Given the difficulty in maintaining physical distancing in office spaces and the need for confidentiality, counseling will continue to offer services remotely for the fall 2020 semester.
Virtual appointment hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Times vary by counselor. To make a phone or video conferencing appointment, email@example.com or call 608-246-6076 and someone will assist you.
We care about your health and well-being and encourage you to learn more about our health and safety plans for the fall semester.
Resources for dealing with anxiety and stress related to COVID-19
- Virus Anxiety
- Active Minds
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Coping With the COVID-19 (PDF, 1,945KB)
Counseling services are free and available to all current or prospective students. If we determine that your counseling needs require resources or competencies beyond what we can provide, we will assist you with a referral to an appropriate and affordable community-based mental health provider.
Our mission is to provide professional services and programs to students, faculty, staff and the Madison College community that empower students through holistic growth and development to be successful in the learning environment.
Before your first meeting with a counselor, you will be asked to complete the Counseling Informed Consent Intake Form.
The Counseling & College Success department offers a wide range of services including one-on-one, group and online resources.
General Mental Health Resources
- Madison College Counseling Services | (608) 246-6076 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotlines Journey Mental Health (608) 280-2600
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK)
- 24-7 Texting Line - text 'home' to 741741
12-Step Meetings and Resources
- Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup Directory of Online Meetings
- Online Group AA Meetings
- AA Online Meetings
- In the Rooms Online Meetings
- Narcotics Anonymous Virtual Meetings (online and phone)
- Narcotics Anonymous World Services (includes NA help lines and websites)
- LifeRing Online Meetings
- SMART Recovery Online Toolbox (meetings and resources)
- Women for Sobriety (community forums and phone support)
Call the United Way for resource information at 211, or 608-246-4357
We are required by law and by professional ethics to protect the confidentiality of all communication between you and your counselor. In some situations involving danger and/or risk of imminent harm to yourself or specifically identified others (i.e. child abuse, or dependent adult abuse), your counselor is required to disclose certain information in order to protect you and/or others.
In certain legal situations, including court order, your counselor is required to disclose information as necessary to comply with the law in that situation. If at all possible, your counselor will discuss the procedures for doing this with you and enlist your assistance in a resolution of the situation that has necessitated such disclosure.
Consequently we cannot discuss with others the details of your situation or even indicate whether you are in fact using counseling services. In order for information about you to be released to others, we must first get your written permission.