Iris Health Clinic

Experiential Therapy

Quality & Affordable Experiential Therapy in Waukesha and Milwaukee

Iris Health Clinic (IHC) is a leading provider of Experiential Therapy in Wisconsin. Located in Waukesha and Milwaukee, our affordable ET program is built on a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment model, and aims to provide healing for individuals seeking support for a variety of health conditions, including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, marital problems, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. The overall goal of Experiential Therapy is to transform negative thoughts and emotions through experiential tools, such as music, art, and role play in a safe and controlled setting with a licensed professional.

At IHC, we are passionate about providing both quality and affordable addiction and mental treatment for individuals and families in Wisconsin. Every day we work hard to prove that we are 100% dedicated to improving the health and well-being of those in our care through our evidence-based medical and therapeutic approaches. Our compassionate and empathetic therapists are trained to support individuals, couples, and families who are seeking support for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, emotional and mental health issues, eating disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and more.

Experiential Therapy and Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

Experiential Therapy is commonly used in treating substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and works by helping individuals release repressed thoughts and emotions and learn to replace them with positive thoughts and ideas about who they really are, their past life, current relationships, and more. Experiential Therapy can help individuals in recovery from addiction to heal shame surrounding their substance misuse and enhance coping skills. This has proven to reduce relapse.

Who Can Benefit from Experiential Therapy?

Experiential Therapy has proven to be an effective form of treatment for individuals who are struggling with:

Benefits of Experiential Therapy

Experiential works to heal the whole person by: 

  • Providing a safe and controlled setting for participants to reenact and role-play through  painful experiences
  • Providing an opportunity for individuals to utilize creativity and experiential tools and activities to promote deep healing 
  • Helping participants to identify the negative emotions associated with their past and present life situations and relationships 
  • Supporting participants to explore and release negative and suppressed emotions
  • Helping participants to find ways to replace negative thoughts and emotions with positive ones 
  • Developing coping skills and reducing relapse;

Our Integrated and Evidence-Based Treatment Approach

Our Experiential Therapy approach is integrated, meaning our programs combine the use of multiple treatment services in order to offer real recovery solutions to people seeking to transform their overall health and well-being.  Clients will work closely with our qualified staff to develop a customized treatment plan to decide which of our treatment modalities will work best for them.

Iris Health Clinic’s Experiential Therapeutic Treatment Services Include:


We understand that seeking treatment is not easy and the last thing a person needs is to fear is that they will be exposed by treatment staff for doing so. Fortunately, the strict rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) are designed to protect patient confidentiality.   We respect these rules and we follow them. Plus, many of our leadership are in recovery and many of our family members, so we know first hand the need to seek treatment for ourselves and our loved ones privately.

Iris Health Clinic is Covered by Most Wisconsin Insurances, including Medicaid

Iris Health Clinic is covered by most insurances, including Medicare, United Health Care, UMR, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, Aetna, Quartz, Forest County Potawatomi, WEA Trust, Cigna, Humana, Exceedent, WPS, and Sanford.

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