Changes during COVID-19 pandemic: 

To schedule an appointment with Counseling or Community Connections Resource Center, please call or email us. All services are remote via phone, email or Zoom (video call). Counseling appointments, Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) emergency grants, and other support are all still available. New: Counseling appointments are available in the evenings and on the weekends upon request.

State Resources

Visit the state of Minnesota website for a variety of mental health resources.

County Crisis Services

COPE - If you are experiencing a mental health crisis in Hennepin County, this mobile team will come to your site to provide face-to-face assessment and resources within two hours: 612-596-1223.

Every county in Minnesota has a mental health crisis intervention outreach resource for adults:

Anoka:  763-755-3801    Carver/Scott: 952-442-7601 
Dakota: 952-891-7171    Washington:  651-275-7400

 Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255, or text "Start" to 741-741.


Additional Resources

United HealthCare is providing free mental health support via phone to any student who is experiencing anxiety or stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their toll-free number is staffed 24/7 by trained mental health specialists. Students can reach it by calling 866-342-6892. Find additional resources here.

Faculty, find additional resources here.

Employees, find the Coping with COVID-19 presentation here.




Counseling Services at NHCC provides free and confidential personal counseling and consultation to promote personal development and well-being. We assist students in defining and meeting personal, academic, and career objectives.

Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. Counselors may vary in their specific approaches, but there are many similarities, including building trusting and nonjudgmental relationships, maintaining your privacy, and helping you seek ways to resolve your struggles.

Counseling may be a new and scary experience for you, but there are many benefits that result from such an experience. These benefits may include improved communication, enhanced relationships, peace of mind, improved self-esteem, more satisfaction out of life, and personal growth.

We also offer a growing list of Counseling Resources that contains links to many services and resources that can help you with things like basic needs, child care, health care, mental health, legal issues, etc.

When might you see a counselor?

  • Anxiety
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Time Management
  • Emergency Grant Application (RAK)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Where is the counseling center located?

  • How do I make an appointment?

  • How much does it cost?

  • What are the counseling center hours?

  • What happens at my first meeting with a counselor?

  • What happens in an individual counseling session?

  • Are there session limits at the Counseling Center?

  • How much does Counseling cost?

  • What if I get referred to the community?

  • How does confidentiality work? Will a counselor tell people (e.g. professors, administration, parents) what is discussed in our appointments?

  • What if I am having thoughts of suicide?

  • What to do in an emergency or crisis situation?

  • What if I don't feel comfortable with my assigned counselor?

  • Does the Counseling Center provide psychological evaluations or treatment for outside agencies?

  • My friend hasn't left the house for over a week, sleeps a lot, may be doing drugs, and questions if life is worth living. How can a counselor help?

  • I am not getting the grades I had hoped to earn. How can a counselor help?

  • I am undecided/changing my major/career