Madison Child and Family Counseling
Individual and family counseling is available for children and adolescents who need help with:
- Physical or sexual abuse, neglect or other trauma.
- Depression and anxiety.
- Low self-esteem.
- Problems due to divorce, separation, remarriage or the death of a loved one.
- Parent-child conflicts.
- Pre- and post-adoption transition.
- Anger management issues.
- Academic or behavioral problems.
- Child and family therapy.
- Medication management (only for childen seeing a therapist at CSSW).
- Play therapy.
Location and directions
1716 Fordem Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (evenings by appointment)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services therapists have extensive experience working with children, parents and families, including those involved in the child welfare system.
Lisa Hajek, LMFT, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Lisa works with children and families dealing with trauma, child abuse or neglect, divorce or separation, family communication and conflict resolution. She also works with families of children with special needs. Lisa is a certified Eye Movement Desensititization and Reprocessing therapist and has experience working with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. She is a certified mediator in Wisconsin and is working toward certification in Child-Centered Play Therapy. Lisa works with as many family members as possible, using the family's language and value system to encourage positive change.
Cindy Richgels, LCSW, received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has practiced psychotherapy for the past nine years. Cindy specializes in women's mental health, including problems related to eating disorders and body image. She has extensive experience with adolescent girls. Cindy also helps clients with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, behavioral and attention problems, and issues associated with sexual abuse.
Jennifer Zehr, MSW, LCSW, received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn. She has practiced psychotherapy for the past 7 years. Jennifer specializes in adolescent mental health including adolescent depression, childhood and adolescent mood disorders, anxiety disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, parent/child conflict and trauma. Jennifer is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and has worked with adults and parents diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. She has additional training in providing parent coaching, supporting families during divorce and separation and reunification following out-of-home placement.