Specialty Services

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

An outpatient supported group following a 20-22-week curriculum to help high-risk teens develop clinical skills in multiple areas to improve functioning and mental wellness. This program has a high referral rate and is the only pediatric adherent DBT program in the Fox Cities.


Catalpa Health, in collaboration with the Community Early Learning Center (CELC), began providing Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) services to educators to better support young children and families in the Appleton area in 2019. During the first three years, we developed a consultative model that was implemented within two programs at the CELC, Bridges and Event Start Family Literacy.

Consultative practices in this program are focused on training educators and caregivers to care for behavioral and emotional challenges that occur in their classrooms while also caring for the mental wellness of those providing care. Our reflective practice increases capacity and prevents burnout by providing space for professionals to talk about the stressors and challenges they face daily.

Please note: this program requires a referral form that staff should only use to refer students enrolled in groups that participate in the consultation programs at the Community Early Learning Center (including Bridges and Even Start) and UW Oshkosh Head Start.


Treating kids with diagnoses including tics/Tourettes, excoriation, trichotillomania, OCD, social anxiety, and severe GAD. Evidence-based practices are used to treat this, with all clinicians working toward IOCDF national certification in these treatment modalities.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Psychotherapy following the TF-CBT model for children 3 to 18 years with PTSD. Clinicians also have advanced training in various topics, including child abuse and neglect, grief, human trafficking, and attachment.