UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Counseling Services Brochure

Our mission is to provide professional mental health counseling and consultation services for our campus community that:

  • Incorporates a brief-therapeutic model to address the emotional and behavioral needs of our students
  • Creates developmental programming to increase healthy lifestyle and coping behaviors across campus
  • Provides leadership and advocacy for university mental health policy and initiatives


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Counseling Services

Professional counselors are available to help students work through a wide variety of issues that they might be facing during their college experience.


Services include:

  • Confidential personal counseling
  • Workshops and presentations to classes and groups
  • Consultation with faculty and staff
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral for medication evaluation and management with psychiatrist or family practice physician
Group Counseling

Counseling groups give students the opportunity to share experiences, learn new perspectives, and experiment with new behaviors in a safe and supportive environment. Counseling Services offers a number of group therapy options to meet students' needs.

Confidentiality

All counseling records are kept strictly confidential and are not part of University records. Information is shared only with a person's written permission. Exceptions to confidentiality are rare and include when a person poses a threat to his/her own safety or the safety of someone else or when it is ordered by the court.

Hours and Appointments

Counseling Services is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Appointments can be made by calling 715-425-3884 or by visiting 211 Hagestad Hall.

In case of emergency contact University Police at 715-425-3133 or 911.

Counseling Services Staff
Counseling Services staff have earned advanced professional degrees in various mental health fields and are licensed by the State of Wisconsin to practice under one or more of the following titles:
  • Professional Counselor,
  • Social Worker,
  • Psychologist or
  • Marriage and Family Therapist.  
We have counselors who are additionally certified to provide alcohol and other drug assessments.
Alcohol Assessments
Alcohol and other drug assessments are available for currently enrolled UWRF students through UWRF Counseling Services. A fee is charged if the assessment is requested as part of court or other sanctions. Call ahead for an appointment 715-425-3884.
Eligibility and Cost

Confidential, time-limited counseling services are available free of charge to all currently enrolled students.  Faculty and Staff are eligible for screening and referral through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  A fee is charged for required alcohol and other drug assessments.

Confidential, Professional, and Accessible

Counseling Services and referrals to outside counselors are provided for students, faculty and staff. Our counselors assist students in successfully navigating their University experience.

Common Issues

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Alcohol/Drugs
  • Family Concerns
  • Sexual Assault
  • Major/Career
  • Self-Esteem
  • Body Image
  • Grades
  • Grief

Other Campus Resources

Student Health Services
211 Hagestad Hall
715-425-3293

Career Services
211 Hagestad Hall
715-425-3572

Academic Success Center
102 Davee Library
715-425-3531

Student Affairs
170 University Center
715-425-4444