Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling

Counseling provides an opportunity for students to learn to make better choices, improve interpersonal skills, gain confidence and increase educational effectiveness through the development of an individualized plan. Typical concerns that students seek counseling for 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
  • Access appropriate community resources

Crisis Counseling

Western Counselors are trained to provide support and guidance in crisis situations. They are also connected to a variety of local resources that they can refer students to, 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.

If you'd like to arrange a visit with a counselor, simply call our Welcome Center at (800) 322-9982 and request a counseling appointment.

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/Lutheran Medical Center: (608) 782-7300 or (800) 362-5454
  • Franciscan Skemp Mayo Health System: (608) 785-0940 or (800) 362-5454

Online Screening Assessment

Take an on-line screening assessment to receive additional feedback!
Psych Central offers a variety of on-line mental health assessments and provides instant feedback.

*Questionnaire Note: If the results of an online questionnaire suggest further assessment by a professional, please consider calling the Western Counseling Department to request an appointment to address your concerns.