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Personal Counseling

Personal counseling is available from professionally trained counselors who can help you find solutions.

Personal Counseling Services for Students

Personal counseling services are free to currently enrolled students. All counseling appointments are confidential. The counseling center provides assessment, short-term counseling, and crisis intervention counseling to students experiencing personal issues interfering with their academic, career, and personal/social success. If our Counselors are unable to help during these short-term sessions, we will refer you to services on or off campus that will be able to better assist you.

Please review the Personal & Career Counseling Services Informed Consent and complete the Intake Form prior to your first appointment. You can either bring your completed Intake form to your appointment or send it via email to

Counselors can help you manage issues related to –

  • Personal Concerns
    • Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self confidence and self-esteem, suicidal ideation
  • Academic Concerns
    • Lack of academic motivation, time and/or stress management strategies, test anxiety
  • Developmental Concerns
    • Cultural identity, adjustment to college, life transitions
  • Relationship Concerns
    • Romantic relationships, family issues, domestic violence, sexual identity
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Concerns
    • Discrimination, harassment, oppression, identity, intersectionality
  • Other Concerns
    • Trauma, PTSD, addiction, homelessness, food insecurity, financial stress

Issues that fall outside of our Counselor's scope include –

  • Formal psychological evaluation for the purpose of employment clearance, determining eligibility for vocational rehabilitation or disability benefits, or documentation for emotional support or service animals.
  • Evidence or risk of progressive deterioration in mental or emotional functioning, requiring intensive intervention.
  • Substance/Alcohol Use Disorder treatment.
  • Currently intoxicated and/or impaired by use of alcohol/drugs.
  • Eating Disorder treatment.
  • Court-mandated assessment or treatment requirements.
  • Student concerns that required open-ended, ongoing psychotherapy before coming to Chemeketa Community College.
  • A history of multiple hospitalizations, chronic suicidality and/or self-injury behaviors; history of repeated suicide attempts.