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 works80 to 90% of people experiencing emotional or behavioral problems improve in therapy.
2. What are some of those emotional problems?
3. We'll make it easy to get help.
Here are a few pointers to make sure we can help you as quickly as we can.
- 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?
- Bring along the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any of these people who may be involved with your care:
your primary care doctor
your psychiatrist, if you have one
any past therapist(s) or psychiatrists(s)
ALL medications you take for any reasonnames and dosages
your lawyer, if you are involved in any legal proceedings
your case manager, if you have one
- Any documents which might be relevant and helpful, such as
previous psychological assessments, if you can get them
relevant court orders
records from any psychiatric hospitalizations and past psychotherapy,
(if you can procure them)
One Call and Recovery Begins. Our receptionists usually have appointment slots waiting for your 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 540-2170 extension 203 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, fill out the forms for the child and sign them as the parent or guardian.
You can leave information at 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 [Ralph - if they click the address they should get an email box]
4. What Will Happen At Shorehaven.
Our aim is to make you feel you have made the right choice, the best choiceto 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." [Ralph, make this hypertext.]
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.