Milwaukee, WI


For 25 years, Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program has provided compassionate and evidence-based mental health disorder treatment to those in need. We are pleased to bring this quality care to the DMA facility that’s situated in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Serving adults of all genders (and soon adolescent patients of all genders), we are eager to support and work with the people in this region, as well as help anyone coming from Chicagoland, Michigan or across the country.

We are committed to being good partners in the community by building relationships with the patients and their support systems who walk through our doors. And when we recognize that a patient is in need of a higher level of care, we are always willing to collaborate with the expert mental health disorder providers in Wisconsin and surrounding states.

Our 24-bed (12 beds for mental health disorders; 12 beds for eating disorders) residential center in Milwaukee is either walking distance or a simple bus ride from various higher education schools, such as Marquette University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Milwaukee Area Technical College. We understand many young people struggle with mental health disorders, so we want to make it easy on them with being in close proximity to universities. For those traveling from outside the state, we are less than nine miles from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

Building ESTEEM™ with Evidence-Based Treatment

Our Discovery ESTEEM SystemTM provides individualized care to help patients develop the skills and confidence they need to create the life they want. Along with customized care, we employ a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and more. Here, patients benefit from one-on-one therapeutic support as well as group sessions in an encouraging environment of peers where they can safely practice new ways of coping that are transferable to home. Patients are exposed to experiential therapies, which includes music and art, for a well-rounded experience. Lastly, family therapy is also available.

Patients can also expect programs after treatment, such as:

  • Aftercare to facilitate transitions and challenges post-discharge.
  • A customized Discovery app to provide information, resources and a community of support for family members.
  • Discovery alumni online support groups, in-person and virtual events for family members and patients to assist in post-discharge transition and provide an ongoing support system to facilitate long-term recovery.

Preferred In-Network Provider

Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. Our team of experienced insurance verification specialists will confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur. Reach out to the team today to verify your coverage.

312 E Wisconsin Ave3rd FloorMilwaukee, WI 53203
PH 714.828.0808
HOURS 24/7


Residential Treatment
All Genders
Ages 18+


Alyssa Ryan

Milieu Manager

Amanda Vogt


Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*

  • 97% feel hopeful about their future*
  • 95% believe they can handle life after treatment*
  • 99% know what helps them get better*

“I came out of this program much stronger and more stable, with tools to help me in case I ever feel unstable again. I received more than adequate care here. I was given coping tools, the staff was very attentive and the groups were very helpful.” – B.W., former patient at DMA

“My daughter has made strides in this program and learned some invaluable coping skills. I highly recommend this program to other people who are suffering from mental health issues.” – T.W., parent of DMA alumni

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in 2021 (between 1/1/21 and 12/31/21) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) (N = 2,278). Average length of stay is 34.2 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to a higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice, transfer or administratively).

Support Group

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance