Match With BHS, Match With an Amazing Future
Milwaukee is a fascinating city with fascinating people. The Milwaukee County DHHS Behavioral Health Services is the hub of behavioral health care for Wisconsin's most populous county.
Being part of the County's Department of Health and Human Services, a model agency for innovation in human services, will give you the ability to help patients, and make connections, in ways nobody else can offer.
On top of that, experience Milwaukee, a resurgent metropolis featuring a rapidly-growing downtown, amazing and creative neighborhoods, one of the best park systems in America, and a non-stop slate of festivals from spring through fall, including the world's largest music festival, Summerfest, all along the shores of one of the largest bodies of freshwater in the world.
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Milwaukee is woefully different from its Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days past. See how we know you'll love it here.
Downtown and River Walk
Milwaukee has a downtown and river walk that have gone through a once-in-a-lifetime redevelopment.
From a new streetcar system, to new skyscrapers, to a new arena, Milwaukee is growing, and making itself new again.
Catch a play at the world-famous Pabst Theater, a concert at The Rave, or one of Milwaukee's many free outdoor gigs.
And if that's not enough, did you know Milwaukee hosts one of the pre-eminent film festivals, and the largest music festival in the world?
Or, if you like to have a little outdoors with your downtown, rent a boat on the Milwaukee River Walk, and cruise it out to Lake Michigan, or moor it at any of the shops and restaurants that has a dock along the river!
Milwaukee is an amazing city, and that's just our downtown!
Milwaukee is also famous for amazing museums and culture.
The Milwaukee Art Museum doesn't just have amazing art collections, the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion (pictured) is a work-of-art, and an experience everyone needs to take in.
Tracing its history back to just five years after the City of Milwaukee itself was chartered, the Milwaukee Public Museum is the largest natural history museum in Wisconsin, boasting more than 4 million specimens, and a number of permanent exhibits including the immersive, turn-of-the-century Streets of Old Milwaukee, or the expansive Crossroads of Civilization tracing the history of human civilization as it developed around the Mediterranean.
Have kids who enjoy discovery? That's why we have the Betty Brinn Children's Museum and the lakefront Discovery World, full of immersive, interactive and fun exhibits that change frequently.
Being the home of world-famous Harley-Davidson motorcycles, of course, we have a Harley-Davidson Museum in the fascinating, redeveloping Menomonee River Valley.
And if visiting all these museums is working up a thirst, your last stop could be the Milwaukee Beer Museum & Beer Bar, presented by the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Though you may want to catch a bus to get there.
National, Award-winning Parks
We like to refer to our Parks as the "Emerald Necklace" of Milwaukee County.
The Milwaukee County Park System is a National Gold Medal winning system that touches every corner of our County.
Whether it's the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (pictured), more affectionately known as "The Domes," our amazing County Zoo, our numerous water parks and pools located all over, the 220-acre Wehr Nature Center featuring woods, wetlands, prairie, and oak savanna, our public Beer Gardens (each one featuring a different brewery!), or our famous golf courses, there's not an outdoor itch that Milwaukee can't scratch.
And if you're up for a short drive, see world famous parks and nature preserves. Tee off at the U.S. Open Championship-hosting Erin Hills golf course, see the world-famous Kettle Moraine State Forest (North or South), climb the cliffs of Devil's Lake State Park, or rent a paddleboard in Pewaukee!
Eat, Drink and Brew Whatever Suits You
Milwaukee brews practically everything.
You already know about the big beverages that have come out of Milwaukee for more than a century. But we also have a tremendous cache of craft breweries, brew a strong cup of coffee, and are no slouch when it comes to tea, either.
And Milwaukee eats are hard to beat.
You can't be in Milwaukee on a Friday without grabbing a fish fry. It's our tradition. So is sausage (whether you're a Usinger's or Klement's fan, it's all good)! And it's Wisconsin, so you know there's cheese, often freshly made, beer-battered and fried. If you really want to immerse yourself in Milwaukee tradition, grab a table at a local Supper Club.
Or, if you want to trend less traditional-Wisconsinite and explore different world cuisines, not only do we have them, we probably have an entire festival for each! Including German, Irish, Indian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, French, Polish, Greek, Croatian, Armenian, and Native American.
Nobody celebrates quite like Milwaukee!
DHHS and BHS Are Centers for Service Innovation
BHS is uniquely positioned to help those in need like no other agency can. And we're doing exactly that.
We're Ending Chronic Homelessness
BHS is a part of Milwaukee County DHHS, the only human services agency in America with an in-house housing division. BHS psychologists provide therapy to formerly homeless individuals who have been housed as part of the department's Housing First program. Further, the department is finding innovative ways to generate sustainable funding for this initiative.
BHS Is at the Forefront of Recovery
The purpose of BHS is to empower safe, healthy and meaningful lives through connections that support recovery. Sometimes it's the patient we're connecting, sometimes it's ourselves. BHS psychologists are leading the way in providing therapy for those who have suffered from AODA disorders, and possibly have been through the court system, which we partner with.
DHHS and BHS Work Together to Give Back
DHHS and BHS are proud of the work we do to empower safe, healthy and meaningful lives for everyone in Milwaukee County, and our "Do the Right Thing" committee helps us go the extra mile. Be a part of our group that never stops working to make the lives of everyone in our community better.
Your Future Colleagues
Milwaukee County DHHS Behavioral Health Division has some great clinical professionals on staff to work with, and learn from.
Justin Kuehl, Psy.D
[American School of Professional Psychology, 2003]
Chief Psychologist, Director of Psychology Training
Sara Coleman, Psy.D
[University of Hartford, 2002]
Crisis Services Supervisor
Samantha Lavarda, Psy.D
[Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, 2012]
Children's Mobile Crisis Team