About Skyway

Skyway Behavioral Health is a specialized behavioral health center with an array of services built just for clients dealing with mood, anxiety, and traumatic stress disorders, complex mental health diagnoses, trauma, and eating disorders.

About Skyway

Skyway Behavioral Health is a specialized behavioral health center with an array of services built just for clients dealing with mood, anxiety, and traumatic stress disorders, complex mental health diagnoses, trauma, and eating disorders.

A Better Approach to Mental Health

Realizing that past treatments and once-a-week outpatient visits were not creating the kind of long-term relief clients needed, we created Skyway Behavioral Health. 

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The Skyway Approach

Evidence-Based Treatment That Works

The only higher level of care setting in the Midwest to offer true Full Fidelity Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

DBT is one of the few approaches proven to help treat some of the most difficult-to-treat personality disorders, trauma, mood disorders, and eating disorders.

Specialized For
Trauma

Long-term recovery goals for you from clinicians that have spent entire careers researching, understanding, and treating trauma.

We believe that these goals are achieved from addressing root causes in addition to providing relief from your symptoms.

Redefining Intensive Treatment

Sometimes, once a week outpatient therapy does not provide enough support.

Accomplishing more together in less time and by providing a higher level of support between sessions by offering once a week outpatient sessions to 5 days a week partial hospitalization programming.

All Under One Roof

You’ll get everything you need in one place from a consistent treatment team.

  • individual therapy
  • group therapy
  • skills coaching
  • support system work
  • medication
  • nutrition
  • movement therapies & more

Seamless Referrals

Providing “next-level” care for our referral partners when their clients need a more intensive form of treatment.

We communicate clearly and often with your regular doctor or therapist throughout your course of treatment and work with you on a smooth transition as you return to your usual outpatient team.

Healing Surroundings

Skyway Behavioral Health is intensive behavioral health treatment in a peaceful, healing environment.

You’ll attend all sessions and services in our comfortable and safe space with amenities and options.

Experience concierge care from attentive staff who seek to see, help, and understand you.

Meet Our
Leadership

We founded Skyway Behavioral Health to help clients find real healing, give talented staff a place to make a difference, and change behavioral health for the better.

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Dr. Julie Friedman

Co-founder & Executive Clinical Director

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Laura Lange

Co-founder & Executive Clinical Director

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Terran Salbego

Chief Operating Officer

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Richard Smith

Clinical Program Director

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William White

Program Manager

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Dr. Rebecca Hansen

Program Manager- Eating Disorders

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Marie Rayburn

Senior Vice President Finance

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Greg Weigand

Director of Business Development

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Sarajane Giles

Admissions Manager

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Training Model & Program

Being able to grow, learn, and build mastery through training leads to emotional wellness for our team and clients

Skyway provides exceptional care by:

  • Teaching staff to become their own “Expert in Regulation & Co-Regulation”
  • Prioritizing staff self-care and offering two self-care days per year
  • Encouraging staff yoga and meditation and providing on site staff classes for these purposes
  • Creating self-care coping plans for individual use
  • Providing a sensory cart in our staff lounge for staff use
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Continuing Education For Team Engagement

DBT Training Protocols

  • Intensive DBT training upon onboarding
  • Weekly DBT small group consultation teams
  • Weekly supervision offered by clinical leadership
  • Psychoeducation and practice on managing suicidality and self-harm

Trauma Training Protocol

  • Body-based trauma trainings including polyvagal and attachment theory based interventions
  • Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Evidence-based treatment protocols including DBT Prolonged Exposure and CPT
  • Virtual consultation with our clinical advisory board experts and quarterly didactic trainings

Certified Be Body Positive Treatment

  • Portable facilitator training on HAES, embodiment, and cultural/social determinants of eating disorders
  • Weekly supervision offered by clinical leadership
  • Quarterly eating disorder specific didactics.

Want To Work With Us?

We love connecting with talented, compassionate professionals who are looking for an innovative, collaborative healing community to call home.