Nova Counseling Services, Inc., Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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3240 Jackson Street
Oshkosh , WI, 54901

Overview of Nova Counseling Services

Nova Counseling Services, Inc. is an addiction treatment center that offers quality and affordable services to adults for substance abuse, addiction, and co-occurring disorders. The mission of Nova Counseling Services is to help individuals regain control of their lives through compassionate and dedicated services. The treatment philosophy at Nova Counseling Services is strongly based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. The people at the center realize that recovering from addiction is a lifelong process and cannot be achieved without the professional and dedicated support from the center and its staff members. The center offers a comprehensive residential treatment program through which the underlying causes of addiction are identified and treated in the first phase of the treatment process. In the next phases, clients are provided with the fundamental tools of recovery and abstinence through which they are enabled to achieve lasting recovery and sustained abstinence. Clients are offered education on life skills development, coping mechanisms, and addiction recovery skills which help in healing their minds, bodies, and spirits. Clients are also offered holistic therapies such as individual and group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and meditation through which they are able to achieve freedom, rebuild relationships, and put their health back on track.

Housing and Food at Nova Counseling Services

Nova Counseling Services is located on a beautiful campus in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It comprises a modern building with beautiful architecture surrounded by scenic courtyards and lush green lawns. The center has a capacity of 50 men and women combined who live in gender-specific rooms. Each room is shared by two clients and is furnished with twin beds, side tables, nightstands, and chest of drawers for each one. Bathrooms are shared among residents. The center provides basic amenities to clients including bed linen, towels, and bathroom accessories. There is a huge common room which comprises comfortable leather sofas, center tables, a fireplace, and beautiful wall hangings. The common room serves as a place of relaxation for clients where they can watch TV and socialize with each other during their free times. Clients are also provided with outdoor recreation facilities. They can take walks around the campus as well as play basketball and volleyball in the designated courtyards. The center has an on-site kitchen where a chef prepares three daily meals for residents. Meals are served in the cafeteria where all residents eat in its sitting area. Residents are offered a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options at each meal time which include meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits, and beans.

Treatment Options

The different treatment options available at Nova Counseling Services are:

  • Residential Treatment Program
  • Halfway House
  • Aftercare Program
  • Family Support Program

The following substances’ abuse is treated at Nova Counseling Services:

  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Club Drugs (Ecstasy)
  • Cocaine and Crack Cocaine
  • Hallucinogens
  • Inhalants
  • Methamphetamines
  • Narcotics (Heroin, Morphine)
  • Prescription Pain Medications (OxyContin, Oxycodone, Percocet)
  • Other Prescription Drugs


Nova Counseling Services offers the following therapies to its clients:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • 12-Step Programming
  • Case Management
  • Life Skills Education
  • Psychoeducation
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Medication Management

Payment Options at Nova Counseling Services

Nova Counseling Services offers affordable treatment services to adult men and women for substance abuse and associated behavioral health disorders. The cost of treatment is $5,600 for 28 days of residential treatment which makes the per-day rate to be $200. The center accepts cash, check, or credit card for self-paying clients. The center is also in-network with many insurance companies. Clients can check with their insurance providers if their plans cover the costs of treatment at Nova Counseling Services. The staff at the admissions office also helps clients and families in checking with their insurance companies and verifying their benefits.

Licenses and Accreditations

Nova Counseling Services has the following accreditations and licenses:
Licensed by the State of Wisconsin

Nova Counseling Services Advantages

Nova Counseling Services, Inc. was established thirty years ago and continues to provide comprehensive residential and halfway housing services to adult men and women. Clients suffering from addiction issues are provided with a safe, private, and secure environment where they can start their journey of healing and achieve long-term recovery. They are offered a structured environment through which they are taught life skills and coping mechanisms. This enables them to regain control of their lives and achieve freedom from addiction. The center offers an integrated approach to treatment which is based on the 12-Step programming. Clients’ psychological, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are addressed through evidence-based therapies and holistic treatment modalities. The dedicated and compassionate staff at the center guides clients and offers them counseling through which their self-esteem is increased. They are able to realize their true potential and lead a productive and fulfilling life in recovery.

Staff at Nova Counseling Services

The staff at Nova Counseling Services, Inc. is comprised of dedicated, credentialed, and trained healthcare professionals who provide round-the-clock services to their clients. All staff members are experienced in providing services to patients suffering from issues of addiction and mental health. The staff primarily comprises certified substance abuse counselors (CSACs). Some of the counselors at the center are in recovery themselves. They are better able to guide the patients and lead them by example. Some of the staff members of the center are listed below:

  • Thomas Becker, CSAC, ICS – Clinical Director
  • Gerald McGlone, CSAC, ICS, LCSW, MAC, DCSW – Counselor
  • Patricia Pendowski, CSAC, ICS – Counselor
  • Sandra Shaffer, CSAC, MSW, APSW – Counselor
  • Annie Skrupky, SAC, LPC – Counselor
  • Michael Weldon, CSAC, LPC, ICS – Counselor
  • Patrick Wiley, CSAC – Counselor
  • Megan Millot, SAC, LPC – Counselor
  • Hadley Haney, SAC, LPC – Counselor
  • Kari Meyer, SAC-IT, LPC-IT – Counselor
  • Sage Stiebs-Mathewson, SAC-IT, LPC-IT – Counselor

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