Counseling Services

​​​​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 prob​ably know ways to cope with stress. But if you start feeling overwhelmed or anxious, seeing a campus counselor can help you find practical solutions to personal or academic problems.

What Is Counseling?

Dallas College recognizes 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. Professional counselors provide personal counseling with a focus on positive mental health and wellbeing in both individual and group settings.

Free Online Counseling for Students

We are now able to meet virtually for mental health counseling sessions through a meeting platform called Webex. Please review a Webex introduction video to learn more.

If you are a currently enrolled student who would like to request an online counseling appointment, please contact the Counseling Center at your preferred campus by email (addresses are listed below).

A member of your campus Counseling Center team will then share a link you can use to complete and submit your intake and consent forms. Please allow yourself about 15-20 minutes to complete them online. After submitting the forms, you will be able to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

Please note: If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 or visit the nearest hospital emergency room rather than requesting an online counseling session.

When you schedule an appointment, a member of the Counseling Center team will email you a Webex calendar invite with the time and date for your session. Please click on the unique link in the calendar invite to join through video, or call the number provided to speak with the counselor by phone at the scheduled time.

Contact the Counseling Centers

Students are encouraged to communicate the following information in order to be contacted by a counselor:

  • Name
  • Phone number

​Community Mental Health Resources

In addition to our college counseling services, many community mental health resources are available to help you or other people you care about — for free or at a low cost.

 
  

Get help paying for community psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse services through the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.

  • 9441 LBJ Freeway, Suite 350, Dallas, TX 75243
  • 214-366-9407
  • info@ntbha.org
Get Help Now: North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

Other Resources

  • Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center 
     972-641-7273​
  • National Veterans Crisis Line 
     800-273-8255 (press 1)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 
     800-799-7233
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 
     800-656-4673
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
     1-800-273-8255
  • Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas 
     214-828-1000​
 
  

As part of our commitment to our students and the community, My Community Services is an online directory to help you find the resources you need.

Find Community Resources



Text 741741 from anywhere in the United States
to text with a trained crisis counselor.