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Counseling Services

Counseling & Advising Services is dedicated to the promotion of student success and excellence. Services are available to assist you with career, academic and personal concerns. 

Career Counseling

Thinking about starting college and unsure of a career choice? Lost your job and interested in pursuing a new career? Our career counselors can help you identify skills, values, interests, and occupational and education opportunities to determine the best pathway to meet your goals. 

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Academic Advising

Your academic advisor works with associate degree or technical diploma program students to help you succeed academically.

Academic Advising Services

  • Provide advising for educational planning and course selection
  • Facilitate program planning/registration session (New Student Registration)
  • Introduce faculty/peer advising process
  • Provide referrals to college resources as needed
  • Referrals for personal academic challenges
  • Meet with students concerning course or program withdrawal


Personal Counseling

FVTC offers personal counseling to assist you with any concerns which may interfere with your academic or personal success.

Counseling is confidential. However, we are legally bound to report potential suicide, homicide and suspected child/elder abuse. The staff adheres to the American Counseling Association's ethical guidelines.

Personal Counseling resources are available for issues such as:

  • Acceptance (feeling uncomfortable due to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.)
  • Anger management
  • Coping with feelings
  • Culture/diversity issues
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Financial issues
  • Grief
  • Job loss
  • Mental health
  • Returning to school as an adult
  • Self esteem
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Suicide concerns
  • Time management

 

 

Crisis Counseling

FVTC counselors provide intervention, assessment education, guidance and support in crisis situations. A crisis is when a student is experiencing a severe psychological or emotional emergency.

If you are in crisis, need immediate assistance and would like to be seen by one of our on-call counselors:

  • Contact FVTC’s Counseling & Advising Services at 920-735-5696 (Appleton) or 920-233-9191 (Oshkosh)
  • If you are in a medical, life-threatening situation, please call 911

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Counseling

The College provides individual counseling specific to longer term alcohol and other drug abuse, and mental health issues to students and staff through the LifeLINE Assistance Program.

Issues include:

  • Alcohol and other drug abuse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Test Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Coping skills

This confidential service is provided at no additional cost to current students.

Peer Advising & Mentoring

Peer Advising Connection (PAC) and Peer Mentoring programs are students helping fellow students make the right connections in order to be successful at FVTC.

Peer Advising Services

  • Questions about class selection
  • Campus Information
  • MyFVTC or Blackboard questions
  • Questions concerning program information
  • Student resources availability
  • Registration assistance
  • How to apply for graduation

Peer Mentoring Services

  • Assist in understanding and connecting to college resources
  • Answer general questions about FVTC
  • Provide appropriate referral to campus resources, activities, student organizations, and programs

 

 

The FVTC counseling staff adheres to the American Counseling Association’s ethical guidelines.

FVTC Counseling & Advising Services Standards of Care (PDF)

Self Help Resources 

ULifeline  |  Psych Central   |  Support Groups 

 

For More Information:

Counseling & Advising Services 

counselingcntr@fvtc.edu


Appleton Campus
Room E121
920-735-5696

Oshkosh Campus
Room 101
920-236-6101