinic Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Clinic
    • 2275 Deming Way, Suite 180 / Middleton, WI
    • (608) 282-8200
    • Closed now
    • At the 2275 Deming Way Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Clinic, UW Health psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors are here to help you and your family with an array of treatment options, including both medications and therapy.

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Education & credentials

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


Additional conditions and treatments
  • 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 Therapies for Specific Phobias
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
  • Mental Health Services
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy