Counseling Services
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***If you or someone you care about are suicidal or in need of immediate assistance, please contact Campus Safety and Security at 608-796-3911 or your local emergency provider***


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.

Inclusion Statement

Viterbo University’s Counseling Services Office is dedicated to the ethical delivery of mental health counseling services for all students.  As such, we recognize, and are determined to mitigate the negative effects of racial injustice, gender inequity, social and economic disparities and the myriad of other ways prejudicial attitudes and beliefs impact student mental health. 

Viterbo University’s Counseling Services Office is committed to continuously engaging in reflective practice in order to better serve our students.  Ongoing education and staff development, advocacy on behalf of our students, and the elimination of barriers necessary to receive quality mental health treatment will remain top administrative priorities as we work to uphold the ethical foundation of the field, which are rooted in equity and inclusion for all clients.

The staff of Counseling Services is committed to dutiful service, which strives to affirm the intersectional identities of each student.  It is from a Catholic Franciscan perspective that we embrace the tenets of authentically inclusive and compassionate practice, born of loving support and engagement with humanity modeled after the Gospel image of Christ, lived in the personhood of Saints Francis and Clare and affirmed through Viterbo’s Core Values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, service, and stewardship. 

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.