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Subspecialty Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Clinic

Subspecialty Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Clinic

Tosa Health Center
1155 N. Mayfair Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 955-8900

Child Psychiatry Clinic

Child Psychiatry Clinic

Children’s Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Center
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. B510
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-2932

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry division focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and families. Clinic faculty, in collaboration with Children's psychologists and psychotherapists, provide diagnostic assessments, comprehensive outpatient treatment including individual and group therapies, psychopharmacological management, and second opinion consultations. Additionally, our relationship with one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, allows the division to focus on the psychiatric problems of patients with chronic medical conditions during their hospitalizations and in collaboration with other specialty clinics in the outpatient setting. An excellent, fully accredited child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship is offered that produces strong clinicians with ample opportunity for research and administrative exposure.

Columbia St. Mary's Center for Psychotherapies

Columbia St. Mary's Center for Psychotherapies

Women's Hospital
2323 N. Lake Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 585-7020

The Center for Psychotherapies is a community resource for the treatment of individuals with a wide variety of emotional problems. At a time when insurance benefits have been reduced or lost and HMO care is only for short term, the Psychotherapy center is an especially valuable community asset, providing the highest quality service with an affordable and adjustable fee structure. For new appointments, please call (414) 803-4077.

Senior Health Memory and Mood Disorders Clinics (Geriatric Psychiatry)

Geriatric psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry that deals with the prevention, assessment and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in older adults. Geriatric psychiatrists have the specialized knowledge and skills required to understand and address the biological, psychosocial, cultural and environmental aspects of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders of late life, therefore, are uniquely qualified to integrate these complex factors in the assessment and management of these disorders. These neuropsychiatric disorders, if left unaddressed, substantially impede healthy aging and contribute to significant morbidity and premature mortality.
Clinic Overview

North Hills Health Center
W129 N7055 Northfield Dr.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 253-5400

A flagship clinic and the only one-of-its-kind in Southeastern Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin outpatient Senior Health Memory and Mood Disorders Clinic (Geriatric Psychiatry) offers individualized neuropsychiatric assessment and outpatient treatment to patients aged 65 years and older. We provide our elderly patients with comprehensive ongoing cognitive and mental health care, including personalized treatment plans. We also provide one-time consultations; including second opinion consults by our board-certified geriatric psychiatrists. We accept self-referrals and referrals from the primary care and specialty care physicians within the Froedtert & MCW system as well as from the community.

  • To provide excellent clinical care and treatment for elderly patients suffering from neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders
  • To serve as the training site for medical students, residents and fellows in the care and treatment of elderly patients with neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders
  • To promote and encourage research into neuropsychiatric disorders of the elderly, especially in the area of late-life depression and Alzheimer’s disease
Our Clinic Offers

Comprehensive Memory and Cognitive Health Assessment and Management

  • Evaluation to determine possible causes of memory loss or diminished cognitive functioning
  • Diagnosis and management for elderly patients with memory disorders such as mild cognitive impairment and different dementia syndromes (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia)
  • Evaluation and management of behavioral disturbances secondary to dementia
  • Evaluation of patient’s functioning and self-care abilities
  • Follow-up care to monitor progress over time
  • Ongoing care in collaboration with patient’s primary care physician
  • Caregiver assessments and support
  • Assistance to patients and their families in developing future plans, including advance directives planning
  • Referrals to Alzheimer’s Association resources, support groups, memory enhancement, home care and hospice programs
  • Consultations with neuropsychology, social work, occupational and physical therapy

Evaluations and Treatment of other Psychiatric Disorders in the Elderly

Our providers also evaluate and treat elderly patients experiencing:

  • Mood disorders (e.g., late-life depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders arising as a complication of grief and bereavement
  • Late-life psychotic disorders
  • Other mental disorders of old age

These psychiatric disorders if left undertreated or untreated may lead to persistent emotional distress, poorer outcomes for comorbid medical disorders, greater caregiver burden and increased risk for cognitive decline, functional disability, premature mortality and suicides.

