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Kellogg Community College is committed to student success in and out of the classroom, and the College offers several counseling options to help students maintain and enhance their mental, emotional, academic and physical health during their studies at KCC.

Free counseling appointments are available to students in person, via phone and virtually. Current students can schedule a phone appointment through Starfish, located in the Bruin Portal. Appointments can also be scheduled by contacting Counseling directly at [email protected] or 269-441-CHAT (2428).

Academic Counseling

Academic counseling may include helping students develop or improve time management skills, learn more effective strategies for managing test anxiety, and develop other academic strategies designed to enhance student success. Referrals may also be made to other College departments such as the Center for Student Success to help with academic support and assistance for specific classes.

Topics that can be discussed with a counselor include:

  •     Organizing resources
  •     Strength-based learning
  •     Test anxiety
  •     Study tools
  •     Time management
  •     De-stressing activities
  •     Academic support

Career Counseling

Career counseling is available for those who may be unsure of their educational and career goals. Career exploration includes self-assessment, research and developing career goals and objectives.

Career assessment may include:

  • Assessment of goals and interests
  • Discovery of learning styles and academic strengths
  • Understanding the compatibility of personal preferences and career goals

Helpful online career planning links

Disability Counseling

Disability counseling is available to assist persons with a documented disability in accessing campus supports. While ensuring the academic integrity of its programs, the College is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations needed to ensure equal access to educational opportunities for individuals with verified disabilities.

Topics that can be discussed with a counselor include:

  • Community services
  • Available classroom accommodations
  • Learning styles and academic strengths
  • Career planning
  • Support regarding disability diagnosis

Personal Counseling

Personal counseling is available to assist students in achieving a balance between school, work and home. KCC offers limited short-term consultation and referral services for those requiring longer or more intensive support. Please note we are unable to provide 24-hour crisis counseling. If you are in need of these services, KCC counselors can assist you in finding the support you need in your community.

Topics that can be discussed with a counselor include:

  • Distractions from learning
  • Developing coping skills
  • Stress reduction
  • Organizing resources
  • Counseling support
  • Community referrals

For more information, contact Counseling at 269-441-CHAT (2428) or [email protected].

Counseling Contacts

David Wier

David Wier