Counseling & Therapies









School Centered Mental Health

LSS is proud to partner with Marquette University and Milwaukee Public Schools on the MPS Success Center. Check out this article about the program and read more below to learn about the ways our outstanding counselors, therapists and family coaches deliver holistic School-Centered Mental Health services to students and their families.

Our School Centered Mental Health (SCMH) initiative is designed to utilize Milwaukee schools as a health and wellness connector for groups both in and outside of the classroom including children, parents, siblings, families and neighbors. This multi-layered target group will benefit from services that reach beyond traditional school based mental health programs to include trauma-informed therapy, family coaching, behavior interventions and education/training and assessment. Partnerships with community health systems will also provide preventative health focused home visits, medication monitoring and care coordination with physicians and other medical providers.

School-Centered Mental Health Model


2022 School Centered Mental Health Final Report




Partners of Change

A New Vision for School Mental Health Services

All children and families deserve access to culturally appropriate, comprehensive and preventative mental health services that partner with schools and families to prepare Wisconsin students for academic success and successful transition into adulthood.

The Partners of Change (PoC) committee is a coordinated group of individuals, community organizers, schools, coalitions, donors and healthcare providers committed to improving children’s mental health in Wisconsin. We believe in action, not just discussion. This is an urgent issue, and we are using our collective expertise to influence policy change at the state level including Medicaid changes, and increased funding.

If you would like more information on Partners of Change please email

Partners of Change Materials

POC One Page Handout

Partners of Change Video In partnership with Rogers In Health

White Paper

In the News

Counseling groups in schools

In collaboration with other community partners, LSS offers FACE-Kids and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) to provide accessible group counseling in schools, neighborhood centers, and FACE-Kids agencies. The ultimate goal of FACE-Kids is to help strengthen and improve a child’s individual, family, and school life by being a part of a supportive group with others in a similar situation.  Similarly, CBITS program is a school-based, group and individual intervention.  It is designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and behavioral problems, and to improve functioning, grades and attendance, peer and parent support, and coping skills.

Your mental and emotional well-being is as important as your physical health. In fact, since both your mind and body impact the quality of your life, the two are connected and should be considered parts of a larger picture. Taking care of both can help you lead a healthier life.

Many individuals struggle with mental and behavioral health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, alcohol and other drug addiction and relationship issues. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. We offer comprehensive mental health services to meet a variety of needs in a welcoming, confidential setting.

We provide quality, recovery-oriented, mental health and substance abuse services for people of all ages. Our counselors help build resilience, facilitate recovery and grow – so you can live a fuller, more productive life. We focus on developing coping skills, improved communication in relationships, support for transitions such as job loss, divorce and death of a family member, basic problem solving, effective listening and more. Members of our team work with anyone in need, regardless of religious affiliation, serving people of all ages with a variety of traditional and non-traditional treatment approaches.


We provide counseling throughout Wisconsin in both an office setting and your home or community, and we’re committed to improving our clients’ overall wellness and well-being through empathic support and feedback tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

During each counseling session, our staff works to identify and support your strengths to promote recovery and wellness, while working collaboratively to meet your goals. We see you as a whole person, rather than simply a diagnosis. We accept some insurance and self-pay in limited programs and work collaboratively with our local department of human services to serve you and your family in your community.

Individual, couples, group, and family therapy in all stages of life

LSS offers outpatient behavioral health treatment services in both Appleton and Janesville.  Additionally, community-based therapy for families are offered in various counties throughout the state.  

Alcohol and drug assessments and Counseling

LSS offers integrated mental health/substance use counseling services in Janesville, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire. 

  • We can accept Medicaid, Medicaid HMO, and CCS, along with many private health insurance plans and private pay. Please contact us to verify we are in your insurance network.
  • For further information on our outpatient counseling and outpatient substance abuse services, contact:
    • Janesville area: 608-752-7660
    • Eau Claire area: 715-855-5300

Visit our Locations page to find an office location near you.  Many of our services are performed in-home and across many counties, please reach out to your closest LSS office. 

Renewed Strength (Formerly Women’s Way)

Renewed Strength offers comprehensive care coordination. We utilize a trauma-informed approach and wraparound philosophy serving women with substance use disorders.

Priority status will be given to pregnant persons who are using injection drugs.

Care Coordinators are credentialed substance use disorder counselors who help women towards recovery and greater self-sufficiency.

We help women and their families identify supports that become the tapestry for ongoing success in recovery.  Through caring collaboration with the client as the lead, we provide trauma-informed care coordination for success in recovery. To meet client-identified goals, we assist in navigating and accessing resources such as:

  • Substance use disorder services
  • Funding for treatment
  • Peer and family supports
  • Community supports
  • Gender-specific groups focusing on trauma, parenting and recovery

Trauma Recovery

We recognize the significant impact of trauma on multiple areas of a woman’s life and embrace a trauma-informed philosophy.

We offer individual appointments to promote positive:

  • Self-care
  • Independence
  • Relationships
  • Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Healing
  • Relapse prevention

Renewed Strength offers services to individuals who identify as female.  Trauma recovery groups will be available to participants.  One of them being based on the curriculum of Stephanie Covington, “Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey”.


  • Identify as female
  • 18+ years of age with substance use disorder
  • Resident of Barron, Chippewa, Columbia, Dunn, Eau Claire, Juneau, Sauk or Treampealeau County

Contact Us
Tel: (715) 214-7334


Family-Centered Treatment (FCT)

FCT is an evidence-based, trauma-informed therapy approach for the entire family system which includes their entire whole support system. The program is applied to the family, school and community to ensure a safe environment and improve family functioning for all family members.  This intensive service typically takes 6-8 months and is geared for keeping family units together in their home.

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)

CCS psychotherapy services are provided in the client’s home, within the community or at our office. LSS is flexible and works collaboratively with the client, their family and the county to deliver services at times that work for all parties, as chosen by the client and indicated in the service plan. The Service Facilitator ensures that the recovery plan is coordinated, monitored and designed to support the client to help them reach their highest potential.

Visit our Locations page to find an office location near you.  Many of our services are performed in-home and across many counties, please reach out to your closest LSS office. 

LSS Outpatient Services


Chippewa Falls

201 W Central Street (Trinity Methodist Church)

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729



Eau Claire

306 S. Barstow Street

Eau Claire, WI 54701




612 North Randall Ave., Suite A

Janesville, WI 53545




1143 E. Inman Pkwy

Beloit, WI 53511


In-home services provided through CSS, please call 715-832-2221 for more information.


Service: Able to provide in person and telehealth to youth and adults


· Formal court ordered assessments.

· Athletic Code violations (youth)

Individual Counseling

*Counselors will treat each individual with a holistic approach focusing on person centered care, which integrates any mental health and substance use needs*

· Substance Use Issues

  • Alcohol, Cannabis, Meth, Opioids, Cocaine, Tobacco

· Mental Health

  • Depression, anxiety, major life changes, existing diagnoses, trauma

Family Counseling


Specialized Counseling

· Trauma -Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

· Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

· Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Trauma Skills Group

· Men’s and Women’s groups

*We can provide referrals to medical treatment including but not limited to psychiatry, medication assisted treatment (MAT), etc.*


We can accept Medicaid, Medicaid HMO, and CCS along with many private health insurance plans as well as private pay. Please contact us to verify we are in your insurance network.

“I feel more positive; I am able to turn my negative thoughts around. I am more confident in my skin; I’m ready to take on the world. I am more in check with my emotions; I’m starting to gain my inner confidence. I feel more educated about the different types of abuse and myths about abuse.”