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Counseling Services

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Feeling stressed out? You're not alone. College can be fun, but it can also be very difficult to juggle school, work, family and friends.

Like most people, you probably know ways to cope with stress. But if you start feeling overwhelmed or anxious, seeing a college counselor can help you find practical solutions to personal and/or academic problems.

What Is Counseling?

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District recognize that you’re a whole person – not just a student. Your academic success depends on your personal development and emotional health.

A professional counselor can help you identify, understand and develop skills to resolve your educational, career and personal issues. He or she will assist you in learning how to find your own pathway to success in college and in the workplace.

Our counselors are licensed professionals and are highly qualified specialists with master’s or doctoral degrees. They offer crisis intervention; brief, solution-focused counseling; and referrals to other agencies or services. They can provide educational and career guidance as well as individual and group personal counseling.

Services We Offer

All colleges of Dallas County Community College District provide free counseling services to enrolled students.

  • When: On most campuses, counseling faculty or other professional counselors are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Some counselors' offices are located in instructional divisions; others can be found in Counseling Centers.

For more information, contact counseling services at your college.

Ombuds Offices

El Centro College has an Ombuds Office that students and staff can visit if they have concerns related to college policies and procedures, services or learning environments.

Ombudspersons specialize in conflict resolution and facilitating difficult conversations. Visit these links for more information: