Career Counseling

Counselors at Inver Hills provide professional career, academic, and personal counseling services to enable students to achieve greater success in the academic environment.


Counselors at Inver Hills provide professional career, academic, and personal counseling services to enable students to achieve greater success in the academic environment.

Students may meet with a counselor if they want assistance with:

  • Academic planning and support
  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Choosing a major
  • Financial hardship resources and support
  • Health and well-being resources
  • Community resources
  • Personal/mental health related support
  • Planning for transfer

Students will also see a counselor if:

  • taking a class taught by a counselor
  • a counselor is their assigned advisor
  • affiliated with the military and utilizing GI benefits

To meet with a counselor:


The Inver Hills Counseling Center has established a Mindfulness & Mothers Room in CC 243

This quiet space can be used for the following purposes:

  • Mindfulness practice & meditation
    In times of stress, we are encouraged to take a moment to pause and find some peace and calm. Mindfulness is known to help combat stress and improve one’s quality of life. Our hope is that this quiet space will allow students and employees to experience a place of peace and sanctuary while learning and working.
  • Nursing mothers
    To provide space and to support nursing mothers returning to work or school, this is a private space where nursing mothers are welcome to express milk or nurse during their time on campus. The room is equipped with a comfortable chair, a small table, soft lighting, a radio/CD player, hand sanitizer, paper towels and an electrical outlet. Sinks are available in the rest room down the hall.

Health Services

Our Health Services provide high-quality, free or low-cost confidential health care for Inver Hills students. A Registered Nurse is available throughout the week and a physician is available one day a week. For more information visit Health Services.

Dakota County Crisis Response Unit (CRU)
24/7 (Apple Valley)

Ramsey County Mental Health Services
24/7 (St. Paul)

Regions Hospital Mental Health
24/7 (St. Paul)

Crisis Connection
612-379-6363 and 866-379-6363
24/7 (Minnesota)

MEN’S LINE (Crisis Connection)
612-379-6367 and 866-379-6367
24/7 (Minneapolis)

Crisis Intervention Center and Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide Prevention Center

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

Other crisis assistance

United Way 2-1-1
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709

National Eating Disorders Association Nationwide Helpline


Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free of charge. Toll-free helpline number: 866-342-6892.

Walk-In Counseling Center

Free and accessible mental health counseling offered Via Zoom. See website for detailed contact information and instructions.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Resource Guide

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Support Groups

Center for Disease Control: Managing Stress and Anxiety

Center for Disease Control: Taking Care of your Emotional Health

Child Mind Institute: Talking to your kids about COVID-19

The Jed Foundation: Tips for Managing Stress and Worries

Allina Health Mindfulness and Resilience Building Program: Change to Chill

Mindful: Free mindfulness resources to reduce stress and promote relaxation

Check Up From the Neck Up

Online Mental Health Screenings

The IHCC Counseling Department is offering an Online Mental Health Screening, which can be accessed by students who may have questions or concerns about whether to seek support for common, treatable mental health issues such as depression, alcohol, eating disorders and more. This online screening is free and confidential. It is offered so that you may find out – in a few minutes – whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. Results are not shared with campus professionals.

Please visit for more information and to take a free, anonymous screening.

Begin Online Screening

Alcohol and substance abuse



Depression and suicide

Eating disorders

Financial assistance



Stress management



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