If a student has questions, problems, or concerns, they are not alone.  The Professional Personal Counselor provides confidential, mental health counseling and education to help you maintain mental wellness throughout the college experience.*

The Professional Personal Counselor helps all students with problems such as depression, anxiety, and other behavioral and emotional concerns that interfere with their academic and social life on campus through individual or couples counseling, and crisis intervention, as needed. Through the counseling process, students may explore their interpersonal relationships and their college experience. The Professional Personal Counselor is also available for presentations on topics such as: sexual assault awareness, how to recognize and treat depression, setting boundaries for good relationships, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and other mental health issues. The Professional Counselor may refer students to other professional services when necessary. (Resource information is located on the office door as well as on this site.)

* Due to COVID 19: sessions will be done by Zoom. Call or email me to set up appointments for counseling or if you need to just talk*

Office location: Newcom Student Union, Room 20*

Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 641.784.5463

Email: ddw1@graceland.edu

This position applies graduate-level clinical counseling skills to psychosocial assessment of individuals and groups; provides counseling interventions, as appropriate, to serve student needs; and consults and collaborates with community professionals and programs.

Qualifications: Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or Social Work) with a Master’s Degree. The clinician must be licensed to practice independently, and their degree must be from an accredited academic institution.  Past clinical experience that is commensurate with the clinical needs of the college age population is preferred. Successful candidates must have strong listening and communication skills, and the ability to work well in an interdisciplinary setting.