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Special Programs / 
Group Therapy Options

Click below to review Cornerstone Counseling Services' special programs and group therapy options, organized by location. Please call 262-789-1191 for more information.

[+] Airport

[+] AODA - Alcohol/Substance Abuse Group

 
Jen Patterson, MS, LPC, SAC-IT, NCC  x192

This is a group for people who are seeking help with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Contact the provider to find out current days and times of the group.


[+] Brookfield

[+] Anxiety Group for Adults

 
Aaron Munson, LPC     x372

This group was designed to bring together adults struggling with a variety of anxiety disorders in order to help them find mutual support in dealing with their anxiety. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques can aid a person in making individual progress through their anxiety. This group will help add to that experience and help them find support in others with similar struggles.

Topics Covered:
- CBT techniques and interventions to challenge and work through anxiety
- Ways to support and deal with anxiety
- Resources for more individual or intense therapy for anxiety if needed


[+] Primary/Continuing Care Treatment (Alcohol/Drug) – Adults

 
John Wirkus, CSAC, ICS, AODA Director

(Days, Evenings, or Saturday)
Group and education sessions for treatment of alcohol or other drug abuse/dependence.  The focus of treatment is helping patients identify chemical abuse and dependency concepts as they apply to them and developing motivations to lead an alcohol/drug-free lifestyle.  As treatment progresses, patients develop sober coping skills and lifestyles (including sober support systems).


[+] Professional Recovery Group

 
John Wirkus, CSAC, ICS, AODA Director

A group specifically designed for professionals in recovery from alcohol or other drug abuse. Criteria include a desire to remain chemical free and improve the quality of one's life.


[+] Relapse Prevention Treatment Program (Alcohol/Drug)

 
John Wirkus, CSAC, ICS, AODA Director 

The focus of therapy is identifying relapse issues, developing sober coping skills, and addressing recovery issues to enhance quality of life.  Patients who can benefit from this treatment include both relapse prone patients and those in recovery who fear relapse or want to improve the quality of their sobriety.  Treatment is provided primarily in a group setting with appropriate educational sessions provided that address relapse or recovery issues.  Relapse prevention treatment is also available in individual therapy sessions if requested.


[+] Glendale

[+] AODA - Alcohol/Substance Abuse Group

 
Cheryl Rugg, LCSW, ICS  x224
Tom Galten, LCSW, CSAC  x357

This is a group for people who are seeking help with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Contact the provider to find out current days and times of the group.


[+] Education / Evaluation (Alcohol/Drug)

 
Cheryl Rugg, LCSW, ICS

Participants will receive education on alcohol and other drug use, abuse and dependency, as well as the bio-psychosocial aspects of alcohol and other drug abuse/addiction. Participants’ individual use/abuse will be evaluated and they will be given feedback regarding any further recommendations, i.e. community support, treatment, etc.


[+] Primary / Continuing Care Treatment (Alcohol/Drug) – Adolescents/Adults

 
Cheryl Rugg, LCSW, ICS

(Days, Evenings)
Group and education sessions for treatment of alcohol or other drug abuse/dependence.  The focus of treatment is helping patients identify chemical abuse and dependency concepts as they apply to them and developing motivations to lead an alcohol/drug-free lifestyle.  As treatment progresses, patients develop sober coping skills and lifestyles (including sober support systems).


[+] Relapse Prevention Treatment Program (Alcohol/Drug)

 
Cheryl Rugg, LCSW, ICS

The focus of therapy is identifying relapse issues, developing sober coping skills, and addressing recovery issues to enhance quality of life.  Patients who can benefit from this treatment include both relapse prone patients and those in recovery who fear relapse or want to improve the quality of their sobriety.  Treatment is provided primarily in a group setting with appropriate educational sessions provided that address relapse or recovery issues.  Relapse prevention treatment is also available in individual therapy sessions if requested.


[+] Greenfield

[+] AODA - Alcohol/Substance Abuse Group

 
Pam Jenks, CSAC  x138
Bill Stephen, LPC, CSAC  x205

This is a group for people who are seeking help with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Contact the provider to find out current days and times of the group.


[+] Be Together / Heal Together Group

 
Bill Stephen, LPC, CSAC    x205

Featuring Cognitive Behavioral principles in an interactive healing environment.
THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP FOR MEN AND WOMEN, MEMBERS CAN START AT ANY TIME.
The group is for adults who are experiencing any of the following:
- difficult emotions.
- not trusting or feeling safe in relationships.
- unresolved depression, sadness and feeling unworthy.
- persistent fears, worries and anxiety.
- difficulty managing alcohol/drugs.
Participants will learn:
- insight oriented healing.
- how to calm and regulate extreme emotions.
- how to resolve internal conflicts.
- how to combat negative beliefs.
Healing can begin. Group will be an emotionally safe way to slow down, understand, and change emotions, automatic behaviors and negative, critical thoughts.


