Some thoughts about
choosing a therapist
- Where do you
go about finding a therapist?
a friend, relative, or professor for recommendations.
and Consultation Services is part of University Health Services. They
are located at 115 North Orchard Street. Most of their services are covered
as part of your tuition and fees and do not require additional fees. This
office offers personal problem counseling to UW-Madison students, support
groups, and referrals to other specialized services. Their phone number
is 265-5600 or 265-6565 (after hours).
- The Psychology Clinic located
in room 351 of the Psychology Building, is available as a resource for treating
a broad range of clinical issues for the individual, child, couple or family.
There is a sliding fee scale of $7 - $60 per session. If you would like
further information about the Clinic or would like to make an appointment,
please call 262-5925. A therapist can be reached 24 hours a day at 275-8228.
- The University Crisis Response
Service is available all night at 265-6565.
- The Campus Assistance Center,
420 N. Lake Street, can provide you with information about all campus and
community resources and study skills programs. The phone number is 263-2400.
They will also respond by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis Center, 128 E. Olin Ave., 251-7273
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
Campus Center, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, 265-3344
- Campus Alcohol, Tobacco,
and Other Drug Treatment Services, 262-1744
- Eating Disorders Clinical
Services and Prevention, 1552 University Ave., 262-3016
- Planned Parenthood, 416 W.
Mifflin Street, 256-7257
- General Health Services,
262-3016 or 265-3300 (TDD)
situations of immediate danger call 911
Crisis Response - 265-6565
Mental Health/Suicide Prevention (Mental Health Center of Dane County)
Crisis Center - 251-7273
Center - 262-1744 or 265-6565 (after hours)
Police - 911
- Questions to ask your therapist
- What are their credentials?
- What sort of training have
- Are they licensed or certified?
- What approach does the therapist
- Does it make sense for you
and your problem?
- What are the costs and how
long is therapy expected to last?
- A question to ask yourself:
Do you feel comfortable with the therapist? Therapist should be warm,
open, concerned, and empathic. Many therapists will not charge for initial
evaluation if you choose to go elsewhere.
- If you don't feel
comfortable with your therapist, find another, and finally, be patient, changes
don't occur overnight.
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