The staff of the Center consists of Master’s Level professional in the Counseling, Human Services and Social Work Field. The counseling coordinator works closely with Health Services to provide comprehensive, holistic care to our campus. In addition, a psychiatrist is available on a consultation basis.
The Counseling Center is committed to supporting students during this time of challenge and distance. Counseling is available face to face pending negative completion of the college COVID Pass, via Zoom or by phone. Virtual Drop-in opportunities are available Tuesdays 10:00am to 10:30 am and Thursday 4:00pm to 4:30pm. Using our confidential online short Counseling Platform.
Attending college can be challenging as well as rewarding. Among the common issues with which the center can help are:
- Managing time
- Improving academic performance
- Balancing work, school, and personal relationships
- Coping with anxiety and depression
- Working through loss and grief
- Resolving relationship difficulties
- Recovering from trauma / responding to traumatic events
- Dealing with challenges associated with various social/cultural factors (such as being a person of color, identifying as LGBT, being the first-generation to attend college, etc.)
- Identifying and managing self-destructive behavioral patterns, including eating disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse.
- Individual/Group Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
- Personal Development
What is Counseling?
Counseling is a confidential process designed to help address your concerns, come to a greater understanding of yourself, and learn effective personal and interpersonal coping strategies.
- Counseling is a confidential process designed to help address your concerns, come to a greater understanding of yourself, and learn effective personal and interpersonal coping strategies.
- The counseling process is a partnership between you and the Wesley College Counseling Services.
- Counseling includes identifying and addressing your challenges utilizing the support and guidance of a counseling professional.
- Counseling involves exploring your options for change and personal growth.
- The counselor’s main role is to support you while you work through your challenges.
- A goal of counseling is to help you develop the decision making skills needed to the challenges of living.
- Your responsibility includes working with your counselor through the counseling process.
What to Do in a Crisis
When you or someone you know is in a crisis situation where there is an imminent risk of harm. It requires immediate response. It includes, but is not limited to: risk of suicide; risk of physical harm to others; states of serious impaired judgment in which an individual is endangered (e.g., self-injury or mutilation); and situations of risk to defenseless victims (e.g., sexual assault, or abuse).
1. Never try to handle a situation you feel is dangerous on your own.
2. After hours contact Campus Security *2436 and call emergency services (911) immediately.
3. Contact the Counseling Center: (302) 736-2445
4. The Counseling Center is located in the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center can be found in the basement of Carpenter Hall.
5. Clearly state that you need immediate assistance, give your name, your location and the area involved.