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Counseling Services

Williston State College Counseling Services fosters student development by integrating mental health services into the educational environment. WSC has a professional counselor on campus available at no cost to current students. Personal counseling services provides confidential consultation, brief intervention, medication assessments, and referrals.

Some typical difficulties that students bring to counseling:

Excessive anxiety for no apparent reason

Eating or sleeping differently

Withdrawal or lack of interest in daily activities Drinking too much or using/abusing drugs

Sudden shifts in mood and/or behavior

Physical, sexual, emotional abuse by others

An unusual amount of irritability or suspicious behavior towards another person

Prolonged feelings of despair, unhappiness, or hopelessness

Thinking about suicide

Additional Counseling Resources
Active Minds

How do I make an appointment?
Leah Hoffman, Licensed Addictions Counselor, LAC | leah.hoffman@willistonstate.edu
701.774.4212, Williston State College

Counseling Confidentiality
Counseling sessions are kept in strict confidence within legal and ethical limits. No information about a student can be released outside of the counseling team without the student's permission. In the case of the below events, a counselor must notify the appropriate assistance to ensure student safety:

  • The counselor determines a person is at risk of harming themselves or someone else.
  • There is a medical emergency.
  • There is suspected or actual abuse/neglect of a child, an elderly, or a person with a disability.
  • Records are subpoenaed in the court of law.

The Counseling Team
The mental health counseling team consists of 3 professional counselors. The local counselor, Leah Hoffman, is the primary counselor located on WSC Campus. WSC also utilizes tele-med services to connect WSC students to 2 professional counselors on other North Dakota University System campuses. By appointment, students will have the ability to connect face to face over a TV monitor to the two other providers, Corey Gorder, LPCC, and Brigitte Greywater, Licensed School Psychologist.

Amongst the 3 institutions, each Director of Counseling at the separate institutions hold different licensures which will aid each student and his/her individual case. The purpose of the partnership between LRSC, DCB, and WSC will be shared counseling services between the 3 institutions. The diverse backgrounds, specialties, and separate professional licenses held by the 3 consulting professionals will ensure a multi-disciplinary assessment of the student, which will result in a fully comprehensive treatment plan.

Leah Hoffman, LAC
Licensed Addictions Counselor
leah.hoffman@willistonstate.edu
701.774.4212

Williston State College
Williston, ND

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies and Master of Arts in Addiction Studies

Mental Health Services provided but not limited to:
·   Licensed Addictions Counselor
·   Addiction evaluations
·   Individual or group therapy
·   Emergency on call services and suicide assessments
·   Advanced clinical training in Motivational Interviewing
·   ASIST Certified; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
·   Mental Health First Aid trainer
·   Services include confidential consultation
·   Brief short term intervention and referral
·   Crisis intervention, education, and awareness to WSC campus on topics related to mental health and drug/alcohol use


Brigitte Greywater, Ed.S.

Licensed School Psychologist
brigitte.greywater@lrsc.edu
701.662.1546

Lake Region State College
Devils Lake, ND



DEGREE:  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Speech and Language Pathology and an Educational Specialist in School Psychology

Mental Health Services provided but not limited to:
·   Licensed School Psychologist
·   Personal, career, and academic counseling to students
·   Mental health first aid certified by the NDUS
·   Serves on Substance Awareness Council for Lake  Region Area
·   Serves on the Suicide Prevention Team for Lake Region Area
·   Specializes in disorders hindering the ability to learn
·   Behavior modification
·   Member of the Behavior Intervention Team
·   Member of the Retention Management Team
·   Crisis intervention, education, and awareness to LRSC campus on topics related to mental health and drug/alcohol use


Corey Gorder, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
corey.gorder@dakotacollege.edu
701.228.5673
Dakota College at Bottineau
Bottineau, ND



DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice and Master of Science, Clinical Psychology

Mental Health Services provided but not limited to:
·   Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
·   SafeTALK Trainer-Suicide intervention
·   Advanced clinical training in Motivational Interviewing
·   ASIST Certified; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
·   Member of Behavioral Intervention Team
·   Member of Title IX team for DCB
·   Services include confidential consultation
·   Brief short term intervention and referral
·   Crisis intervention, education, and awareness to DCB campus on topics related to mental health and drug/alcohol use


In case of emergency, call 911  


Northern Prairie Community Clinic
WSC has partnered with Northern Prairie Community Clinic (NPCC) in Grand Forks, ND. NPCC is a training clinic at the University of North Dakota with supervised Master and Doctoral level counseling students. Students may be referred to NPCC through the WSC Counseling office to see an NPCC provider via their own personal computer in the location the student is most comfortable. Students must reside in ND to utilize this service.

Other Resources available 24/7

Northwest Human Service Center (NWHSC) | 701.774.4600
Mental health agency in Williston with a local counselor available via telephone 24/7 at 701.774.4600. Walk-ins also available during business hours at 316 2nd Ave West.

FirstLink National Hotline | 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
Free listening, support, and suicide prevention (WSC counseling office phone is forwarded to this number after hours, on holidays, and weekends).

National Crisis Text Line | Text "go" to 741741
Free and confidential.