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Welcome

The Medical College of Wisconsin recognizes that its students, residents and fellows work hard and carry many responsibilities.

We are aware that the demands of education, training and service to patients can produce a variety of stressors for individuals and their families. Student and Resident Behavioral Health Services provides a comprehensive program to meet these professional and personal mental health needs.

We value your dedication and hope you find these resources helpful.

David J. Cipriano, PhD

David J. Cipriano, PhD

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Student and Resident Behavioral Health

(414) 955-8954 | Pager number: (414) 314-5562

Additional Information

Common Concerns

Common Concerns

  • Adjustment to school
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Career concerns
  • Marital/Relationship issues
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Stress management
  • Family issues
  • Sexual issues
  • Child/adolescent services
  • Substance misuse
Services Offered

Services Offered

  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive behavioral
    • Insight oriented (Psychodynamic)
    • Stress management/Solution focused
    • Couples/Family therapy
    • Alcohol and other drug treatment
    • Supportive
  • Will facilitate referral to a higher level of care as appropriate
We are Available to You!

We are Available to You!

Carolyn Bischel, MS, LPC
Intake Coordinator
(414) 955-8933
cbischel@mcw.edu

David J. Cipriano, PhD
Director of Student and Resident Behavioral Health
(414) 955-8954
(414) 314-5562 (pager)
dcipriano@mcw.edu

After hours (5:00 pm and weekends) emergency contact
(414) 805-6700 or (414) 955-8900
*Ask for the Department of Psychiatry clinician on-call*
Benefits for Housestaff

Benefits for Housestaff

The first 3 sessions are provided to housestaff free of charge, courtesy of MCWAH. This benefit extends to spouses and children of the resident or fellow. After that, co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance are paid in accordance with the patient's health insurance plan.
Benefits of Students

Benefits of Students

The first 5 sessions are provided to students free of charge. This benefit extends to spouses and children of the resident or fellow. After that, co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance are paid in accordance with the patient's health insurance plan.

For Students Only

All new intakes and inquiries about services will go through our new Student Assistance Program, ComPsych. Please call 1 (833) 927-1860. The intake coordinator there will guide you to the right resource for you. This may be one of their network of psychotherapists across the state or through MCW's Student Behavioral Health services in the Department of Psychiatry in Milwaukee or one of the contracted local providers at our regional campuses. It means more choices for you and expanded benefits: 10 sessions per academic year at no charge to you. Housestaff, please use the intake and emergency information below.

Contact Us

Milwaukee
General: (414) 955-8950
Referral Coordinator: Carolyn Bischel, MS, LPC
(414) 955-8933 | cbischel@mcw.edu

Emergencies
During Business Hours
(414) 955-8933

Emergencies
1 (833) 927-1860 ComPsych (students only)

After Business Hours
(414) 805-6700

Green Bay
Counseling services available in partnership with St. Norbert College
(920) 403-3045

Central Wisconsin
Counseling services available in partnership with Elmergreen and Associates
(715) 845-7175

24/7 Support - Provided by Resources Outside of MCW
Support available at no cost through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

The Crisis Text Line
Provides Free Crisis Support via Text Message:
-Text START to 741741
-Additional information and support available on their website

Green Bay - Family Services of NE Wisconsin
Crisis Support Line
(920) 436-8888

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
Crisis Support Line
(414) 257-7222
(414) 257-6300 (for hearing impaired)

Wausau - North Central Health Care
Crisis Hotline
(715) 845-4326
(800) 799-0122

The Trevor Project
LGBT Intervention and Suicide Prevention Hotline
(866) 488-7386

Student and Resident Behavioral Health Google map location