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Counseling Services

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FREE Counseling

The college years can be filled with new and exciting experiences but can also present challenges that interfere with your academic progress and emotional well-being.  Lake Area Tech offers individual counseling to help with those challenges!

Daytime/Walk-in crisis services are available. Make an appointment by email, phone, or by stopping by the Net.

Confidential counseling services can cover topics such as:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse

Meta TeleTherapy Online Counseling

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Launching November 15, 2021! In addition to our on-campus counseling services, Lake Area Technical College has teamed up with META to help students handle the stress that comes with college life. META is a mobile app that delivers easy access to private and confidential counseling services – when and how you want. The Meta app services will be available Nov. 15. Students will receive a text and email with the download information. 

The META app includes:

  • Video, phone, and chat counseling
  • “Buzz” video and articles
  • Providers who accept insurance
  • Completely private interactions

Meet Our Counselor

Jessi Whetsel

Jessi Whetsel is located in the Net Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Walk ins welcome! No appointment necessary (but it is suggested to ensure she is available and not with another student).

jessi.whetsel@lakeareatech.edu
605-882-5284 Ext. 216