Mental Health and Career Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Washington County


Michelle Henderson, MAC, PCTL
Email:, or by phone: 262-808-4134

A college education offers many opportunities; it also comes with its shares of stress. You may be struggling because of an over-booked schedule, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief or loss, or another personal concern. It is easy to become distracted from your academic work with life’s concerns.

Counseling can help with the following:

  •     Using personal strengths and attributes in a variety of situations
  •     Identifying problem areas and factors that attribute to difficulties and dissatisfaction
  •     Learning what thoughts and behaviors attribute to and maintain problems and how to change them
  •     Improving stress-management skills
  •     Building self-confidence and self-esteem
  •     Enhancing the quality of relationships
  •     Making better decisions
  •     Leading a more satisfying and fulfilling life

 Common concerns students seek counseling for help with:

  •     Depression
  •     Anxiety
  •     Break-up of a romantic relationship
  •     Family problems
  •     Relational problems with a partner, roommates, friends or professors
  •     Stress-management
  •     Suicidal thinking
  •     Grief and loss
  •     Lack of motivation

If you would like to speak with someone about your concerns, consider scheduling an appointment with the counselor on campus, Michelle Henderson. The counselor's office is located in the College Life Exploration Center on 3rd floor - rm 308. Your visits are private and confidential - no one is given any information about you without your written permission. To schedule an appointment, you can email Michelle, or call 262/808-4134.  Appointments are generally available Monday–Friday between 9am-4pm.

UWM at Washington County provides short-term mental health counseling for currently enrolled students. If it is assessed that your need for treatment requires long-term counseling or resources/competencies beyond what can be provided, assistance will be given with a referral to an appropriate off-campus mental health provider.

Online Resources for Mental Health Counseling, Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, Sexual Assault, and more...

211 First Call for Help: call 2-1-1 or 866-211-3380
AA (24 hr): 414-771-9119
Acute Care Crisis: 262-365-6565 or 866-906-6565
Affiliated Clinical Services, Inc.: 262-338-2717 (West Bend)
Albrecht Free Clinic: 262-323-6764 (908 W. Washington St., West Bend) Health & Dental, Food Share, Energy, Rent & Employment Assistance, Counseling Vouchers
Calm (meditation)
Elevate: 262-677-2216 (N169 W21005 Meadow Lane, Jackson)
Friends: 262-334-7298
Half of Us: 1-800-273-TALK
Jed Foundation
Kettle Moraine Counseling: 262-334-4340 (125 N. Sixth Avenue, West Bend)
Lakeshore Community Health: 920-783-6633 (Sheboygan) Medical, behavioral health and dental care, regardless of insurance or ability to pay
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Rogers Memorial Hospital (Mental Health/Detox): 262-646-4411
Smiling Mind (meditation)
St. Joseph's Hospital (24 hours): 262-334-5533 (3200 Pleasant Valley Rd., West Bend)
Stress Management and Mental Health Clinics: 262-544-6486 (Waukesha), 414-329-7000 (West Allis), 414-962-9156 (Glendale)
Washington County Human Services Mental Health Center: 262-335-4545 (24 hours) or 262-335-4583 (333 E. Washington, Suite 2000, West Bend)
West Bend Police: 262-335-5000 (non emergency) or 911 (emergency) (1115 S. Main, West Bend)

Disclaimer: Please note that phone numbers and links included on this website does not necessarily imply endorsement.

Career Exploration

If you want to discuss the following topics, please contact our Counselor,,  or call 262-808-4134.

  • Career exploration
  • Resume/cover letter writing
  • Interviewing tips

Career Related Handouts

Online Career Resources