Individual Counseling


Short-term counseling is available for help with issues such as:

  • Adjustment to college and/or other life transitions
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Exploring Personal Identity
  • Gender Identity (students may be eligible to receive letters of support for hormone therapy, breast/chest surgery, and/or sex reassignment surgery)
  • Discrimination
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Family Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma (e.g., combat, sexual assault, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Eating and/or Body Images Issues
  • Self-injury (e.g., cutting)
  • Stress Management
  • Managing a Personal Crisis
  • Anger
  • Assertiveness
  • Test Anxiety
  • Suicidal Thoughts

What To Expect

Students will be asked to fill out paperwork prior to their first appointment, which takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Students will then meet with a counselor for about 45-50 minutes. The focus of the first appointment is to get to know the student, their reasons for seeking counseling, and to ask some mental health screening questions to ensure that the counselor understands the “bigger picture” of what the student is struggling with. Potential goals of therapy and plans of what to focus on in future appointments are discussed. Students often describe feeling relief after the first appointment, though more of the “problem-solving” typically takes place starting in the second appointment.

Students often continue to meet with the same counselor they had their first appointment with, though accommodations can be made to switch counselors if requested.





Appointments can be made by calling (608) 663-4148 or at our reception desk in Dominican 122.

Fax: (608) 663-2278

Campus Map

Map to The Wellness Center - use the Lakeside entrance facing Lake Wingra and the Siena Apartments


Personal Counseling Services Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 - 4:30pm
(closed noon to 1:00) 


Please contact the Wellness Center Office Coordinator, Julie Ibinger, at, if you would like intake paperwork emailed to you for accessibility purposes.