The Health and Counseling Center offers short-term counseling. Counseling is free and available to all full-time undergraduate Carthage students. Appointments can be made by calling 262-551-5710

Our providers are here to help students with challenges that can be resolved with short-term, solution-focused counseling. If the issue is more serious, our providers will help students find the best community resources.

In-person and teletherapy options are available for students. Call us at 262-551-5710 to learn more about this or to schedule a session.

Hours

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. when classes are in session
*Hours may change as our team makes adjustments to meet the needs of the campus community

Walk-in appointments
Available Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. The last appointment starts at 12:30 p.m.
Walk-in sessions are first-come, first-seen.

 

Uwill

Carthage students also have access to Uwill, a leading online mental health platform for colleges and universities. Uwill offers services 24/7 and there are licensed counselors available in every state. 

Learn more about Uwill services

Services

Individual counseling allows for appointments with a counselor to address a specific concern(s) through solution-focused therapy to identify and reach your goals. Individual counseling sessions are by appointment only. 

Groups and workshops allow for students to connect with others who have similar experiences. Groups and workshops are a great way to gain support while working towards goals. If you’re interested in learning more about joining our groups or workshops, please contact the HCC for a group screening. 

  • Spring 2024 Groups: 
    • Thriving During Thesis Support Group: this group is for individuals who are working on their thesis and feel they would benefit from an outlet to process through their experience, gain support, and learn skills to cope. Thriving During Thesis is held on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Tower, conference room 4, starting on March 27th. There is no screening required, feel free to drop-in and attend any session(s)!
    • Pathways Workshop: this is a 3-session educational workshop to learn coping tools that can be effective for various concerns. It is interactive and curriculum-driven with specific learning objectives for each session. 

Walk-in counseling allows for brief and targeted time with a counselor to explore a specific concern, try counseling out, or for immediate coping. 

Light Box Therapy is a new service available to students who might be experiencing seasonal depression or depression symptoms. Light therapy works by mimicking natural light which may help balance serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps functions such as mood, sleep, and other biological processes. Treatment generally begins with 20 to 30 minutes of light box treatment. Most people may benefit from using light therapy early in the day, typically within the first few waking hours of the morning. To schedule a light box therapy appointment, please call the HCC at 262-551-5710 or stop in the office. 

Challenges often addressed during counseling

  • Managing emotions such as anxiety, depression, guilt, grief, and anger
  • Personal, family, and relationship challenges
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Educational and academic goals
  • Problems with sleep
  • Difficulty with alcohol or other substances
  • Sexual, emotional, and physical abuse

The Health and Counseling Center does not offer 24-hour services. If you need after-hours or crisis care assistance, please refer to the After Hours and Crisis Care page.

 

Consultations and Outreach

The Health and Counseling Center offers additional services to the entire Carthage community, including consultation for students, faculty, staff, and concerned others. For more information or to request a consultation, please call 262-551-5710.

The Health and Counseling Center provides educational outreach on various mental health and wellness topics. To request an outreach, please complete the Outreach Request Form. The HCC aims to provide outreach services to the Carthage community, however, may not be able to commit to every outreach request as priority is made to serve our students and community through direct client care. HCC staff do not complete interviews for class projects during the school year but may be able to do so in June or August. 

Carthage faculty and staff with concerns about a student’s wellness, mental health, or challenging personal situation can submit an alert through Navigate. Learn more about Navigate and how to submit an alert.

As a part of the HCC confidentiality practices and procedures, HCC staff may not be able to take action on the alert. If immediate action is required, contact the Dean of Students Office by calling 262-551-5800 during business hours. You may also contact Public Safety at 262-551-5911 at any time. Visit the After Hours and Crisis Care page to learn more about other crisis resources. 

 

Off-Campus Mental Health Providers

Below you will find a shortlist of mental health providers in the Kenosha area. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their health insurance to determine if the provider is within their network, as well as confirm insurance benefits and eligibility.

Psychiatric and Psychotherapy Clinic

Services: Alcohol and drug treatment, psychiatry
6125 Green Bay Rd., Suite 700
Kenosha, Wis.
262-654-0487
www.ppckenosha.com

Family Psychiatric Care

Services: Psychiatry
1114 56th St.
Kenosha, Wis. 531401
262-725-4426
www.fpckenosha.com

Guided Wellness Counseling

5024 Greenbay Rd.
Kenosha, Wis.
262-287-1999
www.guidedwellnesscounselingsc.com

Balance of Mind

Valerie Buisse
Specialties: Anxiety, OCD, trauma
826 Main St.
Union Grove, Wis.
262-939-2955

Open Path Collective

Affordable, in-office and online therapy sessions between $30 and $60
www.openpathcollective.org

Fleming Psychological Services

6127 Green Bay Rd, Suite 200
Kenosha, Wis. 53142
262-654-8366
www.flemingpsychological.com

Oakwood Clinical Associates

Services include outpatient alcohol and drug treatment
4109 67th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142
262-652-9830
www.oakwoodclinical.com
Email: info@oakwoodclinical.com

Pathways Consulting

4633 Washington Rd
Kenosha, Wis. 53144
262-652-7222
www.pathwaysconsultingllc.com

Psychiatric & Psychotherapy Clinic

Services include outpatient alcohol and drug treatment
6125 Green Bay Rd, Suite 700
Kenosha, WI 53142
262-654-0487
www.ppckenosha.com

Beloved Wellness Center 

262-204-7550

https://www.belovedwellnesscenter.com/

Women and Children’s Horizons

All genders welcome. Support, services, advocacy for domestic and sexual violence survivors.
2525 63rd Street
Kenosha, Wis.
262-656-3500
www.wchkenosha.org
24-Hour Hotline: 262-652-9900

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Dial 988

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

Crisis Text Line for Students of Color

Text STEVE to 741741

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

1-866-488-7386 

Text 678-678

National Domestic Violence Helpline

1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522

Kenosha 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

262-657-7188

If you have questions, please contact the Health and Counseling Center at 262-551-5710.