Counseling Services



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.

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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.   

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






The Counseling and Testing Center offers a variety of opportunities for group interaction and education. We provide a variety of trainings or innovative programming to educate the WSU campus community on a variety of topics. 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:          

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  • Stress Management              
  • Time Management         
  • Procrastination
  • 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
  • Helping Troubled Students/How to help a friend 
  • Healthy Relationships and Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Grieving and Loss
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Homesickness

Psychological and career assessments  JPEG Image

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