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Counseling

 

Emergency Funding

WVC has funds to assist eligible students with tuition, fees, books, technology needs, course materials, food, housing, gas, unexpected auto repairs, daycare and other expenses. 

Please contact WVC Counseling Services: bsanchez@wvc.edu or rpoortinga@wvc.edu.

 

Knight's Kupboard food pantry curbside pickup

  • Who: Anyone facing food insecurities
  • What: WVC Knights Kupboard food pantry is offering curbside pickup. Students can pick up prepackaged boxes containing food and hygiene items for students (diapers will also be available if needed).  Students will be able to get supplies without getting out of their vehicle by providing their name and student ID.  Social distancing and safety practices will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • When: Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Where: Students should park in parking lot of Sexton Hall (off of ninth street) 
  • Learn more:  by emailing Bertha Sanchez or Ryan Poortinga at bsanchez@wvc.edu or rpoortinga@wvc.edu .    

 

Join our student support group: Zoom With Peers

Every Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Counselors will facilitate supportive conversations to meet group needs. Expectations in this group will be centered around supporting one another. Respect and safety will be of utmost importance. This is an open forum and participants will be asked to respect each other's privacy by keeping the contents of the conversations private. Join Zoom With Peers each monday by emailing Bertha Sanchez or Ryan Poortinga at bsanchez@wvc.edu or rpoortinga@wvc.edu  or clink on the following link  Student Support Group: Zoom With Peers

What kind of counseling is available?

The professional counselors in the counseling center are here to help you by offering a safe, confidential place where you can explore your concerns and discover new strength, insights and ways of coping.

Due to the COVID-19 virus and directives from state officials,WVC Counselors must change the way services are provided to students and community for their health and safety. Your continued academic success and wellbeing are a priority for WVC Counselors.

Below are a list of community resources and supports.

 Need help now? Call the local community crisis hotline (mental health); 509-662-7105 or 1-800-852-2923

How to make an appointment

Counseling services are ONLY available via phone and zoom

If unable to reach a counselor via email, please call (509) 682-6850, between the hours of 8 a.m.  and  5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also email nsyria@wvc.edu.

Walk-in hours:  9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on a daily basis. Temporarily Suspended

Need help now? Call the local community crisis hotline (mental health): 509-662-7105 or 1-800-852-2923


Short-term (three to five sessions), free, confidential counseling is available for WVC students in the following areas:

Academic counseling is for students who have concerns about classes, class work or academic performance.

For students who have been suspended or dismissed.

Are you wondering what to major in or what career would be right for you? Choosing the right career is an exciting, but sometimes daunting, project. It is a process of exploration, first about you -- what you love to do, what you do best, what is important to you -- and then about finding how you can use your unique talents to benefit others and make a difference in the world. For help in this process make an appointment to see our career counselor or take advantage of our career services.

College is challenging and sometimes stressful. One of the challenges is maintaining a healthy balance in your personal and academic life. At times you may need assistance with this so that you can reach your academic goals.


During the initial visit students and their counselor will work together to define important issues and mutually agreed-upon goals. The counselor will talk to students about how the college or community is best able to provide the kind of assistance needed. WVC's counseling service is designed to primarily support short-term counseling needs. Most students are seen for a few sessions over the quarter. If you wish to continue counseling, or if our counseling center is unable to provide the type of service you need or request, we will refer you to an appropriate outside agency.

Omak Campus

To make an appointment call (509) 422-7803, (509) 682-6850  or email rpoortinga@wvc.edu . We also invite you to make your own appointment by clicking HERE.  Please understand the these appointments will  be conducted via phone. You may request a Zoom meeting if you prefer.