Journey Mental Health Center was founded in 1948 as a private, non-profit agency.

Tanya Lettman-Shue
Tanya Lettman-Shue, President & CEO


We’re so glad you’re here!

Thank you for visiting the Journey Mental Health Center website. We're a nonprofit behavioral health agency serving Dane and Columbia Counties. We are dedicated to delivering quality behavioral healthcare services to our community members.

On this site, you will find descriptions of our programs, our locations, contact information, and a listing of the services we provide.

Looking for a new career? Please visit our Careers page to view a listing of our open positions. Check out our Resources page to find upcoming events, trainings, or to read our blog. Want to make a difference? Visit our Donate page.

Whether you are here to access services for you or someone you love or just curious about our agency, we’ve got something for you.

Let’s go!

WHAT we do

We help people live in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.

We know recovery from mental health and substance use disorders is possible. We work with people receiving services on their unique path from hope to recovery, helping them build healthier, more productive and meaningful lives.

Want to learn more about Journey Mental Helath Center? Check out our agency informational video!

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WHY journey mental health

What sets us apart

Evidence-Based Practice

We track what works. We can show you our outcomes. Our providers are experts in suicide risk assessment, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. Our treatment philosophy is to provide evidenced based services in the least restrictive setting. It is culturally appropriate and recovery-oriented.

Clinical Excellence

We offer mental health and substance abuse services to individuals across their life span. We treat consumers in settings their homes, neighborhood and senior centers, and schools. Our experienced multidisciplinary staff provides psychiatric, social work, rehabilitation, nursing, psychological, and peer support.

Trauma-Informed Care

No one is immune to the impact of trauma. Left untreated, it can result in a lifetime of mental health and substance use disorder challenges, crime, violence, family problems and more. Journey helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment by emphasizing physical, psychological and emotional safety.


The Journey Professional Development and Training Department is an accredited ACEP provider through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and awards Continuing Education hours for designated trainings. Journey staff earn CE's and community members can earn CE's for a broad array of trainings covering topics from Ethics and Boundaries to Trauma Informed Care. View Trainings

On-Site Pharmacy

Have all of your medications filled at Journey…right after your appointment. You can also have them delivered or mailed to your home at no cost! Our multiple packaging options make taking medications simple. Genoa Healthcare operates Journey’s in-house pharmacy for the convenience of our consumers.

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OUR values

Who We Are

Our mission is supported by our values of Belonging, Integrity, Collaboration, Hope, Compassion and Equity. We work together to keep families together by providing them with the tools to manage stress, set and achieve positive goals, and maintain stability. We work with people from marginalized groups to ensure their full and active participation in the community around them. We try at all times to be harbingers and nurturers of hope and recovery.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What We Believe In

We believe in nurturing belonging, promoting and being.

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Journey By the Numbers

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Crisis calls received in 2023


Consumers Served in 2023




Years in Business