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Counseling Services
Counseling Services
Josh Van Zweden
712.274.8733 ext. 3290
Contact Information
Counseling Services
Josh Van Zweden
712.274.8733 ext. 3290

Counseling Services

Here at Western Iowa Tech, we know that life can be hectic. Juggling school, home, work and the many other things that life throws at us can leave us stressed out and in need of a little self-care. Sometimes you just need someone who will listen, no matter how small the problem. WITCC's very own counselor, Josh Van Zweden, is available on campus Monday - Thursday to talk one-on-one about whatever life has thrown your way. His office is located in the Dr. Robert H. Kiser Building, right next to the admissions desk. Call, email, or click here to set up an appointment.

"My name is Josh Van Zweden, licensed therapist with a Masters in Social Work certification and a certification in drug and alcohol counseling. For most of my career I have worked in the field of addiction helping people from various backgrounds, cultures, socioeconomic statuses, races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and ages. I love being with people, meeting people, learning their stories, and most importantly I love helping. I am a person-centered, solution-focused counselor familiar with Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, positive psychology, and the PERMA theory of well-being. I am excited to be a part of the team here at WITCC and looking forward to meeting you!"

Josh Van Zweden / josh.vanzweden@witcc.edu / Text Me: (712) 383-8255 / Call Me: 712-274-8733 ext. 3290
Click Here to Book an Appointment with Josh
A female counselor is available upon request by calling 712.274.8733 ext. 1293.

Online Counseling

WITCC offers online counseling services through TAO. The online tool provides over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. It offers interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.

Watch video about TAO

Register for TAO

  • In your browser window, navigate to https://us.taoconnect.org/register.
  • Enter First Name, Last Name, and your school email address.
  • Create a Password.
  • Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank.
  • Click Sign Me Up.
  • Check your email. You will be sent a Welcome to TAO email with a confirmation link which you must click on to sign in.

You can also download the app on the App Store or Google Play.

Comet Cupboard 

Students or employees in need of food assistance may access the campus food pantry. Must present a WITCC ID to use the pantry. Limit one backpack/bag of food per visit. Donations accepted.

Located in Admissions
Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 am

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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu