OCD and Anxiety
If you’re a young adult, taking the leap into adulthood has its challenges. But when you have depression or other mood disorders, the transition can be even harder. You might feel like your mood disorder derails you at school or work, disrupts your relationships, damages your self-esteem or makes it difficult to keep up with your own thoughts.
For older adults with mood disorders, the experience may be similar. You may be struggling to meet work and family demands, avoiding people and activities you used to enjoy, abusing drugs or alcohol for relief, harming yourself or thinking about suicide.
Rogers FOCUS Mood Disorders Program for adults is here to help.
Through residential treatment, our staff, led by a leading board-certified psychiatrist, will work with you to develop ways to better navigate the responsibilities and difficulties that come with adulthood. We're here to help you address your:
During a stay averaging 45 to 60 days, you’ll live on campus at the Charles E. Kubly FOCUS Center in Oconomowoc. Here you’ll receive treatment while living in a homelike setting with comfortable semi-private bedrooms and shared community space. Our goal is to work with you on making positive changes in the way you approach adulthood.
Because younger adults transitioning into adulthood typically face different challenges from older adults, we offer separate programs for adults 18 to 30 and those who are 30 and older.
We know getting clarity in understanding just what you are dealing with and how we can help is a big first step. A board-certified psychiatrist leads a thorough assessment and evaluation to clarify your diagnosis and then prescribe the appropriate treatment.
In addition to intensive psychiatric and medication management, you will receive a range of evidence-based individual and group therapy. You’ll experience three key approaches: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you better understand your thoughts, behaviors and emotions; gaining mindfulness skills; and behavioral activation (BA).
Often you have less interest in activities you once enjoyed or may notice an overall decrease in general activity. BA helps provide structure to increase your engagement in a manageable way.
Other components of therapy at the Rogers FOCUS Mood Disorders Program for adults include:
Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) when patients do not see improvement in depression symptoms with the combination of therapy and medication
Your family's involvement can help ease your transition to, from or back to school or to work. Your treatment plan includes family therapy sessions. Their participation helps reinforce the skills you learn during treatment and can ease your transition to lower levels of care or life outside Rogers.
Moving into an unfamiliar place for residential treatment may seem scary, a hassle or disruptive of your family’s life. We know it helps to know what to expect. Here is what a typical weekday at FOCUS is like:
As you work through the challenges of your mood disorder, a caring, dedicated team who are skilled and experienced in treatment of these disorders is at your side. After a thorough assessment, the team creates an individualized plan addressing your unique mental health situation and laying the groundwork for successful treatment supporting your long-term recovery.
Board-certified psychiatrists direct your treatment with the support of a multidisciplinary team of professionals which includes:
Jerry L. Halverson, MD, DFAPA, is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a subspecialty in psychosomatic medicine. He serves as medical director of Rogers Memorial Hospital–Oconomowoc, as well as medical director of the FOCUS Adult Mood Disorders Program. Dr. Halverson has a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed an internal medicine internship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota, and a residency in general adult psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Halverson previously was the medical director of adult psychiatry at Meriter Hospital in Madison and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health where he directed its treatment refractory psychiatry disorders program.
Dr. Halverson is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and serves on the APA's Council on Quality of Psychiatric Care. A past president of the Wisconsin Medical Society (WMS) and Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, he is a member of the World Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Psychiatrists, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Dane County and Waukesha County medical societies and is the physician member of the combined City of Madison/Dane County Board of Health. He is a regular volunteer physician at UW's Safehaven Psychiatric Clinic for the underserved in Dane County.
Dr. Halverson has advocated for the use of objective patient care data to improve care through his work with Wisconsin initiatives in that area, and has lectured throughout the United States on mental health and health policy issues to academic, legislative and community audiences. He has been honored by his colleagues for clinical and leadership excellence, receiving numerous awards including the Wisconsin Alumni Association “Forward Under 40” award, the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award from the WMS Foundation, an Early Career Leadership Award by the AMA Foundation and the AMA Women's Physician Congress Mentor Award. Dr. Halverson was selected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Rachel C. Leonard, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in utilizing behavioral activation and other cognitive behavioral-based treatment interventions for people with mood and anxiety disorders. She trains, supervisors and consults with the treatment teams who work with adolescents and adults in Rogers' FOCUS mood disorders residential and partial hospital programs, the Oconomowoc adult inpatient program, and the depression and anxiety partial hospital programs. Dr. Leonard received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, completed a doctoral internship in psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a post-doctoral fellowship with Rogers' OCD Center. She has specialized training in behavioral activation, exposure therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Leonard has co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and been interviewed by regional newspapers and television news programs on topics related to depression, OCD and anxiety. In addition, she has co-presented workshop sessions at national conferences, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Psychiatric Association and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Dr. Leonard is an active member of the ADAA, and a 2014 recipient of their Career Development Leadership Award.
Andy Hayes is the manager of the FOCUS Mood Disorders Program and is responsible for oversight of the residential center's daily operations. He coordinates with medical leadership and clinical staff to make sure each patient receives care rooted in evidence-based practices that is responsive to their individual needs and respectful of their values. Andy has been with Rogers since May 2015. Prior to becoming manager at FOCUS, he served as the key point person for Rogers contracted management of the inpatient mental health unit at Community Memorial Hospital (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin) and outpateint mental heatlh services at Fort Healthcare (Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin).
Andy acknowledges that while transitions are a natural part of life, they are not always easy, and the FOCUS team is dedicated to helping adults navigate these transitions successfully. "What I enjoy most about my work is witnessing the transformation that occurs during treatment. While making positive changes involves challenges, as treatment progresses, it is amazing to see patients make real and meaningful changes in their lives."
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The FOCUS adult program is at home in the 32-bed Charles T. Kubly FOCUS Center on the Rogers Memorial Hospital—Oconomowoc campus. The two-story building is located in the middle of Rogers’ 50-acre wooded setting nestled against the Upper and Lower Nashotah lakes. Residents live on three levels (including lower level) and enjoy treatment and living areas and semi-private bedrooms.
The campus features walking trails through the woods, an outdoors ropes and challenge course and labyrinth as well as indoor art studio, climbing wall and gymnasium to complement the center’s supportive environment.
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