Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health impacts everyone, regardless of age, gender or background. At Gundersen you will experience a multi-disciplinary approach for comprehensive, compassionate, confidential treatment. We recognize healing comes from treating the whole person. Our goal is to create supportive systems of care for lasting success, and reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Whether it’s at our La Crosse inpatient unit – a sanctuary of hope and healing – our specialized residential facilities for addiction services or outpatient services in La Crosse, Onalaska and at sites throughout the Tri-state region, you and your loved ones will receive the right care close to home.

During your first visit, a Behavioral Health provider will do a complete assessment, give you treatment options based on your condition or situation, and discuss your treatment preferences.

Conditions we treat

Our integrated team of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and nurse practitioners, therapists and counselors can provide care for a variety of conditions and situations, including:

Note: If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, please call 9-1-1 or Great Rivers 2-1-1 (simply dial 2-1-1) for immediate assistance.

Treatments we offer

You will experience compassionate care in a healing environment from our skilled clinicians, who can offer:

  • Assessment
  • Couples and family counseling
  • Education groups
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Integrated Behavioral Health treatment in primary care settings
  • Medication management
  • Residential and transitional addiction treatment

Crisis services

If you or a loved one are having suicidal thoughts or are the victim of sexual assault, abuse or any other crime or incident, our team of clinicians can help you recover from trauma with therapeutic treatment and support.

  • Suicide: Depression and suicidal feelings are treatable. There are warning signs in a majority of suicide attempts, including changes in sleeping and eating habits; neglecting personal hygiene; personality changes; withdrawing from favorite activities; drug or alcohol abuse. Our Behavioral Health Assessment and Referral Team can help you or a loved one work through these feelings. Call us at (608) 775-3644.
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse: Our Sexual Abuse Counseling and Support Program, which includes coordination with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) nurses in Gundersen Emergency Services, provides care to victims of recent sexual assaults, children who have been sexually abused and adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Services are offered in La Crosse, Monroe and Crawford Counties. After hours, please contact the Sexual Assault Services 24-hour crisis line, (608) 775-5950.
  • Crime Victim Services: You have rights and can get help if you are a victim of crime. If you live in La Crosse, Monroe, Jackson, Trempealeau, Crawford and Vernon counties and are the victim of robbery, violent personal injury, assault, drunk driving, sexual assault, or are the survivor of or a secondary victim to homicide, we can provide free and confidential crisis counseling, advocacy and information, and referral services. Call us at (608) 775-5557.

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

Temper tantrums, mood swings, arguing, experimentation with alcohol or drugs and worrying can all be normal parts of childhood. But if you feel your child's behavior is not normal or your attempts to correct behavior problems have not worked, Gundersen Behavioral Health specialists can evaluate and treat your child’s behavioral, emotional, social and psychiatric conditions. This care includes consultations with Pediatric Care specialists.

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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