Michael Field is an advance practice nurse
working in Marshfield Clinic’s Behavioral
Health Department. He sees adult patients
suffering from depression, anxiety, and
other mental health diseases.
“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.”
Field 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, which he knew had a very good reputation.
As a triathlete, he 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 and ultimately took his own life. Field has been involved in developing an annual conference sponsored by Mike’s Run to help increase the community’s awareness of mental health issues.