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What is counseling and why would I go?

People go to counseling for a variety of reasons. You may feel stuck and have specific issues in mind. You may simply want a confidential place to speak with an unbiased professional. When you experience difficulties in school, work or life, licensed mental health professionals can help. Counselors listen, ask questions and try to help you understand your thoughts and feelings. Counseling Services is designed to meet the needs of Collin College students with compassion, honesty and confidentiality.

Counseling Services Overview Video
Reasons students seek counseling include but are not limited to:

* General Wellness                  
* Stress                                    
* Relationship issues                
* Depression/anxiety               
* Trauma                                   
* Domestic Violence                  
* Family Discord  
* Academic Concerns
* Self-esteem
* Alcohol or drug concerns
* Loss/grief
* Gender/identity
* Eating or body image concerns
* Career indecision               
All issues are taken seriously, and no problem is "too small" to discuss.

Services Provided:

Individual Counseling: Meet with a counselor for one 50 minute session a week.

Group Counseling: Meet with other students and a counselor to discuss problems and concerns. 

Crisis Counseling: If you are in a crisis or having an emergency, you can meet with a counselor immediately during regular business hours (Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm) at the three main campuses.

* For a life-threatening emergency, including a threat of personal injury or injury to others,call 911 immediately.
* For a serious mental health crisis requiring professional intervention—non-life threatening, call the Local Mental Health Authority: LifePath Behavioral Health Services at 1.877.422.5939. To visit the LifePath Behavioral Health Services website click here
* LifePath's Plano Outpatient Clinic is located at 7308 Alma Drive Plano, TX 75024
* If an individual is struggling with thoughts of suicide,the Suicide and Crisis Center provides support 24 hours a day:
* Local: 1.877.422.5939
* National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK(8255)
* Crisis Text Line: TEXT “GO” TO 741741

What about confidentiality?
What you say in counseling will be treated by all Counseling Center staff with strict confidentiality. Your information is protected by state and federal laws and will not be disclosed to anyone outside Counseling Services without your written permission.
In some instances, when, in the judgment of the counselor, you or someone else is in imminent danger, your permission may not be needed. 
Counseling records are considered personal health information and are protected by federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) statutes.

Counseling Center seminars: 
Various topics that focus on life skills related to your emotional health such as stress, relationships, mindfulness, time management and anxiety are offered each semester. To view our current Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule click here.

Referral to a community agency:
We provide referral information regarding appropriate community resources for students whose needs are beyond the scope of our services.

How do I arrange to see a counselor?
Call or stop by your preferred campus counseling center to set up an initial assessment appointment OR email
At the time of your initial appointment, you will complete intake forms and meet with a counselor.


Student paperwork

Licensed Professional Counselors office onsite at each of Collin College's three main campuses and are available for currently enrolled students.

Spring Creek Campus
Suite D134

2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Texas 75074
P: 972.881.5126
F: 972.881.5688

Preston Ridge Campus
Founders Room 144
9700 Wade Boulevard
Frisco, Texas 75035
P: 972.377.1781

Central Park Campus
Room B336
2200 West University Drive
McKinney, Texas 75071
P: 972.548.6648

Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday  9am-5pm Friday
Evening hours vary. Contact your campus location for details.


Social Media:

Spring 2018 Events:

Counseling Seminar Schedule

Dignity Initiative Events

Online Resources:

Mental Health Screening
: A quick anonymous way to screen for mental health or substance issues to determine if you or someone you know may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional

Suicide Prevention Video

Student Health 101
: A monthly online magazine