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AP-Psychotherapist-Day Stabilization, Ripon, WI
Psychology | WI-Ripon Medical Center | Ripon, WI | Req #: R78374

This full time (1.0) Psychotherapist position is located at for the newly developed SSM Health Ripon Community Hospital’s Day Stabilization Services.  This is a newly developed program that offers individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis an alternative to inpatient hospitalization. It is a living room design which embraces a recovery where people can get the support they need and where nursing, psychiatry, and clinical treatment are available.


Services include:

Crisis Intervention


Coping skills/strategies

Individual and Group Counseling

Resource Development



This living room model provides brief stabilization services for up to 23 hours. This community respite program offers an alternative to emergency room care for people experiencing an emotional crisis. Services will be available for individuals 16 to 64 years of age and require the individual’s consent to receive services as a voluntary facility.


The right individual has experience with the following:

  • Assessment: medical/nursing evaluations and services, substance abuse assessments, mental health assessment, etc.
  • Brief therapy: individual therapy, de-escalation, group therapy, communication and conflict resolution skills, relapse prevention, and psychoeducation.
  • Family/discharge planning and referrals to outpatient services: assisting patients with developing and maintaining motivation, addressing cognitive thinking issues, relapse prevention, coping skills, wellness, mindfulness, various fitness services (yoga, meditation, etc.), resource building, and linkage to aftercare services.


  • Salaried position
  • Weekend position with variable start times between 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Provider wellness and work-life integration prioritized
  • Individual, Family, Group therapy
  • $5,000 sign on bonus



  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology
  • 6 months of experience in substance abuse counseling or Certification as Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor from Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • 3 years post graduate experience (3,000 hours) preferred
  • WI License


Ripon Community Hospital

SSM Health Ripon Community Hospital has been providing quality healthcare with a personalized approach for nearly 80 years.  The facility features 19 private patient rooms—16 medical/surgical and three Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  Care at SSM Health Ripon is completed by hospitalists-physicians that specialize in taking care of patients while they are hospitalized.  Healing spaces have been incorporated into the hospital for patients and families to seek solitude and comfort.


The Community

The City of Ripon, WI is a thriving community of 7,833 residents located just 20 miles west of the Fox Valley.  Nearby is Fond du lac with just over 43,000 and is situated at the foot of Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago (a location that gives the city its French name).  Both communities are less than a one-hour drive to Milwaukee, Madison (the state capital) and Green Bay -Titletown USA. This puts the city at the center of the state’s population concentration, an area with more than 3 million residents.  


For more information contact:

Jody Chellevold, Physician and Executive Recruiter at SSM Health

Phone 608.636.4203

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