Here to help, when you need it.
Personal Counseling Services
Life at college offers opportunities to grow and change, but this process is not without challenges. Confidential counseling services are available, free of charge, to all Wayne State College students. Personal counseling may emphasize such areas as personal growth, values clarification, dealing with homesickness, stress management, human sexuality, and interpersonal relations. Other specific problems include alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, and a variety of possible crisis situations, such as rape, relationship breakups, or threat of suicide. Our trained straff consists of a licensed counselor, social worker and a psychologist. The WSC Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Center, Room 103
Call or drop by the office to make an appointment or find out how counseling can help you or someone you know.
Please print and complete the Counseling Center Intake Form and bring it with you to your first appointment.
Crisis Intervention and Emergencies
Campus Security: 402-375-7216 - The Campus Security number is answered 24/7. If a counselor is available, Campus Security will put you in touch with someone. If a counselor is not available immediately, please refer to the helplines listed below. If Campus Security is not available to answer the phone, calls roll over to the Wayne Police Department Dispatcher.
CARE Line: 1-888-370-7003 - The CARE Line provides access to specialists trained to provide crisis intervention and connection with community services. The CARE Line is open to individuals, families, law enforcement personnel, hospitals and health care professionals. Student clients connected with the CARE Line who are in need of on-going care will be referred to appropriate levels of care within the community.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line: Text "Brave" or "Hello" to 741-741. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.
The Trevor Project Lifeline (for struggling LGBTQIA youth): 1-866-488-7386 - Available 24/7
Campus Assault Response Effort (CARE)
The WSC Counseling Center and Student Health Office house confidential resources and provide a home for the Campus Assault Response Effort (CARE) program. CARE members respond to sexual violence and victims, regardless of where the violence occurred or where the victim resides. Talk to a CARE member if you have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence or stalking. Assistance may include counseling, advocacy, information, medical care, academic interventions and referrals.
For external resources and information on suicide prevention, mental health awareness, online screenings, and substance abuse.
Career Planning Services
Career planning is an information-gathering, decision-making process. If you haven't decided on a major, we can help you find your path. The Counseling Center will assess your skills, provide interest and personality inventories, gather career information, and help you make a plan of action regarding your career goals.
The Counseling Center provides WSC students and surrounding community a variety of national and local testing opportunities, including ACT/SAT, CLEP, PRAXIS, GRE, and CPCE.
Counseling Workshop: Using Positive Psychology in CounselingConducted by Dr. Steven Westby
Counseling Workshop: Assessing and Testing Somatoform DisordersConducted by Dr. Steven Westby
Counseling Workshop: Preventing Cognitive DeclineConducted by Dr. Steven Westby
Workshop: Using Test Findings in PsychotherapyConducted by Dr. Steven Westby