Counseling Center

Dedicated to the intellectual, emotional, and relational health and development of all UW-Stout students.
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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis that needs immediate attention or is during non-business hours, please contact:

  • 911, for immediate emergencies
  • Northwest Connections: 888-552-6642
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • National Crisis Text Line: 741741

Caring for your well-being remotely and in-person

The Counseling Center is offering both in-person (masks required) counseling and tele-counseling appointments using Microsoft Teams for students residing in Wisconsin. If you wish to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (715)-232-2468. All initial appointments will be completed using tele-counseling. If you live out of state and are seeking services, you may contact the office and schedule a telephone consultation for help in locating counseling resources near you.

If you are in need of a private space to attend a tele-counseling appointment, you can use one of the following options:

  1. If you live in the residence halls, ask about private rooms available in your basement
  2. The campus library has a variety of rooms that you can reserve for up to 2 hours a day

View this guide for accessing teams and connecting with one of our counselors.

SilverCloud

**Access to SilverCloud, the online self-help mental health resource, will be ending on Thursday, June 30, 2022. A new UW-System wide resource is intended to be available sometime this Fall 2022. 

An online, self-guided, interactive resource that provides UW students, faculty, and staff with no-cost, confidential help for mental health issues and stress management 24 hours a day. SilverCloud is not designed to replace in-person mental health treatment for many complex concerns but may be an effective option for students with mild to moderate symptoms to:

  • Help manage day-to-day stresses and anxiety
  • Improve resilience
  • Learn skills to understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety

Studies have shown that online cognitive behavioral therapy can provide an effective form of care for those who are highly motivated and experiencing mild to moderate symptoms. SilverCloud is able to supplement traditional therapy or be used without seeing a counselor at all.

Learn More & Create a SilverCloud Account >>

Interpersonal Process Groups

These groups meet weekly and are a great way to connect with other students and feel less alone. Common concerns that students join IP groups to work on include depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, stress, academic concerns, adjustment to new environment and experiences, etc. To participate, students need to schedule a 30 minute group screening.

Group Days and Times

  • Mondays: 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Thursdays: 10:30am-12:00pm

Wired & Tired Anxiety Workshop

This is an in-person workshop that will focus on better understanding anxiety while building skills and tools for managing and reducing anxiety symptoms. All sessions will have different topics and students are welcome to attend just one or all three sessions. You do not need to pre-register and you do not need to be a client to attend.

Workshop Days and Times

  • Spring 2022 Dates Coming Soon!

Crisis and Emergency Support

If you are experiencing an emergency that requires immediate attention you should contact 911. There are also other mental health crisis options that are available 24/7, including:

Transferring Care

To transfer your care to one of our licensed and trained counselors, please have your current mental health practitioner send your treatment summary to the Counseling Center for review and processing.

An initial appointment will be scheduled to discuss care needs, answer questions about services, and complete any forms to ensure records are current. Subsequent appointments can be made following the initial appointment.

Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress and Anxiety

Resources and information for navigating a complex and challenging issue.

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