Counseling Services Information for
The following is a description of the counseling services
that are available to your WSC student.
The WSC Counseling Center offers short-term individual
and group counseling for a variety of concerns. Students
come in for counseling to help with issues such as stress,
depression, anxiety, academic motivation, and relationship
A student’s first contact with the center is through
a brief screening appointment with a counselor to determine
the severity of the situation, how to best address their
concerns, and to determine if an off-campus referral is
The plan may include individual counseling at the WSC Counseling
Center, a referral to a practitioner in the community, group
counseling, attending a workshop, consultation with a psychologist
for an evaluation, or referral to other campus academic
support services. The WSC Counseling Center staff work closely
with the WSC Student Health Office for medication evaluation.
The center also offers telephone or in person consultation
to parents when they are concerned about their students.
What to do when concerned about your student.
The WSC Counseling Center counselors are available to talk
to you during the day from 8:00 am to 5:00 at 402-375-7321.
In a life threatening emergency, counselors can be reached
through Campus Security at 402-375-7216.
Counselors are able to help you with many of the questions
or concerns that you have about your student’s well-being.
These questions may relate to your student’s needs
or where the needed assistance can be obtained.
In as much as the counseling staff is eager to help you
with your concerns or questions about your student, confidentiality
is an essential aspect of the counseling relationship which
limits the information they can share with you. Professional
ethical guidelines and accreditation regulations form the
basis of confidentiality in the counseling relationship.
WSC students can expect communication with a counselor to
be private except as noted in the confidentiality policy.
Consequently, WSC counselors cannot discuss your student’s
counseling in any way without written permission from your
student. Counselors cannot confirm in any way if your student
has been seen at the center.
As parents of WSC students, please feel free to contact
the WSC Counseling Center if you have any concerns about
your student, want the center to be aware of something concerning
your student, or have questions about our services and how
to access them.
Counselors do not initiate contact with students. Students
need to contact the WSC Counseling Center for services.
For information about mental health issues and services
provided at the WSC Counseling Center, click appropriate
link on the menu to the left.
Another resource for parents is available at the Power of Parenting website...
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor