Announcing TimelyMD, a new web/app based service for all WWC undergrad students, providing free 24/7 access to:
Medical (consult with medical providers at any time-providers are able prescribe medications for common illnesses)
TalkNow (speak with a mental health provider any time)
Scheduled Counseling (select a counselor from a diverse range of providers, and receive 12 free counseling sessions per year)
Health Coaching (speak with a Nutritionist about healthy eating, exercise, stress management, and a range of other areas with a holistic wellness perspective)
Frequently asked Questions:
Will I be charged for Services?
The Counseling Center services are free for all registered WWC students.
Do you need to bring anything?
You do not need to bring anything to your counseling session(s).
How do I make an appointment?
Students have the option to schedule online by clicking here or by calling 828-771-3799. That number will connect you to Mariel, who can talk through options and times with you.
What should I expect from counseling?
The Warren Wilson Counseling Center offers brief, solution focused therapy. Most counseling sessions resolve within 6-10 counseling sessions which are typically 45 min each. On your first session counselors will explore what has brought you to counseling and your goals for session(s).
How often do I need to come to counseling sessions?
Counseling sessions are completely up to you and you are welcome to come one time or as needed throughout a semester. Counseling at WWC is typically short term and may last for 6-10 counseling sessions or less. Please note if your preference is for a regular extended counseling relationship we are happy to refer students to local therapists in the community.
Is everything I tell you confidential?
Counseling sessions are confidential, meaning that your private communications will not be shared with anyone without your consent, including your parents. However, there are a few exceptions to confidentiality which are:
- Concern about imminent harm to yourself or others
- Information disclosed regarding harm to minor children, vulnerable elders, or dependent adults in which case a mandatory report to appropriate protective service agencies is required.
If you need to communicate with your counselor electronically, please remember that due to the nature of email your information cannot be completely confidential.
What if someone I know is in crisis?
Please call Public Safety at (828) 230-4592 if there are immediate safety concerns. The Counseling Center can provide support and consultations for community members that are concerned around others.
Do I have to continue seeing the same person?
The Counseling Center wants sessions to be fulfilling and comfortable for students. Students are free to see the counselor of their choice. If you are not sure which provider to start with, feel free to reach out to Mariel at [email protected] or (828) 771-3799 and she will be happy to discuss who might be a good fit for you.