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Counseling service


The College of Engineering’s Counseling Service is available because it’s easier to concentrate on your studies if you can deal effectively with personal and academic concerns. Talking with someone who is objective and empathetic can help you sort through these concerns.



David Lacocque - COE counselor

Call: 608-265-5600


Stop by his office: 333 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI 53715.



24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Services: 608-265-5600 (Option 9)


Confidentiality is assured within applicable legal and ethical guidelines. Nothing will be recorded in your academic file.


What the COE counselor can help you with:

Personal Issues

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Cultural differences
  • Anxiety/stress management
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Adjustment to the university setting
  • Sexuality
  • Any emotional crisis or problem


Academic Concerns

  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Test anxiety
  • Poor academic performance
  • Communication with deans and faculty



The counselor can assist in locating other campus and community resources.

A resource for faculty and staff

The counselor will consult with faculty and staff regarding student concerns. Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students to the counseling service.


Useful Links


General counseling issues

Counseling and Consultation Service at University Health Services


Stress management


Mindfulness & Relaxation Strategies. Downloadable on MP3.




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