Mental Health Counseling
The NWTC counselors look forward to providing you with a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss issues and concerns that are affecting your mental health and well-being. Your counselor can help you process your thoughts and feelings, understand any challenges or concerns, brainstorm ideas and evaluate options. Students currently enrolled at NWTC are eligible for counseling services at no cost. Counseling is confidential and your personal information will not be shared without your consent.
What do people come to counseling for?
Our students receive counseling for reasons such as depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, trauma, stress, addictions, life adjustments, and grief.
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Meet the counselors
I have been married since 1994 and my wife has often said that I am a duality, like two sides of the same coin. For example, I am an avid gamer and I love technology, especially video games. At the same time, I grow weary of screens, and I recharge by spending time with good friends and family. Another example of my dual nature is that I tend to get bored by the fine arts, yet I absolutely love to cook with a lot of flair and artistic touches.
I love being a counselor and the best part of my job is being able to make connections with students, helping them feel comfortable with counseling. My favorite counseling issues are relationships, anxiety, supporting those with a spectrum disorder, past trauma, anger management, parenting, veterans, and faith supportive therapy. I have four kids, so I also understand the stress of being a parent while reaching for my own goals.
Simple things, like hiking, biking, being in my garden, or really anything I can do outside bring me the most joy. Even in the coldest of seasons, there is beauty to be found. I also love traveling with my husband and daughter, cooking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and focusing on a lifestyle that keeps me and my family healthy. The intersection of nutrition and mental health is a particular interest of mine, and the subject of many books on my nightstand.
I love being a counselor. I feel privileged to hear people’s stories – even the incredibly sad ones – and help them discover their own resilience and strength in the face of adversity. It is an honor to be allowed into someone’s inner world and join with them in the healing process. I work well with individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, and violence; those who struggle with mood issues or learning disabilities; individuals impacted by domestic violence; people struggling with anxiety; and individuals experiencing changes in their lives. Some days I have a partner in the office. Her name is Chica, and she is a 12-year-old, mixed breed dog who enjoys the snacks and extra attention that come with trips to the office. If you see us in the hallway, please stop to say hello! She is a Canine Good Citizen which means she welcomes hellos, pets, and any food you may be willing to part with.
My husband and I have been married since 2004 and have 3 boys. I love to travel both near and far with my family. I am a woman of faith and involved with my church. I believe that there can be meaning in pain, but it does not always reveal itself. I work well with those who may struggle with anxiety, depression, parenting frustrations, educational challenges, self-esteem, relational problems, grief, and life changes. My hope would be that people I see for counseling would know they are respected, valued, and heard.
Being a counselor has always been a privilege to me. I love people and their stories. I know that everyone is different and unique, and I get to walk with people on their individual journeys. I love to rejoice with them in the successes as well as sit with them in the hard, sad, and unknown. I know that life can feel overwhelming and lonely at times. My desire would be to offer hope to those who are having difficulty seeing it on their own, to offer skills and tools to deal with real life, and to walk with individuals as they find meaning in their journeys.
Green Bay Campus | Student Center |
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
If you are in crisis during non-office hours, dial 9-8-8 for the Crisis Lifeline or dial 9-1-1.