Need someone to talk to?
We’re here when you need us. Our counseling services offer academic, career, and personal support.
We can help you find direction, set goals, and work toward completing an occupational program or a transferrable degree.
Our academic counseling services include:
- Program/major planning and advising for course scheduling
- Planning for academic success
- Referral to academic support services
Our career counseling services include:
- Guidance with career exploration and career decision making
- Assessment to determine career interests
- Planning of career education
- Career Exploration course – CSSC 1300 – 1 credit
Our personal counseling services include:
- Confidential assistance in exploring options for working through personal issues
- Crisis counseling
- Referral to community/medical providers for long-term mental health-related conditions
Need immediate help?
Are you feeling desperate, alone, or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
- Call for yourself or someone you care about
- It’s free and confidential
- Or go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website for more resources
Schedule a counseling appointment
Counseling services are generally available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year. Appointments are preferred. Walk-in services are generally not available.
Appointments are available on a more limited basis throughout summer and break periods in the academic calendar.
Call 320.308.5089 (Admissions Office) or stop in at our offices, Northway Building Room 1-401, to schedule an appointment.
You may email SCTCC counselors with questions about services of a non-critical nature. However, we don’t schedule appointments via email because email is not considered a confidential communication.
Also, please be aware that counselors may not check e-mail with regularity or frequency, and do not access email outside of Counseling Services hours.
For the most timely and confidential communication, please call 320.308.5089 to schedule an appointment.
What you talk about with your counselor, your records and anything connected to the counseling session is kept confidential. If you want any of this information shared with anyone outside of Counseling Services, you may sign a release of information form that allows us to share this information.
There are, however, some exceptions to confidentiality. Counselors are required by law to take action (which may include breaking confidentiality) if an individual poses a clear and imminent threat to themselves or someone else. In addition, counselors are required to report suspected child or elder abuse.
Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.
(American College Counseling Association)