At Ascension St. Vincent’s, our doctors focus on your behavioral and mental health care.

Start a conversation about your mental health

At Ascension Wisconsin, when you have something on your mind, we’re here to listen.

Caring for your mental and emotional health can help you more easily handle the stressors that can impact your overall health. If you or your child is feeling sad, overwhelmed or anxious, or struggles with substance use or addiction, start a conversation with your primary care doctor at Ascension Wisconsin sites of care in Southeast Wisconsin and the Fox Valley. They will listen to you and work with you on a care plan that’s right for you or your child. And if you need more advanced behavioral and mental health care, or an opioid dependency treatment program, your doctor will connect you to specialists, and help provide the compassionate support you need.

Helping you rebuild peace of mind and spirit

At Ascension Wisconsin, when you have something on your mind, we're here to listen. Our experienced doctors care for the whole you, from your physical health and well-being to your mental and emotional health. Ask your doctor if virtual visits are an option for your care. 

If you have been diagnosed with a behavioral or mental health condition, or if you need specialized care, our experienced mental health professionals diagnose, care for and treat even the most complicated psychiatric conditions, addictions and behavioral health disorders in youth and adults.

Talk to your primary care doctor to get a referral to a mental health professional. 

Personalized care for your mental and emotional health

When you need more advanced care, doctors and specialists at Ascension Wisconsin sites of care deliver comprehensive mental health services, including innovative therapeutics, medications and behavioral therapies to treat and manage:

  • Anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Behavioral disorders, including eating disorders
  • Mood disorders, including depression
  • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
  • Relationship stress and personality disorders
  • Substance use and addiction disorders (including opioid dependency)

We’re here to help you get the care you need to feel better. And as your needs change, we connect you with the right care and support services at: 

Inpatient behavioral and mental health services:

Behavioral health clinics, for non-emergency concerns:

Benefits of our approach to behavioral and mental health care

When you choose Ascension Wisconsin, you’ll find all the care you need, doctors who listen and care that’s connected. Our care teams include board-certified psychiatrists and psychologists, addiction medicine specialists, nurse practitioners of psychiatry and licensed clinical social workers who work together to deliver treatment and recovery care options for your condition. Services include:

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Emergency mental health care

Quickly recognizing the signs that you or a loved one is experiencing moderate to severe mental or emotional distress or suspected overdose to a substance is the first step in getting necessary care. For emergencies, including severe mental health distress and suspected opioid overdose, ERs at our hospitals are open 24/7.

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Psychosocial and psychiatric assessments

Our specialists provide individual, family and group psychotherapy, medication management, marriage and family counseling and inpatient mental health hospital care.

Family sitting on a couch talking.

Coping program

Clinical depression and anxiety disorders can affect your personal and professional relationships. At Ascension Wisconsin behavioral health clinics, our specialists deliver personalized programs for: youth with behavioral health concerns, women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD), seniors coping with aging and depression, and adults struggling with chronic pain, complex health conditions and depression.

A young frustrated girl meets with a therapist to discuss her struggles, addictions and mental well being.

Behavioral and mental health care for children

At Ascension All Saints Hospital – Spring Street Campus and Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee – Ascension Wisconsin Hurias Center, our specialists provide advanced care for childrens’ mental and emotional health, and adolescent substance use disorders.

Parents with their child.

Managing parenthood

Talk to your OB-GYN about how feelings of stress and anxiety may be affecting how you feel during your pregnancy and after the birth of your child. Your doctor provides personalized care for your emotional health, and offers support services for breastfeeding and women’s health concerns.

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Substance abuse dependency programs

When you choose Ascension Wisconsin, you get a care team specializing in opioid dependency and the treatment of alcohol dependency. Your addiction medicine specialist, also called an AODA counselor, is certified to administer Suboxone® (buprenorphine), so you can safely withdraw from your addiction. Our adolescent substance use treatment program is at Ascension Wisconsin Hurias Center.

Suicide and crisis lifeline

No matter what problems you're dealing with, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call or text 988 or chat to connect with trained crisis counselors. It's confidential, free, and available 24/7. If you or a loved one is experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.

How to refer a patient to a mental health professional?

Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our mental health professionals start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. To refer a patient to an Ascension Medical Group physician, call 414-585-1620.

Frequently asked questions

  • Where are the mental health and addiction services in Southeast Wisconsin?

    Our psychiatrists, psychologists, developmental-behavioral pediatricians, nurse practitioners, addiction medicine specialists and licensed social workers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many mental illnesses, addictions, behavior problems and substance use disorders in adolescents and adults.

    Find a mental health professional.

    Translation services are also available at Ascension Wisconsin hospitals and clinics.

  • What type of conditions do your mental health specialists treat?
    Doctors and mental health professionals have the expertise to diagnose and treat many mental illnesses, including anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD and more.
  • Do you have an opioid dependency treatment program?

    Yes, experienced addiction specialists at Ascension Wisconsin emergency care locations in Southeast Wisconsin and the Fox Valley provide substance use assessments and opioid dependency treatment options. To access the Ascension Wisconsin Opioid Dependency Treatment Program:

    • Go to an Ascension ER or get a referral from an outside agency.
    • We'll connect you with an AODA counselor for an initial assessment
    • Your care team at Ascension Wisconsin sites of care will provide a personalized treatment plan, which may include:
      • Suboxone treatment with detox symptom management: Suboxone treatment is a once-a-day dose and gradually eliminates withdrawal symptoms and cravings. This medication does not cause extreme highs and lows like other medications. Our goal is to help promote long-term recovery and reduce your risk for relapse. We provide follow-up care while tapering off Suboxone to monitor for relapse and provide substance use counseling, case management, patient education and caregiver support.