Opened in 1995 by Dr. Jeffery Ligman, Alternatives in Psychological Consultation, S.C. provides holistic and individualized treatment services. This outpatient facility located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin offers comprehensive care to those seeking help for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Clients receive individual and group therapy which employs a variety of evidence-based methodologies—both traditional and alternative.
Treatment and Staff
The treatment philosophy at APC is based on the idea that no two clients are alike. As such, all programs are individualized and tailored to each client’s specific needs and designed by counselors after each client’s initial assessment.
Outpatient tracks generally consist of a weekly two-hour group therapy session and one individual hour-long session. Group sessions are usually in the evening while individual sessions are scheduled at each client’s convenience. A holistic approach to treatment provides clients with a chance to safely explore their behaviors surrounding their addiction. Treatment includes both evidence-based therapy methods like CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), EMDR and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) as well as alternative methods like sand play, art and music therapy, recreational therapy and the Gestalt method. Therapists also promote mindfulness techniques and the use of meditation to help clients. For those with a dual diagnosis, specialized groups and medication management are also available.
Group sessions also heavily focus on relapse prevention and coping skills. Additionally, APC offers a gender-specific group for women geared towards those who are self-medicating as a result of pre-existing trauma. The group meets once a week in the evenings. The therapists and counselors at APC are highly trained and experienced in co-occurring and substance abuse, including LCSWs, LPCs, SACs, nurses and psychologists.
Aside from their client-specific programming, APC also provides individualized couples and family counseling services. In addition to parenting assistance and education, families are offered crisis stabilization, mentoring, life skills, tutoring, housing assistance and home management help.
Additionally, APC’s holistic approach to treatment gives clients the opportunity to explore recovery using a variety of alternative treatment methods including mindful meditation, music and art therapy as well as sand and recreational therapies.
By focusing on clients as individuals, everyone who comes to Alternatives in Psychological Consultation is supported and given the space to explore the origins of their substance abuse without judgment. By not limiting clients’ time in programs and offering many different holistic methods, APC provides a range of treatment options sure to fit the needs of anyone seeking comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment.
Alternatives in Psychological Consultation, S.C.
10045 W. Lisbon Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
5757 W. Oklahoma Ave
West Allis, WI 53219
Alternatives in Psychological Consultation, S.C. Cost: $225 (initial assessment); $160 per session (individual therapy); $25 per session (group therapy). Reach Alternatives in Psychological Consultation, S.C. at (414) 358-7999. Find Alternatives in Psychological Consultation, S.C. on Facebook
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