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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.

  • Jill Harrison, 763 433-1242

    Rapids Campus

    I am blessed every day as a Counselor at Anoka-Ramsey. I most enjoy being a listening ear and connecting with students to provide support and encouragement in their life challenges and inspire them to find and follow their purpose in life.

    Liz IversonLiz Iverson, 763 433-1234

    Rapids Campus

    I love being a counselor at Anoka-Ramsey because it gives me an opportunity to be a part of students’ journeys in success. I am passionate about helping students get energized and become aware of their inner strengths. I am a life-long learner and am always being taught life-lessons by the students I am blessed to work with.

    Linnea JanasLinnea Janas, 763 433-1903

    Cambridge Campus

    I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work as a Counselor at ARCC. As a first-generation college student who struggled with navigating the college experience I am passionate about helping students find their way in such an exciting and challenging time in their lives.

    Michelle MuchaMichelle Mucha, 763 433-1128

    Rapids Campus

    What is so exciting about being a counselor is the different people I encounter and learn from every day. Everyone comes with different life experiences and when a student takes the step to reach out for assistance I am so appreciative to have the privilege of working with them, learning from them and helping them accomplish their goals.

  • 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. 


  • 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 or are in emotional crisis, call, text or chat 988 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

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

    North Branch and East Central Crisis Services: Cambridge learn more or call Mobile Crisis service: (800) 523-3333 Appointments: (651) 777-5222. 

    988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

    Thoughts of suicide
    Mental health or substance use crisis, or
    Any other kind of emotion distress

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

    Suicide Prevention Helpline for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals 24/7 Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
    Get connected to a Trevor counselor who is understanding of LGBTQ issues and won’t judge you. Your conversation will be anonymous, and you can share as much or as little as you like.

    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

    Cambridge Campus
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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 September-May 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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