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Alternatives In Psychological Consultation

Alternatives In Psychological Consultation

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Outpatient

Alternatives In Psychological Consultation is an Addiction Treatment Facility located in Milwaukee, WI. Founded in 1995, this facility has been dedicated to treating individuals from all walks of life who are suffering from substance abuse and addiction. The center also specializes in providing support and care for those dealing with dual diagnoses and mental health issues. Accepting private health insurance, Alternatives In Psychological Consultation has become a trusted resource for individuals seeking assistance on their journey towards recovery.

At Alternatives In Psychological Consultation, individuals struggling with addiction can find a range of comprehensive services and treatment methods tailored to their specific needs. Through their drug rehab program, patients can receive the necessary support to overcome substance abuse while addressing any underlying mental health concerns through their dual-diagnosis treatment. Furthermore, the facility offers outpatient levels of care that allow individuals to receive counseling and therapy while still maintaining their daily routines and responsibilities. With a strong focus on aftercare support, Alternatives In Psychological Consultation aims to provide ongoing guidance and follow-up care to ensure long-term success in each client's recovery journey.

  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 16 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Rehab centers exist in Milwaukee, WI to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse, which is an umbrella term for drug and alcohol addiction. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Centers like Alternatives In Psychological Consultation provide individuals a chance to access individual and group therapy that can be monumental for recovery.

Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using various psychoactive substances. It is also a diagnostic term used by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to define the mental and physical impairment or distress caused by misuse and overuse of certain substances in a period of 12 months.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Milwaukee, WI

People with dual diagnosis have coexisting addiction and a mental disorder. 9.2 million US adults had a co-occurring disorder in 2018, so not just limited to Wisconsin residents. Best treatment combines medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy), support group, and inpatient rehabilitation. Sometimes, complementary therapies – yoga, massage, and acupuncture – may also be used.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Milwaukee, WI. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Alternatives In Psychological Consultation peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by Alternatives In Psychological Consultation is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around Wisconsin, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.

Alternatives In Psychological Consultation‘s Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

Group therapy happens at Alternatives In Psychological Consultation in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Milwaukee, WI patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provides long term benefits.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT is a treatment of choice for people suffering from self-harming behaviors characterized by cutting and suicidal thoughts or inclinations.

This treatment is developed to help individuals recognize their thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings. It has demonstrated its effectiveness for people that are finding it difficult to control their emotions and urges. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT as it imparts individuals stress-management techniques and enhanced self-esteem so they can sustain their sobriety by reducing the impact of triggers and out-of-control emotions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Alternatives In Psychological Consultation can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) sees a person suffering from substance addiction to have illogical reasoning, counterproductive actions, and does not see things clearly. Due to this, REBT deals with cognition, images, and behavior extensively to rectify the client’s bad habits. REBT pushes an individual to become more reasonable and choose a life without the repercussions of addictions.

Patients at Alternatives In Psychological Consultation in Milwaukee, WI learn how to self-soothe by conducting rational self-counseling. REBT provides their patients with the skill sets necessary in handling problems all by themselves, without seeking professional help. The process calls for practice, reiteration, and bolstering the new way of thinking being introduced to the patient.

Alcoholics Anonymous is responsible for the development of the popular “12 Step Program” Most substance treatment centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, like Alternatives In Psychological Consultation, have their own 12 step program designed to help users achieve sobriety. The first three steps depend on the patient, so they are more specific and situational. The succeeding four steps center on practical issues brought on by substance abuse.

Payment Options

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    Location & Contact

    Alternatives In Psychological Consultation Location and Directions
    Address
    5757 W Oklahoma Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53219

    Phone Number
    (414) 358-7144

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    Alternatives In Psychological Consultation Location and Directions

    Location

    • 5757 W Oklahoma Ave
      Milwaukee, WI 53219
    • (414) 358-7144

    Accepts

    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Ownership
    Privately Owned

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Addiction and Treatment

    Wisconsin has some of the highest rates in the United States for both adolescent and adult substance abuse. Since 2009, the state has been experiencing the same escalating rates of drug abuse and addiction as the rest of the country. The major concerns are the misuse of prescription painkillers and the escalating number of deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease.

    Milwaukee, situated on Lake Michigan's shores, offers a variety of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and a family-friendly vibe. The city's iconic landmarks include the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Public Museum's dinosaur exhibit. In 2020, Milwaukee County's opioid death rate was 44.6 per 100,000 residents, and fentanyl was involved in 80% of drug overdose deaths in 2022.

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