Marriage & Family Health Services



Established in 1982, Marriage & Family Health Services (MFHS) offers a full range of assessments and therapeutic services for children, teens, adults, couples, and families.  Through our branch offices and day treatment programs, Marriage & Family Health Services is proud of our role in the communities of western Wisconsin.

The staff at MFHS practice ethics to the highest standards of our profession.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality community-based counseling services for individuals, families, and groups in their own communities.  We assist each client and employee in reaching their maximum psychological well being.  Marriage & Family Health Services works to contribute to the community and the profession to which we belong.

As our client you are guaranteed the protection of confidentiality within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship.


A Word From Our Founder

On behalf of Marriage & Family Health Services, Ltd. I would like to express our appreciation for considering us for your counseling needs.

Since our inception in 1982, much has changed in our world and local communities.  Although MFHS has grown in size, one of the things that has not changed is our dedication to providing honest, compassionate care.

You will have your privacy maintained while you work with our team of licensed professionals.  Our staff utilizes state-of-the-art, evidence-based therapeutic models to help our clients reach their goals.  

Please review the various staff introductions, and programs we offer to find the best match for you and your level of need.  Again, thank you for considering Marriage & Family Health Services.

Dr. Thomas Johnston, Ph.D.

Founder of Marriage & Family Health Services

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Dr. Thomas Johnston, Ph.D.  1951-2015

Founder of Marriage & Family Health Services, Ltd.


Dr. Johnston founded MFHS and created Mikan Trauma Reprocessing and Resculpting Therapy.  He had over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and families.  Dr. Johnston's experience with trauma included working in an inpatient psychiatric unit during the Vietnam war, organizing a combat stress unit during Desert Storm, and over 15 years of working with traumatized children in the Mikan programs.

Dr. Johnston completed his Master's degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy at University of Wisconsin-Stout and in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the University of Texas-San Antonio.  His doctorate in Clinical Psychology was earned at the Union Institute. Dr. Johnston was a licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Nurse.  He was also a retired Associate Professor for the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel for the United States Army Reserve.  Dr. Johnston was a member of the American Psychological Association.



Jennifer Schulz-Johnston, MS, LPC

Director of Marriage & Family Health Services, Ltd.


Jennifer has been with MFHS since 1998 and has served in most capacities therein, including Psychological Technician, Case Manager, Therapist (outpatient and in-school), Clinical Coordinator, Regional Administrator, Assistant Director and now as Director/President.

Jennifer is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in troubled children and teens, play therapy, and women’s issues.  She provides individual therapy via internal referral. Jennifer is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing. (EMDR is a preferred treatment for abuse and trauma).  

She co-created the Migisi program (day treatment for elementary-age children) in 2000 and has ensured its high quality and best practice standards since then. Jennifer continues advocating for access to care for children and teens in the mental health realm and will continue educating community-wide in the needs of traumatized youth.

She serves as an adjunct staff to the UW-Eau Claire Social Work program in supervising students and also serves on the Mental Health Board for UW-Stout. Jennifer is available for consulting, not only within MFHS, but for the schools and wider community as well.



Employment Opportunities

MFHS is an equal opportunity employer.  If you are interested in applying for any of the current openings please send your cover letter and resume to our Eau Claire Business Office at 2925 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Current employment opportunities are listed as they are available: and

Internship/Practicum Opportunities

MFHS offers internship opportunities for Bachelor's and Master's level students to participate in our day treatment programs. Click here for new guidelines and application forms.