Counseling at DCTC

Jennifer Robonson-West

Jennifer Robinson-West

Due to difficult life circumstances and/or academic challenges, college students may need assistance in developing coping strategies. College counselors are professionally trained to help students of all ages deal with a variety of educational, adjustment and mental health issues. All issues discussed with a counselor are treated confidentially with respect for student privacy.

The DCTC counselor directs students to information and resources that can help them plan their academic, career and personal goals. As a student advocate, the counselor helps students navigate the higher education environment.

DCTC counselors assist in:

  • Academic planning
  • Career development
  • Personal counseling
  • Resource referral
  • Crisis intervention

Academic Probation:

Take charge of your academic success. If you are on Academic Probation, find out how this may affect you and what you need to do if you are suspended.


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    Counseling Resources

    Crisis Assistance in the Twin Cities

    • Dakota County Crisis Response Unit
    • Ramsey County Adult Mental Health
      Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Clinic
      1919 University Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55104
    • Regions Hospital Crisis Program
      Regions Hospital
      640 Jackson Street
      St. Paul, MN 55101
    • Crisis Connection
      National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
      Twin Cities Crisis Line: 612-379-6363
      Toll Free: 1-866-379-6363
      Men's Line: 612-379-6367
      Toll Free: 1-866-379-6367
      Crisis Connection
      P.O. Box 23090
      Richfield, MN 23090
    • Hennepin County
      Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE)
      Mental Health Appointments
    • Suicide Hotline: 612-873-2222
    • Live United: United Way 2-1-1
      211 or 651-291-0211
      Greater Twin Cities United Way
      404 South Eighth Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55404-1084

    Academic Resources

    Mental Health Resources allows you to complete six confidential screenings:

    • Alcohol
    • Eating Disorders
    • Depression
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder

    Suicide Prevention Resources

    Career Resources

    Financial Resources

    Veterans Resources


    Contact Information

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    • Learning Center | Room 2–141


    • 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Monday through Friday