Since 1998, Ravenswood Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been a resource for clients in need of outpatient substance abuse and dependency treatment. Located across the street from Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Ravenswood is a treatment facility where very few are denied support.
Treatment and Staff
Offering an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and day treatment, a more time-intensive version of IOP, the clinic operates Monday through Thursday between 10 am and 2:30 pm. On Tuesday and Wednesday, hours are extended from 5 pm to 7 pm. Individual therapy is required at least once a week. Ravenswood does not offer detox.
CBT is at the core of Ravenwood’s programs. Group therapy sessions are limited to no more than eight clients at a time. With one staff member per session, this allows for a stronger focus on the individual. Aside from CBT, treatment also includes critical incident stress management, though it mostly consists of talk therapy. The IOP for substance abuse is 12 hours a week, while day treatment typically takes up 20 hours a week (though both offer the same treatment methods).
The clinic does not follow the 12-step program, preferring to focus on self-education and open dialogue, with the goal of helping clients develop greater self-awareness. Ravenswood offers some support for clients with dual diagnoses. In cases where the staff is not confident they can provide enough support, clients are referred to outside specialists.
For those interested in support after outpatient, an aftercare program is available that uses the same practices of the outpatient program.
Ravenswood is flexible about payment. Although it does not accept Medicare or ICare, they do accept Medicaid. For those without insurance, they can discount treatment fees on a scale, sometimes taking nearly 50 percent off.
Anthony Werth, the executive director and doctor on staff, brings 25 years of experience as a paramedic, police officer and crisis responder to the clinic. In addition to Werth, there is a CSAC on staff and an administrative assistant. The clinic provides each client with Werth’s direct phone number, allowing for 24/7 support in the case of emergency.
In addition to the above, Ravenswood also provides support for impaired drivers as well as crisis intervention services.
Ravenswood Clinic has a 17-year history of meeting the needs of their clients. While their staff is limited and those with serious co-occurring disorders may need to look elsewhere, it is an affordable program with an open-door policy that keeps alums coming back regularly.
2266 N Prospect Ave, Ste 326
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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