UW students may receive assistance with problems that interfere with academic progress, daily living, adjustment to university life, or relationship issues through group, individual, or couples counseling; crisis intervention services; or brief problem solving sessions. Drop-in, emergency hours and scheduled appointments are available daily. Most individual counseling is short-term and time-effective; most students get their needs meet with four or fewer sessions. After hours emergencies (risk to self and/or others) are handled by contacting the counselor on call at 766-8989.
UCC collaborates closely with the STOP Program in the Dean of Students Office by providing counseling support to students who are victims of sexual violence as well as collaborative programming regarding prevention of sexual violence and membership with the STOP campus coalition.
UCC Professional Staff are trained in helping students cope more effectively with the stresses that interfere with their academic progress. The counseling staff consists of licensed psychologists and counselors, as well as doctoral and masters level students who are completing their training in counseling and psychology.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
All primary status enrolled UW students are eligible for free counseling, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, political belief or progress toward academic degree. UCC is a Safe Zone for all students seeking services.
Counseling services are free to UW students.
Here at UCC, protecting your privacy is of utmost importance to us. UCC maintains confidentiality for all of its clients. Counseling records are separate from academic and student health records and cannot be accessed by faculty, non-UCC staff, or parents without your written consent. There are exceptions to the limits of confidentiality and these exceptions are:
• When a counselor believes you are an imminent danger to yourself and/or others.
• When a counselor learns of abuse to a child or vulnerable adult.
• When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings.
• If you are a minor, we need your parent's or guardian's permission to receive counseling at UCC. Any additional information to be shared needs to be discussed with counselor, client, and parent/guardian.
If you have any concerns or questions please discuss them with your counselor.
Appointments are made in person at the UCC office in room 341 Knight Hall. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm during the academic year.
For a brief initial meeting with a counselor and to start regular counseling sessions, please use our walk-in hours. Come to 341 Knight Hall and fill out a few forms and see a counselor that day or one very close to that day. If you wish to print out the forms and bring them to our office please click here:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday and Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(Click here to read more details on how to make an appointment.)