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UHS Survivor Services: Mental Health

You are not alone. We believe you and we are here for you. 

Survivor Services provides confidential support to UW–Madison student victims/survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. These services are available at no cost.

To schedule an appointment with the UHS Survivor Services Mental Health team, call 608-265-5600 (option 2).

UHS Survivor Services provides additional survivor-centered resources such as advocacy services, medical services, and information about student survivor rights, resources, and reporting options.

Individual Counseling Services for Survivors

  • A trauma-informed, collaborative, and strengths-based approach to support healing and post-traumatic growth.
  • Survivor Services does not have an explicit session limit. Mental health staff work with students to determine the appropriate care plan based on individual goals.

Support Groups for Survivors

  • Confidential, trauma-informed support groups provided by Survivor Services mental health professionals
  • Please note that all groups (aside from Drop-In Survivor Group) require a 30-minute pre-group orientation with the group co-facilitators

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Drop-in Survivor Support

The Drop-In Survivor Support Group is a space for UW-Madison student survivors to connect with peers and offer mutual support in a confidential and safe environment. Group facilitators are mental health professionals that foster a space that is open, affirming, and connecting for all members. Group will focus on the impact of having experienced trauma and skills/supports to support post-traumatic growth, with some boundaries placed around sharing narratives about traumatic experiences. This group is specifically designed for UW-Madison students who have experienced sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or childhood sexual abuse.

Tuesdays | 1 – 2:30 pm
Sign up online: uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afMGVnDOIgmDd3g
Group Leaders: Carol Heins-Daniels, MSW, APSW & Kendall Ferguson, MSW, APSW

Fridays | 10 – 11:30 am
Sign up online: uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NYlJFfVB5DzeyW
Group Leaders: Molly Caradonna, PsyD & Annie Bruns, MSW, APSW

Embodiment After Trauma: Somatic Practices for Trauma Survivors

This group combines psychoeducation, mindfulness, and somatic practices to help individuals access the innate wisdom of the body.  Through support and experiential learning, participants will learn skills to increase one’s sense of safety in their body and in the present moment. This group is best suited to students who are currently engaged in individual therapy or have been in the recent past.

Wednesdays | 1 – 2:30 pm
Group leader:  Heidi Binder, MA

Survivors of Color

This group is for individuals who self-identify as a person of color/mixed race and have also experienced interpersonal trauma at some point in their life. This group aims to create a supportive space and community for members while also learning skills and tools to cope with past/current experiences of trauma as it relates to race, culture, family, and relationships.

Mondays | 3 – 4:30 pm
Group Leaders: Kayla Eggen, LCSW & Geetanjali Deole, MS

Confidentiality

Confidential means that—as allowable by law—the information survivors share with our victim advocates will not be disclosed to anyone—including law enforcement, campus authorities or parents—without the explicit written permission of the student victim/survivor. Read the UHS statement on confidentiality for victims of sexual violence.