Counseling Crisis Line

Our Mission

  • We strive to meet the psychological needs of students by providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment that promotes self-awareness, fosters responsibility and respect, and teaches effective coping strategies.
  • We are strongly committed to improving the quality of life on campus and supporting the college’s academic mission.
  • We value persons of diverse racial, national, or cultural backgrounds; sexual/affectional orientations; mental and physical abilities; languages; socio-economic classes; ages; genders; and religious/spiritual beliefs.

Why does Lawrence University have counseling services?

Lawrence University counseling is a safe, confidential space for all students. Currently 25% of students come to counseling services to discuss issues such as academic stress, relationship stress, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, concerns for their family, or merely wants a safe, confidential space to explore personal and interpersonal concerns.

What are the most common concerns of people who come to counseling?

Counselors can help students gain a greater understanding of themselves and teach effective ways to handle problems. Counselors specialize in areas such as:

• relationship issues
• anxiety and stress
sleep issues
• academic concerns
• substance misuse/abuse
cultural issues
sexual identity
LGBT resources
gender identity
• procrastination and perfectionism
loss and grief
food and body image issues
• recovery from assault or abuse
attention deficit disorders
sexual assault

Contact Information

Counseling Services
711 E Boldt Way SPC 3
Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: 920-832-6574
Fax: 920-832-7488



Counseling Services Updates

Update 10/11/17
We are excited to announce we have hired Rachel Hart. Rachel has extensive counseling experience and has worked Lawrence Counseling Services in the past. Rachel will start October 16th.
Update 10/1/17

We are excited to announce we have hired Krystal Light. Krystal has great counseling experience that will be a wonderful addition to our staff. Krystal will start October 2nd.

Update 8/10/17                                                                                                                                                                             We are excited to announce we have hired Kate Bellingar. Kate has great counseling experience that will be a wonderful addition to our staff. Kate will start August 14th

Update 07/07/2017
Initial round of candidate interviews completed with Search and Screen Committee, HR, Associate Dean of Health and Wellness and Students. Search and Screen Committee met to review candidates.
Update 06/22/2017
Initial applicant deadline.  Search and Screen Committee met to review candidate applications.
Update 06/14/2017
The Search and Screen Committee-composed of faculty, staff and students from across campus and including members from both CODA and PCDA initial meeting.Update 05/11/2017

Update 05/24/2017
We are excited to announce we have hired a second temporary employee, Tyler Volkert.  Tyler has come to us from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh where he worked in the Counseling Center.   Tyler started work at Lawrence on May 8th and is excited to be here.

Update 05/02/2017
The Staff Counselor position is posted and can be viewed here:

Update 04/21/2017
We are excited to announce we have hired a temporary employee, Rachel Hart.  Rachel has extensive counseling experience and has worked with Lawrence Counseling Services in the past.  Rachel will start on April 26th.

You may be aware that there have been recent staff departures in Health and Wellness.  Numerous efforts have and will continue to be made to help Lawrentians through this challenging time. 

Lawrence has contracted with a national crisis call service to add support to our counseling staff, especially during evening and weekend hours.  Students can call (920) 419-8167 at any time to talk to a professional counselor who can assist at a moment of crisis or when it would be helpful to talk to someone about a difficult or stressful situation.  Walk-in hours for urgent concerns will continue as scheduled in the Wellness Center ---- students are seen on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday between 1-3 pm.  When utilizing walk-in services, please check in by 2:30 if possible.

Health and Wellness staff are in the process of hiring short-term, temporary counselors to meet with students during the remainder of this academic term. At the same time, we are working with Human Resources staff and members of the President's Committee on Diversity Affairs to launch a broad search process to fill the two full-time counselor positions on a permanent basis.  We will be working to recruit a strong, diverse applicant pool and expecting successful hires to be committed to making Lawrence a more inclusive place.  This search process will involve students who will interview candidates, and every effort will be made to hire skilled counselors with the background and skills necessary to work effectively with our diverse student body.


  • In a psychological emergency please call the Lawrence Crisis Line 920-419-8167
  • Individual or couple counseling for Lawrence students. Please come into the Health Center to schedule an appointment.
  • Psychological consultation with members of the Lawrence community
  • Referral for off-campus or specialized services

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