Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Counseling Services is here to help

  • College life can be exciting, challenging, and very stressful. College students are faced with many changes in their lives, which can be difficult.

  • Learning to balance personal life, academic life, athletics and relationships (roommate, significant other, family, etc.) tends to be one of the biggest struggles for students, traditional to adult learners.

  • Counseling Services is here to help those who need support adjusting to the college and life challenges. 

  • Whether is it one visit or multiple visits, Counseling Services is free to all students enrolled in academic coursework here at Viterbo University.

  • No one needs to struggle alone with these challenges. Let Counseling Services help you develop skills and techniques to live a balanced and healthy life.

Vision Statement

The Viterbo University’s Counseling Services strives to provide effective and supportive counseling services that are accessible to all students enrolled in courses at Viterbo.  We believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to promote intellectual, and emotional growth and foster personal and social learning and development.  

Mission Statement

Counseling Services at Viterbo University promotes the mental health and well-being of students. Services provided are based on fostering the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, occupational and physical development of each person served. The team is committed to addressing the students’ mental health concerns through direct service to individuals and groups, program planning and policy development. Counseling Services is further committed to supporting and contributing to the mission and core values of the university, most specifically integrity, stewardship, and service to Viterbo University students.


  • LeeAnn Van Vreede, MA, LPC, SAC, ICS

​      Director of Counseling Services
      Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Intermediate Clinical Supervisor
      Student Development Center #4

  • Malena Lupient, MS, LPC-IT

​      Qualified Training Therapist
      Licensed Professional Counselor in Training
      Student Development Center #6

  • JoAnn Skinner, BA, SAC-IT

      Masters Level Intern
      Substance Abuse Counselor in Training
      Student Development Center #7

  • Kelsey Wright, BA, SAC-IT

​      Masters Level Intern
      Substance Abuse Counselor in Training
      Student Development Center #7

After Hours resources:

  • Campus Safety and Security: ext. 3911 (on campus) or 608-780-1582 (off campus)
  • Lifeline: Text "Listen" to 741741 or
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Life threatening emergency: 911
  • Great Rivers 24-hour helpline: 211 (land line or campus phone) or 800-362-8255 (cell or land line).  This is a free, confidential help-line for community information, referrals, and crises services 24 hours a day
  • Mobile Crisis: 608-784-4357
  • Gundersen Healthcare System: 608-782-7300 or 800-362-9567
  • Mayo Franciscan Healthcare System: 608-785-0940 or 800-362-5454PDF iconcounseling_services_policy_and_procedures.pdf