Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Resources

A statewide project focused on improving substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health (MH) services for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind in Wisconsin has been established. The program grant originates with the State of Wisconsin and is directed by the Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers who contracts with IndependenceFirst, the Independent Living Center in Milwaukee to provide these trainings.

SUD/MH presentations and resources will be provided for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind, as well as technical assistance and training for SUD/MH treatment providers. A complimentary educational presentation to you and your staff regarding how to work with and become accessible to people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind with SUD/MH issues, so they may fully participate in the services you offer.

Please use the contact information to provide possible dates and times to schedule a free professional development opportunity for your organization. Sign language interpreters for the trainings are paid for through the grant.  

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

Website is www.deafaodawi.org.

Wisconsin Mental Health Resources

Katy Schmidt, MSW
Wisconsin Licensed Therapist
414-444-9811 (Videophone)
414-312-4736

Nathan Glassman PhD, ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology
414-444-9811
866-727-5915 (Toll-Free)

C.A. Counseling & Consultants, LLC
93 West Geneva Street
Williams Bay, WI 53191
262-607-6390

Natural Wisdom Counseling, LLC
Jessica Dallman, MA LPC NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
701-870-0022 (Voice)
608-581-9566 (Videophone)

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 (ODHH) website, please send your information to dhsodhh@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

Online Mental Health Resources

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.


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.

Last Revised: February 8, 2021