University Health and Counseling Services
Ambrose Center

Counseling Services

Services Available

Services are available at the Whitewater and Rock County campuses. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

To make an appointment: Counseling appointments are not able to be booked online. Please call 262-472-1305 during normal business hours to make an appointment, or if calling is anxiety-inducing you may email us and we will call you to make an appointment. 

To cancel an appointment: You can call 262-472-1305, reply to the email reminder you received, reply to the text message reminder, or log into your MYUHCS portal. 

In the case of a mental health emergency when the counseling service is closed, call:

  • After hours services from our On-Call Professionals 262-472-1305
  • 988 National Suicide Prevention lifeline
  • 1-800-365-1587 for the 24 hour Crisis line
  • 1-800-273-TALK(8255) for the National Suicide Prevention lifeline
  • For emotional support, advocacy, or information following a sexual assault, call 262-472-1060 for the Sexual Assault Crisis Line

Scope of Services

We provide for our students:

  • Individual, group, and couples counseling focusing on stress management, anxiety, depression, goal setting, peer pressure, grief and loss, roommate conflicts, relationships with friends and family, dating, body image issues, and problems associated with alcohol or other drugs
  • emergency services. Same-day appointments are available for students undergoing crises calling for immediate attention (e.g. suicidal thoughts, physical or sexual assault, alcohol or other drug use, other crisis situations)
  • Educational, skill building, or therapeutic group experiences for areas like assertiveness training, study skills, communication skills, time management, adult children of alcoholics, physical/ sexual assault, grief and loss).
  • Mental health consultation/outreach to students, faculty, and staff
  • Presentations on a variety of mental-health-related topics
  • The UHCS website links students to services, information, or self-assessment tools covering over 15 areas of interest to college students: alcohol use, anorexia/bulimia, depression, anxiety, sexual health, mental health, sexual assault, spirituality, smoking, exercise, and contraception.

When a student arrives for counseling, an initial assessment is conducted by a counselor to determine the needs of the individual and make a recommendation for group, individual, couples, or counseling workshop. For most students, counseling is completed through UW-W Counseling Services. For those with needs that cannot be met within the resources available on campus, we help the individual find suitable services within the community.

In order to make on-campus counseling available to the greatest possible number of students, individual and couple's counseling is limited to 14 sessions per calendar year. There is no session limit for persons participating in groups.


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