Counseling Services



Individual Services: 

We address a number of personal issues that someone may struggle with here at Viterbo University. The following are examples of issues we address in individual counseling: 

  • homesickness
  • loneliness
  • stress and anxiety
  • adjustment to transitions, loss, and/or grief
  • relationship issues
  • disordered eating
  • self esteem and body image
  • social concerns/social anxiety
  • depression
  • self-cutting, self-injury
  • suicidal behavior/suicide prevention
  • alcohol and substance abuse
  • personal safety
  • family issues
  • physical health concerns
  • financial concerns
  • post-trauma
  • domestic violence
  • sexual abuse/sexual assault

Group Services:

Sometimes we need the support of others to help us get through our current situations. At Viterbo, we work on developing student specific groups to address the needs of the campus community from traditional to non-traditional students. Below you will find a listing of not only campus provided groups, but groups that are provided by local organizations free to students. This listing does not have all programs but gives a person a place to start in finding the support and help they need to work on becoming a healthier, well rounded individual.

Campus Provided Groups:

  • Anxiety Management Group: This group aims to give support in addition to teaching skills to recognize and manage anxiety, along with obtaining support from others.  This group meets Tuesday's at 5:30pm starting September 18th in Nursing Room 502.  Contact the Director of Counseling Services at 608-796-3808 or Malena Lupient at 608-796-3809 or to sign up.
  • Healthy Hawks: This group is an integration of Campus Rec., Dietetics, Health Services, Counseling Services and community resources coming together at the request of students.  This group is for students looking for ways to integrate or improve their health and well-being through activities and with the assistance from professionals in the areas of wellness.  Personal training, nutrition counseling sessions, and weekly group activities provided.  Group starts September 18th from 6:30-8pm in the Mathy Center first floor conference room.  For more information go to
  • Mindfulness Monday's: This group starts out with a three week "Intro to Mindfulness" where participates learn what mindfulness is and ways to incorporate mindfulness into their daily life.  The following three weeks is "Advanced Mindfulness" where participates work on practicing mindfulness and learn purposeful integration into one's life.  The group is a three week rotation through the academic school year starting September 17th, from 5:30-7pm in Nursing Center 104. Group will not be held over breaks.
  • SMART Recovery: SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. The goal of SMART Recovery is for you to achieve a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle so you can conquer new challenges when you feel confident your addictive behavior is behind you. To learn more about SMART Recovery visit This group meets Sunday's at 6:30pm in the Student Development Center and is open to any college student, free of charge. Contact or 608-796-3810 for more information. 

Community Groups: