Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Weekly Counseling Newsletter March 23/2020


Mission Statement

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

  • Incorporates a brief-therapeutic model with an emphasis on developmental counseling directed at helping currently enrolled students succeed in the university environment; coordinates referrals to off-campus professionals when specialized, more intensive, and/or longer term services are needed.
  • Creates developmental programming to increase healthy lifestyle and coping behaviors.
  • Provide leadership and advocacy for university mental health policy and initiatives.  

Scope of Practice

Counseling Services does not provide long-term intensive counseling and psychotherapy.  It is beyond Counseling Services' scope of practice to provide ongoing counseling and psychotherapy for students who may be diagnosed with a variety of serious, long-term psychiatric conditions, and individuals who appear to be a recurring high risk of harm to themselves or to the UW-River Falls community.  These students will be referred to appropriate community resources.  

Updates for Counseling related to COVID-19:

The Student Health and Counseling Services main office at 254 Rodli will be closed starting Mon March 23, 2020 and our staff will be working remotely, so we will continue to answer phones and respond to emails during business hours as we are able (8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri). Services will continue as outlined below and please see below for crisis/emergency numbers/information. Telephone: 715-425-3884. Please check for updates at the UWRF COVID-19 web page and the Student Health and Counseling Services webpage.  Our webpages have many online resources (the Student Health and Counseling web page, and the Counseling Services and Student Health Services web pages as well), which are regularly being updated, so please check these out.


Student Health and Counseling Services email addresses:


If this is an emergency, you should call 911 or contact other crisis options available 24/7,
Including the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or Text HELLO to 741-741.
Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence at 1-800-345-5104 or Text 715-821-8626.
Please see our Emergency/Crisis Situations web page at


For additional information about the Campus Victim Advocate, and Sexual/Intimate Partner Violence Prevention and Advocacy, please visit



-UWRF Personal Counselors Appointments: Currently due to the COVID-19 situation, Counseling Services is no longer offering in-person counseling sessions, at least through the end of spring semester, and will be reevaluated at that time.  We are offering short remote phone or email consultation check-in and planning sessions for students if needed, please call or email ( our office to see about scheduling.

-For Medical Clinic Appointments: Vibrant Health Family Clinics in River Falls: 1687 East Division Street
Students should call ahead for appointments, and identify themselves as a current UWRF student, to Vibrant Health Family Clinics at 715-425-6701.
Students can call Vibrant Health Family Clinic in River Falls to consult about being seen and an appointment may be scheduled.  COVID-19 testing criteria and availability continues to change, and it is up to the health care provider whether persons are tested, based on current recommendations, including that generally asymptomatic persons and persons with mild symptoms are not tested. Testing may not always be available at all health care facilities depending on testing criteria and availability.

-Reproductive Health Appointments: Pierce County Reproductive Health Services in River Falls (1234 S. Wasson Lane, 715-425-8003) is closed due to the COVID-19 situation until further notice. For urgent requests and appointments, such as pill refills, students should call the Ellsworth Office at 715-273-6755 and requests will be triaged from there.  Please continue to check the Student Health and Counseling Services web pages for updates.


Please check for updates at the UWRF COVID-19 web page and the Student Health and Counseling Services webpage.


Health Insurance information and related links:


Student Health and Counseling Services has canceled all group activities and meetings through the end of spring semester.


Sincerely, Student Health & Counseling


Information about Counseling Services

Where do I go for a medical or mental health emergency?
Medical emergencies call 911. Emergencies/Crisis Situations

Where do I go when I need to talk to a personal counselor?
UWRF Counseling Services: 254 Rodli Hall
For an appointment: call 715-425-3884 Appointment information
Alcohol and other drug assessments are also available for currently enrolled UWRF students through UWRF Counseling Services (a fee is charged for court ordered assessments)

How do I learn more about...?
- Common mental health issues (A - Z Index)
- Improving my personal wellness
Suicide prevention efforts at UWRF Summer 2019

Counseling Services Contact Information

254 Rodli Hall
410 South 3rd Street
River Falls, WI 54022

Fax 715-425-3573

Ph 715-425-3884 (Please call to make an appointment)

Email is not a confidential mode of communication and it is inappropriate for conveying information of an urgent nature and/or for relaying information to and from medical or mental health providers.  If this is an emergency, call 911.  This e-mail is not monitored 24/7 and it not intended for urgent issues or emergencies.  Although we do our very best to respond within 3 business days, because of holiday weekends and staff's schedules, there may be times when this is not possible.  For questions or for more information about UW-River Falls Student Health and Counseling Services, contact our office during regular business hours (M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 715-425-3293 or 3884.

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Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Health Services: 715-425-3293
Counseling Services: 715-425-3884
M-F: 8 am - 4:30 pm
254 Rodli Hall