Counseling Services: Personal Counseling

COUNSELING SERVICES are available for in-person or Telecounseling Sessions. Phone lines are open during regular hours: 262-595-2366 or sign-up directly with our Mantra partner at
For alternatives to in-person general counseling, view the options below.

CRISIS CONSULTATIONS For mental health crises during regular hours, call for a crisis consultation: 262-595-2366 
For after-hours crisis, call UW Mental Health Crisis Resources: 888-531-2142 or visit a list of after-hours options

UW Parkside is providing telecounseling (phone and video) appointments and psychiatry services.

Services are available to currently enrolled UWP students. Schedule an initial appointment or request additional information by calling Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) at (262) 595-2366.

The counseling center is available to provide phone crisis consultations during clinic hours. This service can be reached by calling our main number (262) 595-2366. For after-hours crisis assistance, please contact UWP Police at 262-595-2911 or utilize resources that can be found here.

Telecounseling options are NOT appropriate for all persons or concerns.  Counseling Center clinicians will be making case-by-case determinations about the appropriateness of telecounseling during the initial appointment.

For all new UWP counseling clients, please make sure to login to MyChart 30 minutes prior to your scheduled Intake appointment time to complete the required forms.  You will receive an email, at your official UWP account, with detailed information after your appointment is scheduled. 

Please monitor all official communications from UWP for up-to-date information about cancellations, closures, or policy changes.


Privacy Guidelines for Telecounseling

Welcome to Telecounseling


UW Parkside is excited to announce a partnership with Mantra Health to increase the availability of counseling resources to our students. Mantra counselors provide free short-term psychotherapy to enrolled students for whom telecounseling is appropriate. Clinicians will be making case-by-case determinations about the appropriateness of telecounseling during the initial appointment.  

Students may self-refer for therapy services by clicking here. Students will need to be referred by a clinician for telepsychiatry. If you have any questions at all or have trouble logging in, you can always reach out to Mantra at or call them at 800-464-2083.

The partnership also provides Crisis resources through UW Mental Health Support 24/7 @ 888-531-2142

Self-refer for therapy services        Learn more




YOU at College

Find tips and tools for everything from your mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance. It’s all here at UW-Parkside.

NAMI Hotline

1-800-960-6264  |  Mon-Fri  |  9 am-5 pm

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.

7 Cups

Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Also offered in Spanish.

Emotions Anonymous

An international fellowship of people who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. EA members have in person and online weekly meetings available in more than 30 countries with 600 active groups worldwide. The EA is nonprofessional and can be a complement to therapy.

Support Group Central

Offers virtual support groups on numerous mental health conditions and topics, including depression, eating disorders, life skills, parenting, sleep, anxiety and stress, PTSD, and many more. Free or low-cost options. Also offered in Spanish.

For Like Minds

Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.


Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues.

Psych Central

Offers online mental health resources, quizzes, news, an “Ask the Therapist” function, and online support communities.

Search for these apps from your device's app store.



Breathing App






For Illinois residents, call your local township to inquire about costs and services of counseling. Some examples are:

Leyden township

Maine township

Worth township

Schaumburg township



Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

Women and Children’s Horizons Helpline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233  | Chat

The National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 | Chat

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1−844-762-8483 | Website

Futures Without Violence
Resources for Suvivors


TREVOR Crisis Hotline for LGBTQ (24/7)
1-866-488-7386 |

Peer Support Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860 |


US Department of Veteran Affairs
1-877-927-8387 |  PTSD and Telemental Health

Recovery/Addiction Support

Alcohol Anonymous Phone Meetings

Narcotic Anonymous Phone Meetings

SMART Recovery

Never Alone Club - NA online meetings

Online Intergroup - Alcoholics Anonymous

In The Rooms


Unity Recovery
Virtual Meetings

Search for these apps from your device's app store.

AA Big Book

NA Speakers

Celebrate Recovery

Recovery Devotionals

Recovery Path

Sober Tool

7 cups of Tea

Search for these channels on YouTube.

AA Speakers

NA Speakers

Celebrate Recovery

SMART Recovery

Start Your Recovery was developed by bringing together experts in substance misuse treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this resource, you can hear stories from people with similar experiences and learn how to recognize and deal with substance misuse.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

If you’re feeling stressed and anxious, remember those are natural responses. To help you cope, the Student Health and Counseling Center compiled tips for managing stress and anxiety. And, remember that counseling services are available.

Learn more

The resources listed on this page were identified by counseling staff in the Student Health and Counseling Center. To submit a resource suggestion or to share feedback, please contact

UPDATED: Jul 18, 2022

Contact Us

Fax: 262-595-2138

East of Tallent Hall
Convenient parking
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Office Hours

Mon 8 am-6:30 pm 


8 am-4:30 pm


8 am-4:30 pm

Thu  8 am-6:30 pm
Fri 8 am-4:30 pm


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