Counseling and Testing Center Public Health Update

In an effort to keep students, employees, and community members safe, our counseling services will continue to offer virtual services (phone and video conferencing) along with in-person meetings. CTC continues to follow recommendations set forth by the American College Health Association for universal masking for health service staff and clients.


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

Please call CTC or stop in our office for questions regarding:   

Placement and Computer-Based Tests

For test registration or test process questions please visit our Testing Page or contact the Testing Coordinator, Criss Gilbert, at cgilbert@uwlax.edu
 
For test anxiety check out our Self-Help Resources or make a counseling appointment.  

For UWL classroom test accommodations contact the ACCESS Center.

UPDATED: 08/29/2022 

After Hours Contacts expanding section

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.

YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

  • 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.

CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE

  • 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.

REASONS WHY STUDENTS SEEK . . .  

  • 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.

ADHD ASSESSMENTS

The CTC is not currently offering ADHD assessments, though we provide treatment and consultation regarding a number of student concerns that may overlap with an ADHD diagnosis. If you are interested in pursuing a formal assessment, view this list of community providers who may be able to provide ADHD-related assessments. One of our providers can also meet with you to help you learn what to consider when preparing for an assessment and finding the right provider.

If you have already been diagnosed with ADHD and have questions about accommodations, please contact the ACCESS Center located at 124 Wimberly hall or visit the ACCESS Center page