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Archer, Andrew
Coleman, Don
Hanusa, Darald
Laube, Janet
Oyarbide, Prudencio

 

Andrew Archer, MSSW, LCSW

Andrew ArcherWork through and let go. Andrew supports you in creating more satisfying relationships by developing new ways to cope with what life throws at you. He has a flexible schedule (evenings/weekends), because not everyone can leave work during the day to go to therapy. Andrew meets with individuals, couples and families seeking improvement and emotional healing. This ranges from communication issues to the adjustment from an unforeseen event as well as decreasing anxiety and dealing with depression.

Psychotherapy allows a person to gain insight into what is preventing them from becoming who they really are. This could be past events that trouble you or worries about the future. Together we will find the source and effectively process what you are struggling with.

In addition, Andrew is unique in his extensive insight into the dynamics of Bipolar Disorder. This includes identifying early warning signs to prevent episodes and treatment strategies that involve the whole family. If you are questioning how you are managing the use of drugs or alcohol, Andrew is a good person to talk with. He also has extensive clinical experience with trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) to unlock distressing memories you get stuck on. Mindfulness to the present moment and non-judgment are the foundation of his therapeutic practice.

Andrew is a speaker, author and instructor of clinical social work topics and a lecturer at the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Don Coleman, MSSW, LCSW

Don ColemanDon Coleman has worked at providing culturally competent mental health treatment services in a variety of settings and capacities now for 32 years. As an Associate at Midwest Center for Human Services Mr. Coleman provides psychotherapy services to:

Individuals, both women and men who are looking or assistance working through a variety of issues in their lives including but not limited to managing the demands and difficulties of competitive and stressful environments, anxiety (fear of the future, anxiousness), depression (no appetite, unable to sleep, disrupted sleep patterns, of energy or interest in things) personal and interpersonal conflict, spiritual crisis, phobias (fear of people, situations, events), obsessions and compulsions (can’t stop thinking about a particular event or situation, repetitive behavior), anger, and sexuality.

Couples, who want to create a mutually satisfying and emotionally healthy relationship.

Families, who are interested in establishing a family culture that is nurturing, supportive and beneficial for all family members by establishing an inclusive family culture (values, beliefs, customs and traditions) where all family members are empowered. For parents I offer effective parenting approaches including limit setting and compassionate communication skills.

Adolescents, who are seeking support and guidance in managing a health transition from childhood into adulthood.

Groups, who consist of individuals; adult men and women or adolescents who come together to support and help one another through personal and interpersonal difficulties that they all share in common.

Mr. Coleman brings to his practice a variety of skills such as: conflict transformation, cognitive behavioral restructuring, anger and behavior management, parenting skills, and stress reduction and management. As an African American, Mr. Coileman is well aware of the need of culturally competent services across all difference. As a result he has developed expertise in working across cultures and culturally specifically with African American families.

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Darald Hanusa, Ph.D

Darald HanusaDr. Darald Hanusa is a Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work and is licensed in the State of Wisconsin as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He currently holds the following credentials: Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), Certified Batterer Treatment Provider (WBTPA), Certified Group Psychotherapist. He has a certificate in Personnel Psychology. Dr. Hanusa is a Senior Preceptor and Lecturer at the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Providers Association and the Dane County Domestic Violence task force, both of which he is a founding member and past chair.

Clinically, Dr. Hanusa has specialized in the area of domestic violence with both perpetrators and the survivors of violence since 1980. Since 1989 he has offered assessment and treatment services for abusive men through the "ATAM" Program (Alternatives and Treatment for Abusive Men) and counseling for survivors through the Midwest Domestic Violence Resource Center at the Midwest Center for Human Services. link He currently offers services in English and Spanish.

Additionally, utilizing approaches that focus on cognitive-behavioral, motivational and interpersonal therapies, Dr. Hanusa provides general mental health services for individuals, couples, families, and groups focusing on marital relationship issues, assertiveness/communication skills, stress and anxiety, anger management, child and adolescent behavioral problems, parenting skills, mood disorders, self-esteem and substance abuse.

Consultation, training and expert witness services include work with private and public agencies and/or professionals working with domestic violence, workplace violence, corporate communication and anger management-fitness for duty issues. He has conducted training programs nationally and internationally, including work with the Department of Defense, Naval and Marine Corps Family Advocacy Programs. Dr. Hanusa has written and co-authored numerous materials on family violence and mental health topics and has provided several hundred presentations, lectures, appearances and workshops concerning a variety of topics.

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Janet Laube, MSW, Ph.D

Janet LaubeJanet Laube, MSW, PhD, provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy services with a focus on life stage and relationship difficulties. She has worked as a clinician and clinical coordinator at a community mental health center for fourteen years and as a clinician at Family Service Madison for fifteen years, in addition to prior positions in child guidance, probation/parole, and university hospital programs. Dr. Laube was an assistant professor and adjunct associate professor at the University of Iowa School of Social Work and has taught classes in the School of Social Work at UW-Madison. She served two terms on the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation. Dr. Laube has published a variety of papers on group treatment for eating disorders, depression, crisis management, and loss and trauma. She is certified as a Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Provider. In addition, Dr. Laube is employed in the Education Department of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, where she writes educational materials for docents and teachers.

Dr. Laube specializes in services to:

  • women coping with depression, eating disorders, or abusive relationships;
  • men who have used emotional or physical abuse in their relationships;
  • teen girls who have used force against peers and family members;
  • partners coping with relationship problems;
  • families of adolescent girls with life stage difficulties

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Prudencio Oyarbide

Janet Laube Prudencio Oyarbide is an experienced bilingual –bicultural psychotherapist with more than 35 years of clinical experience in the Madison and Dane County area. For the past 25 years he has been the manager of Outpatient Clinical Services at Journey Mental Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Additionally, he is the founder and former coordinator of the Latino Clinic also at Journey Mental Health Center in Madison where he provided counseling and psychiatric services to the Spanish speaking community. He brings experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy following in the footsteps of the great masters such as Aaron Beck and Martin Seligman. He has training in brief therapy and uses explanatory style therapy to uncover automatic negative thoughts to daily events as a way to challenge and correct those that are self-defeating and often lead to depression, anxiety, fear, and stress. As a former Catholic priest and graduate of philosophical, theological and sociological perspectives in his educational background Mr. Oyarbide has developed special insight into religious and ethical issues and problems faced in our daily lives.

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