Counseling

WPCC offers free, confidential, personal counseling and crisis counseling services to currently enrolled students. Counseling services are available to full or part-time students who may be dealing with issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues or substance abuse that impacts their ability to be successful in their coursework.

Counseling services at WPCC are focused on providing short-term, solution-focused support and cannot provide ongoing therapy to address complex personal issues or issues arising from a significant mental illness. The College Counselor will work with students whose needs require specialized attention to find an appropriate counselor, or other healthcare professional, in the community who can best address their needs.

To speak to the Counselor 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.

Visit https://www.mygroup.com/portal/student/ for additional information and a brief orientation video.

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