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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
Stress less: check out this resource.

  • Jill HarrisonJill 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.

    Nikki JagodzinskiNikki Jagodzinski, 763 433-1134

    Rapids Campus

    I am an ARCC Alum! I love being a counselor at ARCC because it is a hopeful, supportive environment filled with possibility! It is rewarding helping students with their growth and having them share their stories with me. Students are incredibly resilient and I learn from them every day.

    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.

    Upcoming Take 5 Events

    Say Something Positive: Mental Health Awareness Poster Event.

    Stop by and make a poster with a positive message for mental health!

    Thursday, May 5 from 1 to 3pm
    Cambridge: E202
    Coon Rapids: SC200 Riverview Room

    • Poster making items will be available.
    • Stay the whole time or come for just a little bit!
    • Enjoy snacks and socializing with peers!
    • Posters will be hung around campus during Stress Less week and final exam week.
    • For more information, click here

    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 http://www.canvashealth.org/location/coon-rapids/

    East Central Crisis Services: Cambridge https://www.canvashealth.org/location/cambridge-mobile-crisis-services-only/ or call Mobile Crisis service: (800) 523-3333

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    Suicide Prevention Hotline for Veterans 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans/Default.aspx

    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. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

    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

    Online:
    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 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 counseling@anokaramsey.edu

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