Are counseling and psychiatry services confidential?

Your visits with the University Counseling Services staff are private and confidential with exceptions governed by state and federal laws. Your treatment and participation in UCS services is separate from your academic record at UWM. Professional limits to confidentiality include:

  • If there is a clear and present danger to the safety of yourself or others.
  • In situations of abuse or neglect to a child or elderly person.
  • In the event of a court order for information.

The counselor can provide a more detailed description of limits to confidentiality during your initial and subsequent appointments.