Marian University Counseling Center
*** If you need immediate mental health assistance, please call the Fond du Lac County Crisis Line at 920-929-3535. ***
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Location and Hours of Availability
The Marian University Counseling Center is located on the lower level in Regina Hall.
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. While walk-ins are accommodated as schedule allows, students are encouraged to make appointments to ensure timely services. Appointments can be made in several ways:
You will be asked to complete some paperwork before your first appointment each academic year, so please allow extra time if possible before your first visit, or pick up your paperwork in advance from Room 010 in Regina Hall.
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