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The Anoka-Ramsey counseling team celebrates diversity.  We are dedicated to ensuring an inclusive, equitable, person-centered counseling experience for everyone.

Whether you're experiencing a personal issue that makes concentrating on coursework difficult, feel you lack confidence in your ability to be successful, or are having symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety, our professionally trained counselors are here to help you. Arrange a confidential appointment today.

For more information, see FAQs.
COVID-19: Resources for coping and basic needs
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  • The goal of the ARCC Counseling Take 5 series is to enhance personal growth and self-awareness through the development of practical skills. Take 5 includes events, workshops, newsletters and more.

    Upcoming Take 5 Events

    Join us for these events related to mental health:

    Make it Okay NAMI Workshop
    Wednesday, February 16 at 1:00 pm on Zoom
    Presented by Kay King from NAMI MN
    It’s time to spread the word, stop the silence and Make it Ok to talk about mental illness.
    Please join for this session to learn more about what you can do.
    Click HERE for more details and to register. 

    Let's Taco about it!
    Thursday, February 24 at 2 pm on Zoom
    This event is from ARCC Student Life and Counseling.
    Join us for this open forum for ARCC students to talk about mental health and share their struggles, joys, and ways of coping with it all. ARCC Counselors will be available to share resources. Plus, we’re randomly giving away 3 gift cards for $15 each to Taco John’s just for participating! Click HERE to register for this session.

    Take 5 Newsletter

    Academic Year 2021-22

    Academic Year 2020-21

    Spring 2020 COVID-specific newsletters

  • Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional.

    We are happy to provide brief free online screening for mental health and substance abuse issues. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

    Anoka-Ramsey Mental Health Screening Program

  • Sometimes students struggle to meet basic needs or experience mental health issues. These concerns are more common than you might realize. Anoka-Ramsey counselors are here to help you with support, resources and strategies for being okay. ARCC has compiled a list of Basic Needs Resources. The information is updated regularly. It contains a wide variety of resources from food insecurity help to mental health therapists, finances and much more. 

    You don't need to navigate this alone. Anoka-Ramsey Community College Counselors are available to meet with students who need assistance.


  • If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, help is available. Please contact one of the resources below for support.

    If you feel suicidal, call 911 or go to the emergency room

    Canvas Health Crisis Response Services for Anoka County 24-Hour Crisis Line: 763-755-3801

    East Central Crisis Services: Cambridge or call Mobile Crisis service: (800) 523-3333

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

    Suicide Prevention Hotline for Veterans 1-800-273-8255 and press 1

    Suicide Prevention Helpline for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals 1-866-488-7386

    Crisis Text Line: Text MN to 741741 for free confidential help

  • All information shared with a counselor is kept confidential. In other words, the conversations you have with your counselor will be kept private.

    Exceptions to this policy are:

    • If you voice a desire to hurt yourself or someone else
    • If your counseling records are court ordered by a government official (i.e. a judge)
    • If you report abuse or neglect of a minor (individual under the age of 18 years old) or a vulnerable adult
    • Professional consultation
  • By Phone: 763-433-1100

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    Coon Rapids Campus
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    Walk-In Appointments

    Walk-in appointments are intended to be short, 15 minute appointments or for students in crisis.

    • Coon Rapids Campus: Available Monday through Thursday from 12 to 1 pm in person or by phone or zoom
    • Cambridge Campus: Based on counselor availability
    • Please call 763-433-1100 to connect for a walk-in

    For non-emergency questions or to request and after hours appointment, email

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