Career Counseling
Counseling

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

Counseling

IHCC counselors are available to talk with students who are seeking support or assistance. Counselors can connect via email, phone, chat, and Zoom video conference. Please see information below on scheduling appointments.

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:

Greetings from the Counseling Department

Mindfulness/Mothers

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.

If there is a threat for immediate safety for yourself or others call 911.

If you are having a mental health crisis please call 1-800-273-8255 or text MN to 741741 or utilize one of the below county crisis resources:

Anoka: 763-755-3801

Dakota: 952-891-7171

Washington: 651-777-5222

Carver/Scott: 952-442-7601

Hennepin: 612-596-1223

Ramsey: 651-266-7900

If you have and urgent counseling need for an IHCC counselor

Call Kelly Reibert, our front desk manager at 651-450-3508 and she will connect you with an available counselor.

If it is not an immediate need

schedule an appointment please call 651-450-3548, email counseling@inverhills.edu or click here to schedule an appointment online using Starfish.

Regions Hospital Mental Health

651-254-1000
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

612-347-3161

Suicide Prevention Center

612-347-2222
(Minneapolis)

Crisis Text Line

www.crisistextline.org
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
1-800-931-2237

As a student you may experience stressful circumstances or mental health concerns that can impact your learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, symptoms of depression, substance use, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. The IHCC Counseling department offers students of all backgrounds, races, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures a safe place to discuss and resolve issues that interfere with personal and academic goals. We recognize and honor the complex intersectionality of all aspects of a person's identity and presenting concerns.

To connect with a counselor, email counseling@inverhills.edu or call 651-450-3508.

Walk-In Counseling Center

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

Allina Health Mindfulness and Resilience Building Program: Change to Chill

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

Mental Health Coalition Mental Health Resources

MESF Directory of Black Psychotherapists

Mindful: Free mindfulness resources to reduce stress and promote relaxation

MN Dept of Health Resources Directory for Diverse Cultural Communities

MN LGBTQ+ Therapist Network

MN Mental Health Professionals of Color Database

MN Trauma Therapist Directory

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Resource Guide

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Support Groups

The Jed Foundation: Tips for Managing Stress and Worries

United Way 2-1-1

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 www.mentalhealthmn.org for more information and to take a free, anonymous screening.

Begin Online Screening

IHCC Health Services

Providing services via zoom. See website for details.

MNSure coverage

All four medical insurance companies that sell private health insurance plans on MNsure are waiving co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnostic testing.

COVID-19 Free Testing Resources

Many insurance providers have waived cost of telemedicine for COVID19. Check directly with your insurance or visit: https://www.ahip.org/health-insurance-providers-respond-to-coronavirus-covid-19/

Uninsured patients that are concerned can get FREE screening: https://www.allinahealth.org/coronavirus or https://oncare.org/

United Way 2-1-1

See also the Healthcare Resources section on this page for additional information.

Comprehensive Resource List From MN Department of Education

Dakota County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

State of Minnesota COVID-19 Testing Locations

United Way 2-1-1 COVID Resources

United Way 2-1-1

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