Supportive counseling to students who are struggling with personal issues. Learn to make better choices, improve interpersonal skills, gain confidence, and increase educational effectiveness through the development of an individualized plan. Typical concerns include:
- Transition and change
- Uncertainty about goals and direction
- Personal relationship conflicts, domestic violence concerns
- Family concerns
- Grief and loss
- Stress, depression, and anxiety
- Lack of motivation and/or concentration difficulties
Western Counselors are trained to provide support and guidance in crisis situations. They are also connected to a variety of local resources, if needed. A crisis may be caused by a death in the family, suicidal thoughts, loss of a job, medical issues or relationship changes. We are here to listen and to provide support.
Get help navigating your educational experience, including:
- Determining an appropriate credit load
- Exploring transfer opportunities
- Addressing test anxiety issues
- Determining the most appropriate course mix to consider
- Navigating the college system
- Introducing new study habits
- Uncovering barriers to academic success
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Addictions (ATODA)
If you are concerned about your own or a friend’s or family member’s alcohol, tobacco, or drug use, you can receive consultation, assessments, short term counseling, or referral services to community resources.
Through the use of a variety of tools, counseling can help you better understand your values, interests, abilities, and personality style so you can pursue a career that fits you. Begin with a consultation with Career Services to see if you are on the right path at Western.
Relationship Violence Prevention/Student Advocacy
Western provides resources that can give you direction on what to do if you experience relationship violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Our Violence Prevention Specialist can be reached at 608-785-9841. For more information, visit Violence Prevention.
After Hours Help
If you need help after regular office hours, contact:
- Life Threatening Emergency: 911
- Western Campus Security (on campus emergency): 608-785-9191
- Great Rivers 24-hour helpline: 211 (land line) or 800-362-8255
- Gundersen Health System: 608-782-7300 or 800-362-5454
- Mayo Health System-Franciscan Healthcare: 608-785-0940 or 800-362-5454
Online Screening Assessment
Psych Central offers a variety of on-line mental health assessments and provides instant feedback.