Counseling Psychology Training Clinic

The Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC) is a training facility committed to offering high quality, affordable, and multiculturally competent mental health services to students and community members.

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CPTC provides a range of counseling and psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. If a client needs a particular service that is unavailable through the clinic, they are referred to local professionals, agencies, or hospitals.

The clinic offers a wide range of support, including individual therapy for work, school, or personal concerns; marriage and divorce counseling; family counseling; and couples counseling.

Therapy is also available for concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family concerns, trauma, eating disorders, sexual orientation/identity, sexuality, culture/ethnicity, poor concentration, grief, gender issues, anger, and counseling for gifted and talented students. Career and life-planning counseling may also be available and group counseling may be available for specific concerns. 

The clinic supports the research of program faculty and students and seeks to advance understanding of psychological health conditions and services. 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.

UW–Madison Counseling Psychology Training Clinic
Educational Sciences Building, Room 312
1025 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706


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It is easiest to find the clinic if you enter the building through the door on the Mills Street side (close to the corner of Johnson Street), and take an immediate left when you walk into the building. You’ll see a nondescript stairway door on your left. Go up one flight, pass Educational/School Psychology on your left when you exit the stairway, continue into the hallway ahead of you (don’t turn left) and you will see the CPTC in room 312 on the left. Even though the room is #312, it’s on the second floor when you enter on the Mills Street side. (Directions to the elevator can be provided when scheduling an appointment)


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.


Most buses that go to downtown Madison and the UW Campus will stop near the Educational Sciences Building. The best stop is Johnson Street at Mills Street (coming from the West) or University Avenue at Mills Street (coming from the East – then walk one block on Mills Street towards Johnson Street).

Community Support Specialists will provide culturally competent mental health support to students enrolled under Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement programs including CeO, Chancellor’s Scholars, First Wave, Pathways, PEOPLE, POSSE, and Powers-Knapp Scholars.

Community Support Specialists integrate cultural knowledge, awareness and skills to provide counseling and mental health services tailored to underrepresented minority students’ needs. All clinical work will be supervised by licensed psychologists affiliated with the Department of Counseling Psychology.

Elizabeth Martinez

Elizabeth Martinez 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.

Tyson Pankey

Tyson 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.

Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones is an advanced doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Tiffany completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University. Throughout her clinical training, she has nurtured a passion for working with college students from diverse academic, social, and racial backgrounds. While she integrates different approaches into her therapeutic work, she commonly explores how past attachment experiences influence how individuals interact on both an interpersonal and intrapersonal level in their present lives. Within this framework, she also draws upon a strengths-based worldview, such that she does not emphasize deficits, but tends to focus on how individuals are adaptive and doing the best they can with the resources and insights available to them. In her various roles on campus, she strives to break down stigma and foster honest conversations about the importance of mental health and well-being. In order to model the importance of well-being and self-care, she enjoys cooking new recipes, hair styling, attending music festivals, and spending time with loved ones in her free time.

​Ivan Enzo Cabrera

​Ivan Enzo Cabrera is an advanced doctoral student in the Dept. of Counseling Psychology at UW–Madison. He was born in Peru, but was raised in Los Angeles, CA. Ivan completed his degree in Bio-Psychology at UC–Santa Barbara, and received his Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University in California. While in California, Ivan dedicated much of his time working with under-resourced and under-represented families. After completing his degrees in California, he moved to Boston to work at Boston Children Hospital on an NIH study investigating the effects of intergenerational stress. Currently Ivan is interested in learning and understanding how students from historically under-represented groups navigate the institutions of higher education. As a counselor, Ivan believes that the emotional connections we have with our identities, and our past experiences, influence the patterns through which we respond to the world. In his free time, Ivan enjoys sports, music, movies, and checking out new restaurants​.

Fees for counseling services are on a sliding scale determined by income. Payment is expected at the time services are rendered. We do not accept direct assignment of Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance benefits, nor can we bill insurance companies directly. Cash and checks are accepted CPTC is dedicated to providing affordable services.

CPTC provides confidential services. The clinic is fully committed to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and to all applicable legal standards.

CPTC reserves the right to determine the appropriateness and availability of services for all clients based on available resources and other professional and ethical considerations. CPTC will provide appropriate referrals when necessary. CPTC does not provide crisis intervention, medication, and services for ongoing sexual or physical abuse.

The CPTC’s training model includes live supervision/observation of counseling sessions designed to equip clinic trainees with the skills and support necessary to provide ethical and professional psychological services to best meet the needs of each client. Additionally, all counseling sessions are recorded for training purposes. For more information please contact the clinic at (608) 265-8779.