Meet Bill


My name is Bill Mulcahy. I am new to Lighthouse Counseling but have been working as a psychotherapist since 2002 in the Waukesha County area. I graduated from UW-Whitewater with an MS in Counseling Education in 2002. I work with families, couples, and individuals 13 years and older.

Robert Frost once wrote, “the best way out is always through.” For me, helping clients through life struggles and challenges is less of a technique and more of an art form of creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients to tap into and nurture their own inner and outer resources. 

It’s an amazing journey to walk with clients through their discovery of self and well- being. Most of the time, I find this means helping clients to re learn how to feel and deal with the realities of a situation on a deep level, not just cognitively.

I believe that clients should leave counseling with actual practices that they can use to better their lives and relationships. For some this might be a breathing exercise or mindfulness skills, for others it might means assertiveness training or the freedom that comes from processing deep wounds from childhood through parts work or EMDR.

Some of my specialty areas include:

Coping skills
Grief and mourning
Medical issues including cancer
Family and Relation conflict
Mind, Body Spirit
Work/life balance
IFS parts work
Abuse and neglect
After divorce adjustment

On a personal note: I am married, have six children, two with autism, and am part of an incredible blended family. On my off time, I write children’s books and run a company called Kids Cope Now which provides books and tools for kids in the hospital and/or going through medical experiences. Please feel free to check out my books Zach Gets Frustrated and Zach Apologizes (Published by Free Spirit 2012) and my newest book Zoey Goes to the Hospital (Self-published, 2015) and its accompanying Zoey Coloring Book.  My website is I love music, nature and hanging out with the people I love.

It would be an honor to walk with you or your family member on the next step of your/their journey. Peace.

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