Feeling stressed out? You're not alone. College can be fun, but it can also be very difficult to juggle school, work, family and friends.
Like most people, you probably know ways to cope with stress. But if you start feeling overwhelmed or anxious, seeing a college counselor can help you find practical solutions to personal and/or academic problems.
North Lake College recognizes that you’re a whole person – not just a student. Your academic success depends on your personal development and emotional health.
A professional counselor can help you identify, understand and develop skills to resolve your educational, career and personal issues. He or she will assist you in learning how to find your own pathway to success in college and in the workplace.
Our counselors are licensed professionals and are highly qualified specialists with master’s or doctoral degrees. They offer crisis intervention; brief, solution-focused counseling; and referrals to other agencies or services. Professional counselors provide personal counseling with a focus on positive mental health and wellbeing; both in individual and group settings.
In addition to our
college counseling services, many community mental health resources are available to help you or other people you care about — for free or at a low cost.
Get help paying for community psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse services through the
North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.
Text 741741 from anywhere in the United Statesto text with a trained crisis counselor.
As part of our commitment to our students and the community,
My Community Services is an online directory to help you find the resources you need.
Counseling services are ALWAYS FREE for current NLC students and available by appointment, or by dropping in A311 (depending on counselor availability).
The Counseling Center has partnered with Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH) to allow North Lake students and employees to take a free, anonymous Online Mental Health Screening for symptoms of concern such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. The screenings are meant to help you decide if consulting with a mental health professional would be beneficial to you. The results obtained are not formal diagnoses and not intended to replace professional discussions with a counselor.
Do you need immediate help meeting basic needs, like finding food or a place to live? We can help through the Connections program. Find out how we can help you through Connections.