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Student Counseling Services

Lake Area Technical College offers confidential counseling to students at no charge. These services are provided to help our students attain a positive mental health and wellness outlook. In addition, our professional staff has access to self-help tools and community offerings that students may find helpful. Please explore this page and learn about the wide range of services and resources we have available to our students during their time at Lake Area Tech. 

Introducing Togetherall for Students!

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In addition to our on-campus counseling services, Lake Area Technical College has teamed up with Togetherall, an award-winning digital mental health service. Togetherall offers free 24/7 support, with trained clinicians online at all times, as well as a range of helpful tools and resources. Students, please contact the Lake Area Tech counselors if you have questions about Togetherall. Their contact information is below. 

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Contact Us
Student Counseling Services

The NET
1201 Arrow Ave.
Watertown, SD 57201
Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8 AM – 5 PM

Phone:

1-605-882-5284
Ext. 216 & 337

Email: counselors@lakeareatech.edu
Calendly Scheduling

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Counseling Documents

College is an exciting time in our students’ lives but we understand that, in addition to new, positive experiences, there can be challenges that affect mental health and academic progress. Lake Area Tech offers individual, confidential counseling to help with those challenges. Topics include, but are not limited to stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. Walk-in counseling services are available during office hours. Or, you may schedule an appointment through the methods listed in our Contact Us box above.

Meet Our Counselors

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). Appointments can be made by calling the number below, emailing the address below, or clicking on Jessi’s Calendly link below.
jessi.whetsel@lakeareatech.edu
605-882-5284 Ext. 216
https://calendly.com/Jessi-whetsel

Stephanie Traversie, Counselor/Student Support and Equity Coordinator

Stephanie is located in the Net and is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Walk ins welcome! No appointment necessary (but it is suggested to ensure she is available and not with another student). Appointments can be made by calling the number below, emailing the address below, or clicking on Stephanie’s Calendly link below.
stephanie.traversie@lakeareatech.edu
605-882-5284 Ext. 337
https://calendly.com/stephanie-traversie   

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Whether you need someone to talk to, something to do, or somewhere to go to alleviate the day’s stress, explore the many resources that are right here at your fingertips.

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How to Start a Conversation About Mental Health

Whatever you’re going through, we’re here for you.

Have a #RealConvo

You don’t need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health. Often, just talking about it can be the first important step in understanding someone and helping them get support or treatment if needed.

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Presentation Request

Lake Area Technical College faculty, please reach out to us if you feel your students would benefit from a classroom presentation. Counselors are available to talk about mental health and wellness issues. Presentations can be tailored to meet your needs. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance. 

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