University of Wisconsin–Madison

New Mental Health Providers and Expanded Hours

Students enjoy a warm spring day on Bascom Hill.
University Health Services has hired additional providers focusing on the needs of students, as well as expanding service hours. (Photo: Bryce Richter/UW–Madison)

Thirteen new mental health providers recently joined University Health Services (UHS), including providers with a focus on students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and additional Spanish-speaking providers.

To respond to the Student Services Finance Committee’s (SSFC) 2020 budget recommendations related to student mental health, UHS underwent a robust hiring process which resulted in 13 providers hired in spring and summer 2019. Other recommendations included creation of a mental health task force, expanded hours to increase access to services, and additional physical space for Mental Health Services.

“We’re excited to add providers and focus on areas with specialization to serve students from marginalized populations, and reach more students who are interested in using Mental Health Services,” said Andrea Lawson, Interim Director of Mental Health Services at UHS.

Beginning this semester, MHS will offer evening hours on Mondays and Tuesdays until 7 p.m. Expanded hours—including group counseling—will be available to students through December 20.

Meet the providers and read the full article on the UHS website »