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COUNSELING AND TESTING CENTER

Counseling Services

 

REGULAR HOURS & LOCATION:

Grace Wilkie Hall, Room 320:

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Counseling from individual to couples, to group and family therapy, our personal counseling staff provides a wide variety of help and services for many issues. Whenever you are experiencing life difficulties, the Counseling and Testing Center is an appropriate resource.

Typical problems seen in the center are:

  • Difficulties with family/friends
  • Academic stress
  • Issues with self-esteem/self-doubt
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Eating disorders/body image struggles
  • General depression/unhappiness
  • Negative habits
  • Anger management
  • Time management
  • Alcohol and drug concerns
  • Learning disabilities and attention problems

The Counseling and Testing Center would like to help you cope with any difficult situation.


Psychiatric consultation

The Counseling & Testing Center partners with Student Health Services and a psychiatric medical doctor to provide psychotropic medication services to enrolled students.  The current standard of care for mental health conditions includes both medication management and therapy.  Therefore, a medication consultation is coordinated through the individual counselor and reserved only for clients engaged in counseling.


Group therapy

The staff at the Counseling and Testing Center offer a different range of groups to the campus. Click here for details on all of the groups being offered this semester.

Contact the Counseling and Testing Center for group offerings available for the 2017 fall semester.


Workshops/seminars

The Counseling and Testing Center offers a variety of opportunities for group interaction and education.  Watch campus bulletin boards and the "Sunflower" for opportunities to participate. To make an outreach request, please contact Meladee Garst, Ph.D. at meladee.garst@wichita.edu. We ask that you give us two weeks' notice to accommodate scheduling.

Workshop/Seminar/Training topics:

  • Stress Management              
  • Time Management         
  • Procrastination
  • Helping Troubled Students/How to help a friend
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication Skills
  • Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating, Body Image
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Harm Reduction with Alcohol Use
  • Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
  • Perfectionism
  • Resiliency
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Team Building
  • Self Care
  • Mindfulness
  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Effective Supervision
  • Motivating Others or Self
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Healthy Relationships and Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Grieving and Loss
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Homesickness

Psychological and career assessments

Our counseling staff administers and interprets a wide range of assessment instruments. Interest, ability, values and personality may be formally assessed in support of psychological and/or career counseling.


For more information, contact:
Wanda Holt, Office Manager
320 Grace Wilkie Hall
316-978-3440
Wanda.Holt@wichita.edu