The Counseling Office is staffed by a Licensed Professional Counselor who is sensitive to the many issues affecting college students today. Such issues may include homesickness, relationship difficulties, weak academic skills, test anxiety, family concerns, emotional stress, self-esteem, sexual assault/incest, domestic violence, depression, anxiety and addictions. After conducting an intake assessment, if the counselor determines that you may require long term treatment, you will be referred to an appropriate community resource.
Counselors and their clients work jointly in devising counseling plans that offer reasonable promise of success and are consistent with the abilities and circumstances of the client. Counselors regularly review counseling plans to ensure their continued effectiveness, respecting the client's freedom of choice. Although the counseling staff will work with you to achieve the best possible results for you, it is impossible to guarantee any specific results regarding your counseling goals.
Personal counseling relationships are professional and contacts between client and counselor are expected to be of a professional nature. Sexual intimacies between client and counselor are never appropriate. You have the right to ask questions about your counselor's credentials and approach. You may also accept or reject any suggested counseling interventions. You may ask to meet with a different counselor. You have the right to report any complaint you may have about counseling services to the Vice President of Student Services.
If You Are in Crisis
If you are experiencing a crisis and need help immediately, contact the Counseling Office at 855-2175 or the Vice President of Student Services at 855-2187. If it is after normal working hours, the following agencies provide 24 hour hot lines 7 days a week.
- Fremont Counseling 856-6587 Riverton; 332-2231 Lander; or 1-888-214-3405
- Family Violence and Sexual Assault – 856-4734 Riverton; 332-7215 Lander; 455-2512 Dubois or 1-888-873-5208
- Wyoming Behavioral Institute in Casper – 1-800-634-4469, 24-hour helpline
- National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-4673, 24-hour helpline
- Suicide Prevention – 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433, Toll free nationwide 24 hours 7 days/week.
Counseling Services has a library of current career information, college directories, books, brochures and videos on topics related to personal wellness and mental health. Students are welcome to check these materials out.
We offer access to a variety of online resources. Please visit our Online Resources page for more information.
Awareness Weeks – The Counseling Office and other offices on campus work together to sponsor awareness weeks throughout the year on topics of concern to college students.
For more information on counseling services, contact the Counseling Office at 1-800-735-8418 ext. 2175 (in Wyoming) or 1-307-855-2175 or emailing Counseling.