Call Shari Cohn 608-237-8000 x 109
Thank you for your interest in contacting me for further information and to arrange our first session.
I see clients by appointment only. Please call me at 608-237-8000 extension 109 if you would like to set up an initial session.
Our free initial phone consult is an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you might have and for me to ask questions of you. I can assess if I would likely be the right person to provide therapy services for you or if a referral to a different treatment provider might be more appropriate.
Counseling appointments take place at my clinic in Middleton Wisconsin which is located a block west of the city of Madison Wisconsin in a comfortable yet professional environment.
I do not provide psychotherapy online. I provide psychotherapy services over the telephone only in certain very specific circumstances after I have established a face-to-face therapeutic relationship with a client. Insurance will not pay for telephone sessions so any telephone contact needs to be paid for privately.
When you call my office at 608-237-8000 extension 109, you will reach either me or my voicemail if I am in session or unavailable. You can leave a private confidential message for me in my voicemail twenty-four hours a day. I check my voicemail frequently and will call you back as soon as I can usually within a day.
I look forward to talking to you.
If you are my current client and you are having an emergency, please do not leave a message in my voicemail. I may not receive the message soon enough to get back to you to help you deal with the emergency.
In an emergency situation, please call my clinic number, 608-237-8000 and press 0. You will receive instructions about how to reach the answering service who will contact me or the on-call clinician who can be of assistance to you. If you prefer not to talk to the on-call clinician, you can wait for a call back from me. However, I am not always available to return your call in the time frame you desire, so please assess your needs at that time and make choices based on taking good care of yourself.
If you are having a crisis in which you are at risk of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 911.
Emergencies If You Are Not Yet My Client
WARNING If you are not yet my client, please do not leave a crisis call for me in my voice mail or with the answering service. If you are having a crisis in which you are at risk of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 911.
This crisis line may be able to help you if you are outside of the Madison Wisconsin metropolitan area: 1-800-273-8255. In Dane County Wisconsin, the Journey Mental Health Center 24 Hour Crisis Line number is 608-280-2600.
On my Internet Links – Resources page I have contact numbers for a range of mental health services throughout the United States. You can use these links to find resources outside of the Madison area. I am not endorsing the services of anyone on these links. Please carefully screen the credentials of whatever treatment provider you choose.