Michael Field is an advance practice
nurse working in Marshfield Clinic Health
System’s Behavioral Health Department.
He sees adult patients suffering from
depression, anxiety, and other mental
“I enjoy working with younger adults
who are having a difficult time dealing
with adjustment issues,” he said.
Such issues include leaving the family home,
changes in the family structure due to
divorce or death, and going off to college.
“These issues usually require a
combination of interpersonal therapy
and medications. I realized I experienced
a great deal of satisfaction by using
therapeutic communication to improve
one’s emotional well-being,” Michael said.
Michael is board-certified as an adult psychiatric and mental health nurse. He completed his graduate degree at the University of California-School of Nursing in San Francisco. A native of Madison, he worked briefly after college in Chicago and Janesville before learning of an opening at Marshfield Clinic Health System, which he knew had a very good reputation.
As a triathlete, Michael has enjoyed participating in events throughout Wisconsin. Most recently, he has come to value his involvement in Mike’s Run, an event named for Mike Hackman, a Marshfield man who suffered from depression. Michael has been involved in developing an annual conference sponsored by Mike’s Run to help increase the community’s awareness of mental health issues.