Shick joins WBU family as counselor

Release Date: December 3, 2009

PLAINVIEW – Amy Shick has joined the staff of Wayland Baptist University in the role of counseling and career services coordinator.

A graduate of Booker High School, Shick comes to WBU after five years with the Whitaker Youth Center, a division of Central Plains Center, where she worked as an intake and assessment counselor with children ages 3-18 and their parents. Prior to that, she worked with children and adults in MHMR centers serving the Lamesa and Brownfield areas and the Sweetwater region.

Shick holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Education degree in educational psychology from Texas Tech University. She is a licensed professional counselor and is excited to be working with college-age students.

“Working with this population and being back on a college campus is exciting to me,” she said. “I am hoping to help college students manage their stress better. That’s the biggest thing I’ve seen so far.”

In her new role, Shick will handle counseling needs of both students and WBU employees on campus as well as career counseling programs such as testing and assistance in making career choices. The office also coordinates special accommodation needs for students with disabilities of any kind, helping their Wayland education be as accessible as possible.

Shick and husband Brad, who works for Coin Star, have two children: Erin, 7, a first grader at Plainview Christian Academy; and Logan, 4. Her parents, Bob and Jane Bryant, live in Plainview as well.

Shick replaces Brian McClenagan, who served as counselor at Wayland for 12 years before moving to the academic side as an assistant professor of counseling and psychology in the fall term.