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Counseling & advising 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

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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:

  • If you are in a medical, life-threatening situation, please call 911

Substance Use Disorder Consultation & Counseling

The College provides individual counseling specific to alcohol and other drug use to students and staff through the LifeLINE Assistance Program. 

Issues include:

  • Alcohol and other drug use

  • Codependency

  • Smoking cessation

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

Sexual Assault Crisis Center Victim Advocate

You are not alone. Everyone has the right to feel safe.

Experiencing any form of violence can have a serious impact on your ability to cope with school and day-to-day activities. The Campus Advocate is available to provide both on- and off-campus information, support and resources for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or harassment.

On-campus information and support includes, but is not limited to:

  • Academic accommodations assistance 

  • Safety planning 

  • Help navigating the FVTC Sexual Misconduct process

  • Counseling provided by either FVTC staff counselors or a therapist through the Sexual Assault Crisis Center 

Off-campus information and support includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Information and accompaniment to SANE exams

  • Explaining the options available through the police department

  • Accompany survivors to the police department to file a report

  • Off-campus counseling through the Sexual Assault Crisis Center 

These services are free to students, faculty and staff of the FVTC community.

Cathy Kaye is the current Advocate from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center. Her office hours are Mondays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the FVTC Counseling and Advising Services office (E121). Additional advocates are on call on an as needed basis. You can schedule an appointment by calling Counseling and Advising Services at 920-735-5696 or the Sexual Assault Crisis Center at 920-733-8119. You may also email her directly at

The Campus Advocate is a result of Fox Valley Technical College and the Sexual Assault Crisis Center's collaboration to provide advocacy services to the FVTC community. Advocacy services are free and confidential and do not require you to report.

Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders are students helping fellow students make the right connections in order to be successful at FVTC.

Peer Leaders assist students with admissions, registration, schedule planning, organization, and use of MyFVTC and Blackboard. 

Virtual Career Planning QuickStart Sessions

Unsure of your career path? Lost your job? Unhappy in your current occupation? Attend a Virtual Career Planning Quickstart Session. During the free one-hour session, you will:

  • Gain access to career assessments and websites
  • Learn how your skills, values and interests relate to different career paths
  • Schedule individual appointments to discuss your unique goals & needs

Register for Virtual Career Quickstart

Call 920-735-5645 for more information. 

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 

Counseling Center

Appleton Campus
Room E121

Oshkosh Campus
Room 101