About Us

Lutheran Counseling and Family Services of Wisconsin (LCFS) is a not-for-profit agency that helps individuals and families with mental health concerns, addictions, family counseling, in-school counseling  and adoption services.

With a main office in Wauwatosa, WI, LCFS has 10 satellite locations throughout the state. Our staff of psychologists, counselors and social workers welcome people of all ages, regardless of faith, culture or economic status. Each of our counselors are specialty trained in substance abuse, trauma recovery, family and relationship counseling and pediatric psychology.

In the greater Milwaukee area, we have been offering counseling services in school settings since the early 1990’s to help thousands of children receive essential mental health care. LCFS currently offers in-school counseling at 18 elementary, middle and high schools. Click here to see the schools we currently serve.

Our Mission

Lutheran Counseling & Family Services of Wisconsin puts God’s love into action by strengthening individuals, families and communities with professional mental health, addiction and adoption services because everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive.

What Guides Us

Since its inception, LCFS has always worked to meet the needs of the times. Our programs and services are led by the following:

What Keeps Us Strong

Board of Directors 2023

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD – Mr. Richard Laabs – Retired President, LUMIN Schools
VICE CHAIRMAN – Mr. Paul Minzlaff, Retired healthcare professional
SECRETARY – Pastor Scott Kruse

Members at large:

Dr. Andrew Luptak, Retired VP of Student Life, Concordia University
Mr. Michael Grubich, Business Professional
Pastor Jeffrey Hesse
Dr. Stephen Saunders, Professor, Marquette University

Accessing Our Services

Many clients and families access our programs and services are self-referred. We also receive referrals from numerous government agencies, church leaders and support groups. We accept most insurances and offer a sliding payment scale to assist the uninsured and under-insured.

If you, or someone you care about, is in need of our services, please contact us at 414-536-8333 or 800-291-4513 or email us at lcfs@lcfswi.org. Confidentially and respect are always our top priorities.

Ready to get started?

Complete new client forms here and call 800–291-4513 to set up an appointment.

Speaking Opportunities

If you belong to an organization that is looking for a speaker, please consider us! Our professional staff members are prepared to address organizations, church and school groups, or present at conferences or in-services for professional staff. Please contact us at 414-536-8333 extension 33.