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

    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)

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

    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

    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, 2018