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Family Service Madison has an extraordinary breadth and depth of services that set us apart from other agencies.

From one-on-one counseling to specialized groups, from assistance to employees and employers to help for fellow nonprofit organizations, from babies to older adults, from prevention and education to resumption of healthier, happier life paths, FSM is here for you, for your family, for your workplace, for your community.

Insurance Information

FSM accepts most insurance plans for our services, and our services may be covered in full or in part, depending on your health insurance or employee benefit plan.  Please call the number on the back of your insurance card to check your coverage, or you may call our Billing Department at 608--316-1145 for their assistance in checking your benefits.

Day Treatment Services

Steps To Success Day Treatment (STS):

A program that provides comprehensive mental health service to middle school youth, male and female, ages 11-14 who are struggling in their home, school and/or community environments due to mental health and behavioral challenges. These children are unable to sustain full school programming and require an intensive mental health intervention to get back on track. Youth may present with both mental health and juvenile justice issues.
Please send all referrals to Mark Cogdill at markc@fsmad.org.

Next Steps:

Next Steps is a collaboration with the Madison Metropolitan School District. The program provides academic instruction and comprehensive mental health services to students who are struggling in their home, school and community environments due to mental health and behavioral challenges often the result of trauma.
Referrals are made through MMSD only.

In-Home Services

In-Home Family Therapy:

This program serves families with children ages zero to seventeen. Common presenting issues include emotional and behavioral difficulties, unlawful activity, school problems, significant life stress, communications breakdowns, ineffective parenting, and family conflict.
To make a referral, call Heidi at 608-316-1180 or email at heidir@fsmad.org.

Strong Families Initiative:

Strong Families Initiative (SFI) is a strengths-based parenting skills program that is based on the Nurturing Parenting Program. Many families who are involved with the program are experiencing stress, conflict, and child welfare issues such as abuse or neglect. Other issues that can be addressed through the program are significant life stressors, communication breakdowns, ineffective parenting, child behavior problems or difficulties at school, and a lack of basic needs.
Referrals are made through DCDHS only.

Outpatient Therapy Services

Counseling & Psychotherapy (CAPS):

The CAPS unit was developed to help clients create change by providing mental health assessment and treatment services in a culturally sensitive manner. Clinicians create individualized plans for treatment based on information and experiences presented by the client, and services are usually brief and are provided on an outpatient basis. We serve individuals, children, couples and families who are experiencing a wide range of problems.
If you're interested in exploring this option call Heidi at 608-316-1180 or email at heidir@fsmad.org.

Trauma Informed Family Programming:

Trauma Informed-Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP) is a family-based therapeutic program helping children who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, attachment, and/or mental health problems due to physical or psychological trauma. Therapeutic sessions include the child and parent or primary caregiver.
If you're interested in exploring this option call Heidi at 608-316-1180 or email at heidir@fsmad.org.


FSM is proud to announce the addition of Specialized Older Adult Services and Caregiver Services staffed by Master’s level mental health therapists. Therapists have backgrounds in the fields of clinical social work, counseling psychology, clinical psychology and community counseling psychology with over 50 years of combined experience in the human service field.
If you're interested in exploring this option call Heidi at 608-316-1180 or email at heidir@fsmad.org.

Anti-Violence Programs

Alternatives to Aggression

The Alternatives to Aggression program is a certified domestic violence treatment program geared to intervene on physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by men toward their intimate partners. The group challenges and educates participants on the belief systems that serve to promote and perpetuate domestic violence in our culture.
To make a referral or for more information, please email info@fsmad.org or call 608-252-1320.

Generalized Aggression

The Generalized Aggression program is designed for men who have engaged in physical violence or other threatening, hostile behavior against someone other than an intimate partner. The program emphasizes accountability for personal actions, replacing belief systems that support aggression, and developing assertiveness skills to resolve conflict without hurting others.
To make a referral or for more information, please email info@fsmad.org or call 608-252-1320.

Abuse Prevention Group for Women

The Abuse Prevention Group for Women is for women who have been victims and have also used force toward their abusive partners. Group members work toward maximizing their safety, managing their behavior when angry, and interacting assertively.
To make a referral or for more information, please email info@fsmad.org or call 608-252-1320.

Parenting Paths

Parenting Paths is for parents and caregivers who have used excessive discipline or are otherwise challenged with managing the behavior of their children. The group will focus on the growth and development of children, managing and expressing feelings, discipline techniques and setting limits.
To make a referral or for more information, please email info@fsmad.org or call 608-252-1320.

Parenting After Domestic Violence

The Parenting After Domestic Violence group is designed for men who have completed the ATA or similar program and need additional support regarding parenting. Topics include: the effects of Domestic Violence (DV) on children, child development, talking with children about DV, helping children feel safe, and strengthening the child-parent relationship.
To make a referral or for more information, please email info@fsmad.org or call 608-252-1320.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program is a benefit employer groups purchase for their employees and family members of the employee. EAP provides brief consultation or counseling for a variety of mental health related concerns. EAP also offers a series of trainings for the employer related to employee well-being, managing workplace conflict, and supervisory issues.
To make a referral for an EAP client, please email info@fsmad.org or call 608-252-1320.  For employer inquiries, please email Greg Chism at gregc@fsmad.org.

Prevention and Intervention Center Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

PICADA Substance Use Prevention & Education:

The PICADA Program provides a full continuum of individual and environmental alcohol and drug prevention services for individuals, families, schools, and communities. Groups and services include: Alcohol & drug basic education, Alcohol Education Options Program, Community outreach and networking, FORTRESS-a school based peer support program for 6th through 12th grades, Media Detective-a media literacy program for 3rd through 5th grades.
For referrals or more information, please contact Cathy Kalina at cathyk@fsmad.org or at (608) 577-9773.

Birth to Three Services

Bridges For Families-Birth to Three:

Bridges for Families Birth to Three is an early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families living within the Madison Metropolitan School District.
For more information or to make a referral, please email Wendy Yang at wendyy@fsmad.org or call 608-316-1124.

Other Services

Services for Fellow Nonprofit Organizations:

Nonprofit organizations in transition or going through troubled times are encouraged to take advantage of FSM’s management and financial expertise. We can provide temporary services, such as interim executive leadership while you seek out your next leader, as well as long-term, on-going management consulting, accounting services, and payroll services. We are here to help in a way that takes pressure off your budget.
For more information, please email David Johnson at davidj@fsmad.org or call 608-252-1320.