Office Closed

The Counseling and Testing Center will be closed for Independence Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th. 

For assistance view our After Hours Contacts below or our Self-Help Resources.

Counseling and Testing Center Public Health Update

In an effort to keep students, employees, and community members safe, the majority of our counseling services are being provided via phone and video conferencing at this time. 

If you have scheduled a Counseling appointment with us, please visit our

Please contact us by phone at 608-785-8073 for:   

If you have any testing related questions, please visit our Testing page or contact Criss Gilbert at

UPDATED: 09/1/2021 

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After Hours Contacts:

Counseling Services expanding section

We offer confidential counseling and academic skill building services to currently enrolled UWL and Western students. To get started, call or stop in to make an appointment. Read below for information on ADHD Assessments.


  • At your first appointment (20-50 minutes depending on the type of appointment) of the academic year, we will ask you to review and complete forms.  These forms must be completed before meeting with the counselor, will help us understand your concerns, and help you understand the counseling process.
  • The counselor at this appointment will discuss your situation and determine what counseling or academic skill building service(s) could be most helpful.  Continued services include individual and group options.


  • To cancel or reschedule an appointment, just call or stop in at least 24 hours before your appointment.   You can also review or cancel an appointment at our confidential and secure UWL MyHealth web portal.


  • Personal Counseling:  to get help with resolving conflicts, solving problems, handling crisis situations, making decisions, understanding self, understanding others, and developing better coping skills.  They also come in to address concerns about their own or a friend's alcohol or drug use, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and so much more.


Our ADHD assessment process is currently on hold, and we are not sure when or if we will be offering formal assessments again. Please consider these other options in the meantime:

  1. Disrupted attention can have many interrelated causes.  Some students experience concentration problems related to (or worsened by) mental health concerns like anxiety or depression.  Some find that changes to their health and wellness habits help their symptoms.  You could explore counseling with one of our mental health providers at CTC to discuss symptoms you are having, and perhaps ways of managing or treating those through behavioral means.  Our initial visit is called a Triage, and is a short visit with a counselor to explore your presenting problems and make recommendations for further care.   Please contact our front desk (in person in 2106 Centennial, or by phone 608 785 8073) to request this appointment. 
  2. If you are interested in exploring what is available in the community in terms of assessment (either here in La Crosse, or perhaps what is covered by insurance in your hometown-if not La Crosse), you could meet with our Case Manager who is skilled in helping students navigate their insurance options. You can schedule one of these visits by stopping by or calling to request a Referral Visit with Tara.  Please bring your insurance card, or front/back photos of a card, to that visit.
  3. Please contact us if you have any further questions.
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