Personal Counseling

About Us

WCC Personal Counseling offers short-term solution-focused counseling to currently enrolled students at no extra cost. We also provide wellness workshops and presentations for faculty and staff on a variety of topics related to mental health and well-being.

Life gets complicated and stressful for everyone at times, but it doesn't have to disrupt your academic performance. Our personal counseling staff are licensed mental health professionals here to support students. We are available Monday through Friday to provide support and brief, solution-focused counseling so you can continue to reach your academic goals.

All sessions are private and confidential. There are no additional fees for this service. Any enrolled student in the current semester is welcome to use these services. If you are ready, schedule an appointment.


We strive to support the overall wellness of students through caring mental health support that focuses on prevention, education and counseling.


James Bauer, LPC

Jim Bauer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. He is also recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Jim also holds certification for being trained in TeleMental Health (THTC). Jim earned his Masters of Arts degree in College Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. During his undergraduate career he played lacrosse for both Wittenberg University and Eastern Michigan University. Jim has a special interest in working with students who feel like they “don’t belong in college”. His counseling is informed by theories focusing on humanistic and rational emotive behavioral therapy. Other areas of counseling interest include stress management, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and adjustment concerns. When Jim is not working you can usually find him fixing something around the house, playing with his children, or pickling cucumbers. For stress relief Jim typically exercises, his favorite exercise is swimming.

Rhonda Gilmore, LPC

Rhonda Gilmore received her Masters in College & Community Personnel from Eastern Michigan University in 1984. Her profession career began at the University of Michigan as an Admissions Counselor. She came to WCC in 2000 and held various positions before landing a full-time position as Professional Counselor in 2012. Rhonda splits her time between Advising and Counseling. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Karolyn Lehn, LPC

Karolyn Lehn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan as an undergrad and later attained her Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from San Jose State University. Having worked in education since 2001, she has held roles in teaching, advising and counseling. She has been at Washtenaw Community College since 2016.

Jerrell McCowin, LPC

Jerrell McCowin MA, LPC, NCC pronouns he/him/his graduated with his master’s in counseling in 2007. He is licensed professional counselor through the state of Michigan and a nationally certified counselor. He has worked at the career center at the University of Michigan providing career counseling and worked at Wayne State University in the Counseling and Psychological Services office providing mental health counseling. Jerrell started working at Washtenaw Community College as a professional counselor in 2011 and has an interest in assisting students with anxiety related issues and more.

Campus Outreach

WCC Counseling staff is available for campus events to provide awareness and education about a variety of mental health and wellness topics.

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Non-Clinical Case Management

WCC Counselors provide case management to help students navigate finding on- and off-campus resources to meet a wide range of needs like mental health care, food and housing, and academic support. If you are interested in meeting with one of the counselors for case management, please call the front desk at (734) 677-5223.


Student Center, SC 206
833-WCC-4-YOU (833-922-4968)
(after hours)


Mon - Thu: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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