The Counseling and Testing Center (CTC) offers clinical and testing services designed to help college students adjust to the university environment, cope with emotional and psychological difficulties, as well as academic and social pressures. We strive to empower students to recognize and improve their own capacity for wellness and healing. Our staff believes that good mental and emotional health is imperative to both academic and interpersonal success.
Individual counseling provides an opportunity to talk with a professional counselor about any topic or personal concern. Groups and workshops help students learn new interpersonal skills, improve study skills or discuss personal concerns in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Couples therapy and family therapy are also offered when indicated by treatment needs. The CTC staff work closely with the physicians and the psychiatrist at the Student Health Center to coordinate any medical care that might be needed.
Information shared in counseling sessions is confidential in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes. Counseling records, tests, and related information do not become part of the official university record.
National testing programs are administered for UW-L students and others in the surrounding area. Available tests include the ACT, Wisconsin Regional Placement Tests, CLEP, PPST, and MAT. The GRE, MCAT, PRAXIS/PPST and TOEFL are available in computer-based format. Proctoring services are provided for UW-L students and for community members who are taking correspondence courses.
The professional staff consists of psychologists, counselors, social workers and supervised professionals-in-training. Staff members have considerable experience in working with college students and use various short-term methods of individual and group counseling to help students achieve their goals. The Counseling and Testing Center also is a training site for master’s and doctoral level graduate students who work under the supervision of licensed professional psychologists and counselors. Most counseling center services are funded by student segregated fees and are available to all currently enrolled students.