UW-Madison - Department of Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC)

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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-3347

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Counseling Psychology Training Clinic

General Information

The UW-Madison Counseling Psychology Training Clinic is a training facility for the Counseling Psychology (Ph.D. and M.A.) graduate training programs administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Counseling Psychology. The clinic seeks to offer high quality, cost efficient and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas. The clinic also supports the research of program faculty and students and seeks to advance understanding of psychological health conditions and services. The clinic is fully committed to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) and to all applicable legal standards. The clinic is philosophically guided by a fundamental commitment to psychological practice that is grounded in science, and is concerned with the cultural, dynamic, behavioral, and humanistic processes of counseling practice.

Our clinic provides a range of counseling and psychological services which are available to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Clients needing services unavailable through the clinic are referred to local professionals, agencies, or hospitals equipped to provide appropriate services.  Examples of specific interventions offered at the clinic include individual therapy for work, school, or personal concerns; marriage/divorce counseling; family counseling; and couples counseling.  Therapy is also available for problems including depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment issues, sexual orientation/identity issues, etc. Career and life-planning counseling may also available and group counseling may be available for specific concerns. Clients may refer themselves, or they may be referred by friends, family or other professionals. The clinic reserves the right to determine the appropriateness and availability of services for all clients based on available resources, training concerns and other professional and ethical considerations.

Contact Information

To make an appointment, please call 608-265-8779.
Clinic hours: 
Weekday afternoon and evening sessions available. Please call to schedule an appointment.
For information about fees, hours, location, parking, services, and appointments, see About CPTC.

Community Support Specialists

In partnership with the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC), the Community Support Specialists will provide mental health-related services to UW-Madison students enrolled under Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement programs such as CeO, Chancellor’s Scholars, First Wave, Pathways, PEOPLE, POSSE, and Powers-Knapp Scholars. Services are intended to offer students culturally competent mental health support that enhances their academic engagement and performance. The Community Support Specialists will integrate cultural knowledge, awareness and skills to provide counseling and mental health interventions that are tailored to underrepresented minority students’ needs. All clinical work will be supervised by licensed psychologists affiliated with the Department of Counseling Psychology.

Elizabeth Martinez Mtz. is an advanced doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, she moved to the U.S. for her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Cornell University. Elizabeth has worked with many undergraduate students and young adults as a counselor, teacher, and mentor in various clinical and teaching settings. She endeavors to understand the person’s story and experience fully in order to work together towards healing, more fulfilling experiences, and solutions. Her research interests involve understanding and promoting strength and resilience in immigrant Latino families, specifically youth, through prevention and intervention programs. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and film/tv-watching, and napping with her cat, Lexie.

‚ÄčTyson Pankey
is an advanced doctoral student in the Dept. of Counseling Psychology at UW-Madison. He grew up in cities on the East Coast and Midwest where he developed a love for Old Bay seasoning and all things barbecue. Tyson completed undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and received his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine & Public Health (Go Jayhawks!). Tyson has spent much of his professional career serving underrepresented and under-resourced community groups and particularly enjoys working with individuals seeking health and behavior change. As a counselor, Tyson believes that everyone has a unique story to share and that one’s intersecting identities and life experiences must be considered to promote healthy growth and healing. In his free time, Tyson enjoys athletics, music, and spending time with his family and friends. He hopes that you’ll consider seeking services at the CPTC with either him or any of his talented colleagues.  

To schedule a counseling appointment, please call the CPTC at 608-265-8779

Elizabeth Martinez

Tyson Pankey

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