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Counseling Services: General Information

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Personal Counseling

Counseling is a process of exploring thoughts, perceptions, reactions, behaviors and emotions in order to better understand oneself. Counseling can assist in reducing feelings of stress. It can improve the ability to engage in healthy decision-making, and enhance relationships with others.

Counselors offer help in addressing many situations, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Fitting in/feeling accepted
  • Lack of motivation
  • Transition to college
  • Relational concerns with partner, friends, family
  • Difficulties with alcohol or other drugs
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Thoughts of harming self or others

Confidentiality

WCTC Counseling Services places a high priority on privacy and confidentiality.

All student appointments, personal information, and files are strictly confidential. Counseling records are NOT part of your academic records. To assure safety and follow the law, counselors may be required to share information without written consent in these rare circumstances:

  • to protect you or others from imminent harm
  • to protect children, disabled or the elderly from abuse
  • when mandated by a court order
  • where otherwise required or permitted by law

Same Day Appointments

During regular office hours, a counselor is available to assist students or others who are concerned about students.

Students who urgently need support after office hours are encouraged to contact 211, 414.773.0211, and toll free 1.866.211.3380. For life threatening emergencies, call 911.

Additional Information

  • All currently enrolled WCTC students are eligible for services.
  • There are no charges for services.
  • Appointments are recommended.
  • Students seeking urgent (non-life threatening) assistance are accommodated through same day appointments.