‘A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor.’

Use life’s challenges to Thrive & evolve… I’ll help you learn how!                 

AK Counseling, INC. Relationship Counseling Madison, WI

“I’m feeling so much more hopeful than I have in a long time! I am sooo grateful for you. You’re very gifted in knowing what is needed and how to go about it.”                                                                                                     – JM, 42-year-old


              Marriage Counseling


Private. Trustworthy. Effective.

Therapy for Couples & Adults.

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Alison Kilkelly, LCSW Licensed Therapist & Relationship Expert

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“In 2 sessions with you, I’ve learned more than I have in 5 years from other therapists! It feels so good to finally be making progress…These are changes that will last.”   

 – AP, 38-year-old



“Thank you for more than you’ll ever know. You rescued me from wasting my life in a toxic relationship.”    

 – KJ, 43-year-old


“For once, my husband and I were able to discuss finances without blowing up at each other. This made it easier to address other hot topics in our marriage.”   
– PM, 46-year-old 
“Alison, I wanted you to know how deeply grateful I am for all the ways you’ve contributed to my personal growth. Thanks you for being non-shaming, valuing a holistic approach, and teaching me how to re-frame things. Your words of affirmation have also been timely and restorative. You are incredibly gifted in your work and I’ve given away all your business cards to friends and health professionals who plan to pass your name along to others.”                                                                                                        – BB, 30-year old 
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       marriage counseling   Romantic, Personal, & Professional Relationships

      marriage counseling   Healthy Communication | Conflict Resolution

      marriage counseling   Pre-Marital | Separation | Infidelity | Divorce 

      marriage counseling   Life Transitions or Cross-Roads | Self-Development

      marriage counseling   Depression | Anxiety 

      marriage counseling   Making Therapy fun!

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First and foremost, my approach is non-judgmental and non-shaming.

My personality is very caring, interested, relaxed, and down to earth and I really do want to hear what is weighing on you. So, my office is your therapy space and provides a very safe environment to discuss difficult topics of any kind.


Therapy isn’t always heavy. 

There can be levity. In fact, I encourage it. Without dismissing the gravity or importance of something, this makes the therapeutic work enjoyable and memorable for lasting impact!

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Now, do you know what you are looking for?

Advice? Direction? Simply need someone to listen? You might know exactly what you want to accomplish and want support getting there, or you may need help exploring and identifying what’s wrong and what’s next.


Either way, I am your enthused co-pilot!


Some sessions will bring immediate change, like feelings of relief or confidence. you’ll love that the majority of the tools and skill-building we discuss are simple and not time-intensive, therefore, you can easily sustain your change outside of our time together.




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Remember, engaging in therapy is a phenomenal expression of self-care and HIGHLY ENCOURAGED in order to be the very best version of yourself (e.g. the best spouse, employee, parent, etc).  I can’t stress enough, SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH.


And, only you can do it for yourself… which is good news! You aren’t reliant on someone or something else to create the best version of yourself!


Therapy is beneficial regardless of the magnitude of your concerns and whether or not you stay in a relationship. What you learn now you will carry forward.


And, making the appointment is an easy first step!


Therapy makes your growth, healing, and change processes easier, more focused, and much more efficient than doing it alone.

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Accessible. My clients really value that I am easily accessible via phone, text, and email in between our sessions because they get prompt support when a significant challenge arises.

Immediate. Appointments are typically available within two weeks, and crisis appointments are usually accommodated within 24-48 hours.

Digital. If proximity or time constraints make in-person visits a challenge we can meet via Zoom (HIPAA-compliant video conferencing).

Flexible. Sessions are 60, 75, or 90 minutes (longer by request). If we hit a great stride near the end of our scheduled time and both our schedules allow, we can continue our appointment to maximize your progress.

Private. My cozy therapy room is located in a low-profile, quiet building on the near west side of Madison (Hilldale Area). Your personal information and the content of our sessions are kept confidential. My practice is not subject to annual state audits, as large clinics are where client files are reviewed by state personnel.

Solution-Focused. Many of my clients are looking for input, direction, and solutions. My approach to therapy is practical and expedites your change process.

Comfort. Your comfort is a priority and I will do my best to provide it. Please ask for what may help you! 

Fun & Effective. The testimonials say it all.

Get support from AK Counseling, so you aren’t alone in your efforts to change, heal, or make hard decisions. Create a better life for yourself, starting now. 

Lastly, I look forward to hearing from you!

Click Here to Get Scheduled! 


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