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Wayne State College
Counseling Center
Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787

Phone: 402.375.7321
Fax: 402.375.7058

 

 

Personal Counseling > Consent for Counseling

 

Welcome to the Wayne State College Counseling Center! In order to serve you better we would like to provide you with some information about the Counseling Center which will be discussed during your first appointment. If you have any questions, please let your counselor know.

 

What is Counseling?

 

Counseling provides an opportunity for individuals (known as clients) to learn to make better decisions, improve personal skills, develop increased confidence, overcome blocks to personal effectiveness, and acquire a keener awareness and appreciation of their needs and the needs of others. In a personal interaction with a counselor, a client is helped to explore and express feelings, examine beliefs and ways of thinking about the world, reflect on patterns of behavior, and work toward making healthy changes.

 

Your First Appointment

 

Your first visit will include a brief period of time discussing your present concerns. This session will help both you and the counselor decide how the Counseling Center services can best help you. These services may consist of individual, couples, or group counseling at the Counseling Center or possibly a referral to another office on campus or an off-campus service that may be more appropriate to your needs.

 

Additional Appointments

 

If it is mutually decided that additional individual sessions at the Counseling Center are needed, an appointment will be set for this purpose. Counseling sessions are typically scheduled weekly and last forty-five to fifty minutes. During an early visit with your counselor, you will work on establishing goals for counseling.

 

Because of the large number of students requesting counseling, the Wayne State College Counseling Center provides short-term counseling, which means that counselors recognize the limited time available to clients and attempt to help them remain effective members of the Wayne State College community.

 

Depending on when you request counseling and what the current demand for counseling is at the Center, you may have to wait a few days to see a counselor. We recognize that coming to counseling often takes courage and resolve, and waiting can be frustrating when you are doing something important. Please know that the Counseling Center is doing its best to accommodate as many people as possible with a minimal wait.

 

Cancellations and No-shows

 

Personal commitment to counseling is crucial for success. We encourage you to keep all appointments scheduled with your counselor. If you must miss a session due to illness or an emergency, please call the Counseling Center at 375-7321 to cancel the appointment as far in advance as possible.

 

If you “no-show” for a session, please call the Counseling Center to re-schedule as soon as you become aware that you have missed your appointment.

 

 

Also see Confidentiality

 

 

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Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor

 

 

 

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