What is counseling?
Counseling is a confidential, professional relationship that empowers students to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals by overcoming personal obstacles.
College can be stressful and almost all students experience occasional difficulties that can throw them off track. Montana Western's licensed counselors are non-judgmental, skilled listeners who help you clarify your own thoughts and feelings, gain insight into your behavior, and develop a plan to reach your goals. Montana Western takes a progressive approach as more and more UMW students recognize the value of having their own counselor with which to troubleshoot problems. Typical problems include anxiety, depression, relationships, eating disorders, homesickness, sexual/gender identity concerns, sexual trauma, sleep difficulties, career choices, etc.
Who can receive counseling?
Confidential counseling is free to all students enrolled in at least 7 credits per semester. Non-student partners can also be seen as a part of couples or family counseling.
When is counseling offered?
Counseling is offered August through May, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can ask for the first appointment available or for Lynn or Jerry, specifically. Emergencies will be seen on the same day. For summer concerns contact the number below for options.
How do I make an appointment?
Please call our administrative assistant at (406) 683-7388. For an after-hour emergency call (406) 925- 9828.
Where is campus counseling?
We are located in the Dean of Students Center at 528 Poindexter Street.