Central Wyoming College Counseling and Career Services provides a variety of counseling services to current and past CWC students to facilitate meeting their educational goals. Services include career counseling and assessment, academic skills development and personal counseling. These services may be offered individually, in groups, in seminars or workshops, and some can be offered long distance via web-camera or telephone. All counseling services are offered free of charge to CWC students. The Counseling Office works from a short term treatment model. If it appears that you need or want long-term therapy, a referral will be made to the appropriate resource.

Students of Concern and Student in Crisis - Making a Referral
Do you know a student that may be depressed? Do you know a student that may be angry? Are you concerned about a student and want to do something about it? There is a team of staff members on campus that you can make an official referral to for action that WILL take place to attempt to help the student, coordinated by Counseling Services and the Associate Vice President for Student Services.
For mild and moderate concerns, that would not constitute an emergency, this would be a Students of Concern referral - Contact the Counseling Services Office at 855-2175, or via e-mail, or stop by MH123F. 
For a Student in Crisis referral, when it is a severe or emergency concern, you may likely contact 911 or Campus Safety at 855-2143, and also fill out this form and turn it in to the Counselor or Campus Safety. 
Either of these will start the process and action WILL be taken!  If you aren't sure what kind of concern you have, contact the Counseling Services Office at 855-2175 or Campus Safety at 855-2143.

General Referral
There are a variety of services available on campus that you or someone you know may be needing, including helping with any student issue, academic advising, tutoring, disability services, off-campus employment, financial aid, retention and transfer assistance, and minority services.  Take a look at this referral guide for the contact information for these services!

The CWC Counseling Center, to the extent to which its services allow, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational program services or activities.  The college makes reasonable accommodations to serve students with special needs and offers services to students who have the ability to benefit. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX. or Section 504  may be referred to the Human Resources Officer at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton, WY 82501, (307)855-2112 or 1-800-735-8418 (in-state), or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Building, 1244 Speer Blvd, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582, (303)844-5695, Fax (303)844-4303, TDD (303)844-3417, e-mail
The spirit of free inquiry, which characterizes the educational environment, must be allowed to flourish within the context of mutual respect and civil discourse. Discriminatory, threatening, or harassing behavior against any group or individual based on, but not limited to, gender, color, disability, sexual orientation, religious preference, national origin, ancestry, or age will not be tolerated.


Meet the Counselor

Lance Goede, Wyoming Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), #500
National Certified Counselor (NCC), #39439
M.S. Counselor Education, University of Wyoming, 1995

B.S. Psychology, University of Wyoming, 1989
B.S. Sociology, University of Wyoming, 1988

Lance has been a licensed and certified counselor for over 18 years, with experience in such wide areas as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, career exploration, and men's issues like anger and violence expression. Counseling Services has the ability to work with most CWC students as their issues warrant, including referral to off-campus options.

Ask Lance

If you have a question you would like to ask Lance, or if you need additional information about a mental health topic, please send your request to: CWC counselor. Lance is available from August 15-June 15 each academic year and will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Distance Counseling
If you are a CWC student in an outreach area or taking a course on-line from another state, and are in need of counseling or other support, Lance offers distance counseling services, through availability of a web-camera and/or through telephone, if appropriate. Contact Lance by e-mail or by phone, 1-800-735-8418, ext 2175 or (307)855-2175, to make arrangements for setting up this service.


Counseling Services is located in the Student Success Center in the Main Hall Building of the Riverton campus. Lance's office is located in Room 123F.

The Counseling staff adheres to the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics. Professional counselors maintain accepted professional standards of confidentiality. No personal counseling information is to be released to those outside of the Counseling Office without your explicit written authorization. Exceptions to confidentiality may be made under the following circumstances:

  1. if it is deemed necessary to protect you or another person from imminent physical or psychological danger;

  2. in cases of child, elder, or disabled abuse;

  3. in those situations when the courts subpoena Counseling Services records or require examination for the purposes of malpractice brought by a client, in civil commitment proceedings, regarding the validity of a will, or in the context of investigations and hearings brought by the client;

  4. In addition, the counselor is required to report incidents of sexual harassment and/or violence to the college Office of Human Resources but may do so without disclosing the student’s identity.

Make an Appointment

Appointments can be made by contacting Lance Goede at his office (MH123F) in the Student Success Center, or by calling 855-2175 or 800-735-8418, ext. 2175, or by emailing Counseling.

Counseling TRIO Student Support Services has a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Therapist who are sensitive to the many issues affecting college students today.

Such issues include, but are not limited to, home sickness, relationship difficulties, adjustment problems, family issues, emotional stress, addictions, depression and anxiety.

More severe problems requiring long-term treatment will be referred to community resources.

The TRIO Student Support Services counselors can also assist students with completing their financial aid forms and scholarship search information.

Resources are also available for examining goals, interests, and values as they relate to the choice of a career.

The Choices computerized guidance program is also available to assist students in making career decisions, getting current occupational information and doing college searches.

Assistance is provided for preparation of class schedules, and transfers to another college or university.

For more information contact:
Counselor: 855-2117, or 800-735-8418 x 2117.

To set an appointment contact Student Support Services at 855-2228 or 800-735-8418 x 2228

TRIO counseling services are located in the Student Success Center, Main Hall 123B.
Consistent with its mission to value diversity and to treat all individuals with dignity and respect, Central Wyoming College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational program services or activities. The college makes reasonable accommodations to serve students with special needs and offers services to students who have the ability to benefit.
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