Counseling Services

The counseling staff is a team of compassionate professionals dedicated to assisting students in accomplishing their educational goals. Counseling at WCTC is typically short-term in duration, and referrals can be made to appropriate community resources for long-term care.

Counselors will help you clarify concerns, set goals, gain insight into yourself and others, learn effective coping skills and resolve personal/educational barriers.

  • Services are free and confidential.
  • Appointments are recommended.
  • Walk-ins will be accommodated when possible.

All counselors are Licensed Professional Counselors in the state of Wisconsin and are prepared to handle a variety of personal, career and academic concerns. Counselors provide the following services:

List of Counselors

WCTC counselors work with students in specific program areas:

Personal Counseling

Concerns about personal issues can interfere with students' academic success. WCTC counselors can provide personal counseling and be a referral source of community resources for issues such as:

  • Acceptance (feeling uncomfortable due to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.)
  • Alcohol, drug or other addictions
  • Anger management
  • Coping with feelings
  • Cultural/diversity issues
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Financial issues
  • Grief
  • Job loss
  • Mental health
  • Returning to school as an adult
  • Self esteem
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Suicide concerns
  • Time management

Crisis Counseling

If a student is experiencing a crisis – a severe psychological or emotional emergency - counselors can provide intervention, assessment, education, guidance and support.

Those in crisis who need immediate assistance and would like to be seen by an on-call counselor should:

  • Walk into the Counseling/Advising Center (College Center, C021).
  • Call 262.691.5400.
  • After hours, call 211 First Call for Help or 262.547.3388.
  • Call 911, for medical, life-threatening situations.

Critical Life Skills

WCTC recognizes the importance of continually developing individual students through the Critical Life Skills integrated into all campus activities including coursework and service areas.

Counselors offer free workshops that cover many of these skills, and all participants receive a Critical Life Skills Certificate of Completion. A listing of workshops is in the column to the right.

Career Counseling

Should students' academic and career interests change and their program or career situation no longer meet their needs, they may need help choosing a career that aligns with their interests, skills, values and life circumstances.

A counselor may assist students by:

  • Providing information on WCTC Career Center Services.
  • Reviewing the results of career assessments.
  • Accessing career decision-making resources and strategies.
  • Exploring learning options to reach career goals.

Academic Counseling

WCTC counselors are involved in retention activities to identify and help students who are in danger of poor academic progress. Academic performance issues may be related to:

  • Procrastination
  • Low motivation
  • Time management
  • Academic performance
  • Anxiety
  • Self confidence
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting and achieving goals

WCTC counselors will develop a Student Success Plan for those who have received an academic warning or probation hold, an Early Alert referral or notification of financial aid problem.