Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Central Lakes College has a professionally trained, experienced counselor on campus to help support and guide students with a variety of personal, academic, and career needs. The counseling office is a warm, welcoming, and safe place where all CLC students can go to confidentially talk about any college/life issue they would like to discuss. The counselor is here to listen and help students on an individual basis to best help them identify solutions and assist them in working toward those solutions. The counseling office also serves as the triage center on campus and is designed to help connect students to a variety of resources (both on and off campus) to help them be successful in their educational journeys.

Personal Counseling: Confidential, short term individual counseling is available for a variety of personal issues including college transition, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and much more. The counselor is happy to talk with all students about any issue causing concern or distress.

Academic Support:  The counselor works collaboratively with all CLC Student Services and Faculty to academically support students. The counselor can help students establish and clarify their educational goals and then offer support and ideas to help students be successful in reaching those goals. The counselor also serves as a resource for faculty and iCare referrals.

Career Counseling: Career counseling appointments can be made to help students discuss and explore career options and assist students with short-term and long-term career planning.  Students can go through the Counseling Office to take formal career assessments like the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). There is a small fee for these assessments.

To schedule an individual appointment with the counselor, please click here. To contact the counselor directly call 218-855-8015 or email

Are you seeing a change in behavior from a student that concerns you? Report Here.

Counseling Department Workshops

Learning to talk about depression, anxiety and big emotions.  If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression or a related concern, you know that’s when you feel the least like discussing what you’re going through. And that’s also the time when you can benefit the most from connection and support. Learn about the importance of sharing about your experience, strategies for getting past barriers, and help in deciding just who to talk to. Whether it’s you or a loved one who is struggling, this webinar may have some important ideas for you.  Several times to choose from and you must register using the links below.  -Presented by Dr. Russ from LearnToLive:

Wednesday, February 10 @9:00 am  Click here to register (enter code clc when asked)

Wednesday, February 10 @noon Click here to register (enter code clc when asked)

Thursday, February 11 @9:00 am  Click here to register (enter code clc when asked)

Wednesday, February 17 @9:00 am Click here to register (enter code clc when asked)

Friday, February 19 @ noon Click here to register (enter code clc when asked)

Strong Interest Inventory**Explore careers based on what your interests are.  Register for this workshop, take the online assessment then join an interpretation session to learn your results.

Thursday, February 18 @11:00 am    Click here to register

Friday, February 26 @9:00 am      Click here to register

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)**. Explore careers based on your personality type.  Register for this workshop, take the online assessment then join the interpretation session to learn your results.

Thursday, February 25 @10:00 am  Click here to register

**There is a $15 fee for current students for these assessments.  Great assessments to take if you are unsure or want clarification of your education and career path.

Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- Information and resources on some common mental health conditions.

The Jed Foundation – Information and resources to help teens and young adults.

Learn to Live
For CLC students learntolive offers free and confidential online programs using Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help with stress, anxiety and worry; depression; social anxiety; insomnia and substance use.
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Free to CLC students.  Contact the CLC Counseling Department for a referral.
Schedule an appointment here

Crisis Line and Referral Service
24-hour help line serving Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties
218-828-HELP (4357) or 800-462-5525

Warm Line
Peer to peer support
844-739-6369, available 5pm-9am

Crisis and Support Text Line
Text: MN to 741741

Online Mental Health Screening
This screening can help students with questions or concerns about whether to seek support for common, treatable mental health issues.  By taking this screening you may find out whether or not a professional consultation would be helpful to you.  Results are not shared with campus professionals.  Please visit  Online Mental Health Screening for more information and to take a free, anonymous screening.

Green Bandana Project
A movement on college campuses to show solidarity and support for students struggling with their mental health. Click here to learn more

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