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Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire offers free and confidential short-term solution-based mental health services to all UWEC students during semesters when they are enrolled in courses.

College can be stressful, but you don't have to deal with it alone

Counseling Services is here to help. We offer a number of free in-person and online resources so that you can get the support you need for a variety of issues, including mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention. 

Watch the video to hear more from our staff and students about the services that we offer and how we can help!

COVID-19 updates

For Fall 2022 Counseling Services will offer our services both in person and via Tele-Counseling using Zoom. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks will still be required during in-person sessions, regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have a mask, you will be offered one by our staff.

Please note: Tele-Counseling services are only available to students who are physically in the state of Wisconsin.

To schedule an appointment, call (715) 836-5521 during our business hours.


Or schedule an intake online!

Online scheduling for intake appointments:

For first-time clients or returning clients who have not been seen in more than 90 days. Online scheduling is not available for ADHD screenings, AODA assessments, Eating Disorder Assessments or couples counseling. 

Schedule an appointment

Tele-Health

Counseling Services has partnered with Mantra Health to provide additional tele-health appointments that are available to UWEC students and may allow you to be seen sooner than the in-person appointments.

By enrolling in Mantra, you can connect virtually to licensed therapists to address your unique needs during daytime, evenings, or weekend hours. 

If you have bipolar disorder, disordered eating, substance use problems, or active thoughts of harming yourself or others, please start with an in-person assessment to find out if telehealth is right for you.

Here is a step-by-step guide to sign up:

  1. Go to app.mantrahealth.com.
  2. Create your account by clicking "Sign Up" using your UWEC email address.
  3. Complete the onboarding tasks in your Patient Portal, which takes about 10 minutes, and schedule your first appointment. Be sure to do this before your appointment!
  4. Join your first scheduled appointment with your therapist through the Mantra Patient Portal.

Crisis

If you need immediate assistance with crisis services, contact our office directly at 715-836-5521. (Last check in for crisis services is at 4:00, 5:30 on Wednesdays.) Afterhours phone support is available through the UW 24/7 Mental Health support line. Call or text (888) 531-2142 for afterhours support. 

UWEC Counseling Services Mental health services include:

  • Group Therapy and Workshops
    • Group therapy is a great way for students to feel less alone with their mental health and to make supportive connections with others
    • Please visit our YouTube Page to view our Happiness Workshop or our Anxiety/Depression Workshop 
    • In addition to our general Process groups, we offer populations specific groups
      • The Student of Color Group Spring meeting time is TBD.
      • The Gender and Sexuality Group meets on Fridays from 1-2:30.
      • Please contact Stefanie Benesh for additional information on or groups.
  • Individual Therapy
    • Individual sessions typically last 45-50 minutes and the average number of sessions per year is 5
    • The most common presenting concerns include Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Procrastination/Motivation, Attention/Concentration 
  • Couples Counseling
    • Couples Counseling is available for students (only 1 member of the couple needs to be a student)
  • Assessments
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Assessments are offered to students wanting to further explore their substance use patterns
      • These assessments typically take 3 sessions and involve a comprehension evaluation of substance use patterns
      • The cost is $100 if the assessment was sanctioned by the University, $160 if it was sanctioned by the court, and no charge if it is voluntary
      • Counseling Services does not provide AODA assessments that are required for DUIs
    • ADHD Screenings are offered for $80
      • These screenings include the Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS), a clinical interview, the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA), and a follow-up meeting to go over the results.
      • The $80 fee must be paid by cash or check.
    • Eating Disorder assessments are available at no charge to students seeking more information on their body image and eating patterns
    • Counseling Services offers assessments to students in order to complete letters for gender-affirming treatments based on the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards. Counseling Services also works collaboratively with Student Health Service to prepare students for Hormone Therapy and provide support throughout the process. These services are offered at no cost to the student.
    • The First Offenders Forum (FOF) Alcohol Education Course. The First Offenders Alcohol Education Class is offered to current UWEC students who have received an underage drinking citation or would like to learn more about alcohol use in a group setting. Registration is available at Counseling Services or the Service Center in Davies. Learn more here.
  • Case Management
    • Case management help is available for students to assist with referrals and making connections to community providers for longer-term care.
    • Counseling Services has partnered with MiResource to help connect students with off campus providers  
Counseling Services hours
Closed
Counseling Services Fall/Spring Semester Hours
Monday
  1. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday
  1. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
  1. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday
  1. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday
  1. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday
  1. CLOSED
Sunday
  1. CLOSED
Effective from Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 until Friday, June 30, 2023

Additional 24/7 crisis resources

  • UW Mental Health Support 24/7- Call or text (888) 531-2142
  • National Suicide Prevention Line- 988
  • Crisis Text Line - Text HOPE to 741741
  • Mental Health & AODA Crisis Line - 1-888-552-6642
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
  • TREVOR (LGBTQIA) Lifeline - 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline - 1-877-565-8860
  • Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255
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