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Staff

Amy Galley Amy Galley
Director/Personal Counselor
Phone: (307) 382-1645
E-Mail: agalley@westernwyoming.edu

Originally from Illinois, and although it will always be home, Sweetwater County, Wyoming is my true home. I moved to Green River at the age of eight and graduated from Green River High School. Upon graduation I attended Western Wyoming Community College, and then transferred to the University of Wyoming. My last year at UW, I was accepted to the National Student Exchange program and was able to finish coursework at the University of West Florida. In 1997, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Studies and Child Development. I worked for several years at YWCA Big Brothers Big Sisters and Southwest Counseling Service. I then returned to University of Wyoming to obtain my Masters of Social Work in 2006. Since that time I have been a licensed clinical social worker at Sweetwater County School District #2 and in private practice before coming to Western Wyoming Community College. My therapeutic approach is solution focused and cognitive behavioral in nature. I enjoy reading, gardening, traveling, and film; however, I most enjoy spending time with friends and family.

I am excited to be a part of the Western Wyoming Community College team. College is an exhilarating time consisting of many new adventures, challenges, and experiences. It is my hope that students will find the services through our office to be a valuable and easily accessible resource. Life can be full of joys, excitement, sorrows, and difficulties. Please know that I, and the rest of the Wellbeing & Accessibility staff, am here to help you find balance and navigate any challenges you may face during your time at Western.



Bret Zerger Bret Zerger
Personal Counselor
Phone: (307) 382-1656
E-Mail: bzerger@westernwyoming.edu

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I developed an affinity for the mountains, nature and the great outdoors at an early age. I was fortunate to later settle into the majestic San Luis Valley where I attended Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.

While balancing academics with outdoor activities such as backpacking, mountaineering, and rock climbing, I achieved a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Art. In 2001, I obtained a Masters Degree in counseling while doing an internship at the Counseling and Career Center on campus.

Upon graduation, I brought my enthusiasm for nature and psychology together while working as a lead therapist within a wilderness therapy program in Southern Colorado. This eventually led to employment at the local mental health center as an Intake/Emergency Services Clinician. Prior to my arrival at Western Wyoming Community College, I worked as a child, adolescent, and family therapist in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Wellbeing & Accessibility office at WWCC will allow me to develop my interest in working with college students who are in pursuit of educational and career advancement as well as personal growth. I am aware of how challenging and rewarding college can be and I am eager to be a support to students as they navigate their college experience at WWCC. I will ensure that students find me accessible, helpful and interested in their every day concerns and long-term goals. I have an inherent belief that all individuals strive for acceptance, validation, and fulfillment. I believe that everyone, either consciously or unconsciously, is on a journey of self-discovery. I utilize an intuitive and eclectic/client centered approach to counseling and I trust that an individual's uniqueness and personal awareness will guide the therapeutic process. I look forward to working with you to help facilitate development and/or change in whatever ways you choose. "Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are, for what you could become."




Jennifer Petri
Accessibility Specialist
Phone: (307) 382-1806
E-Mail: jpetri@westernwyoming.edu



Natalie Mikesell
Office Assistant
Phone: (307) 382-1652
E-Mail: nmikesell@westernwyoming.edu





For more information, contact Wellbeing & Accessibility at (307) 382-1652 or wellaccess@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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