Substance Abuse Counselor Milwaukee WI

Substance abuse counselors provide treatment for alcoholism, substance abuse and substance addiction. Counselors may facilitate group therapy and recommend drug therapy treatment. They may also guide drug addicts through the process of detoxification. See below for more information and to gain access to substance abuse counselors in Milwaukee, WI who provide substance abuse counseling and other mental health services.

Ms. Sheryl Van Haren
Sheryl A. Van Haren, MSW
(414) 479-9779
7635 W. Bluemound Road Suite206
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Wisconsin
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Jill Bley-Klink
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N. Port Washington Rd. #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Wisconsin
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Cynthia Midcalf
Lake Country Counseling Services
(262) 691-2980
325 Forest Grove Drive Suite 201
Pewaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: M.S., SAC
Licensed in Wisconsin
3 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Stre
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Kathryn Rutishauser
(414) 263-9110
316 N Milwaukee St.
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: UW-Milwaukee
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Aurora Behavioral Health Services
(877) 666-7223
1220 Dewey Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI
Specialties
Dissociative Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Susan Kalensky
Red Oak Counseling, Ltd
(262) 780-1020
12970 W. Bluemound Road Suite 308
Elm Grove, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, NCC, SASA
Licensed in Wisconsin
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaw
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Jill Goldsworthy
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N. Port Washington Rd. #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Aurora Healthcare
(877) 465-7122
Aurora Healthcare1220 Dewey Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI
Specialties
Addiction, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Bipolar Disorder
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

Janice Gnas
(414) 369-2950
STAR Consulting & Associates, LLC230 W. Wells St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Addiction, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Robin C Raber
(414) 501-2664
Be Well Counseling LLC805 E. Keefe ave Milwaukee WI 53212
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Addiction, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: UW Milwaukee School of Social Welfare
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Drug Addiction Treatment Options

Disorders - Drug Addiction
Written by Gloria MacTaggart   

If you’re reading an article about drug addiction treatment, chances are that you, or someone you care about, are having a drug problem and you’re trying to find out how to fix it. The problem may be new, or may have been going on for years. Whichever is the case, it’s vital to use the right treatment method for your situation if you don’t want to still be dealing with the problem years from now.

What are your options?

Out-patient treatment: Often these programs are the least successful. A drug addict needs help getting through the pain of withdrawal. The symptoms can be so severe that addicts take the drug again to get relief, despite the fact that they really want to quit. There is also the problem of environment. Staying in the same environment where the person took drugs, with all the same problems, friends, habits, and so on, makes it very difficult for them to change.

Detox programs: While supervised detox programs can help an addict get off a drug safely and make sure their basic needs are taken care of during the process, a true addict will often need follow up in an addiction treatment center. The detox center helps them through the withdrawal process, but doesn’t not address the issues that caused them to take drugs in the first place. Many addicts make the mistake of thinking that once they’ve stopped taking the drug, they’ll be able to stay off it on their own. Generally, that’s not the case – although there are exceptions.

Narcotics Anonymous: Like Alcoholics Anonymous, this program has helped a lot of people. But many also drop out and relapse. And others find themselves going to meetings for the rest of their lives. Some go several times a day. But the reason they need the daily support, for years on end, is because the cause of their addiction was never successfully addressed – as it would be in a good addiction treatment center.

Drug replacement therapy: The most widely known replacement drug is methadone. People who formerly took heroin or other narcotics take methadone instead. They’re still addicted, but they’ve switched to methadone. Methadone is extremely difficult to kick, much worse than heroin, and people sometimes wind up on it for the rest of their lives. Methadone advocates often lead addicts to believe that the drugs they’ve taken have caused irreparable brain damage that will prevent them from ever being able to function without drugs of some sort or other. However, people are generally not tested to see if this actually is the case so they go on methadone for no good reason; they could have been actually cured of their addiction and the problems that set them off in that direction in the first place had they done a different type of treatment.

Short-term residential drug rehab: These programs usually last for 30 days; enough time for the person to get through withdrawal, but not m...

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