Personal Counseling Services

Important Virtual Service Information

As we have moved to virtual service, we are still here to help. You can still reach out to us: acc@century.edu, 651-779-3285. You can also schedule an appointment for personal or career counseling with your assigned counselor through Starfish.

Contacts

Portrait of Crystal De Kam
Experience: Crystal De Kam is a licensed Mental Health Professional in the state of Minnesota and has worked in community mental health services for over three years before transitioning to college counseling settings. Crystal has worked in college counseling (mental health, personal, and career counseling) for over five years and continues to work at Century College in the counseling department as well as teaching courses in psychology and the Behavioral Health and Interventions course. She began teaching three years ago.
Teaching Approach: "While teaching I take a student-centered approach to help students learn the material by focusing on meeting the students where they are at in the course of their learning. I find students learn best when the content can be related to the student's experience and career aspirations and I work to help students understand how the course is relevant to the student. My courses often have multiple ways for the student to learn the content and to show they understand the content in an effort to help all students with their preferred learning method."
Education: Crystal De Kam began her education at a community college in the metro area, Normandale Community College, and continued with her education to complete a B.A. in psychology with a health services focus at Winona State University. She later completed her Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis.
Hobbies: As a lifetime learner I am always looking into new hobbies and interests; right now I am enjoying gardening
Crystal De Kam
Counselor
651-779-3313
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Justin Hauer
Counselor
651-779-3244
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Tashana Husom
Counselor
651-773-1740
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Portrait of Michele Jersak
Experience: Michele Jersak is a counselor at Century College and has over 20 years of experience working within the Minnesota State system. In addition to meeting with students one-on-one, she has taught classes in career development, leadership development, and first-year experience. She has worked extensively with developing and using the GPS LifePlan, an online planning tool that helps students navigate the college experience and find the career that will help them affirm their values and utilize their talents. Through her work at Century College, she helps students develop their futures through counseling appointments, career mentoring support, and engaged teaching. Michele is a Communication Across Barriers-Certified Poverty Coach and Gold Star Speaker which focuses on better serving students who live in the crisis of poverty. She has also received her yoga instructor certification and enjoys helping students use mindfulness strategies to make the most of their college and life experiences.
Education: MA, Educational Psychology: Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology; BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota
Notable Achievements: Century College Board of Trustees Finalist and National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award
Hobbies: Dancing, reading, yoga, theatre, travel, music, and being in nature.
Michele Jersak
Counselor
651-779-3221
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Charlotte Nordstrom
Counselor
651-779-3337
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Janet Wacker
Counselor
651-779-3302
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