Counseling & Therapies



School Centered Mental Health

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.

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 outpatient behavioral health and AODA assessment and treatment services in both Appleton and Janesville, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire. 

  • We accept insurance and self-pay
  • Contact 608-921-1968 for further information on our outpatient counseling and outpatient substance abuse services.
  • For additional substance use assessment information click here. 

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. 


The Chippewa Area Recovery Resource (CARR) addiction treatment program provides an evidence based outpatient substance abuse treatment service with locations in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire.

We provide alcohol and substance use disorder services to adults including individualized treatment plans, access to various group options, and individual counseling to address and support positive changes to meet your goals.

LSS combines highly experienced staff, coordination of community resources, and a welcoming atmosphere designed to best serve your needs. LSS works closely with other providers, referral sources, employers, correctional entities, school systems, the Department of Human Services, Comprehensive Community Services (CCS), and the court systems to assure continuity of care.

In addition to our Trauma Recovery and Empowerment for men and women (MTREM/TREM) groups, we also offer Basic AODA Education, Mindfulness, Relapse Prevention, Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Continuing Care groups.


We accept many insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. Sliding scale private-pay available.



Individual Counseling
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Wellness and Recovery Management
Women’s Group
Utilizing the TREM model
Men’s Group
Utilizing the MTREM model
Psychoeducation Groups
Athletic Code Violation Services (Adolescents)
Continuing Care


201 W Central Street (Trinity Methodist Church)
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

306 S. Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701


“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.”

LSS Office Locations

For questions on services provided at each location, please visit our Locations page for contact information.