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Counseling & Wellness
As an NWACC student or employee, you can seek free personal counseling services at NWACC for a myriad of reasons, such as assistance with general mental health counseling, career counseling, domestic abuse, sexual assault, substance abuse and recovery support, community resource assistance and more.
Counselors at NWACC's Counseling & Wellness Center are trained to be supportive, relate to others and be sensitive to your background and life experience. Counseling can offer you an ear to listen, and help you learn how to address issues and how to manage and cope with symptoms.
Please note: Our counselors do not prescribe medication, nor provide medication management.
View the video below to hear counselors Meagan and Quinn explain NWACC’s Counseling and Wellness Center's services and how they can help you be mentally and emotionally well.
View the frequently asked questions and answers below to learn more about NWACC's counseling services for students and employees.
Personal counseling can be described as the following:
- A positive step to help resolve a problem.
- An educational opportunity to learn and understand yourself more fully as an individual.
- An opportunity to eliminate barriers that may be interfering with your success at NWACC.
College life can be very rewarding, but also stressful. There are often many life stressors that college students encounter (e.g., moving, change in financial situation, new found independence, balancing demands of parenting/school/work). If you are beginning to feel stressed or overwhelmed, make an appointment to talk with a counselor. Any information that you share with a counselor is confidential (this information cannot be shared with anyone without your written consent).
Counselors are trained to assist students in identifying, understanding, and developing skills to solve your personal problems. One of the major goals is to provide you with skills so that you are more capable of solving future problems on your own.
The Counseling and Wellness Center is prepared to assist students and employees who are in crisis (e.g., suicidal thoughts, anger management problems). However, the counselors are not available 24 hours per day. As such, if there is a crisis during off hours, we recommend that you call the local crisis line 800-CRISIS2, 911, or go to a local emergency room.
Services are free to students enrolled in the current academic semester and current employees.
The Counseling and Wellness Center currently offers services by both telehealth and in-person appointments. While some prefer in-person sessions, others find telehealth sessions to be very convenient for their schedule.
Please note: In-person options may be modified or limited depending on conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic at the time.
NWACC's Counseling & Wellness Center also offers career counseling to help you choose your major or career path.
Use the FREE eParachute Career Assessment * and make an appointment with a counselor to review and discuss your assessment.
If you may benefit from mental health counseling services, please contact NWACC's counselors or make an appointment.
Student Center, room 215 B
If you have an immediate health-related emergency, please call 911, Public Safety at 479- 619-4229, or Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.