Counseling Services

The counseling office at John Wood Community College offers free, personal counseling to all enrolled students and strives to provide personal support with the goal to promote social, academic, and career success in all students.  We will contribute to the John Wood Community College mission of enriching lives and providing a caring and safe environment to meet the needs of a diverse population.

If you need a safe place and someone to talk with about your college and life experiences, visit the JWCC counseling office. We can help you overcome obstacles, engage in student life and improve your success. Appointments are available at our outlying centers in Mt. Sterling, Pittsfield, Ag Center and the Workforce Development Center.

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Coordinator of
Counseling Services
Phone: 217.641.4360
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Services Provided

  • Initial Consultations: Come see what counseling is all about.
  • Group Therapy: Themes subject to change based on need
  • Psychoeducational workshops: Stress Management, Managing Grief
  • Individual mental health counseling
  • Couples Therapy: Both must be JWCC students.
  • Referrals: Community counselors, medical providers, groups and other supportive services and resources.

Help with issues such as:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues (friends and/or partners)
  • Worries regarding grades/major
  • Family issues
  • Adjustment to college
  • Other mental health issues
  • Collaboration with community health professionals


We observe confidentiality rights as required by the American Counseling Association and the state of Illinois. In addition to these guidelines, the Counseling office also advocates for the health and well-being of the college community. We may consult with a site supervisor or a faculty supervisor in order to provide the most effective treatment and to assure the safety and well-being of students.  However, no information about you is given to anyone outside of the Counseling Center, including parents, partners, employers, faculty, or other John Wood staff, unless:

  1. We have your written permission.
  2. We believe it is necessary to prevent clear and imminent danger to you or others.
  3. You indicate that there is reasonable cause to believe that a child, dependent adult, or a vulnerable elderly person has been abused.


Quincy Police: 911 or 217.228.4470

Campus Police: 217.641.4949

Transitions of Western Illinois 24-hour Crisis Line: 217.222.1166

Local Emergency Rooms:

  • Blessing Hospital, 11th & Broadway, Quincy, IL 217.223.1200
  • Hannibal Regional Hospital, 6000 Hospital Drive, Hannibal, MO 573.248.1300
  • Illini Community Hospital, 640 West Washington Pittsfield, IL 62363 217.285.2113

National Suicide Hotline: 800.273.8255

Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741