Classes are currently being taught online. All physical facilities are closed to the public at this time and employees are working remotely.
Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to find contact information for various departments.
If you need additional assistance, please visit My Community Services and our Community Employment Resources.

Counseling

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 or academic problems.

What Is Counseling?

The colleges of DCCCD recognize 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.

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 well-being, both in 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. 

Contacting Your College Counseling Center 

DCCCD Online Counseling FAQ

If you're excited to learn more about our positive and rewarding DCCCD Online Counseling for Students program, please explore our FAQ page

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
 
Suicide & Crisis Center of
North Texas
  • 214-828-1000
National Veterans
Crisis Line
  • 800-273-8255
    (press 1)
National Domestic
Violence Hotline
  • 800-799-7233
National Sexual
Assault Hotline
  • 800-656-4673

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

 
 

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.