[+] Primary/Continuing Care Treatment (Alcohol/Drug) – Adults

 
Pam Jenks, CSAC

(Days, Evenings, or Saturday)
Group and education sessions for treatment of alcohol or other drug abuse/dependence.  The focus of treatment is to help patients identify chemical dependency concepts as they apply to them and develop motivations to lead an alcohol/drug-free lifestyle.  As treatment progresses, patients develop sober coping skills and lifestyles (including sober support systems).


[+] Relapse Prevention Treatment Program (Alcohol/Drug)

 
Pam Jenks, CSAC

(Days, Evenings)
The focus of therapy is to identify relapse issues, develop sober coping skills, and address recovery issues to enhance the quality of life.  Patients who can benefit from this treatment include both relapse prone patients and those in recovery who fear relapse or want to improve the quality of their sobriety.  Treatment is provided primarily in a group setting with appropriate educational sessions provided that address relapse or recovery issues.  Relapse prevention treatment is also available in individual therapy sessions if requested.


[+] Mequon

[+] AODA - Alcohol/Substance Abuse Group

 
Bill Stephen, LPC, CSAC  x205

This is a group for people who are seeking help with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Contact the provider to find out current days and times of the group.


[+] Be Together / Heal Together Group

 
Bill Stephen, LPC, CSAC    x205

Featuring Cognitive Behavioral principles in an interactive healing environment.
THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP FOR MEN AND WOMEN, MEMBERS CAN START AT ANY TIME.
The group is for adults who are experiencing any of the following:
- difficult emotions.
- not trusting or feeling safe in relationships.
- unresolved depression, sadness and feeling unworthy.
- persistent fears, worries and anxiety.
- difficulty managing alcohol/drugs.
Participants will learn:
- insight oriented healing.
- how to calm and regulate extreme emotions.
- how to resolve internal conflicts.
- how to combat negative beliefs.
Healing can begin. Group will be an emotionally safe way to slow down, understand, and change emotions, automatic behaviors and negative, critical thoughts.


[+] Milwaukee

[+] AODA - Alcohol/Substance Abuse Group

 
Erin Cutsforth, MA, LPC, LAC, SAC-IT  x330
Jim Harrison, LPC, CSAC, NCGC-II  x191

This is a group for people who are seeking help with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Contact the provider to find out current days and times of the group.


[+] Co-Occurring Disorder Recovery Group

 
Facilitated by Jim Harrison, LPC, CSAC, NCGC-II    x191

This group encourages interaction between group members through sharing, caring, listening, and support. Open and ongoing sessions for adult men and women who may be dealing with relationship or family issues, substance abuse, gambling, or other disorders, depression or anxiety issues, legal issues, work or school issues, or other related concerns.

Areas of concentration: Education & awareness, triggers & warning signs, cognitive and behavioral changes, stress management, setting boundaries, developing a positive support system and proper decision making.

Group Days: Mondays – 5:00 – 6:30 PM Or Fridays – 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Together we can experience Hope, Acceptance, and Change


[+] Fear Less Factor: A Cognitive Behavioral Group for Anxious Children

 
Darlene Piekarek, Ph.D., LPC

This group intervention is designed to help children who are struggling with excessive worries, fears, and anxieties. Through a kid-friendly cognitive-behavioral approach, children will learn to develop greater self-understanding, new problem-solving skills, relaxation strategies, and other techniques to help them effectively cope with their anxieties.


[+] Mukwonago

[+] Anxiety Group for Adolescents

 
Aaron Munson, LPC    x372

A therapeutic support group for those with Anxiety Disorders This group was designed to bring together adolescents struggling with a variety of anxiety disorders in order to help them find mutual support in dealing with their anxiety. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques can aid a person in making individual progress through their anxiety. This group will help add to that experience and help them find support in others with similar struggles.

Topics Covered:
- CBT techniques and interventions to challenge and work through anxiety
- Ways to support and deal with anxiety
- Resources for more individual or intense therapy for the their anxiety if needed


[+] AODA - Alcohol/Substance Abuse Group

 
Daniel Bishop, PsyD, CSAC  x314

This is a group for people who are seeking help with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Contact the provider to find out current days and times of the group.


[+] Oconomowoc

[+] Mindfulness Group

Facilitators:
Kim Hannan, LPC, NCC, SAS  x345 and
Heidi Nunnemacher, PsyD, LCSW, CSAC  x365

Mindfulness is an approach that helps us be fully alive in the present moment rather than caught in our habitual patterns and reactions to life's stressors. Mindfulness teaches us to slow down and enjoy each moment. Mindfulness can help with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Each person referred will meet individually with Kim or Heidi to discuss the readiness and skillset necessary for group and to create a treatment plan. This is an open group that meets weekly. For adults 18 and older.


