Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Resource Guide

    This guides has been developed by the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) staff to help you find an agency or office nearby that could assist you with services and other information.

    State Resource Guide (PDF, 187 KB)

    Counseling Services specified for individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing or Deaf-Blind

    The AODA Project Coordinator provides FREE outreach and education to AODA treatment providers and peer support recovery groups about the needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing population in Wisconsin and how to better serve them. The Project Coordinator also conducts outreach and education to this targeted population to encourage their participation in AODA treatment. Depending on the circumstances, the Project Coordinator can also assist in obtaining sign language interpreters, the use of assistive listening devices or printed materials produced in large print for individuals with low vision.

    Denise Johnson
    Project Coordinator AODA Services for Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing
    414-291-7520 or 866-716-3481, 414-226-8319 (TTY) or 414-291-7525 (fax).

    Website is

    Other Wisconsin Mental Health Resources

    Katy Schmidt, MSW
    Wisconsin Licensed Therapist
    414-444-9811 (Videophone)

    Nathan Glassman PhD, ABPP
    Board Certified in Clinical Psychology
    866-727-5915 (Toll-Free)

    If you or your agency work with people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind and want to be added to the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing website, please send your information to

    Online Mental Health Counseling

    Deaf Counseling Center is a Deaf-owned and operated psychotherapy and consulting practice staffed by Deaf licensed professional therapists. They specialize in working with Deaf people and their families and are committed to:

    • Providing safe, confidential, and non-judgmental therapeutic services;
    • Creating a culturally sensitive counseling environment for Deaf clients and their families;
    • Ensuring effective communication through American Sign Language;
    • Enhancing lives through empowerment and positive change.

    Website is

    If you are aware of any mental health, behavioral health or addiction service providers who can sign and are licensed to work in Wisconsin, please contact ODHH.

    National Links

    State Links

    Last Revised: February 1, 2017