Counseling - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College


Life can be challenging, especially when you’re juggling school, family, work and the many other things that life throws at us. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or need someone to talk to, WITCC mental health counselor is available for one-on-one counseling at our Sioux City, Cherokee, and Denison campuses.

Meet Our Counselors

Josh Van Zweden

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!


Services are available Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm.

  • Free and confidential clinical mental health therapy
  • Information and referral for community resources
  • Reduce barriers to the educational experience
  • Program presentations related to mental health

What Do You Need to Talk About?

  • Stress management
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Roommate issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Social issues
  • Information and referral
  • Relationship issues
  • Life skills
  • Time management
  • Academic needs and frustrations

Emergency Support

Suicide hotline - Call 988
Mental health after hours call Siouxland Mental Health Center 24/7 Crisis Line 712.252.3871.

Contact Us

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