Clinical and Support Services
The Counseling Center offers a variety of clinical services including mental health counseling, crisis services, and limited psychiatry services. Please call (414) 288-7172 during business hours to schedule a phone consultation with one of our trained mental health professionals. During this 15-20 minute consultation, you will discuss your eligibility, treatment needs, and plan.
Individual counseling involves meeting one-on-one with a mental health professional to address a wide range of issues, including loneliness, anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, eating concerns, traumatic events, alcohol or other drug use, and academic challenges. Individual counseling services are provided in a brief and goal-focused format. This means that you and your provider will work on a short-term basis to address one or two specific goals. For those who may need more specialized care or ongoing therapy support, you will work with your provider to explore and connect to resources that will better meet your mental health needs. This may involve referral to workshop, group or community provider. If you are currently in mental health treatment and are able to continue working with your existing provider, it is recommended that you do so.
Group counseling is an opportunity to improve your mental health by sharing your experiences with others, learning different perspectives, and trying out new behaviors in a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment. Through group engagement, students can develop new insights and skills to work through their challenges and improve their quality of life. Our groups typically meet weekly across the semester and address many issues including self-esteem, relationships, depression, anxiety, stress and skill building. Call the Counseling Center at (414) 288-7172 to learn more about our current group offerings.
For students with pressing mental health needs, crisis services remain available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for mental health emergencies:
- For a life-threatening emergency, call 911 (off campus), call Marquette University Police Department (414) 288-1911 (on or near campus), or go to the nearest emergency room.
- For non-life-threatening mental health concerns, call the Counseling Center at (414) 288-7172 during our regular business hours to speak to a counselor on-call. On weekdays after 4:30pm, weekends and holidays, call the Marquette Counseling Center at (414) 288-7172, select option 2 to speak with a mental health support specialist.
Additionally, national crisis resources can provide students with confidential support by phone or text.
The Counseling Center provides limited psychiatric services for students not currently prescribed psychotropic medication. Psychiatric services provide an opportunity to explore medication options for mental health concerns in addition to therapy. Services may include consultation, medication evaluation and short-term follow-up for medication management. Depending on your specific needs, we may also help you find a psychiatric provider in the community.
SilverCloud is a free, confidential and interactive online tool available to all Marquette students, faculty, and staff. Self-guided programs are available for a variety of mental health concerns and everyday issues that can affect your emotional health. It is available at any time and on any device. Sign up or log-in to SilverCloud to take control of your mental health.
The Counseling Center also provides outreach and consultation to students, faculty and staff around various issues.
The Marquette University Counseling Center is dedicated to serving the MU community and supporting efforts to advocate for mental health. Meeting students in the spaces where they learn, work, and live can normalize counseling and connect students to resources. Please utilize the following form for requests for counseling center staff to support, lead, attend or facilitate outreach opportunities. Common outreach requests include leading mental health discussions or presentations or facilitating training about mental health-related topics (suicide prevention, mindfulness, self-care/wellness, stress-management, or communication skills,etc.). In addition to outreach requests, please utilize the following form for requests to interview counseling center staff for class projects/ assignments, journalism/media, or other special interest inquiries.
In order to best accommodate requests, please submit inquiries at least 2-3 weeks in advance. If you do not receive a response in 2-3 business days, please contact the counseling center at (414)-288-7172 and ask to speak with the Outreach Coordinator.
Interview a Counselor Request Form
Outreach Request Form