To schedule a counseling appointment, please call 414-229-7429, option 2.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling provides an opportunity to explore and learn about yourself within a confidential, professional relationship. We follow a brief therapy model which is goal oriented and solution-focused. Counseling can help through:

  • Allowing open discussion and problem solving of life stressors
  • Learning stress management, distress tolerance, and general coping techniques
  • Gaining insight into the interplay of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in your daily life
  • Addressing particularly challenging memories or past experiences
  • Working to identify aspects of your life you might want to change or improve
  • Better understanding yourself and others to further explore your own identity and improve relationships with others

Some of the most common reasons students seek counseling include: anxiety (worry, nervousness, insecurity), depression (mood, loneliness, disconnection, guilt), self-esteem, identity concerns, alcohol and drug use/abuse, body image and eating behaviors, sexual assault or physical abuse, and relationship and interpersonal problems.

Relationship Counseling

Relationship counseling can be appropriate for partners at any stage in their relationship. Both individuals must be eligible UWM students.

  • Common reasons for utilizing relationship counseling include: sorting through frequent and challenging arguments, improving communication and communication styles, pre-commitment counseling, and exploration of values, expectations, or cultural differences in your relationship.