The Counseling Clinic at the Guest House of Milwaukee

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Counseling Clinic

Dr. Steven Armus provides dermatological services as the owner of Dermatology Consultants of Wisconsin LLC in Franksville. Outside of work, Dr. Steven Armus gives back through his support of the Guest House of Milwaukee. This organization provides a range of services for individuals experiencing homelessness.

One of the most important resources that individuals have access to at the Guest House of Milwaukee is the Counseling Clinic. Through this clinic, individuals can undergo alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling and address other mental health concerns that could contribute to their homelessness. Ultimately, mental stability is a prerequisite for sustainable housing.

The clinic takes a client-centered and trauma-informed approach to counseling that is sensitive to the needs of different genders and gender presentations. Each counseling sessions is based on the needs of the client and helps move toward identified goals. This approach seems to be working. According to a 2013 survey, less than 10 percent of guests reported feelings of self-satisfaction before coming into the center but 50 percent said that they felt more satisfied with their life upon leaving.