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Personal Counseling

We understand during the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation that managing closures, postponements and rules regarding our public health can be stressful. To assist you in navigating these challenges, we have assembled information about some of the resources available.


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.

Get Connected to a Counselor

Anoka-Ramsey Community College counselors can be reached for personal and career counseling through the various ways listed below. 

  • Call the information desk at 763-433-1100 to make an appointment with a counselor.
  • Book an appointment online (Typically 1 hour appointments)
  • Remote Walk in appointments (Phone or zoom) are available Monday - Thursday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Call the information desk to be transferred to the counselor who is available for this type of appointment 763-433-1100
  • For a mental health emergency, call 911 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline number at 1-800-273-8255
  • For general, non-emergency questions, email
  • Use the Ask us knowledge base for general information 24/7


  • 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.

    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

  • In Person: Stop by the Information Desk at the Cambridge or Coon Rapids campuses

    By Phone:

    • Cambridge Campus 763-433-1100
    • Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1100


    Cambridge Campus
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    Coon Rapids Campus
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  • 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

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