[+] OWI Group

 
Oconomowoc Tuesday Evening Group for OWIs. This is a group for adults who have been referred due to receiving an OWI. The group is structured and provides education and the development of a drivers safety plan. The average length of time in the group is from 8 to 12 sessions. Some people in the group determine that they have a chemical abuse or dependency problem and they are provided treatment options as well.

Contact Heidi Nunnemacher, LCSW, CSAC, ICS at (262) 789-1191 Ext. 365.
 


[+] Waukesha

[+] AODA - Alcohol/Substance Abuse Group

 
Stephanie Coates, LPC, SAC  x290

This is a group for people who are seeking help with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Contact the provider to find out current days and times of the group.


[+] Attachment and Bonding Workshop

 
Ray Kinney, LCSW

ATTACHMENT AND BONDING
Why is this so difficult? Am I doing something wrong?

Who should attend?
Any parent who has concerns about their child's bonding and attachment will find the information immediately useful. Children who have experienced deprivation, trauma, or abuse in their early years often struggle with anxiety and trust issues. Unfortunately these trust issues can result in behavioral challenges for the child in the home and/or the school setting. Adoptive parents, including parents who have adopted internationally, will learn practical techniques for helping their child let go of the control battles and thus plant the seeds for a trusting relationship. There can be no genuine attachment as long as most of the energy is spent battling for control.

Where: Cornerstone Counseling, 741 N. Grand Avenue, Waukesha, WI (third floor)
When: Four Saturdays per year. Call for the dates. From 8:45 am – 4:00 pm.
Workshop Fees: Cost for the day is $100 per person or $150 per couple.
Lunch will be on your own. Numerous cafes are in walking distance.
To Register: Preregistration is required due to limited space. Call 262-542-3255 ext. 101. Leave name and telephone number or email raywk2003@yahoo.com

Goals of the Workshop
You will learn:

  • The importance of understanding the research on early trauma
  • The symptoms and causes of attachment struggles
  • How to identify and manage your child's constant control battles
  • How to talk to your child about their past (before adoption)
  • How to work together with your spouse/partner (This is really important!)
  • How to avoid ridiculous arguments with your child
  • How to manage the angry meltdowns
  • How to address your child's educational issues and communicate with the school
  • How to help your relatives and friends understand your family's journey
  • How to go forward with renewed energy and hope
  • The importance of structuring positive interactions (gifted not earned)

Ample time will be allowed to address your specific questions and concerns

PRESENTER
Ray W. Kinney M.S. is Director of the Waukesha Clinic of Cornerstone Counseling Services. He has been in practice for over 35 years and specializes in working with adopted children. He and his wife Carol are the parents of 4 children, two that were adopted from Russia. Ray is frequently called on to make presentations to parent and school groups regarding children with attachment challenges. Ray's workshops offer realistic and practical advice for parents who want to make positive changes in their child and family's life. The day is filled with valuable instruction and parents report feeling empowered. A common comment is: "Before the workshop, I thought I was the problem. Now I know that other good parents are struggling with the same issues."


[+] DBT Skill Training Group - Adolescent Girls

 
Sue Schramka, Psy.D

This is an 8-session, ongoing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training group for girls ages 13-18. The target population includes girls who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, frequent acting out, self-destructive coping mechanisms and/or suicidal ideation or gestures.

The group will be held on Saturdays from 11:00am to 12:15 PM at the Waukesha location. The group will consist of a psycho-educational component, where various coping skills will be introduced and rehearsed, and a therapeutic process component. Topics and skills that will be discussed include motivation to change, deconstruction of the “mentally ill, crisis-oriented” identity, distress tolerance skills, acceptance and mindfulness, interpersonal relationship skills, emotional regulation and transitioning from reliance on self-destructive coping mechanisms to healthy coping strategies.

Clients will undergo an initial assessment and can join the group at any time. Clients will be expected to maintain contact with an individual therapist or procure a therapist before discharge.


[+] Family Mediation

 
Sue Schramka, Psy.D.    x240

As a child specialist, I assist parents through a child inclusive, respectful process in developing an effective age-appropriate parenting plan when they are going through a divorce or a break-up. The process includes meeting with the parents first, then the children, then guiding the parents through decisions on all the different components that need to be addressed in a comprehensive parenting plan. I work in conjunction with lawyer mediators who address other aspects of a divorce settlement in an effort to create a peaceful and lasting resolution that is workable for the family.

An initial consultation session is scheduled with the parents to assess the impact of the divorce on the family and the appropriateness for mediation.



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