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.

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

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 email your request to suzanne.karsnia@clcmn.edu . To contact the counselor directly call 218-855-8015.

Career Workshop Options

October 2020

Know Your Numbers*
In this webinar, Dr. Russ and the Clinical team at Learn to Live will emphasize the importance of health assessments and define what health assessments can assist with. They will also discuss trustful assessment sources and offer actionable next steps that you can take afterwards.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 @noon
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PMR53_boRFuesX_ZPnltbA

Know Your Numbers*
In this webinar, Dr. Russ and the Clinical team at Learn to Live will emphasize the importance of health assessments and define what health assessments can assist with. They will also discuss trustful assessment sources and offer actionable next steps that you can take afterwards.
Thursday, Oct. 8 @noon
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ga-znPOBRHS1mDhM-Bj6yQ

Career Exploration Using the Strong Interest Inventory**
Learn about your interests and which careers, courses and college majors align with them.  Required to register 24 hours in advance in order to complete the assessment.
Wednesday, Oct. 7 @10:00 am
https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__pYz8pDdSaeAk5dSLOcqnw

Career Exploration Using the Strong Interest Inventory**
Learn about your interests and which careers, courses and college majors align with them. Required to register 24 hours in advance in order to complete the assessment.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 @2:00 pm
https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_01q-K10dTq-n6CoY-MWpfA

Career Exploration Using the Strong Interest Inventory**
Learn about your interests and which careers, courses and college majors align with them. Required to register 24 hours in advance in order to complete the assessment.
Thursday, Oct. 22 @1:00 pm
https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-SRjrMXiTPeBt3_Tu-IrTA

Career Exploration Using the MBTI**
Learn about your personality type and what work environments align with it. Required to register 24 hours in advance in order to complete the assessment.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 @11:00
https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r6Wrdq9qQyiqVHrftljsMw

Career Exploration Using MCIS
Learn ways to find information on your career/education options, job search and how to match your interests to careers.
Monday, Oct. 26 @Noon
https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WdM2q5rGTyG256Ucc69I-g

*October 8 is National Depression Screening Day and October 18-24 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week; Learn to Live can assess for these

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

Mental Health Resources

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.
https://www.learntolive.com/partners
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Telepsychiatry
Free to CLC students.  Contact the CLC Counseling Department for a referral.
218-855-8015
suzanne.karsnia@clcmn.edu

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

Contact Information

suzie karsnia

Suzie Karsnia

Counselor
Phone: 218-855-8015
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