Services

The Pauquette Center for Psychological Services provides a full range of mental health and alcohol/drug addiction treatment services. Our team of highly skilled clinicians are committed to, respectfully and compassionately, help individuals, couples, and families achieve their treatment goals and feel supported in the process.

To learn more about the services we provide click on the headings listed below. Please call the clinic for availability, intake, fee, and scheduling information.

Psychotherapy

The Pauquette Center provides individual psychotherapy for all age groups – children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We also provide psychotherapy for families and couples. Our clinicians treat a variety of mental health conditions and issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood or Emotional Problems
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity
  • Obsessive Thinking / Compulsive Behaviors
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Alcohol or Other Drug Addiction (AODA)
  • Effects of Trauma & Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexuality Concerns
  • Child & Adolescent Behavior Problems
  • Parenting
  • Marriage & Relationship Problems
  • Family Problems
  • Divorce
  • Blended Family Problems

Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Treatment Services

The Pauquette Center offers a variety of treatment services for alcohol and other drug addiction. All of our clinicians who provide AODA services are licensed to treat both AODA and mental health issues.

For more information about our AODA services contact:

Sheila Starr
Intoxicated Driver & Addiction Program Coordinator
608-742-5518
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    The IOP is a Day Treatment Program that provides intensive alcohol and other drug addiction treatment. It is recommended for individuals whose AODA treatment needs are greater than what outpatient therapy can provide - yet fall short of needing residential or inpatient treatment. The program is facilitated by a team of clinicians licensed to treat both AODA and mental health issues. The IOP prioritizes group and individual therapy but also includes education modules and support services such as psychiatry and family collaboration as needed. The program addresses the underlying causes of addiction using a holistic approach - attending to the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of addiction and recovery. Members attend the IOP every day, Monday through Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and participate in a minimum of 15 hours of group and individual therapy every week. The duration of the program is individualized for each member and ranges from 4 to 16 weeks.
  • Columbia County - Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP)
    Individuals convicted of "operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant" or a related offense, are required, by Wisconsin law, to undergo an IDP Assessment. The IDP Assessment evaluates the individual's alcohol, drug, and prescription drug usage to determine if an alcohol or drug problem exists. All IDP Assessments result in a Drivers Safety Plan -- which is intended to help reduce the risk for repeat "drunk driving" offences. The Drivers Safety Plan determines whether the individual is required to complete an Educational Program or a Counseling Program.
  • AODA Assessment
    Individuals are typically referred for an AODA Assessment by a judge, lawyer, probation and parole agent, employer, or school personnel. AODA Assessments are conducted by a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. They typically require two sessions and include testing. Upon completion of the AODA Assessment, the counselor sends the referring agency a letter that specifies treatment recommendations, such as "AODA Group Therapy" or Outpatient Individual AODA Counseling. Consumers are responsible for all fees associated with the AODA Assessment process.
  • Individual AODA Counseling
    The focus of Individual AODA Counseling is addiction, recovery, and relapse prevention. Clients learn to recognize triggers and make lifestyle changes for recovery success. Because it is common for individuals who have AODA issues to also have mental health issues, all or our AODA counselors are licensed to treat both AODA and mental health issues.
  • AODA Group
    The Pauquette Center offers co-ed and gender-specific AODA Groups. Led by a clinician licensed to treat AODA and mental health issues, this group helps participants achieve and maintain sobriety -- regardless of the substance. Participants learn about the factors that perpetuate addiction and develop effective behavioral strategies and a support network necessary for living sober. The AODA Group meets for one hour every week. Members attend the group for various lengths of time depending on individual needs.

Domestic Violence / Anger Management Treatment Services

The Pauquette Center provides both assessment and treatment for perpetrators of domestic violence and individuals with anger problems.

  • Domestic Violence / Anger Management Assessment
    Individuals are typically referred for a Domestic Violence / Anger Management Assessment by a judge, lawyer, probation and parole agent, employer, or school personnel. This assessment is conducted by a clinician licensed to treat both AODA and mental health issues. It typically requires one session. Upon completion of the assessment, the clinician sends the referring agency a letter that specifies treatment recommendations, such as "Domestic Violence / Anger Management Group Therapy" or Outpatient Individual Therapy. Consumers are responsible for all fees associated with the Domestic Violence / Anger Management Assessment process.
  • Domestic Violence / Anger Management Group Therapy
    This group is designed for men with a history of domestic violence and/or significant anger issues. It is led by a State Certified Batterer Treatment Provider and meets the state standards for offender intervention. The core curriculum of this group is psychoeducational and addresses anger, violence, power and control, and healthy relationships. The group meets one hour per week for 24 weeks.

