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Crystal Champion  Profile of Crystal Champion

Counseling Services Director
cchampion@uwlax.edu
608.785.8073

Specialty areas:

Mood and emotion management, accepting and managing stressful life circumstances, cultural and diversity issues, intersecting identities and identity development.

Bec Johnson  Profile of Bec Johnson

Assistant Director Counseling & Testing
rjohnson@uwlax.edu
608.785.8073

Specialty areas:

Anxiety, depression, intersecting identities and identity development, relationships, substance use and adjustment disorders. 

Teresa DePratt  Profile of Teresa DePratt

Psychologist, D&I Liaison
tdepratt@uwlax.edu
608.785.5089

Specialty areas:

Emotional health and academic success of traditionally marginalized students; exploration and navigation of identities and roles; anxiety disorders, depression; post-graduation plans and graduate school; connection and relationships.

Kristine Adams  Profile of Kristine Adams

Counselor
kadams@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Anxiety, stress, life transitions, emotional dysregulation and anger management, grief and loss, international student populations, trauma and interpersonal violence

Iam Valdez Espinoza  Profile of Iam Valdez Espinoza

Counselor
ivaldezespinoza@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Anxiety, depression, academic skills, and sleep problems

Ashley Jochimsen  Profile of Ashley Jochimsen

Groups Coordinator
ajochimsen@uwlax.edu
608.785.8073

Specialty areas:

Relationship concerns, anger & irritability, trauma & posttraumatic growth, international & study abroad students, mindfulness & holistic approaches

Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy. For more info: emdria.org 

Kirsten Krueger  Profile of Kirsten Krueger

Counselor
kkrueger2@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Strength-Based Approaches for: empowerment and confidence building, emotional regulation, depression, trauma and posttraumatic growth

Katelyn Longmire  Profile of Katelyn Longmire

Counselor Outreach Coordinator
klongmire@uwlax.edu
608.785.8073

Specialty areas:

Eating disorder/concern, grief & loss, sexual assault & interpersonal violence.

Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy. For more info: emdria.org 

Ana Mendoza  Profile of Ana Mendoza

Counselor Intern
amendoza@uwlax.edu
608.785.8761

Specialty areas:

 Disability Accommodations. Student support. 

Counselor in training, completing practicum in Counseling & Testing 

Chelsea Schaffer  Profile of Chelsea Schaffer

Counselor
cschaffer@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Collaborative and Strengths-Based Approach with interests in identity exploration, navigating life transitions, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and developing mindfulness skills.

Chad Walters  Profile of Chad Walters

Counselor/Clinical Case Manager
cwalters@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Use Disorders

Charles Gilbert  Profile of Charles Gilbert

Testing Coordinator & Office Manager
cgilbert@uwlax.edu
608.785.8074

Specialty areas:

Test administration, test security, statistical detection of cheating, geologic ephemera, Karst topography, micro-mammals, biomarkers of the Upper Holocene Boundary.

 

Emergency & on-campus resources

Emergency Resources 

  • Off-Campus EMERGENCY: 911
  • On Campus EMERGENCY: 608.789.9999 (UWL Police)
  • UW Mental Health Support 24/7: call/text 888.531.2142
    • UWL Mental Health Crisis and Emotional Support for UWL Students.

On Campus Resources

  • ACCESS Center: 608.785.6900
    • Help with accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Center for Transformative Justice: 608.785.5094
    • Support with belonging on campus and reporting a hate or bias incident.
  • Student Life608.785.8062
    • Resource for students in distress and needing resources, faculty with concern about a student disruption, help with meeting basic needs, and campus CARE team.
  • Student Health Center: 608.785.8558
    • Medical providers available for student health care needs including primary care, mental health, and same-day care. 
  • Violence Prevention: 608.785.5126
    • Confidential support and advocacy for anyone in the campus community who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, violence, abuse, or threats. 

 

More 24/7 Crisis Resources 

  • La Crosse County Mobile Crisis: 608.784.HELP (4357)
    • Local mental health support and evaluation of risk via phone and/or in person.
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
    • Nationwide mental health support and crisis intervention via phone, text, or chat. Veterans and other service members and their families, press 1 to be connected with specific supports. 
  • Trevor Lifeline: 866.488.7386
    • Crisis and emotional support for LGBTQ+ youth up to age 25.
  • The Steve Fund: Text 'STEVE' to 741741
    • Crisis and emotional support for students of color.
  • Text ‘Hopeline’ to 741741 
    • Nationwide text-based mental health support
  • Great Rivers 211 Helpline: 211 or 800.362.TALK (8255)
    • Local support and help in connecting with resources for meeting basic needs for food, housing, healthcare, childcare, etc.