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COUNSELING AND TESTING CENTER

Counseling Services


 

Individual therapy 

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
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The Counseling and Testing Center would like to help you cope with any difficult situation. Click here to learn more about our individual therapy services and eligibility for services. 


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 at the beginning of each semester.

To learn more about our group therapy services click here

 

 

 

 


Workshops/seminars

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

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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 click here

 

 


 

Emergencies

If you are afraid you will not be able to avoid hurting yourself or someone else, get help immediately. We have provided a list of resources and guidelines for dealing with psychological or emotional crises -- information that can keep you and others safe in emergency situations. For emergency services information please click here


For more information, contact:

Wanda Holt, Office Manager

320 Grace Wilkie Hall

316-978-3440

Wanda.Holt@wichita.edu