Therapy Starts With a Warm “Hello”

Posted on 11-19-2020

In addition to the COVID19 pandemic, we are experiencing a mental health pandemic. Anxiety caused by the stress of uncertainty, grief related to the loss of routines, and depression caused by isolation, are real symptoms of the novel coronavirus that has caused so much disruption in 2020.

Foundations Health & Wholeness is a nonprofit mental health organization that’s been providing counseling for our community since 1965. 

During the COVID19 pandemic, there is an increase in the number of clients who cannot afford to start or continue counseling because of job furloughs and layoffs. We are working on the front lines of this crisis to support our neighbors. We are here and serving our community. We’ve been using video therapy since April, and our clients are experiencing positive outcomes. Video therapy works, and it’s a safe way for children and adults to get the support they need. Clients can do video therapy from home or do in-office telehealth, where they are in a counseling office at our clinic, and their counselor is at home.

The latter option works well for people who don’t have enough privacy at home.

Foundations wants to make sure that money isn’t a barrier for clients to get help during this time. If you live in Brown County and do not have health insurance or have Medicaid/Badger Care, Foundations’ mental health counselors and resident training therapists are here for you.

If you are uninsured or under-insured, call Foundations’ compassionate team at 920-358-0788 to get started. 

Foundations is grateful that this work is made possible by a generous grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, which includes the U. S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J. J. Keller Foundation and donors of the Community Foundation.

If you know someone who is struggling and may not be able to afford counseling,
please share this information with them.

Foundations Health & Wholeness

Foundations Health & Wholeness serves the community by healing mind and spirit through mental health counseling and foster care.

Mental Health Counseling

  • Our main clinic offers full range of mental health and addiction services.
  • We partner with social organizations in ten different locations to embed our therapists to serve children and adults with significant barriers to care, including those living in poverty, experiencing homelessness, the aging and people with disabilities. These satellite clinics offer an opportunity for us to train and supervise the next generation of licensed therapists and address the scarcity of licensed therapists in Wisconsin.
  • We also provide counseling at three public schools. We are the founder, and an active member, of Connections for Mental Wellness, a coalition of mental health care providers seeking to reduce the number of poor mental health days.

We provide approximately 12,000 mental health sessions every year, plus casual support, psycho-education, and over 500 hours of service on mental health tasks forces and committees. About 60% of our clients are either uninsured or under-insured, and we keep our doors open to everyone in need of mental health counseling.


In foster care, we recruit, license, and train foster parents. We work with counties throughout Wisconsin to provide placement and case management for children in need of loving foster homes. We provide treatment-level foster care to support children have experienced trauma, and have higher emotional and physical needs. Through our foster care offices in Green Bay, Greater Milwaukee area, Sheboygan/Lakeshore area, the Fox Valley, and soon Janesville, we serve over 130 children every year. The number of children we serve grows every year.


Foundations Health & Wholeness. The three words in our name relate around approach to care:

  • Foundations – we are here to walk with people has they strengthen the foundations of their mind and spirit
  • Health – Mental health is a key component of overall health and well-being. The World Health Organization defines health as, “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being & not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
  • Wholeness – Wholeness is unity. It’s a personal state of forming a complete and harmonious life.