Connections Counseling is proud to provide this unique service to help adolescents abstain from alcohol and drugs, develop new coping skills and stay in school while living at home.
Connections Counseling is a State of Wisconsin approved provider of Chapter 20 driver safety plans and related services to achieve compliance with DHS Impaired Driver Program for OWI offenses.
Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) is an innovative local partnership of the Madison Police Department, Connections Counseling, Safe Communities, Dane County Human Services and UW Madison Dept of Family Medicine. The intention of the program is to assist individuals who have overdosed and other opiate offenders apprehended by Madison Police Dept with recovery services rather than referring qualifying non-violent offenders to the criminal justice system.
CSAC, ICS - Founding DirectorShelly Dutch has been dedicating her life work to young people and their families for almost 30 years. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her dedication to the alcohol and drug problem in our society. She is certified at both the state and national levels, and emphasizes mentoring and service as the key to recovery...
LPC, CSAC, Asst Clinic DirectorKrystle is currently working as a licensed mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor and co-assistant clinic director and manages Connections UW affiliated programs. Krystle brings a vast experience working with teens and adults struggling with a wide range of mental health and substance use concerns. From a holistic and person-centered approach, Krystle recognizes barriers that may be present when counseling individuals from diverse backgrounds. She believes it is within the context of a person-to-person connection that each client experiences growth. Krystle is a EMDRIA trained and active EMDR practitioner.
MA, LPC, CSAC, ICSTim has worked in the field of substance abuse/mental health for 16+ years in inpatient, outpatient, residential and correctional settings. He believes people know what they need to do to become healthy, however need assistance through positive relationships.
MD, Psychiatry, Addiction MedicineDr. Leslie Taylor is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in clinical research and medication management of psychiatric disorders. Dr Taylor is Medical Director at Connections and the TMS Center of Madison. Dr Taylor is additionally board certified in addiction medicine (ABAM). She has over 20 years of experience treating adults, and adolescents and is one of the most experienced psychiatrists with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the state of Wisconsin..
MD, Family Medicine, Addiction MedicineDoctor Oriel is delighted to join the Connections staff. As a family physician for over 20 years, she is passionate about caring for the whole person within the context of their lives. Dr. Oriel works alongside other professionals at Connections to support people struggling with substances and/or mood. Dr. Oriel values the time she is able to spend with patients and the relaxed atmosphere at Connections when compared to other healthcare settings. She provides a variety of medically-assisted therapies including Suboxone (R) and Vivitrol(R).
MA, LPC, CSACCory works primarily with teens and young adults through the process of change. He believes in the strength of individuals, but also in the power of group thoughts as a means of transformation. He is also a musician who performs in a successful band, which has received recognition in Rolling Stone Magazine, and has toured nationally.
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