A Brief History of Moontree

The Moontree, as it was named then, was founded in 1975 by a group of health practitioners who were concerned with giving back to their community. Originally formed as a collective with all members sharing their income and expenses, Moontree offered a wide range of services including counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture and many other alternative medicine practices. Moontree quickly became an important resource for healing and self discovery in the Madison area.

A photo of a large tree backlight by the rising moon.In the 1980’s and 1990’s societal values shifted and insurance began to shape the health care landscape. Clients began requesting that insurance pay for their services and Wisconsin established laws creating mental health clinics. Our named changed to Moontree Psychotherapy Center, LLC and we evolved into a clinic offering mostly psychotherapy services.

Despite these changes, holistic treatment has remained a key focus at Moontree. Spiritual connection, social change, the search for meaning, and respect for the interconnection of our world continue to be core values of our organization. We are proud and honored to continue the Moontree tradition.