Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Central Lakes College has professionally trained, experienced counselors 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. Counseling is here to listen, help students on an individual basis based on need, help students 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: Counseling works collaboratively with all of CLC Student Services and Faculty to academically support students. Counseling 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 $15 fee for current CLC students.

To schedule an individual appointment with a counselor, please call 218-855-8000 or stop by the Welcome Center. To contact the counseling department directly call 218-855-8015.

Career Workshop Options

Come and get some ideas of careers that might “fit” you!
The CLC Counseling Department offers two assessments that can help lead you to careers that fit who you are.

Strong Interest Inventory*:  This assessment takes a look at your interests and matches them to careers.

Monday, February 4th, 10:00-11:30 AM in C205
Tuesday, March 5th, 9:00-10:30 AM in C205
Tuesday, April 9th, 12:30-2:00 PM in C205 

To register for the Strong Interest Inventory Workshop click here:

MBTI* (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator): This assessment looks at your personality type and helps you see what environments you would be most comfortable in.

Tuesday, February 12th, 9:00-10:30 AM in C205
Wednesday, March 20th, 11:00-12:30 PM in C205
Tuesday, April 16th, 1:00-2:30 PM in C205

To register for the MBTI Workshop click here:

*Each assessment costs $15 for current students.  Questions? Contact Suzie Karsnia via email at

Contact Information

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Suzie Karsnia

Phone: 218-855-8015
Brainerd C164
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