Ratings for Dr. Brian J. Cagle
Best psychologist in Green Bay. Makes you think and work through your issues with limited guidance. He makes you do the work involved with healing and coming to grips with your problem(s). So much better than a Dr that just sits and talks at you. I prefer his interactive approach. It can frustrate me but in the end I am better for each session we have had.
Worst psychiatrist I have ever seen. No psychiatrist can ask you ten questions or less on your background and know exactly what your problems are. What he does is assume and if the patient tries to disagree with him he will twist what he says in attempt to make it sounds better. The man doesn't clearly care about his patients and honestly should not be in practice. His staff on the other hand was nice and very wonderful.
Dr. Cagle was the first counselor I saw. To get right to the point, he has a "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" mentality that can be a good thing and a bad thing. What I mean by this is that if you just need to wake up, and pull yourself up by the bootstraps, he will be perfect for you. But if you need help identifying the cause or root of your negative beliefs about self, the world, future etc. he's not the shrink for you, in my opinion. I personally believe that his boot straps approach is a bit of a cop out on his part. By having this approach, he can tell you to "suck it up" instead of getting down to your level and helping you see things from a different point of view. I think he lacks sensitivity, and I think there are days where he shows up and just doesn't give a sh** (just like anyone else). That said, he does have some wisdom to share, but the process of getting that wisdom out from him is painfully slow. For the longest time I thought it was my fault that I wasn't getting much from his sessions, but after I switched counselors, I resolved huge issues within a couple sessions. My time with him was unfulfilling for the most part, and for how busy his schedule is (very), I recommend you look elsewhere.
Dr. Cagle has a unique approach that was not only so life altering for me, but it was, oddly enough, done in an efficient way! You can't be a "couch potato" when seeing Dr. Cagle. If you want someone to be just a good listener and let you talk for many years about all your problems, this is not the psychologist for you. He gets to the heart of your pain and it can be painfully beneficial. If you want to find the light through all the darkness and come alive (and not be on your death bed before you finally reach that point), then don't put off seeing this strong, encouraging, gifted psychologist.
I have seen quite a few different counselors before finally going to Dr. Cagle. He has helped me over come many things that the others have not been able to, he makes me work hard and figure out things myself which can be frustrating/paiful sometimes, but seems to be the only real way to move forward. Before I started going to Dr Cagle I was a self loathing, depressed, unhealthy individual, now I am about to graduate college, healthier than I have been in a long itme and feeling wonderful about my future. This took a lot of hard work with my sessions with Dr Cagle. Thank you Dr Cagle for believing in me. His style isn't for everyone, but there is a reason why he does what he does.
I saw him for years. He played a lot of mind games. He told me I would never amount to anything, I would never succeed and get past my issues. Stopped seeing him and now I am working, married, and have happily moved on in my life. Once I stopped seeing him my issues seemed to resolve with a more positive Dr. in my corner.
my 22 yo son was have major issues with pain an self medicating. even though he lives in our home and we provide for him, the dr. office has a policy of not taking to us because there is no signed form saying they can. to make a long story short, we sent my son off to a rehab center for 6 weeks. within that time he had missed 3 appts with cagle. now that my son is back and drug free cagle will no longer see my son because of missed appts. their office claimed they called my home and there were no answers. what would it matter they wouldnt be able to talk to us anyways.. i just think its their way of saying they are so busy they dont need us. its scary because we need them.
I cant rate him very high as a professional, his behavior towards my son was not acceptable. He got mad at me for canceling one appointment and rescheduling because I had to work?? He let me know he wasnt happy. He told my son during mid session to "Get up and leave" when my son left he said " our sessions are done because your son told me I lied". I told him, there is a REASON we were there, obviously there were problems and HE was the counselor, and should know that. He told me it was done. He did not care about helping my son, or working with him. He seemed mad about me rescheduling the one appointment, as he told me" what is more important?" I said" if I dont work, you wont get paid". I think he is very unprofessional and uncaring.
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