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Counseling Services

WSC Counseling fosters student development by integrating short-term intervention style counseling services into the educational environment.

Typical challenges students bring to counseling:

Excessive anxiety for no apparent reason
Withdrawal or lack of interest in daily activities
Sudden shifts in mood and/or behavior 
An unusual amount of irritability or suspicious behavior towards another person
Thinking about suicide
Eating or sleeping differently
Drinking too much or using/abusing drugs
Physical, sexual, emotional abuse by others
Prolonged feelings of despair, unhappiness, or hopelessness 

Student options for counseling at WSC: 

1. Schedule for a Face-to-Face appointment with WSC's Counseling Office
To schedule, Call: 701-774-4212 or Email patrick.drapeau@willistonstate.edu 

2. Telemed Via WSC's Counseling Consortium
To schedule, Call: 701-774-4212 or Email patrick.drapeau@willistonstate.edu 

3. Telemed Via Northern Prairie Community Clinic (NPCC)
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.

WSC students have free online access to Northern Prairie Community Clinic (NPCC) located at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. Counseling takes place over the computer.
 To begin counseling:

  1. Read the attached documents from NPCC titled NPCC Read Only
  2. Read and print the documents titled NPCC Print and Fax. Fill out Consent and Intake Forms.
    1. WSC Student Services can assist with printing
  3. Fax the completed forms to 701-777-3845
    1. You can fax on your own OR
    2. WSC Student Services can fax for you (be sure to take your original copies with you to keep or dispose of)
  4. A NPCC provider will contact you via your preferred contact method listed (timeline?)
  5. NPCC does not replace emergency services. If you are in crisis and/or unable to wait for NPCC to establish counseling, please see the below resources.
  6. You will schedule your first appointment and will receive a link via email
  7. You must know your WSC email and password
        1. You can use your own computer with video and microphone set up OR
        2. You can use the WSC Counseling office computer set up
          1. Must be reserved with Patrick Drapeau at patrick.drapeau@willistonstate.edu or 701-774-4212

Other Resources available 24/7

In case of emergency, call 911.

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.

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

Additional Counseling Resources
Active Minds