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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The following are answers to some of the questions asked by students who are thinking about the Counseling and Testing Center.

WHO USES THE COUNSELING CENTER?

The UWL counseling services are designed to help the typical college student adjust to the university environment, cope with the academic and social pressures, and prevent more serious problems from developing. Therefore, students who use the Counseling Center discuss a wide range of personal issues.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON PROBLEMS THAT BRING STUDENTS TO THE COUNSELING CENTER?

Students come to the Center to discuss a variety of topics. Although each situation is unique, students often talk with us about career indecision, family problems, stress and anxiety, loneliness, relationships, and study problems. Sometimes just talking through an issue with a professional is helpful.

CAN I BE SURE OF CONFIDENTIALITY?

Information shared in counseling sessions is confidential in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes. Any concerns about confidentiality can be answered by your intake counselor.
See our confidentiality policy.

WOULDN'T IT BE JUST AS GOOD TO TALK TO A FRIEND?

Confiding in friends and using family support can be very beneficial. The advantage of talking with a counselor is that we are trained and supervised in working with college students, we are not personally involved in your life, and we can be unbiased in helping you clarify your feelings and behavior. As counselors, we provide a safe environment where you can discuss any issues without being judged.

ARE COUNSELING RECORDS A PART OF MY TRANSCRIPT OR OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY RECORDS?

Counseling records, tests, and related information do not become part of your official university record. Your transcript does not reflect that you received assistance from the Counseling and Testing Center.

Please call us at 608.785.8073 if you have additional questions.