Director of Counseling Services
Cynthia Viertel
(920) 748-8312

Assistant Director of Counseling Services
Emily Johnson


Campus Life | Counseling

Campus Assistance Program

The Campus Assistance Program (CAP) offers professional help to employees when personal issues arise. Concerns affect each individual differently. Difficulty with concentration, declining work performance, misuse of alcohol, fatigue or persistent “down” feelings may signal greater concerns which can be better coped with through discussion with a counselor.

Initial service can be obtained by talking with a member of the Counseling Services staff. Through this one time consultation, concerns can be defined and options for further assistance can be explored. If a referral to a community resource needs to be made, the Counseling Services staff will help provide the name(s) of appropriate resource(s). All aspects of this program are confidential. No permanent records will be kept by Counseling Services regarding the consultation.

There is no charge for consulting with Counseling Services. Charges for off-campus diagnostic and counseling resources will be the responsibility of the employee. Generally, costs incurred off-campus may be covered by the employee’s insurance.

Telephone numbers to assist you:

College Counseling Services: 748-8312/748-8344
Cindy Viertel, MSE, LPC, Director of Counseling Services
Emily Johnson, CRC, LPC, Asst. Director of Counseling Services
Assessment and off-campus referral service

Fond du Lac County Department of Community Services: 1-920-929-3500
Off-campus resource for diagnosis, treatment and referral

Crisis Intervention: 1-920-929-3535
24 hours per day, seven days per week

Ripon College Health Service: 748-8141
Kathy Welch, College Nurse
Primary care for acute illness and physician referral service

Ripon Medical Center Emergency Room/Walk-in: 748-9126
Emergency health services available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Walk-in care available after 5 p.m. on weekdays, 24 hours on weekends.

ASTOP (Assist Survivors: Treatment, Outreach & Prevention): 748-0565
Crisis Line 1-920-921-7657
Supportive services to survivors of sexual assault, rape or incest and their affected family members

FAVR (Friends Aware of Violent Relationships) (Ripon): 1-800-952-9571
Crisis Line 1-920-923-1700
Support and intervention services for family and relationship violence