Behavioral Health

Our Behavioral Health department is certified by the State of Wisconsin to provide mental health and counseling services for adults, youth, families and couples. We offer private counseling services to patients in a respectful and individualized manner. Our Behavioral Health providers offer services that promote effective communication, symptom relief,   problem solving, personal growth and healing.

Behavioral Health services are provided in both English and Spanish. Our providers  offer a wide variety of services related to:

    • Grief and loss
    • Marriage and divorce
    • Parenting and family issues
    • Anger
    • Substance abuse counseling
    • Sexual assault
    • Interpersonal relationships
    • Trauma
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Adjustment to changes in life circumstances
    • Assessment services for Anger, AODA
    • Out-patient AODA counseling


    In Schools 

    In partnership with several area schools, Scenic Bluffs offers confidential Behavioral Health services for students during school hours. The student must first establish care with a Behavioral Health provider at Scenic Bluffs. From there, future appointments can be scheduled at the school. Having Behavioral Health services available in schools provides a unique opportunity by serving students where they already are.

    We are currently providing services in Cashton and Sparta School Districts. For more information, please call (608) 654-5100.




    Barbara Mashak, LPC
     Eleanor Shaffar, MA, LPC, CSAC
     Janet Nachowicz, PsyD, LPC


    Department Hours

    Monday–Thursday 8:00am–5:00pm 

    Friday 8:00am–5:30 pm



    How can therapy help me/what can therapy do for me?

    Therapy can help you explore options and develop solutions to your concerns.

    What sort of assessments are you able to do?

    At Scenic Bluffs we are able to assess for substance abuse and abuse issues, domestic violence, anger management, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and other mental health concerns.

    How many times will I have to come?

    There is no set number of appointments you have to come. The number of appointments will be determined between you and your provider based upon your treatment needs.

    Will I receive medications from my therapists?

    Scenic Bluffs Counselors cannot prescribe medications. If they feel that medications are necessary, the counselors work closely with your medical provider in prescribing medications.

    Do you see children?

    Yes, we are glad to help your child through any issues they are having.