Counseling Services

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Counseling services at Northwood Tech encompass personal, career and academic counseling to help you meet your goals.

Northwood Tech counselors provide professional services to empower you and to maximize your potential for educational and occupational success.  They are available to assist you throughout your college experience. Counseling services include career counseling, interest and personality assessment, and educational guidance. Counselors utilize the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest inventory when providing career counseling. 

Counselors also assist students in overcoming personal barriers that stand in the way of their educational success. Counselors often refer students to internal College resources and to community agencies for the assistance they need to enjoy a positive educational experience. Northwood Tech provides a list of community resources such as alcohol & other drug abuse counseling services, childcare services, food pantries and more. 


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Virtual Mental Health and Healthcare Resources

As a Northwood Technical College student, you have free, unlimited access to doctors and therapists + on-demand crisis counseling. 

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Ashland Area Community Resources


New Richmond Area Community Resources


Rice Lake Area Community Resources


Superior Area Community Resources

  • Sexual Assault/Violence and Domestic Violence Resources

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Services

  • Childcare and other service
  • County Human Services

  • Employment Assistance

  • Food Shelf/Pantry/Free Meals

    • Central Assembly of God

      • 3000 Hammond Ave. 

      • Superior, WI 

      • 715.394.5567

      • Distribution: Thursdays, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

      • Eligibility: one bag per household per month

    • Chum

      • 120 N 1st Avenue West

      • Duluth, MN

      • 218.727.2391

      • Distribution: Wednesday 10am-1:45pm & 3:30-6:30pm

    • Chum

      • 4831 Grand Avenue

      • Duluth, MN 55807

      • 218.624.0333

      • Distribution: Tuesday & Thursday 11am-2pm

    • Christian Ministry Alliance

      • 1824 North 16th St. 

      • Superior, WI 

      • 715.394.9475

      • Distribution: call for more information 

    • Duluth Salvation Army

      • 215 S 27th Avenue West

      • Duluth, MN

      • 218.722.7934

      • Distribution: Monday & Thursday 1:30-4pm

    • First Evangelical Covenant Church

      • 3311 Hammond Ave.

      • Superior, WI 

      • 715.392.4051

      • Meal: 4 p.m., 4th Sunday every month

    • Faith United Methodist Church

      • 1531 Hughitt Avenue 

      • Superior, WI

      • 715.394.9608

      • Distribution: Tuesday 4-6:30 PM

      • Eligibility: once per month, photo ID, plus proof of legal mailing address if not on ID

    • Freshwater Vineyard

      • 603 Faxon Street

      • Superior, WI

      • 715.718.2600

      • Distribution: 2nd Saturday, 10-11:30 AM

    • Fruit of the Vine – Vineyard 

      • 1533 Arrowhead Road

      • Duluth, MN

      • 218.525.3462

      • Tuesday 6-8 & Saturday 9:30-11:30am

    • Gordon Area Food Shelf

      • Gordon, WI

      • 715.376.4798

      • Distribution: Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–noon

      • Eligibility: Residents of Gordon, Solon Springs, Wascott; bring proof of residence

    • New Beginnings Ministry

      • 1326 Pine Ave.

      • Superior, WI 

      • Meal: Sundays after service

    • Northwest WI Community Service Agency

      • 1118 Tower Ave.

      • Superior WI 54880

      • 715.392.5127

      • Fax: 715.394.4651

      • E-mail:

      • Distribution: Monday & Thursday, 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m., back door drive-thru

    • Peace Lutheran Church

      • 9523 East US Highway 2

      • Poplar, WI

      • 615.364.2593

      • Distribution: once per month, 3rd Saturday, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.; produce & fruit truck following Thursday, 9 a.m.

      • Eligibility: Bring ID and proof of address

    • Superior Salvation Army

      • 916 Hughitt Avenue

      • Superior, WI

      • 715.394.7001 ext. 104

      • Distribution: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. 

      • Produce truck: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

      • Eligibility: Service may be accessed once a month. Photo ID, proof of legal mailing address. 

      • Assistance with rent, utility, furniture, HH, by appointment

    • Senior Connections

      • 1805 N. 16th St.

      • 715.394.3611

      • Senior Farmer Market Voucher provider

    • Solid Rock Safe Haven

      • 1004 North 6th St.

      • Superior, WI

      • 715.392.6264

      • Meal: Monday–Friday, 5 p.m.–5:30; Saturday, 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

    • Superior Middle & High School

      • 3025 Tower Ave.

      • Superior, WI

      • During the school year, anyone under 18 years of age can receive 1 free after school dinner; dinner times vary, check school for times. Additional items available for charge. $3.50/adult. Meals provided by the school district

    • Superior Senior Center

      • 1527 Tower Ave.

      • Superior, WI

      • 715.392.5127

      • Senior Commodities: 3rd Tuesday of each month, pre-registration

    • Union Gospel Mission

      • 219 East 1st Street

      • Duluth, MN

      • 218.722.1196

      • Monday-Thursday 1:30-3:00 pm

      • Friday 1:30-6:00pm

    • United Presbyterian Church

      • 229 N. 28th St. 

      • Superior, WI 54880

      • 715.392.4751

      • Meal: 3rd Sunday every month at 4 p.m.

    • United Way

    • Vineyard Church

      • 603 Faxon St.

      • Superior, WI

      • 715.718.2601

      • Distribution: Call to get the day of month, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

      • Eligibility: Must bring ID with every time, SS or birth certificate for children

      • Food, produce (when available) toiletries, clothing

  • Food Resources

  • Health Clinics

  • Legal Assistance

  • Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Counseling Services

  • Housing/Shelters

  • Student Financial Assistance

  • Veterans Services

  • Visa and Immigration Assistance 

    • Immi Free and simple information for immigrants. There is a screening tool/quiz, legal information, referrals, and it is FREE

    • Pro Bono Net Connections to attorneys, legal tools, helping individuals advocate for themselves

    • Immigration Advocates Network  Support for immigrants and allies. This site also has 13 partner sites/agencies listed at the bottom

    • Study in the States  This site allows you to choose your student type, F-1 or M-1, and then postsecondary. From there, there is information on preparation, travel, Visas, study, benefits, status change, etc.

    • State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation  Guidelines for obtaining WI driver's license or state ID


      College Resource:  Jami Koivisto, Registrar 715.752.8475 Email Jami

  • Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)


Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Counseling

Aaron Staut




New Richmond Counseling

Brian Vrtis




New Richmond Counseling

Bridget Kling




Rice Lake Counseling

Catrina Everitt




Superior Counseling

Dede Maki




Ashland Counseling

Katie Rybak




Superior Counseling

Kent Lundahl




New Richmond Counseling

Kristin Nelson




Rice Lake Counseling

Rachel Berg




Ashland Counseling

Scott Leonard




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