Counseling at DCTC

Counseling

Counseling at DCTC

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.

Counseling Resources

  • Dakota County Crisis Response Unit
    952-891-7171
    24/7
  • Ramsey County Adult Mental Health
    651-523-7900
    24/7
    Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Clinic
    1919 University Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55104
  • Regions Hospital Crisis Program
    651-221-8922
    24/7
    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
    24/7
    Crisis Connection
    P.O. Box 23090
    Richfield, MN 23090
  • Hennepin County
    Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE)
    612-596-1223
    24/7
    Mental Health Appointments
    612-596-9438
  • Suicide Hotline: 612-873-2222
    24/7
  • Live United: United Way 2-1-1
    211 or 651-291-0211
    24/7
    Greater Twin Cities United Way
    404 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55404-1084

Please contact College Counselor listed at the bottom of this page for services.

Contact Information / Appointments

Jennifer Robinson-West
Jennifer Robinson-West
Counselor
jennifer.west@dctc.edu
651-423-8217
BIO

Location

  • Center for Student Success | Room 2–141

Hours

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