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A college education offers many opportunities, but it also comes with its share of stress. You may be struggling because of an overbooked schedule, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief or loss, or another personal issue. Sometimes life’s concerns can distract you from your academic work.
If you would like to talk with a counselor about your concerns, consider scheduling an appointment with Counseling Services on campus.
Meet Your Counselor
Michael Weber, MS LPC
Mike completed his Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His experience includes working in community support, outpatient counseling, and for UWM. Mike strives to have an inclusive environment for all students. He enjoys getting to meet and learn from different people and focuses on a person’s strengths and goals. Starting the counseling process can be intimidating and confusing, if you have questions or concerns, please call or email so we can talk about those with you.
When he is not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, pets, DIY projects, Netflix, video games, and cooking.
Fall 2020 COVID Support Group
This fall, in response to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the Counseling Center will be offering an online support group for students. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity for students to open up about the difficulties it has brought into their lives, and to learn and share ways to make things better. The group will have an open format, attend when you can!
The first meeting will take place on Monday, September 14th at 12pm. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Teams invite.
- Breakup of a romantic relationship
- Family problems
- Relational 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 meet while attending counseling. (These goals could be improving the student’s mood, coping and stress-management skills, communication skills, self-esteem, time-management skills or a particular relationship.) Subsequent sessions will focus on reaching these goals.
UWM at Waukesha provides short-term mental health counseling for currently enrolled students. If the counselor determines that it would be in the student’s best interest to work with someone with specialized experience or who is available for an increased level of care, referrals will be provided.
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.