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New Partnership with Lighthouse Clinic

Disability-focused therapy comes to Independence First!

Independence First welcomes Lighthouse Clinic, a mental health clinic which will be providing services on Thursdays, right here in our Milwaukee office. Practitioners will have experience with patients living with a disability as well as support for caretakers. Therapy appointments can be scheduled by calling 414-964-9200 and requesting an appointment at our Independence First location. Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance are accepted.

Headshot of counseling intern Laura Bruhn

Photo of Counseling Intern Laura Bruhn from Lighthouse Clinic

A message from Laura Bruhn of Lighthouse Clinic:

"Welcome! My focus is providing a supportive and inclusive therapeutic environment that promotes healing for individuals with disabilities experiencing mental-health challenges. As a person with disabilities, I have experienced adversity that has given me insight into challenges individuals with disabilities may face and this knowledge has translated into an immense passion for my therapeutic work in helping individuals with disabilities thrive. 

I prioritize compassionate client-centered therapy that works from an affirming lens, honoring and valuing a client’s unique perspective through strengths-based treatment. My therapeutic goal is to establish a collaborative partnership with clients that creates a safe space for them to express, process and heal current and past mental health challenges. Through our work together, clients and I uncover their unique challenges, needs and strengths in order to develop effective therapies and skills that foster self-disc20overy, empowerment and healing. 

I have professional expertise and background in working with individuals with chronic illness, chronic pain, physical, cognitive and learning disabilities, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression and LGBTQIA+. I offer multiple treatment modalities in the form of CBT, DBT, CBT for chronic illness/ pain, Trauma-informed and strengths based care. I value offering skills training in self-advocacy, assertiveness and self-care. I work individually with clients or collaboratively with children and families, ages 10 and up. I look forward to working with you!"

To learn more about Lighthouse Clinic, click HERE.