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Contact Information

410 Bowman Hall
Phone: 715/232-2468
Fax: 715/232-2111

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment
Call 715/232-2468 or
Go to 410 Bowman Hall

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Mission and Values

The Counseling Center is a SAFE SPACE for individuals of all ethnicities, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, physical appearance/size, and gender identities.

All groups are free and confidential

For many emotional and relationship issues that college students face, group counseling is the best treatment choice. Groups provide students with the unique opportunity to utilize peer interaction to work toward improving themselves. At the Counseling Center, we offer a wide array of groups to address the needs of our students. 

Although many students are initially hesitant to join a group, participants consistently find groups to be a very beneficial and positive experience. New groups form each semester and typically meet on a weekly basis once they begin. In some cases, before joining a group or class, students meet with the group leaders to determine if a particular group or class is a good fit for them. 

To inquire about any of our groups or to set up a pre-group interview, please call 715-232-2468.

Counseling Center Groups Fall 2014

ED Group:

Mondays, 1:30-2:45 pm 
425 Bowman Hall | Start Date 9/15/14 | Pre-screening required

This group focuses on supporting recovery from eating disorders.  Students who attend are striving to maintain healthy eating behaviors and find support and encouragement from the group.  Issues such as body image, comparing to others, managing moods, perfectionism, and coping strategies are typically discussed.

Mastering Stress:

Mastering Stress Meditation groups are free to all members of the UW-Stout Campus Community.
Guided Meditation 11:10-11:30 am
Silent Meditation 11:40 am-12:10 pm

Group meets on most Tuesdays in the Oakwood Room, Memorial Student Center. Check Campus Email for any changes to time/place. For more information, contact Mary Jackelen

Practicing Positivity:

Mondays, 3:45-5:00 pm 
425 Bowman Hall | Start date TBD | Pre-screening required 

Are you struggling to notice the good things in life? Do you find yourself dwelling on negative experiences and interactions? In this 8-week group, you will learn ways in which you can bring more enjoyment, meaning, and fulfillment into your life and relationships in ways that are practical and long-lasting.

Interpersonal Process I:

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm
425 Bowman Hall | Start Date TDB | Pre-screening required 

Interpersonal Process II:

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 pm 
425 Bowman Hall | Start Date TDB | Pre-screening required 

Would you like to relate more confidently and comfortably with others and improve your self-esteem? Interpersonal process groups provide opportunities to share experiences, learn new perspectives, and experiment with new ways of relating to others in a safe and supportive environment.

Sexual Assault Survivor Support:

Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
425 Bowman Hall | Start Date 10/2/14 | Open Group (No Pre-Screening Required)

Sexual assault is a serious crime that can impact a survivor's physical, mental, social, and academic well-being. This support group is for female students who have experienced sexual assault and are interested in meeting with other survivors in a confidential and safe environment. The group will meet weekly during fall and spring semesters co-facilitated by a sexual assault advocate from the Bridge to Hope and a counseling intern from the Counseling Center.