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Dianne Frances, MFA, MS, LPC, NCC

Dianne Frances, MFA, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

13035 W Bluemound Road, Suite 205, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005 | 414-278-1201

I enjoy working with people who are motivated to make significant life change, even if they don't know how to begin! I help clients to better utilize their own intuitive awareness, and use their feelings as a guide for change. My Therapy Dog works with me in the office

Meta House

2625 N. Weil Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Meta House helps women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction reclaim their lives and rebuild their families. We meet the unique needs of women and their children, ending the generational cycle of substance abuse.

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Related Sites:
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Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 30th most populous city in the United States, and 39th most populous region in the United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. According to 2010 census data, the City of Milwaukee has a population of 594,833.1 Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha Metropolitan Area, with a population of 2,037,542 as of an official 2012 estimate.

Mental Health in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is home to over 10.5 percent of Wisconsin's entire population. The diversity and vibrancy of the city makes it an excellent place to live. However, because of the large population, there is also a high incidence of mental health-related problems.2 Thousands of children and adults in the city live with illnesses such as depression, eating disorders or anxiety, yet only 22 percent of those who need care get the therapy they need from the state's public mental health system. As a result, many of those who live with a mental illness end up in the criminal justice system rather than in treatment.3

Mental Health America Wisconsin advocates on behalf of residents to ensure that programs and counseling services are available to help improve their functioning and well-being. The Strong Families Healthy Homes Program is just one example of what the organization does for Milwaukee residents. The program focuses on home-based recovery services for individuals with a mental illness. Support services are provided for family caretakers as well. As a strengths-based program, the focus is on what the individual does well and encourages continued work and growth that is supportive of independent living. Additional information about this and other programs can be obtained by calling 414-276-3122.4

Current Initiatives

As the federal government moves ahead to meet goals for a mental healthcare reform on a national level, Milwaukee has already taken the initiative to forge their own path to mental healthcare changes at the county and city level. Milwaukee, and its respective county, passed a resolution in April of 2011 in an attempt to redesign the county's health care system. Referred to as the Redesign Initiative, the plans are comprised of sixteen goals that focus on making Milwaukee's mental health care system more community-based, person-centered, trauma informed, and recovery-oriented. Get more information about this initiative by calling 414-257-5255.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Milwaukee, WI. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee.
2. Center for Urban Population Health. (2016). Milwaukee Health Report 2012. Retrieved from https://www.cuph.org/mhr/2012-milwaukee-health-report.pdf;jsessionid=9871BE50659961874DE5E30B5670DF80/.
3. National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2010). State Statistics: Wisconsin. Retrieved from http://www.namiwisconsin.org/documents/WIstatestats.pdf.
4. Mental Health America Wisconsin. (2017). Strong Families Healthy Homes Program. Retrieved from http://www.mhawisconsin.org/sfhh.aspx.
5. Milwaukee County Government. (2017). Redesign Initiatives. Retrieved from http://county.milwaukee.gov/MHRedesign.htm.

Milwaukee is a city that is located in multiple counties- Milwaukee County and Washington County and Waukesha County in Wisconsin. It has a land area of 96.18 square miles and a water area of 0.66 square miles.  The population of Milwaukee is 600,155 people with 230,807 households and a median annual income of $35,958. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Milwaukee are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Milwaukee may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Milwaukee public health department.