Mental Health

Tellurian offers individualized evidence-based practices to support all affected by mental illness. Tellurian understands that each individual’s journey is their own, and works to ensure the treatment plan matches the individual’s goals to be successful in community living by increasing life satisfaction, independence and integration into the community.

At Tellurian, we know that mental health often co-exists with other issues such as substance use and addiction. But, we also know that mental health concerns can stand alone, and they can be overwhelming, and isolating.

That’s why at Tellurian, we work to help you access mental health treatment that best supports you from the moment you first call us. Our patient services department will guide you to a free assessment that will help determine exactly what areas you may be struggling in. From there, you will be introduced to a therapist whose expertise matches your needs. Through careful examination of your assessment results and counseling sessions, a treatment plan will be developed, especially for you. Treatment length and schedules are determined by each client’s individual progress in completing the mutually agreed upon comprehensive treatment plan.

Tellurian offers many levels of care, to provide just the right support for each patient. Our CARE (Crisis Assessment, Recovery and Empowerment) Centers are safe havens for those experiencing a mental health crisis and are in need of support, medication observation, and goal-oriented treatment planning. Our Outpatient Program provides specialized care for mental health challenges, but will meet on a weekly or biweekly schedule, based on the patient’s needs. There are also levels of care that fall between these two programs that may be suggested by one of our experienced therapists.

Our team of dedicated therapists hold a Master’s degree at minimum. Each therapist is highly trained in a number of therapy techniques, some of which include:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Outpatient Treatment Program
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive interventions (MBCT)
  • Brainspotting (BSP)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Relaxation & Emotional Regulation
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Psychoeducation

Tellurian’s therapy team has extensive experience in most areas of mental health including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance Use and Addiction

Recovery Begins with a call or email to our patient services department. Please call 608-222-7311, or email However, if you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 immediately.



Mental Health Programs

Community Intervention Team

The Community Intervention Team (CIT) provides targeted case management and Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) for individuals living with mental illness and/or substance use. Services include: crisis stabilization, medication management, money management, housing coordination, and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills training. The goal is to promote recovery and enhance the individual’s quality of life by improving their skills, competencies, social integration, independence, and life satisfaction. Referrals for targeted case management can be made through Recovery Dane.

Referral for the CCS program can be made through Dane County Department of Human Service’s CCS intake team.

Group Homes

Tellurian Group homes are located in Madison Wisconsin. Acewood House and Crawford House are each seven-bed fully licensed Class A Community Based Residential Facilities. These group homes serve individuals with a primary diagnosis of mental illness who can be safely and best served in an unlocked community setting. Programs are staffed 24 hours a day. Services include symptom management support, assistance with daily living activities, independent living skills development, and medication supervision. The programs provide individualized, person-centered, recovery-oriented services in a respectful, comfortable setting. The ultimate goals is to accomplish the highest level of independence and quality of life for each resident by providing learning tools, skills, opportunities, motivation, empowerment, encouragement and connected to community resources. All referrals are made through The Dane County Department of Human Services.


Tellurian’s Transitional Housing Program (THP) is a 20 bed Community based Residential Facility (CBRF) which provides support for individuals residing within the program who are experiencing homelessness and need more support with finding housing, employment, and mental health and/or substance use support. This team works to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to work with individuals on their identified goals at their pace.

Services offered include:

  • Medication management
  • Symptom management, with staff available 24 hours for support
  • Housing support and coordination during (at least) weekly individual meetings
  • Support with activities of daily living
  • Peer support


Please note that individuals enrolled in this program are responsible for paying monthly rent to assist with the ability to provide future rent reference and encourage the practice of skills needed to be successful in the community.


Tellurian’s PATH team provides outreach working to connect homeless individuals in the community with needed services. This team does street outreach across Dane County and assists people with establishing disability, connecting with benefits, and helping to get housing

The PAIR Program - Peer Advocate In Recovery Team

A certified peer specialist is a professional who utilizes their own personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges to provide support to others and demonstrate that recovery is possible. Peer support specialists complete formal training and certification in the peer specialist model of mental health and substance use-oriented peer support. They use their unique set of lived experiences and recovery in combination with comprehensive skills-training, including continuing education, to support people living with mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Tellurian’s PAIR Team provides community based peer support services. We offer a team of diverse certified peer specialists, who can work side by side with individuals while assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, supporting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

Peer support specialists work with each peer to cultivate an empowering and supportive relationship while providing:

  • An empowering and supportive relationship
  • Use self-disclosure and their own lived experience to assist in supporting their peers
  • Information about community and recovery-oriented resources
  • Facilitated person-centered goal setting
  • Trauma-informed and person-centered approach
  • Hope for recovery and wellness

For information about funding sources and how to be paired with a Peer Support Specialist, contact:

Permanent Supportive Housing

Tellurian’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program provides case management for individuals who are coming from homelessness, live with a mental health diagnosed disability, and entering an apartment at one of our 20+ scattered site locations in Dane County. The case managers work closely with many landlords around Dane County to support the individual maintaining housing. Additionally, case managers provide assistance with attending appointments, taking care of basic needs and other needs as they arise and are identified by the individual’s service plan. This program utilizes a harm eduction approach which works to motivate clients to explore the benefits of changing, reducing or eliminating high-risk behaviors.


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The process of treatment begins with a phone call by you, an affected family member or loved one, requesting an assessment. Tellurian does not automatically assume a diagnosis of alcoholism, addiction or other problems, without first conducting an assessment and evaluation by one of the center’s highly trained and certified staff.

When you call, you will speak with an Admissions Counselor who will guide you through a brief, confidential telephone assessment, followed by an appointment with a counselor. Once the assessment is completed, and if treatment is recommended, the counselor will determine the most appropriate level of care based on the individual needs of the patient.