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Dane County Department of Human Services

Counseling and Therapy

Most people at some stage in their lives consider counseling or therapy to help maneuver through life's challenges or manage mental health. Whether you are looking for preventative care or a long-term therapist, the Dane County Department of Human Services' (DCDHS) mental health partners are non-judgmental, caring, and here to help.

Individual Therapy

DCDHS offers Individual Therapy through the following agencies:

Family Service Madison: CAPS Unit

This outpatient program was developed to help create change through mental health assessments and individualized treatment services delivered in a culturally sensitive manner.

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Journey Mental Health Center

Designed to help people with a variety of different mental and behavioral health concerns. Licensed therapists help individuals explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to develop customized plans for learning to stabilize, take care of themselves, and move forward in their desired directions.

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Group Therapy

DCDHS offers Group Therapy through the following agencies:

Journey Mental Health Center

Journey MHC's group therapy programs involve one or more therapists who lead a group of 5 to 15 participants. Most groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as substance abuse, depression, obesity, trauma, etc. Group therapy is an evidence-based approach to help people deal with behavioral health issues.

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In-Home Family Counseling

DCDHS offers In-home Family Counseling through the following agencies:

Family Service Madison

The program serves families with children ages zero to seventeen. Their in-home programs use a strength-based, family-focused approach that provides the foundation for all supportive interventions utilized in the program.

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Journey Mental Health Center

Provides in-home family counseling services for a limited number of families. In addition, they are the designated vendor for the Family Preservation program. This is an intensive 8-week in-home counseling and parenting program targeting families with young children who are at imminent risk of out of home placement.

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Resources and Referrals

Dane County Behavioral Health Resource Center

The Behavioral Health Resource Center (BHRC) is a voluntary person and family centered service designed to help any Dane County resident seek assistance and access behavioral health services in Dane County, regardless of insurance status, financial status, age, identity, ability or legal status. The BHRC assists Dane County residents from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. BHRC services are consumer led and consumer driven, meaning that the individual and family is the expert regarding their needs.

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