Who We Are
Century College counselors are faculty who are professionally trained to identify, support, and problem solve the difficulties students face in pursuing and achieving their educational goals. We have developed an expertise within the context of community college student development and the inevitable changes that occur as students progress through a college education.
What We Do
Personal counseling includes helping students with personal life issues that interfere with their academic success. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Holistic support for students’ mental and emotional needs
- Group sessions and workshops focused on various wellness topics
- Educating students about topics related to their well-being
- Teaching students how to navigate the college experience and how to advocate for themselves
- Outreach programming including both preventative and developmental interventions
- Supporting the overall well-being of students working towards completion of their program
Personal counseling services do not include any medical treatment, diagnosis, or long-term therapy for chronic issues. Counselors refer out for long-term therapy for mental health services, medication, county case management, social service resources, medical diagnosis, addiction counseling, and eating disorders
Advising, Counseling, and Career Center front desk:
Location: West Campus, W2410 (we are offering appointments online through Zoom, over the phone, and in-person)
Reasons to See a Counselor for Personal Counseling Services
- Abuse issues
- Attention deficit disorder
- Eating disorders
- Grief issues
- Relationship issues
- Sexual orientation issues
- Stress management
- Student Mental Health Resources
- Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention for Students & Parents
- Test anxiety
- Time management
- Transition to college
- Veteran's issues
What to expect from a Personal Counseling appointment
- Confidential and non-judgmental conversation to address issues and concerns that impede a student’s academic success.
- An opportunity to enhance their emotional and social development while at Century College.
- Personal growth through a supportive environment in which a student can express themselves freely.
- An exploration of areas of concern that may interfere with academic success such as transition to college, test anxiety, time management, stress management, mental well-being, relationships, and identity issues.
All information shared with a counselor is kept confidential. In other words, the conversations you have with your counselor will be kept private. Exceptions to this practice are:
- If you express an intent to hurt yourself or someone else.
- If your counseling records are court ordered by a government official (i.e. a judge).
- If you report abuse or neglect of a minor (individual under the age of 18 years old) or a vulnerable adult.
- Professional consultation.
Appointment Scheduling Information
We are offering appointments online through Zoom, over the phone, and in-person.
You can schedule an appointment with your assigned counselor through:
- Century's student success software, Starfish located in myCentury. There are a few simple steps that you need to complete to get started in Starfish. Click here to learn how to setup your profile and make an appointment. You can also review the helpful videos below.
How to Set up your Student Profile in Starfish
Accessing your Student Success Network in Starfish
- Or by contacting the Advising, Counseling, and Career Center front desk:
Or stop by: West Campus, W2410
Counseling appointments are typically 60-minutes long.
Monday - Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
In case of emergency, please call 911.
A County Mobile Crisis Team can assess the situation and provide help. Call if you or someone close to you is having a mental health crisis. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free. The team will assist individuals within their own homes and at other sites.
- Anoka: 763-755-3801
- Carver/Scott: 952-442-7601
- Dakota: 952-891-7171
- Hennepin: 612-596-1223
- Washington: 651-777-5222 - Washington County Adult Mental Health and Crisis Counseling
- Ramsey: 651-266-7900
- All Mental health crisis phone numbers listed by county.
More Confidential, Free, available 24/7 Resources:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255); call to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area
- 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Veterans will also be connected to Veterans Crisis support.
- MN Crisis Line: Call **CRISIS (**274747) to talk to a team of professionals who can help
- Crisis Text Line: Text "MN" to 741741, offers services across MN to help those who are having a mental health crisis or contemplating suicide
- The Steve Fund: Text "STEVE" to 741741 to access a counselor of color/culturally-trained Crisis Text Line counselor
- Minnesota Warmline: Call 651-288-0400 or 877-404-3190 or Text “Support” to 85511 or Chat on website for safe support and connection to a Certified Peer Specialist
- I’m Alive: Live online crisis chat using instant messaging to respond to people in crisis or contemplating suicide
- The Trevor Project Crisis Line: 866-488-7386 or Text "Start" to 678-678 or Chat on website to get help; for LGBTQ young people up to 24 years old
- MN Day One Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 866-223-1111 or Text 612-399-9995 or Chat on website to get help, be safe, and find resources
- SOS Sexual Violence Services: 651-266-6000; services for victims of sexual violence/rape/sexual abuse, their partners, families, friends and other concerned persons
- National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) or Text "START" to 88788 or Chat on website for care and support
- Veterans Crisis Line: Veterans and their loved ones can call 800-273-8255 and press 1, send a text message to 838255 or Chat on website to receive support