At the Midwest Center for Human Services, we hope to help individuals while they go through their journey in the maze of life.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and groups on a variety of mental health needs including anxiety, racing mind, motivation, writer’s block, communication and listening skills, goal setting, distress and frustration tolerance skills, values clarification, medical distress, grief and social distress (discrimination, lack of social supports). I work to integrate humor, compassion, mindfulness, non-judgmental curiosity in all aspects of my work. I see people ages 12 and older. Please call if you feel I can be of help.
I work with clients in a focused, productive manner. Having been trained in psycho dynamic psychotherapy, I also utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, positive psychology and solution focus approaches. I have personally done mindfulness practices for 30 years (meditation, tai chi) so I am comfortable incorporating awareness practices into therapy which most clients find very useful.
With couples, I help them listen, uncover assumptions, learn healthy expectations in relationship. As a consultant for primary care providers (for clients in medical distress, or acute psychological distress) I provided psychological interventions prior to medication trials. I hope to help clients learn self-compassion and set reasonable goals and expectations for themselves.
Our minds condition the quality of every moment of our lives—therapy is uniquely suited to positively engaging with our minds. And of course, our minds are not just our minds; they are our bodies, our relationships, our cultures, our society, our work, our past, our future, our imagination, as well as our thoughts and feelings. Therapy can interface with all of these parts of us, and help us to integrate them, nourishing our life.
Devin Coogan, LCSW SAC-IT, received his MSW from UW Madison in Mental Health. He has worked in hospital and outpatient mental health settings. He provides mindfulness-based, person-centered therapy. His work is influenced by Cognitive therapy, Western Vipassana, and Somatic and Attachment focused EMDR.
Devin also participated in residential training at Upaya Zen Center, and has been a practitioner of meditation and mindfulness for over 10 years in both the Soto Zen tradition and Theravadan (Vipassana) tradition, as well as in secular settings. He teaches mindfulness-based interventions at local hospitals, including programs for smoking cessation, relapse prevention, and stress reduction.
He looks forward to seeing you–adults and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, accumulated stress, adjustment, life changes, grief, challenging emotions, mood states and trauma.
Dr. Darald Hanusa is a Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work and is licensed in the State of Wisconsin as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He currently holds the following credentials: Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), Certified Batterer Treatment Provider (WBTPA), Certified Group Psychotherapist. He has a certificate in Personnel Psychology. Dr. Hanusa is a Senior Preceptor and Lecturer at the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Providers Association and the Dane County Domestic Violence task force, both of which he is a founding member and past chair.
Clinically, Dr. Hanusa has specialized in the area of domestic violence with both perpetrators and the survivors of violence since 1980. Since 1989 he has offered assessment and treatment services for abusive men through the “ATAM” Program (Alternatives and Treatment for Abusive Men) and counseling for survivors through the Midwest Domestic Violence Resource Center at the Midwest Center for Human Services. link He currently offers services in English and Spanish.
Additionally, utilizing approaches that focus on cognitive-behavioral, motivational and interpersonal therapies, Dr. Hanusa provides general mental health services for individuals, couples, families, and groups focusing on marital relationship issues, assertiveness/communication skills, stress and anxiety, anger management, child and adolescent behavioral problems, parenting skills, mood disorders, self-esteem and substance abuse.
Consultation, training and expert witness services include work with private and public agencies and/or professionals working with domestic violence, workplace violence, corporate communication and anger management-fitness for duty issues. He has conducted training programs nationally and internationally, including work with the Department of Defense, Naval and Marine Corps Family Advocacy Programs. Dr. Hanusa has written and co-authored numerous materials on family violence and mental health topics and has provided several hundred presentations, lectures, appearances and workshops concerning a variety of topics.
Life presents many challenges and changes. Michelle has been providing mental health services to children, adolescents, young adults and families in the Madison area for more than twenty years. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of common problems in children and adolescents, including depression and anxiety. She has experience working with school adjustment issues, self-harm, eating disorders, sexual trauma and alcohol and drug abuse. She utilizes solution focused techniques, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness and other supportive therapies. Her goal is to assist the child, adolescent or adult to make changes and increase their ability to live and enjoy life. She views it has an absolute honor to support clients in improving the quality of their lives.
Michelle received her bachelors and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Additionally, she has been an instructor in childhood development and adolescent psychology for many years at Edgewood College.
For more than 24 years Danielle has provided evidence based mental health care for adults, teens, families, couples and groups, the past 18 in an HMO setting. Danielle’s experience includes assisting clients with co-occurring physical and mental health concerns. Danielle describes her approach to therapy as “Midwest eclectic” which she defines as a mix of experience and humor. She uses a collaborative style with clients as she incorporates evidence based- person centered, cognitive behavioral, narrative, solution focused, motivational interviewing and family systems and self-compassion as treatment interventions. Danielle’s areas of clinical expertise include: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief, Life adjustments, Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, stress-burnout, Insomnia, Relationship Concerns.
Danielle holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT) and as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Additionally, Danielle holds certificates in Motivational Interviewing, Late Life Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders, the latter of which includes Managing the Opioid Addicted Patient in Primary Care.
My name is Dr. Theron Parsons and I am an experienced, licensed clinical social worker who takes a supportive, sex-positive approach in working with individuals and couples seeking to improve intimacy and communication while empowering personal growth. I am a strong advocate and ally in meeting the common and unique needs of the LGBT community and their families. I have also spent a decade as a dedicated anti-violence counselor working with clients individually, and in groups, who are seeking to empower themselves through assertive non-violence in their social, professional, and intimate relationships.
I have a range of experiences but have focused on addressing challenges to co-parenting and other family dynamics for traditional and non-traditional families, working through intimacy concerns, including the unique experiences of infidelity, and eliminating the use of emotional, psychological and physical abuse within intimate and familial relationships.
I also provide a supportive, therapeutic environment for individuals who identify with the transgender and gender-variant community. I provide both pre and post transition support as well as psychosocial assessments for individuals exploring hormone replacement therapy and/or gender affirmation procedures.