Peer Counseling

Need a listening ear? The Peer Counseling Program is a team of student volunteers dedicated to helping other students experiencing any kind of emotional problems. Recognizing that students often feel most comfortable talking with friends about life issues, the Peer Counselors receive extensive training on how to help other students. They are not therapists, but act as friends who are knowledgeable about the kinds of emotional issues affecting students and campus resources.

These caring and committed campus leaders go through a week-long training in the early fall and then participate in an ongoing monthly training program throughout the year. They learn about depression, anxiety, eating issues, grief, relationship issues, alcohol and substance problems, academic problems, and trauma. They learn how to listen without judging, and keep all contacts confidential (except for situations where there a student is at risk of harm, when they get consultation from the University Counselor on-call).

Peer Counselors team up with RAs on each hall to help first-year students make a successful adjustment to W&L, but are also available to upper class students. The PCs want to be there for you whether your issue is large or small; if you are a W&L student experiencing any kind of life difficulty and want support from a peer you can contact any of the PCs any time, either by email from the list below or by phone using the numbers on the Peer Counseling posters around campus.

Kirk Luder

Staff Advisor

Jonathan Tucker Head PC
Dolph Maxwell Assistant Head PC
Alankrit Shatadal Diversity PC Coordinator
Troy Larsen Treasurer
Clara Albacete
Liam Ballou
Camilla Beeley
Jowita Chotkiewicz
Sarah Concepcion
Alex David
Peter Davin
Sean Doherty
Luke Edwards
Kate Fisher
Julia Foxen
Graciela Gaviria
Eric Gazin
Alice Gooding
Fady Gouda
Meg Graham
Mary Wilson Grist
Grace Anne Holladay
Paradis Ikirezi
Cabrey Keller
Boots Lackey
Jamal Magoti
Josh McDonald
Anna Miller
Jackson Monroe
Emily Moran
Bryson Parker
Ella Powers
Hannah Puckett
Simona Radeva
Hannah Reed
Mary Alice Russell
Isabel Ryan
Eli Samson
Allie Stankewich
Annie Talton
Tina Taylor
Ellie Thornton
Harrison Travis
Taylor Tucker
J. C. Ward
Steve Warren
Christopher Watt