Counseling

College is a time of personal growth and changes. It is exciting and rewarding and can sometimes be overwhelming. Dawson Community College seeks to encourage students to develop their unique potential and understands that students might encounter difficult situations that could impede their academic, personal, and social progress. To aid our students, we contract with qualified, licensed counseling staff that are dedicated to providing students with a safe environment where they can openly address their concerns and increase their self-awareness while empowering them to deal with challenging areas in their lives. Common topics covered in personal counseling include, but are not limited to:

  • anxiety/depression/stress
  • relationship concerns
  • eating disorders
  • drug and alcohol abuse
  • communication skills
  • homesickness
  • personal growth
  • academic concerns
  • diversity concerns
  • grief and trauma
  • self-esteem
  • self-injuring concerns
  • sexual abuse/assault

Any student enrolled in six credits or more at Dawson Community College is eligible to receive free short-term counseling. Student referrals from peers, faculty, or staff are also welcomed. 

The personal counseling staff are licensed the follow legal and ethical guidelines for professional behavior and confidentiality. 

Information to make appointments is available in Main Building Room 145, by calling 406-377-9465, or by emailing jlanglois@dawson.edu with a request for counseling.