Some people may only see a psychiatric prescriber occasionally for medication management; others may attend weekly individual and group therapy. Our enhanced therapy services are offered in both the office and the community. Throughout our agency-wide continuum of care, you can count on evidence-based therapy that is consumer-focused, quality-driven, trauma-informed and culturally-specific.

Individual Therapy For Adults

Individual therapy is a process by which a person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors are clinically explored by the individual and by a trained therapist. Psychiatry and medication management services may also be offered for individuals who struggle to maintain psychiatric stability in the community.

We help individuals with mental and behavioral health concerns, such as:

  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Social Anxiety

 

Individual therapy is an effective treatment method, especially when used in conjunction with group therapy and other healthy lifestyle changes.

Contact Information

New services: 608-280-2720
General information: 608-280-2700

49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711

For Individuals And Families With Mental Health And Substance Use Challenges

Studies suggest that group therapy is a very effective approach to improving one’s overall quality of life. Hearing how others cope with their challenges can offer great insight into solving one’s own. They are an important part of your treatment at Journey.

Benefits Of Group Therapy

  • Due to the nature of the group experience, individuals and families may find groups to be even more beneficial than individualized therapy sessions.
  • Groups offer a safe environment in which one can develop a skill or improve the quality of interpersonal relationships.
  • Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.
  • Journey offers a variety of groups to assist individuals with their day-to-day challenges. All groups are guided by knowledgeable staff who are concerned about the growth of each group member.

What Should I Know About Group Therapy?

  • Group therapy involves one or more therapists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 consumers. It is evidenced based.
  • Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend individual or family therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.
  • Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, trauma social anxiety, or substance use. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem.

Contact Information

New services: 608-280-2720
General information: 608-280-2700

49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711

For Families With Behavioral, Mental Health, And Substance Use Challenges

Family therapy addresses concerns involving two or more individuals in a family. Sometimes these concerns can be the result of larger family issues that have not been addressed. Journey therapists will use evidence-based practices to help you and your family members explore and confidently address your issues.

What To Expect

  • Family members may meet individually with a therapist first and then meet together.
  • Supportive counseling and psychiatry services may be available for children/youth who struggle to maintain psychiatric stability in the community.
  • We offer substance use treatment to individuals with a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health concerns. Individuals work one-on-one with therapists and in groups, learning from others with shared life experiences.
  • We also offer psychiatry for mental health issues and medication-assisted therapies for Opioid addiction, including Suboxone® and Vivitrol®.

Contact Information

New services: 608-280-2720
General information: 608-280-2700

49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711

A Substance Use Disorder Can Be Devastating To Individuals And Their Families

Journey offers treatment to individuals with a mental illness and a co-occurring substance use disorders. Individuals work one-on-one with therapists and in groups, learning from others with shared experiences.

We also offer psychiatry for mental health issues and medication-assisted substance abuse treatment for Opioid addiction, including Suboxone® and Vivitrol®.

Contact Information

New services: 608-280-2720
General information: 608-280-2700

49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711

Individuals with severe mental illness have higher rates of chronic illness, greater frequency of multiple conditions and less access to preventative and ongoing medical care. In fact, individuals with severe mental illness tend to die 25 years younger than individuals without the disorders.

Journey to Health and Wellness is our integrated physical health care program. It is designed to help individuals who do not have health insurance or regularly visit their primary care physician. This program is made possible through a federal grant administered by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration); UnityPoint – Meriter; and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals must be diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, including schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, major depression with severe psychotic symptoms, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD or SPMI/substance use disorders are eligible to enroll in the program.

Program Offerings

  • Health checkups, follow-up, and referrals for medical care
  • Health and substance use screenings
  • Peer wellness coaching
  • Wellness classes including:
  • Exercise
  • Weight loss and management
  • Restful sleep
  • Healthy eating
  • Stress management

Contact Information

New services: 608-280-3145
General information: 608-280-2700

49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711

If you have been convicted of a DUI while operating a vehicle or boat, chances are you have been court-ordered to receive an assessment.

You may be facing potentially serious consequences and this can feel overwhelming and stressful. Knowing how our process works may help relieve some of this anxiety.

What Are Your First Steps?

  • Call or email to set up an appointment for an assessment.
  • At your appointment, you will complete a history, an alcohol and drug questionnaire, and a mental health assessment.
  • Your appointment will last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. During this time we will further explore the context of your alcohol and drug use, as well as the impact it is having on your life.
  • Based on what is learned, recommendations are made, if appropriate, to address any concerns related to your alcohol and drug use.

Contact Information

Call 608-280-2630
General information: 608-280-2700

25 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711

The Alternative Sanctions Program provides initial screening, assessment, and referrals to appropriate treatment for individuals in jail diversion programs of three Dane County Treatment Courts:

  • OWI Treatment Court for repeat intoxicated drivers.
  • Drug Treatment Court for high-risk individuals charged with a drug-driven felony offense.
  • Drug Diversion Court monitors for medium-risk individuals charged with a drug-driven felony offense, driven by drugs. The felonies are non-violent and did not involve weapons.

Initiating Services

  • All consumers in Alternative Sanctions are court-ordered and each Treatment Court has different expectations.
  • Your screening will be completed by a professional clinician.

Success

  • Seventy percent of individuals arrested for the first time on drug charges do not re-offend if they successfully complete a Drug Diversion Court program. That’s 15 percent better than the national average.
  • The Drug Court Diversion Program alone saved 9,973 days of incarceration and, as a result, $1.2 million in jail costs in 2015.

Contact Information

Call 608-280-2652
General information: 608-280-2700

25 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711

Ujima Program services are dedicated to promoting the positive self-identity and quality of life of African American families who are affected by substance use disorders, trauma, and other mental health concerns.

What To Expect

  • Ujima provides individual, group and family sessions addressing substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors, with case management and integrated psychiatric services.
  • Individuals and families can participate in the UJIMA Treatment program for up to 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • At least one adult family member must have a substance use disorder and be willing to participate in alcohol and other drug abuse treatment
  • Priority will be given to families who have children under age 18.

Contact Information

Call 608-280-2519

General Information: 608-280-2700

49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711

What To Expect

  • Services provided in Spanish are based on assessment and include therapy, AODA counseling and psychiatry.
  • Access to services occurs within two to three weeks of referral.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible individuals include Spanish speaking adult residents of Dane County who find it difficult to access traditional mental health and substance abuse services.

Contact Information

608-280-2510
608-280-2495 (Spanish bilingual line)

49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711