WPCC provides free, confidential personal counseling and crisis counseling to students through the office of Student Services. These personal counseling services are offered on an as-needed basis for full or part-time students who may be dealing with issues such as alcohol/substance abuse, or stress at home or school that may be affecting them as individuals, or which may be affecting their academic progress. If, after initial assessment, students are found to need highly specialized or long term services, referrals can be made to appropriate service providers or resources in the community for further assistance.

To make a personal counseling appointment, call (828) 448-3565.

Student Assistance Program

Students enrolled at WPCC are eligible for free counseling from McLaughkin Young through the Student Assistance Program.  Services are available 24 hours per day. Students who are not 18 years of age may utilize the Student Assistance Program, but a parent or legal guardian will need to make the initial contact. The Student Assistance Program services are confidential, and the College will not receive the names of students who utilize the service.  Call 800-633-3353 if you need help with:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Work/school concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Drug/alcohol problems.

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, please call 911.

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Additionally, students have access to a wide variety of personal enrichment materials through McLaughkin Young’s work-life resources.  Resources include a myriad of articles on a variety of wellness topics as well as financial and legal information.

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Online Resources

Here is a selection of online resources that may be of interest to you:

Health Information & Resources

Mental Health Information & Resources

Relationship Violence & Sexual Assault Resources

Substance Abuse & Addiction Resources

Social Services Resources