SHAW RNC 2024 Information
During the Republican National Convention being held in Milwaukee July 15-19, SHAW services will be available to students through virtual and limited in-person appointments. Online scheduling will not be available during this time, so please call 414-229-7429 to schedule. Read more...
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Counseling Services offers a wide range of mental health services for UWM students. Click on each tile below to learn more about our services.

To schedule a counseling appointment (in-person or virtual) with a SHAW provider, please call us at 414-229-7429, Option 2. To make a teletherapy appointment with Mantra Health, visit their website and enter your UWM email address.

How do I set up care at SHAW Counseling Services?

Accessing SHAW counseling, psychiatry and case management services starts with a triage appointment, a 15-20 minute phone screening. Contact us by phone, 414-229-7429 (option 2), to schedule. Please fill out the required history forms prior to your appointment by utilizing the patient portal.

If you’re unsure about counseling but want to speak with a therapist informally, learn more about our Let’s Talk Consultations.

Am I eligible for SHAW Counseling Services?

Our services are available to UWM students currently enrolled in classes for credit and who have paid the student segregated fee.

Visit our eligibility page for more information.

What happens at my initial phone screening?

During the 15-20 minute screening we gather information that helps us make a recommendation for your best next steps.

Next steps may include: a counseling intake (individual, group, or couples therapy), a medication evaluation, or a referral for care in the community.

Are there any services I cannot get at SHAW Counseling Services?
  • We do 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.
  • We do not provide evaluation-only services or comprehensive psychological testing services, including testing for ADHD or learning disabilities. Neuropsychological testing can be pursued on campus through the UWM Psychology Clinic.
  • We do not provide documentation for emotional support animals.
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Short term, goal-oriented therapy for individuals and couples.
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Safe, supportive and accepting group counseling offerings.
Learn more about group counseling services
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Medication evaluation and short-term follow-up care.
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Do you find it hard to navigate the world of referrals and insurance? We can help!
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Brief stabilization and connection to next steps for students in crisis.
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Consultation for parents, family members, faculty/staff – anyone concerned about the mental wellbeing of a student.
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Virtual, informal and confidential conversations with a Counseling Services mental health provider.
Learn more about Let’s Talk and how to schedule
Pause. Breathe. Relax. Sign up to use our mindfulness space which includes a massage chair, virtual reality equipment, happy lamps, and more.
Learn more about The Mindful Space and how to schedule
Prepare for a career as a mental health practitioner in our multidisciplinary training program.
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Reach out to Counseling Services to request or explore options for outreach for your classroom or event.
Request outreach
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Mantra Health is a free teletherapy service available to all UW System students.
Learn more about Mantra Health
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Crisis and distress support is available for students outside of normal operating hours at SHAW.
View more about the 24/7 line
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Access self-care, mindfulness and topic-based mental health resources.
Access online self-help resources