Walter Young Center Counseling Services

University life can be exciting, although some experiences may be difficult to handle. The professional therapists at the Walter Young Counseling Center are available to help students sort through these challenges. Services are available to help students gain insight and learn healthier ways of coping with the stress of college life. All services are free for currently enrolled Carroll students and completely confidential. 

At the Walter Young Counseling Center, we are proud to provide inclusive mental health services and programs to the Carroll community and to support Carroll University's efforts toward equity, justice, and liberation. We recognize that every individual comes to counseling with a different history and a lifetime of unique experiences, and we seek to honor that by creating a treatment plan that is individualized for each student. We are dedicated to providing culturally sensitive counseling services to the students at Carroll University, and to creating a safe space where all students feel welcome and accepted.

Common concerns include, but are not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Self-injury
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Homesickness/trouble adjusting to college life
  • Eating disorders/body image concerns
  • Grief
  • Sexual assault
  • Relationship and family concerns

To schedule a short phone consultation with a professional counselor, e-mail us at or call 262-524-7335.


Office Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. during the academic year. Please contact us for our shortened hours from June–July. 
Location: Center for Student Life and Wellness | Second Floor | 304 N. East Ave 
Email:  |  Phone: 262.524.7335  |  Fax: 262.524.6892


Counseling records are kept separate from academic, disciplinary and medical records to ensure each student’s privacy and confidentiality. No information is released without the knowledge and written consent of the student, except for those rare instances where counselors are required by law to reveal particular information. In an emergency, where students demonstrate a high probability of harming themselves or others, the staff might be required to release information to ensure safety. 

Emergency Numbers

In an emergency, when the Walter Young Center is not open, call Public Safety at 262.524.7300. Other emergency numbers:

  • Assessment and Referral Line at Waukesha Memorial Hospital:
  • For information on a wide range of services, including assistance with drug/alcohol issues, mental health and crisis intervention:
  • National Suicide Hotline:
  • The Women’s Center:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Staff

Kate Jorgensen
Director of Counseling

Alli Orton

Mike Weber

Ruth Tuttle
Administrative Assistant for the Walter Young Center


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