About the Clinic

The UW–Madison Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC) opened in 2007. It aims to offer high-quality, cost-efficient and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas. As the name implies, the center is a training facility that is staffed by licensed psychologists who supervise master’s and doctoral students in the Department of Counseling Psychology.

The CPTC is directed by Dr. Stephanie R. Graham, a licensed psychologist and clinical professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology.

“The mission of our department and its Counseling Psychology Training Clinic is strongly rooted in social justice and training culturally competent mental health practitioners. For us, it’s imperative that we’re not only talking about these important topics but that we’re putting our values into action.”

Dr. Stephanie Graham, CPTC director

Award-Winning Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

For more than five years, this clinic has both built and bolstered a unique relationship with UW–Madison’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) to increase access to psychological services for underrepresented students.

In 2018, the CPTC was awarded the Association of Psychology Training Clinics Clinic Innovations Award. It was recognized for its partnership with the DDEEA to increase access to culturally-responsive psychological services for underrepresented students at UW-Madison. The ongoing partnership includes funding for two counseling psychology graduate student clinicians who provided direct mental health support services to DDEEA students at the CPTC as well as support services such as workshops and consultation. Read the full story.

Meet our DDEEA Community Support Specialists!

Natalie Rivera (she/her/ella) is a 3rd year post-master’s doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology department at UW-Madison and she recently completed the Esperanza Bilingual Psychological Services Training Certificate program. She is interested in using a critical lens to study and provide linguistically sensitive and culturally affirming therapy services to Spanish and English-speaking college students. Natalie’s approach to therapy is guided by person-centered therapy infused with a radical hope framework. She places emphasis on trusting the client’s strengths and cultural understandings while collaboratively exploring past and present experiences that can inform healing and growth. Outside of grad school Natalie likes to attend live music events, try the local food and drinks scene, and stay connected with friends and family near and far.

Kevon Williams HeadshotKevon Williams (Kē-von; he/him) is a 5th-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology department. He approaches his clinical work through a Narrative and Emotion-Focused approach and enjoys supporting his clients through their self-exploration, relationship concerns, trauma/s, anxiety, depression, and academic and career development. Outside of his clinical work, he engages in research that explores cultural factors influencing the career development and wellness of college students from marginalized backgrounds. He also co-developed interventions supporting the career wellness of historically marginalized students within the Tuned In Labs.  In his spare time, Kevon enjoys watching anime and sports, enjoying nature, and catching up and joking around with his loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where should I park when visiting the clinic?

There is no designated parking for the CPTC, but there are meters available. In addition, there is a parking lot (Lot 56) behind the Zoology Research Building at 1117 West Johnson Street on the corner of North Charter Street (one block West of Mills Street) that is free after 4:30 p.m.

What will my first appointment be like?

If you’ve never been to our clinic or had an appointment with a counselor before, that’s okay. Find out what to expect from your first appointment.