Marian University Counseling Center
*** If you need immediate mental health assistance, please call the Fond du Lac County Crisis Line at 920-929-3535. ***
Location and Hours of Availability
The Marian University Counseling Center is located on the lower level in Regina Hall, Room 005.
We are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm whenever the campus is open.
Making an Appointment
Counseling services are available at no additional cost to currently enrolled Marian students in the following formats:
1. Telehealth Services
- This format uses a confidential online portal that students can access via a laptop or smartphone.
- Telehealth services are currently the format recommended by the CDC and the American College Health Association (ACHA).
- Telehealth counseling sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes.
- We offer a Telehealth room in out center for those who may not have access to a phone or computer or may need privacy to do a Telehealth session
2. In-Person Services
- Students who are not good candidates for telehealth services due to privacy concerns, technology limitations, or other reasons may make use of an in-person format with the counselor's approval.
- Students and staff are expected to wear a mask while in the Counseling Center offices. In addition, Plexiglas shields are in place in both the reception area and the counselor's office.
- In-person counseling sessions are scheduled for 30-45 minutes to allow for office cleaning in between appointments.
- Students who are currently experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, or loss of taste or smell will be asked to reschedule their in-person session or conduct the session by telehealth instead.
- Appointments can be made in several ways:
- Emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Calling Becky Holl, Administrative Assistant, at 920-923-8799 or Robyn Williams, the Director of Counseling Services, at 920-923-8112.
- To limit the number of people in the reception area at one time, we ask that you do not stop by in-person to make appointments at this time.
You will be asked to complete some paperwork before your first appointment each academic year. You can find these forms below, request them from the Counseling Center via email, or schedule a time to pick them up from Room 005 in the lower level of Regina Hall. Please return the completed forms via email to the Counseling Center or bring them with you at the time of your appointment.
Informed Consent form
Informed Consent for Telehealth form (if using telehealth services)
New Services for Fall 2020
The Counseling Center is now offering Drop-In support services in addition to its traditional counseling sessions. Students are welcome to use the drop-in times to talk about urgent issues they are facing, concerns they have about others, or to get additional support between their scheduled counseling sessions.
Each week students will be able to drop-in either in-person or via telehealth to meet with a graduate intern counselor. Times include:
- Monday 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Wednesday 12:30pm-2:30pm
- Thursday 9:30am-11:30am
- Friday 9:30am-11:30am
Meetings are first come, first served, and can be arranged by emailing or calling Becky Holl, Administrative Assistant, email@example.com or 920-923-8799. Additional questions may also be emailed to Director of Counseling Services Robyn Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Counseling Center's Intern Chelsea will be offering a weekly Counseling Workshop Live Event! A variety of topics will be covered over the course of this semester. All live events are recorded and posted on the Counseling Centers Microsoft Stream page if you want to see any of these events that you might have missed.
Why Students Use Our Services
Students come to the Counseling Center to talk about a wide variety of topics, including:
- Adjusting to College Life
- Relationship Issues
- Stress Management
- Coping with Grief and Loss
- Conflict Resolution
Marian University Counseling Center observes confidentiality as required by Wisconsin state law and by the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Code of Ethics.
All interactions with the Counseling Center are confidential. Counseling records do not become part of any academic, educational, or job placement file. Your records are stored in a secure location, accessed only by counseling staff, and maintained until shredded seven years after the closing date.
Students may request in writing that their records be released to designated people.
For safety reasons, information may also be released if a mental health crisis emerges that puts you or others at risk.
Because email is not a secure form of communication we ask that you do not use email to discuss personal counseling issues. Emails are not consistently monitored when the Counseling Center is closed, making them inappropriate for use in crisis situations. If you need to discuss a counseling concern, please do so in person or via telephone.
Signs of Distress
While it is not always easy to recognize the signs of emotional or psychological distress, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) suggests watching for these warning signs:
- Excessive worrying or fear
- Feeling excessively sad or low
- Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning
- Extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable "highs" or feelings of euphoria
- Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger
- Avoiding friends and social activities
- Difficulties understanding or relating to other people
- Changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired and low energy
- Changes in eating habits such as increased hunger or lack of appetite
- Difficulty perceiving reality
- Abuse of substances like alcohol or drugs
- Multiple physical ailments without obvious causes
- Thinking about suicide
- Inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems and stress
- An intense fear of weight gain or concern with appearance
Free online screenings are available if you want to see if professional services might be recommended for you or someone you care about. These screenings are anonymous and only take a couple of minutes to complete.
The Counseling Center can also help with referrals to outside resources. Students should check with their insurance plans to determine where behavioral health services are covered.
Fond du Lac Area
- SSM Health/Agnesian Behavioral Health Services: 920-907-4200
- Aurora Behavioral Health Services: 920-907-7000
- Fond du Lac Department of Community Programs: 920-929-3500
Outside the Fond du Lac Area
Hotlines and Textlines
- Fond du Lac County 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line: 920-929-3535
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text "CONNECT" to 741741