Counseling Services

We're here to help

Our services are provided by licensed professionals and are available to all currently enrolled and attending students.

Students who complete winter semester classes and are registered for the following fall semester are also eligible for continued services throughout the summer semester. Dual-enrolled or Middle-College students currently enrolled and attending in-seat at the GRCC main campus may be eligible for counseling services or may meet with their high school counseling staff.

No student will be turned away for assessment during a crisis situation.

What to expect

Counseling often involves facing challenging situations, remembering difficult parts of your past, and talking about and expressing intense and possibly painful emotions. Counseling can help you strengthen your coping skills, make progress in your life and/or career direction, and develop strategies for problem solving and decision making.

Our free counseling services provide solution-focused interventions focused on:

  • personal issues.
  • academic concerns.
  • career decision making.
  • crisis intervention.

You and your counselor will decide together how frequently to meet, but sessions are typically scheduled on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. If you need longer term or more frequent services, we will assist you with referrals to other community agencies.

Make an appointment

Two ways to make an appointment

  1. Call us at (616) 234-4130.
  2. Visit the CCD office located on the 3rd floor of the Student Center Building

Help after hours

If you need immediate help, please do one of the following:

  • Call 911. 
  • Go to the nearest emergency room.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Same-day Crisis Services are available at GRCC during regular business hours.