Individual Counseling

Short-term counseling is available for help with issues such as:

  • Adjustment to college and/or other life transitions
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Exploring Personal Identity
  • Gender Identity (students may be eligible to receive letters of support for hormone therapy, breast/chest surgery, and/or sex reassignment surgery)
  • Discrimination
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Family Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma (e.g., combat, sexual assault, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Eating and/or Body Images Issues
  • Self-injury (e.g., cutting)
  • Stress Management
  • Managing a Personal Crisis
  • Anger
  • Assertiveness
  • Test Anxiety
  • Suicidal Thoughts

What To Expect

Students will be asked to fill out paperwork prior to their first appointment, which takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Students will then meet with a counselor for about 45-50 minutes. The focus of the first appointment is to get to know the student, their reasons for seeking counseling, and to ask some mental health screening questions to ensure that the counselor understands the “bigger picture” of what the student is struggling with. Potential goals of therapy and plans of what to focus on in future appointments are discussed. Students often describe feeling relief after the first appointment, though more of the “problem-solving” typically takes place starting in the second appointment.

Students often continue to meet with the same counselor they had their first appointment with, though accommodations can be made to switch counselors if requested.


Madison Police Department Emergency: 911
Edgewood College Security: (608) 663-4321
24-hour Crisis Line of Dane County: (608) 280-2600
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255

For on-campus residents, notify a Res Life staff member who can contact our on-call counselors.

For those who prefer to text, text HELLO to 741-741 to contact the national 24/hour Crisis Text Line.
Learn more about the Crisis Text Line here.


Contact Information & Scheduling

Phone: (608) 663-4148
Fax: (608) 663-2278

Dominican 122
Hours: 8:00-4:30

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Map to The Wellness Center


Forms can be submitted electronically in the Wellness Center Student Portal here.