Crisis Counseling


photo of man with glassesIf you are a Madison College student, or have a friend or student in crisis, Counseling Services staff are available during regular office hours to see you or consult with you, faculty/staff or parents in person or by phone (608-246-6076). We define a crisis as a situation where a person appears to feel greatly overwhelmed and unable to cope with some problem, is experiencing increased stress, is unable to think or act clearly or appropriately, yet feels pressure to make a decision, take some action, or make some kind of immediate change.

The primary goal of any crisis intervention is to reach students in high levels of stress and to provide them with enough support to prevent the development of more serious problems. The counselor works with the student to relieve symptoms and restore the student to an adequate level of functioning.

If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, you can walk in during our office hours and be seen by one of our on-call counselors. If possible, please call ahead of time (608-246-6076) and let us know that you are coming. Please let the receptionist know that you are in crisis and need to see someone as soon as possible. If you are in a life threatening situation, call 911.

We do not provide services after hours and holidays. However, we are committed to helping Madison College students in crisis. If you have an emergency, please call the following helplines depending on where you live. If you are off campus, dial 911. If your emergency cannot wait, call or go to your local emergency hospital. A listing of community support services below.

After Hours

If you or a friend need help after the regular office hours, contact the following resources: