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Campus Counseling

A college education offers many opportunities, yet it also comes with its fair share of stress, overwhelm and emotional disruption. You may be struggling because of an overbooked schedule, relationship issues, poor self-esteem or low self-worth, depression, anxiety, disorder eating, or a host of other personal issues. Sometimes life’s concerns can distract you from your academic work and, your ability to remain productive in important areas of your life.

If you feel as if your personal quality of life is being impacted negatively by the stressors hanging over-head and you would like to talk with a counselor about your concerns, consider scheduling an appointment with Counseling Services on campus. To contact the campus mental health counselor directly you may email wsh-counseling@uwm.edu. This is a confidential email address that is only accessed by the Counseling Department.

Meet Your Counselor

Dr. Robyn

Dr. Robyn has been a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker and specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and other food and body related disorders for over a decade. Through her clinical practice, she grounds into Positive and Humanistic Psychology. She expertly provides an integrative approach to psychotherapy by incorporating skills-based Dialectical Behavior Therapy strategies to support her clients’ movement from one point to the next in their recovery. Dr. Robyn graduated with her PhD from Loyola University – Chicago in 2012 and obtained her Certified Eating Disorder Specialty (CEDSS) in the Summer of 2016.

When she is not practicing Clinical Social Work, Dr. Robyn enjoys spending playful moments with her daughter, Belle, and Goldendoodle, Lulu. She also prioritizes her own personal growth and development by leaning into and strengthening her own mindfulness and meditative practice.

Common Concerns

  •     Depression
  •     Anxiety
  •     Breakup of a romantic relationship
  •     Family problems
  •     Relationship problems with a partner, roommate, friend or professor
  •     Problems with drugs and/or alcohol
  •     Eating disorders
  •     Stress management
  •     Suicidal thinking
  •     Grief and loss
  •     Lack of motivation

Counseling Can Help

  •     Use personal strengths and attributes in a variety of situations
  •     Identify problem areas and factors that contribute to difficulties and dissatisfaction
  •     Learn what thoughts and behaviors contribute to problems and how to change them
  •     Improve stress-management skills
  •     Build self-confidence and self-esteem
  •     Enhance the quality of relationships
  •     Make better decisions
  •     Lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life

What Is Counseling Like?

A first-time counseling session usually involves giving the counselor background information and talking about what led the student to schedule an appointment. The counselor and student will work together to develop a list of goals the student would like to accomplish while attending counseling. Subsequent sessions will focus on reaching these goals. Your counselor will join with you to support you taking ownership in improving your quality of life. Human beings strive for agency in their life and environment. Through brief, solution-focused counseling you can obtain actionable steps and solutions toward an improved quality of life.

Eligibility

UWM at Washington County provides short-term mental health counseling (typically six sessions or less) for currently enrolled students. If it is assessed that the need for treatment requires long-term counseling or resources/competencies beyond what can be provided, assistance will be given with a referral to an appropriate off-campus mental health provider.

Confidentiality Policy

Respecting students’ privacy is of the utmost importance. Confidentiality is strictly maintained under the guidelines of state and federal laws as well as professional ethics. Students’ counseling files are held separately from academic and conduct files. No one is given any information about you without your written permission.