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Counseling & Career Development

Welcome to Counseling and Career Development and the 2023 Winter semester!

We're here to help you adjust to college and achieve mental and emotional well-being. Our office is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Center. Our hours are M - F, 8 a.m.-5 pm. 

We are a free resource for mental health services. We provide short-term individual therapy, groups, workshops, mental health tips and resources, and off campus referrals. We gladly offer both in person and virtual services.

GRCC Counselors are available for same-day urgent consultations, M-F, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. In a same-day urgent consultation, a GRCC Counselor will meet with you briefly to assess services needed. 

Schedule a free initial consultation

We provide appointments at no cost to currently enrolled students in person and through Telemental Health online. Call (616) 234-4130 to make an appointment.

Schedule an Initial Screening Appointment

Student Advisory Council

Want to get involved? Counseling and Career Development is forming a Student Advisory Council. We are looking for 8-12 students with an interest in mental health awareness and education. For more information, click here:

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Mental health resources

Looking for mental health resources in Grand Rapids? Search for mental health care providers near you.

Additional resources can be found on After Hours Help.

Winter ‘23 Mental Health & Wellness Workshops

Anxiety Toolbox, RIO (Recognition, Insight, and Openness), and Getting Unstuck workshops are 3-session series; each group meets once a week for 3 weeks. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes and is led by a trained staff member of the Counseling and Career Development Center.

You will be provided with a workbook at the beginning of the series. The workbooks are provided to help you apply and practice new ideas & information between sessions. It is intended to provide a space for you to gain new skills and awareness within the constraints of a busy schedule. All workshops are FREE and no charge. You can repeat and attend as many workshops as you would like. 

We request that you attend all three sessions, as they are designed to build off one another. We believe that attending all three sessions gives you the optimal opportunity to achieve your goals & objectives. 

Cocoa & Conversation: Self-Care sessions are a time to relax and connect while learning about self-care. No registration is required and students are welcome to drop-in to participate on any of the scheduled dates.

To sign up to attend Mental Health & Wellness Workshops, call or visit our office (616) 234-4130, 368 SCC), or sign up online.

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Experiencing a mental health emergency on campus?

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency on campus, please call campus safety at (616) 234-4911. If you are off campus please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Kent county residents may contact Network 180 (available 24 hours per day) at 1-800-749-7720Ottawa County residents, call 1-866-512-HELP (4357). The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988 Suicide and Crisis LIfeline and the Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741) are available 24 hours per day. In the Grand Rapids area, emergency mental health support is available through Pine Rest Urgent Care  

Contact Info

Fax
(616) 234-3622
Office
Student Community Center, Third Floor, Room 368

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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CCD Equity and Inclusion Statement

GRCC’s Counseling and Career Development center (CCD) faculty and staff are wholly committed to providing culturally competent services to the GRCC campus community and to fostering an environment that is respectful and inclusive of all. We are privileged to welcome and serve students from all walks of life. We celebrate and affirm the diverse characteristics and identities of our students, including (but not limited to) those related to age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, height, weight, socioeconomic status, familial status, veterans status, and political affiliation. 

The CCD center is careful to consider the impacts of historical, cultural, social, political, racial, and economic factors on the experiences, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of the students we serve. We also acknowledge the impact that stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, and oppression have on the mental health and well-being of GRCC students. We further understand that these factors oftentimes have a direct impact on academic success.

With this in mind, the CCD center strives to create, promote, and maintain an atmosphere of acceptance, safety, and authenticity. Our commitment to equity and inclusion includes a genuine commitment to openness and advocacy for all GRCC students. The CCD center respects, honors, and celebrates the various social identities, backgrounds, similarities, and differences that makes GRCC a vibrant campus and learning community. This steadfast dedication drives and guides our departmental efforts to expand and enhance our collective knowledge base as it relates to addressing the mental health challenges of a diverse campus community.

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