Lakeland University Counseling Services

Coronavirus update:

Our counselors Alex and Christine are still available to offer various levels of support to our students, depending on location. We may change our services in accordance with new CDC recommendations but for now we can offer phone check-ins and virtual counseling (telemental health.) Please check the Counseling Services page on my.Lakeland for more details.

Lakeland University Counseling Information

Students are encouraged to access the Counseling Center with any concern, however small or large it may seem. Generally speaking, the sooner a situation is discussed the better, even if the student is unsure whether or not the situation is "a real problem." We respect students’ rights to privacy and we strive to respect and understand their unique background and beliefs.

Counseling Services at Lakeland University

Counseling Services

Schedule a Visit

Campus counselors are available by appointment during the following hours (hours during breaks may vary):

20-minute walk-in appointments are offered on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4.30 and Fridays 9 to 11.30 a.m.

Alex Liosatos LPC, Center Director: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. To make an appointment, or if you have any questions about the Counseling Center, please email liosatosa@lakeland.edu or call 920-565-1034 ext.2388.

Christine Jenkins LPC, Campus Counselor: Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. To make an appointment, please email Jenkinsca@lakeland.edu or call 920-565-1034 ext. 2387.

Please do not provide personal health information by e-mail. We are not able to monitor phones and e-mail 24 hours. In an emergency, please contact campus security at ext. 1126, emergency services (911) or Sheboygan County Mental Health Crisis Line at 920-459-3151.

Reach Out

Why Talk With a Counselor?

  • I'm feeling really stressed out.
  • I don't seem to know what I want.
  • I get depressed a lot.
  • I'm thinking of quitting school.
  • There are problems in my family.
  • I'm having trouble with a relationship.
  • I'm just not happy.
  • I've been assaulted recently or in the past.
  • I'm having trouble concentrating on my studies.
  • I really get up-tight about tests, speeches, math, etc.
  • Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by everything.
  • I'm concerned about my eating/my friend's eating patterns.
  • I need to talk about something that has happened to me.
  • I'm concerned about my drinking/my friend's drinking.

Additional Services

We also offer:

In addition to counseling, the Center offers the following services:

  • Psychological testing
  • Consultation
  • Resource information
  • Workshops and programs
  • Referrals

Local Resources

ServicePhone Number
Mental Health America of Sheboygan920-458-3951
Department of Health and Human Services920-459-6400
Catholic Charities920-458-5726
Lutheran Social Services920-458-4161
Aurora Behavioral Health Services (Sheboygan Clinic)920-457-4461
Prevea Behavioral Care Health920-458-5557
Domestic Violence Crisis Center920-452-7640 or 1-800-499-7640

Mental Health Resources: Hotlines, Helplines, and Hubs

24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-877-273-TALK (8255)

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

info@nami.org

Peer counseling services 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

NAMI education, advocacy and support for individual and families affected by mental illness.

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

www.crisistextline.org

24-hour staffed text line. Free crisis counseling.

Optum Free Help Line: 866-342-6892

Optum, a health and behavioral health services company, is offering a free emotional support help line, 24/7, “for as long as necessary” throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Specially-trained Optum mental health specialists help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.

Along with the toll-free help line, emotional-support resources and information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
(800) 662-HELP (4357)
www.samhsa.gov

The Trevor Project :1-866-488-7386

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ people under the age of 25, via phone, chat, or text, and with online resources.

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

Peer support services and resources for trans people in crisis, or needing support.

Mental Health America: mhanational.org

A non-profit organization addressing the needs of people living with mental illness and promoting mental health for all Americans. Many state and local chapters.

PFLAG: www.pflag.org

An organization for LGBTQ+ people and their families with over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters.

Psych Central: https://psychcentral.com/

This site offers free resources including support groups, in-house therapists you can direct questions to, information on how to find an online therapist, and articles on mental health conditions.

Recommended apps with free content:

Calm: can help users sleep better, boost confidence and reduce stress and anxiety, with the help of guided meditations, soothing music, and bedtime stories.

Insight Timer: a meditation app that features guided meditations, music and talks posted by contributing experts.

Motivation: you can choose a set time to receive a daily notification with an inspiring quote.

Mood Path: described as a “mental health companion.” Whether you are facing a rough patch or have concerns about your mental health, the app can support you through the difficult times and guide you out the other side.

Headspace: makes meditation accessible, with fun "guided meditations" consisting of audio sessions where one of the company's co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation.

Mindfulness Coach: teaches mindfulness skills for self-awareness, self-regulation (VA app, but suitable for all.) provides a gradual, self-guided training program designed to help you understand and adopt a simple mindfulness practice.

Forest: Helps reduce phone/social media activity during study periods. It is a popular productivity app that helps people beat their phone addiction and manage their time in an interesting and pleasant way. Users can earn credits by not using their cell phones and plant real trees around the world with the credits.

Dailyo: Helps to track moods daily, weekly, and monthly.

Ozaukee and Greater Milwaukee

COPE Hotline: 262-377-COPE (2673)

https://www.copeservices.org/

The mission of COPE Services is to provide emotional support and crisis intervention to Ozaukee County and the Greater Milwaukee Area. This mission will be accomplished by the maintenance of a 24-hour telephone helpline, a website, and development of education materials and programs.

North-Eastern

Wisconsin

Family Services

A non-profit that provides various programs including crisis and mobile crisis services. You can easily search your specific county using this link:

https://www.familyservicesnew.org/service-offerings/

Prevea Behavioral Health - clinics and services:

https://www.prevea.com/medical-services/Behavioral-Care

Advocate Aurora Behavioral Health – clinics and services:

https://www.aurorahealthcare.org/services/behavioral-health-addiction

Ascension, Columbia St. Mary’s – behavioral health clinics and services:

http://www.supportcsm.org/Behavioral_Medicine