If you would like to see a Behavioral Health Clinic of Wausau clinician for any of the services below, please see our New Patient page page for instructions on how to initiate this process.
We accept most insurance plans. Please click here for a listing of current insurance plans we accept, or contact us directly to check if we accept your plan.
Psychotherapy/Counseling: How it Works
During the first psychotherapy session, the matters bothering you the most will be discussed. Next, the specific goals for psychotherapy will be explored. As treatment progresses, you will learn techniques for better problem-solving, communication, stress management, and emotional well being. A key element of this process is that you will be incorporating your new skills into your day-to-day life. You will move from insight and understanding to action. The aim is for you to see and feel positive changes as you put your knowledge into practice.
Typically, an initial psychotherapy session will last about 60 minutes. Ongoing psychotherapy sessions thereafter are usually also about 60 minutes in length; however, 30 minute psychotherapy appointments may also be arranged. It is possible to conduct psychotherapy/counseling on a bi-weekly, weekly, or as needed basis. Depending on the issue, most therapists/counselors might recommend weekly psychotherapy/counseling appointments at first and then move into less frequent visits.
Behavioral Health Clinic of Wausau offers a wide range of formal psychological tests (e.g., personality, career, IQ). Psychological testing provides in-depth knowledge about an individual’s mental health symptoms, personality, or intelligence. Results can be used to formulate or confirm a diagnosis. Test results are also used to expedite treatment. Testing sessions vary in length depending on the testing requested.
Behavioral Health Clinic of Wausau offers Accelerated Comprehensive Evaluations (ACE®) which are an innovative and unique evaluation service developed by Behavioral Health Clinic of Wausau. ACE® Clinics provide comprehensive psychological and/or neuropsychological testing. Individuals will work with a licensed psychologist and at day’s end be provided with a 4-6 page written evaluation.
Group therapy can be an incredibly powerful method of treatment. There are “skills groups,” which focus on developing strategies and tools that group members may use in their lives. In these groups, the structure seems like a mini classroom but is much more interactive. There are also “process groups,” which are much more unstructured and focus on discussion and the interactions among group members. Although these groups differ in format, the core components which bring about change in groups are universal. Group members often describe benefiting most from connecting with other individuals who experience similar sruggles that they do. As group chemistry and comradery develops, group members begin to not feel quite so isolated due to their mental health issues and they are given the opportunity to connect with others and feel supported in a safe place.