When You Need Help, Choose Shorehaven for Rapid Relief and Recovery.

Let's try to make the process of getting help as clear and simple as possible.

1. Treatment Works.

We understand that deciding to call for help may be intimidating. You may be uncertain about how psychotherapy works. First, let's assure you that psychotherapy works–80 to 90% of people experiencing emotional or behavioral problems improve in therapy.

2. The emotional problems we can help you with include:

Some of the Adult Personal Problems we can help change.

  • Sadness that does not lift for days at a time, prolonged blues or depressed mood
  • Loss and grief that is more than you can handle
  • Fear and anxiety in stores or malls, when driving a distance from home, or in high places
  • Feelings of panic or excessive worry or negativism
  • Getting in trouble because of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, pain medications, or another drug
  • Thinking you are drinking too much or being told to cut down
  • Insomnia
  • Memories of painful life experiences–memories which haunt you and don't fade
  • Working through stress, difficult decisions, upsetting events

Personal Problems of Children

  • Underachievement
  • Defiant behavior
  • Poor attention, distractibility, impulsiveness
  • Fearfulness and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor social skills

Family Problems

  • Parenting issues
  • Conflict in the family
  • Misbehaving children
  • Losses affecting the family

Couples

  • Chronic conflicts
  • Communication problems
  • Infidelity
  • The affects of medical problems such as infertility, cancer, heart problems
  • The impact of alcohol or drug use on the relationship
  • Feeling you need to improve your relationship

3. We'll make it easy to get help.

Get Your Therapy Off to a Great Start

Here are a few pointers to make sure we can help you as quickly as we can.

  1. Be prepared for the first meeting by thinking about these questions.

    What symptoms and behaviors concern you?
    What outcomes will let you know you have made progress in therapy?
    What recent events in your life have been difficult to handle?

  2. Bring along the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any professionals who may be involved with your care:

    your primary care doctor
    your psychiatrist
    any past therapist(s) or psychiatrists(s)
    ALL medications you take for any reason–names and dosages,
         including vitamins, herbals, and suplements
    your lawyer, if you are involved in any legal proceedings
    your case manager, if you have one

  3. Any documents which might be relevant and helpful, such as

    insurance card
    previous psychological assessments
    relevant court orders
    records from any psychiatric hospitalizations and past psychotherapy,
    medical evaluations

One Call and Recovery Begins. Our receptionists usually have appointments available when you call. When you call (414) 540-2170 during working hours, 8:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, a receptionist will take down the information we need to help you.

If you call after hours, just leave a message on (414) 540-2170, and we'll call you back the next day.

You can also print out the forms located at the "Become a Client" button, fill them out, and fax them to (414) 540-2171. We'll call you to set up an appointment. If the client is a child or adolescent under 18, fill out the forms for the child and sign them as the parent or guardian.

You can leave information at (414) 540-2170, and we'll email or call, as you suggest.

If you have questions, scan the various menus on this website. If you don't see the answers to your questions, call the office so someone can help you. You can also write us and receive a reply to your questions. Contact us at

4. What Will Happen At Shorehaven.

Our aim is to make you feel you have made the right choice, the best choice–to get help NOW and from a respected clinic.

Read the brochure called Helping You Find Your Strength and Serenity. The brochure will help you understand how we assess problems, develop a recovery or treatment plan, and provide the care you may need. If the problem involves alcohol or drugs, read the Preparation for AODA Counseling at Shorehaven.

The work we do is called therapy or psychotherapy. You can read about therapy in our flyer What Is Psychotherapy? There are many forms of therapy, but they all come down to techniques of psychology which are designed to help bring about change. We use treatments backed by scientific research.

The process begins with a session devoted to evaluating the causes and effects of the problems you want to change. Much like a doctor, we'll get detailed information about the problems, your past history, and your goals.

After that we'll give you an explanation of the problem and some recommendations.

Then we will schedule times for the therapy to begin. It's so very important to come to every scheduled meeting.

So that's it, you make the call or fax the forms or email us and then we guide you through the rest. We understand both children and adults. We help move people toward greater emotional health. We're your Psychotherapy Specialists.


Brown Deer Office: (414) 540-2170
Waukesha Office: (262) 446-9981

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