Counseling services are available for students at University Counseling Services located on the 5th Floor of the Northwest Quadrant. Use the ORANGE elevators to access the 5th floor. Exit elevator to the right and find reception at the far end of the hallway.
CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
To schedule an appointment, consult about a concern, or to ask questions about University Counseling Services, call 414-229-4716, follow the automated prompts and tell the receptionist you are interested in University Counseling Services.
SERVICES WE OFFER
University Counseling Services (UCS) of the Norris Health Center offers group, couple and individual counseling as well as crisis intervention. Psychiatric evaluation and brief medication management services are available for students not currently taking psychotropic medication. Current Group Therapy and Support Group options are detailed here. UCS also offers Let’s Talk, a program providing brief, walk-in consultations at various campus locations.
UCS provides evaluation and short-term, goal oriented counseling for students with adjustment, mental health or substance abuse concerns. Students meet with a counselor for an assessment session designed to match students with the treatment options best suited to their unique needs. This can include one of our group therapy or support groups, individual or couple counseling, or a referral for community based services that are more appropriate for the student’s needs.
If your situation is a crisis in which you are feeling unstable, unable to function or fearful for personal safety, crisis intervention is available without an appointment. The goal of these brief sessions is assessment of the crisis, stabilization and determining the most appropriate next step. Crisis services are available between 8am – 4pm (Mon-Thu) and 9am – 4pm (Fri). (Evaluations for medication are available by appointment only.)
Our services are available to all students who are currently enrolled in classes on campus and who have paid the student segregated fee. During summer, students not enrolled in summer classes but who were enrolled the previous academic year and are enrolled for the subsequent fall term may pay a summer fee and access UCS. May graduates are also eligible for summer services by paying the summer fee.
UCS staff are available to consult with faculty, staff, family and friends who are concerned about a student. Within the limits of confidentiality, we will help callers identify the most appropriate steps they can take to assist students and/or to help students access services.
All communications between students and UCS counselors/psychiatrists are confidential. Except when required by law, information will not be revealed to anyone outside of University Counseling Services and Norris Health Center. Additionally, if a student (or a parent or guardian, if the student is under 18) gives written permission, information may be released.
WHAT SERVICES ARE NOT AVAILABLE?
University Counseling Services does not provide any mandated services or those that may require either court testimony and/or letters or reports to be filed with any legal entities. We do not provide services where litigation is either involved or pending. Additionally, we do not offer evaluation-only services or psychological testing services, including testing for ADHD or learning disabilities. We are not able to provide documentation for emotional support animals.
Assess your wellbeing by taking an online screening for depression, anxiety, PTSD or an eating disorders. Used throughout the U.S. and on hundreds of college campuses, these anonymous measures offer feedback as well as resources for professional services.
UCS staff offer various mental health outreach activities. These are generally scheduled during the first half of each semester and offered as clinical time permits. Requests can be made using the form found here: https://uwm.edu/mentalhealth/outreach-request/
Still have questions? Check out our FAQ’s or call 414-229-4716 for more information about UCS services.
For more information on our services please see our brochure: Counseling & Consultation Services or if you have further questions please see Counseling & Consultation Frequently Asked Questions
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