We offer comprehensive treatment options for older adults with psychiatric disorders, including:

  • Medication management: Our board-certified geriatric psychiatrists have expertise in psychopharmacologic management of psychiatric disorders in older adults, especially in those with multiple complex medical ailments and on polypharmacy.
  • Psychotherapy referrals to an experienced psychotherapist within the Froedtert & MCW system or in the area
  • Neuromodulation treatments: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for treatment of depression
  • Inpatient psychiatry referrals
  • Community-based services, such as home care, nursing or Department of Aging referrals
Multidisciplinary Approach

We have a patient and family-centered approach to care. We encourage you and your loved ones to be active members of your team, helping to create a personalized treatment plan. We will work closely with your Froedtert & MCW or community-based primary care provider to ensure that your treatment is incorporated into your general medical care. We strongly believe in practicing multidisciplinary care and we work closely with other departments to provide the full spectrum of treatment services.

We collaborate closely with the following services within the Froedtert & MCW and affiliated programs to coordinate referrals and patient care:

  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Primary Care Clinics
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Geriatrics Memory Disorders Program
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Neurology Memory Disorders Program
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Neuropsychology Clinics
  • Froedtert Neurorehabilitation Services (speech, physical and occupational therapy, and driver safety evaluations)
  • Horizon Home Care and Hospice
  • Froedtert Health Behavioral Health Services
  • Froedtert Health Menomonee Falls Hospital Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Cognitive and Psychiatric Assessment of Older Adults: What to Expect

Before the first visit:

We send out an evaluation for you and your family members to fill out. That way, we start your evaluation with as much information as possible. This package will include:

  • Appointment Information
  • Requests for Medical Information
  • Adult Medical History Questionnaire
  • Memory Screening Questionnaire
  • Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire
  • Safety Assessment (to be completed by family member or caregiver)
  • Caregiver/Family Member Assessment

On the day of the first visit:

We encourage our patients to bring loved ones to the consultation, so we can create a treatment plan together. Please arrive on time. The initial evaluation lasts for approximately 90 minutes.

During the visit, a medical assistant and a registered nurse will initially see the patient. Subsequently, a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist will complete the assessment and plan the treatment. A trainee (a resident or a fellow) may interview the patient and obtain collateral information from the family before the visit with a geriatric psychiatrist.

During the initial visit, we will:

  • Discuss the primary reasons for the visit or referral
  • Obtain a comprehensive neuropsychiatric and functional assessment
  • Review past and current medications, and medical, family, substance use, and social histories
  • Conduct a memory and depression screening
  • Identify members of the patient’s support team that will be involved in planning for the care (e.g., spouses, children, friends, loved ones)
  • Discuss treatment options and create a plan for the care moving forward. Co-existing medical illnesses, medications, family issues, social concerns, and environmental issues are integrated into a comprehensive program of care
  • Forward our evaluation report to the primary care and/or referring provider with the patient’s or proxy decision maker’s permission

Follow-up visits:

Follow-up visits will last for approximately 30-45 minutes. This visit may either be scheduled with an advanced practice nurse prescriber or a geriatric psychiatrist after discussions with the patient and/or the healthcare proxy decision maker.

During the visit, a medical assistant and a registered nurse will initially see the patient. Subsequently, a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist will complete the assessment and plan the treatment. A trainee (a resident or a fellow) may interview the patient and obtain collateral information from the family before the visit with a geriatric psychiatrist.

Faculty and Staff


  • Joseph S. Goveas, MD, Director
  • Harold Harsch, MD
  • Katherine Levine, MD


  • Donna Brady, LPN
  • Lynn Guch, MA
  • Carolyn Hermann, RN
  • Janice Kuiper Pikna, APRN
  • Betty Moderski, RN
  • Ronna Thoenes, RN
An appointment can be scheduled either through the EPIC system by typing “Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic” (for internal referrals) or by calling (262) 253-5400 or (414) 805-3666.

For internal transfers between psychiatrists within the Froedtert Health system (i.e., transfers of patients from outpatient psychiatrists within the Froedtert Health system to a provider of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic), a doctor-to-doctor discussion is required and the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic provider should accept the transfer before scheduling the patient with the respective provider.

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