Counseling is here to help you deal with the transitions, challenges and overall experience of life while at Lawrence.


What is Counseling?

Counseling involves a relationship between a client and a counselor who has the training and willingness to help reach one's goals and succeed at Lawrence. You can come to us when dealing with academic stress, roommate issues, anxiety, relationship questions or when you simply feel down about something.

How many sessions do I need?

The average number of sessions per student is between three and six meetings, but we do not have a set limit on the number of sessions a student may receive. We try to balance the demand for services with the severity of the issue so that we generally can see you for as long as needed.

Counseling Services Latest Updates 

We are currently offering telehealth for initial appointments via phone or Zoom for Healthcare. During that appointment, you will work with your counselor to establish the mode and frequency of future appointments.

Wellness Services Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm.

For urgent needs during office hours, you may request a crisis appointment to speak to the counselor-on-duty. Crisis appointments can be made by calling Wellness Services at 920-832-6574.

To speak with a counselor outside of business hours, you may call our 24/7 Counseling Line at 920-419-8167.

To schedule an appointment, call 920-832-6574, or send us an email at wellnessservices@lawrence.edu.


Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress

  • Pay Attention to Your Reactions: It is normal to experience stress, anger, anxiety and fear during a crisis. Being aware of your reactions can help you decide what you need to cope with these feelings.
  • Be Kind to Each Other: Remember that COVID-19 doesn't recognize race, nationality, or ethnicity. Wearing a mask does not mean a person is ill. Being compassionate is the best thing we can do for ourselves and our communities.
  • Take a Break + Relax: There is life outside of the current crisis. Make sure to schedule a break and relax or do things you enjoy. Different coping strategies work for different people. Use what has worked for you in previous times of stress.
  • Maintain a Healthy Routine: It is important to maintain your regular schedule for sleeping, studying, eating, etc. Don't use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to cope with your stress. (This may reduce your body's capacity to heal itself)
  • Limit information: Too much information leads to overload and more stress so try to limit your exposure to news and information regarding the virus. Choose a reputable and non-sensational news source such as the CDC or King County Public Health.
  • Connect with Others: When in distress, you may feel lonely and isolated in what you are going through. You can benefit from connection with others where you can provide and receive support from each other. Talk to your friends and family.