Group therapy

Group therapy can be particularly effective in facilitating treatment progress simply because of the natural dynamics that occur when individuals work together in therapy. Group participants quickly realize that they are truly not alone in the problems they face; members help each other; and the interactions of the group participants cultivate an atmosphere of belonging, acceptance, and validation. Therapy groups provided by the Pauquette Center are listed below. We also welcome special requests for groups and will try to accommodate them if possible.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group (DBT Group)
    DBT Group is the treatment of choice for individuals struggling with intense emotions, excessive relational conflict, extreme thinking, and/or self-destructive behaviors. In this group, participants learn effective coping skills that promote emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT Group is facilitated by a clinician licensed to treat AODA and mental health issues. The group meets one hour per week for 12 weeks. The clinic offers separate DBT Groups for adults and adolescents.
  • Women's Group
    This group, led by a psychotherapist, provides women with a safe and supportive environment to freely discuss personal issues and problems. It is designed to help participants reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and increase self-esteem and assertiveness. The frequency of group sessions and how long the group continues to meet varies based on the general needs of the group members.
  • AODA Group
    The Pauquette Center offers co-ed and gender-specific AODA Groups. Led by a clinician licensed to treat AODA and mental health issues, this group helps participants achieve and maintain sobriety – regardless of the substance. Participants learn about the factors that perpetuate addiction and develop effective behavioral strategies and a support network necessary for living sober. The AODA Group meets for one hour every week. Members attend the group for various lengths of time depending on individual needs.
  • Domestic Violence / Anger Management Group Therapy
    This group is designed for men with a history of domestic violence and/or significant anger issues. It is led by a State Certified Batterer Treatment Provider and meets the state standards for offender intervention. The core curriculum of this group is psychoeducational and addresses anger, violence, power and control, and healthy relationships. The group meets one hour per week for 24 weeks.

Psychological Assessment and Testing

Psychological Assessments are conducted by a Licensed Psychologist. Assessments typically begin with a clinical interview to clarify the "presenting issue" and gather background information, such as: family history; medical and psychiatric information; substance use; and education and employment information. Assessments also commonly include one or more educational and/or psychological tests. The tests may be computerized, activity-based, or paper & pencil tests. Several sessions may be required to complete an assessment.

The Pauquette Center conducts Psychological Assessments for the following:

  • Mental Health Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity
  • Behavioral Assessments for Veterans
  • Law Enforcement Evaluations
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  • Assessments for an Implantable Pain Device
  • Memory Testing

Supervised Family Visitation

The Pauquette Center provides Supervised Family Visitation for parents, family members, and children who are required to be supervised by a professional when visiting with each other. The role of the supervising clinician is to monitor the behaviors and interactions of the adults and children as they visit together in a neutral and safe environment.

Supervised Family Visitation is typically scheduled for 1 hour blocks. Children must be age 6 or older to participate.

Employee Assistance Program

Many local employers have contracted the Pauquette Center to provide an Employee Assistance Program for their staff members. This is a confidential service available to employees and their immediate family - at no cost to them. The goal of an EAP is to promote employee well-being and optimize job performance by offering help to employees who are experiencing personal problems. Issues that are commonly addressed through the EAP include:

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
    • Assessment
    • Early Intervention
    • Treatment Referrals
  • Emotional and Personal Concerns
    • Relationship Problems
    • Anxiety
    • Depressions
    • Grief and Loss
  • Marriage and Family
    • Parent and Child Problems
    • Family Conflict
    • Domestic Violence
  • Job Concerns
    • Work Performance Problems
    • Absenteeism
    • Frequent Job Changes
    • Workplace Stress
    • Job Dissatisfaction
    • Communication Difficulties with Co-workers
  • Financial or Budget Services
    • Education
    • Examination of Personal Finances
    • Household budgeting facilitation
  • Assistance with Legal Referral Services
  • Housing and Home Ownership
    • Education
    • Referral Services
  • Crisis Intervention when a Crisis or Traumatic Event has Occurred

Additional Services

  • Individualized Consultation
    The Pauquette Center is available to provide individualized consultation to organizations and agencies. Depending on the circumstances, the consultation may be scheduled to occur on-sight or at our clinic. Examples include: executive coaching, clinical supervision of behavioral health clinicians, and hospital consultations.
  • Professional Presentations
    Our clinical staff are available to present psycho-educational topics or workshops upon request. Examples of presentations that have been offered in the past include:
    • Stress Management
    • Balancing Work & Family
    • Substance Abuse Prevention
    • Personal Wellness
    • Effective Parenting Skills
    • Effective Communication
    • Mindfulness
    • Forgiveness