Mental Health/Substance Abuse Treatment

Outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment provides goal focused, time limited therapy services. Therapy services utilize evidence-based practices including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • EMDR
  • Medication assisted substance use disorder treatment
  • Individual, group, and family therapy

Topics for groups include:

  • Mindfulness and coping skills
  • Substance abuse recovery
  • Anger management
  • Trauma

Specialty groups include:

  • Alternative sanctions participants
  • Spanish speakers
  • Gay men
  • African American women and men.
  • Women, men and co-ed options.

Therapy is provided by master’s and doctoral level therapists, many of who are also licensed addictions professionals. Treatment is individualized, culturally competent, trauma informed, and client centered. Individuals work with a primary therapist to make a recovery plan, establish goals and determine the estimated length of treatment.

Individuals may be referred to a psychiatrist, physician’s assistant or an advanced practice nurse prescriber for a medication evaluation. Psychiatry for mental health issues and medication-assisted substance abuse treatment, including Suboxone® and Vivitrol® are available. Individuals prescribed medications receive support from psychiatric nursing staff. Groups focus on wellness, recovery, resiliency, physical health and medication related services.

Case management and counseling services are available for individuals in need of long term support while receiving psychiatric or addiction treatment medications. Individuals who have successfully completed therapy services may be referred for ongoing case management and supportive counseling.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals seeking services, or being referred, typically meet criteria for a DSM-V diagnosis as determined by a comprehensive mental health and/or substance abuse assessment. Common presenting issues include:

  • Depression or other mood disorder
  • Anxiety/Fears
  • Substance use disorders
  • PTSD, dissociation, and other trauma related issues
  • Serious stress reactions and adjustment disorders
  • Family problems
  • Parenting concerns
  • Tourette’s or tic disorders
  • Anger, impulse control, and conduct problems
  • Developmental disorders

Additionally, the individual’s current symptoms do not meet criteria for a more intensive level of treatment (e.g., inpatient care, CSP). There is a reasonable likelihood the person will benefit from outpatient treatment. The individual shows through participation in scheduled sessions, the desire to form a treatment alliance and work on mutually agreed treatment goals. The individual is eligible for treatment within the confines of Journey Mental Health Center contracts and funding guidelines.

Contact Information

To schedule an intake appointment, contact Central Intake at 608-280-2720. Central Intake is located at 49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711. Se habla Espanol.