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Scope of care

The Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health uses and effective brief treatment approach.  Duration of therapy is usually six to twelve sessions with the goal of rapid stabilization. Our chief goal for is to assist you in returning to the level of functioning required to carry out your work. 

Exceptions to a brief treatment approach may be made on a case-by-case basis.  Psychiatric services, such as medication evaluation, may include follow-up appointments on an indefinite basis.  Group therapy is also an exception to a brief treatment approach.

We provide a variety of high-quality mental health services to UW students.

Services include:

Who is eligible to receive our services?

All current UW students are eligible to receive services from our clinic. We do not typically provide counseling and therapy for UW faculty and staff, as we prioritize our student population.

Our convenient campus location, competitive fees, evening hours, and the high caliber of our staff make our clinic a desirable option.

Our clinic is not the best resource for all problems and situations, and we may refer you to another provider.   Schedule an appointment with us for an evaluation and we will provide you with resources if we are unable to continue to see you at Hall Health.

We do not provide the following services:

  • Intensive outpatient mental health treatment
  • 24 hour in-person care
  • Treatment has been mandated by the legal system or an employer

We will likely refer you elsewhere if: 

  • You have an eating disorder and your weight is below 75% of ideal body mass index, or if you meet the criteria for an inpatient program
  • You refuse to comply with treatment recommendations
  • You do not comply with payment plans

Common issues we can help you with

We provide treatment and support for a multitude of issues including:

  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQI issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Separation or divorce
  • Sexual assault