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.
Eastfield 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.
Before the initial interview appointment, a currently enrolled student is required to complete the initial intake paperwork. This is only available digitally in the Counseling Center office, C140. Students may stop by any time during business hours to complete the paper work or arrive 20 minutes early to the first appointment.
Short term individual counseling may be offered to help students gain a deeper understanding of the sources of their difficulties. These insights are then translated into plans for action that the student can carry out in his or her daily life.
For issues that would be better resolved through a longer-term individual approach, an appropriate referral to a community provider may be recommended. We are unable to provide long-term therapy, medical treatment, psychological testing, court mandated therapy, or documentation for emotional support animals. However, we can provide referrals to agencies/organizations that offer these services.
The Counseling Services specialists are available to consult with faculty or staff regarding the welfare of a student. We can also consult with students about their interest in the field of psychology. Click here for more information on how to approach a student and determine where to go for help.
Also, click here to report a concern about a student or employee.
DCCCD allows all full time employees and their dependents eligible to receive (6) prepaid counseling sessions at no cost to employees and dependents through benefits in the employee assistance program. Learn more about the employee assistance program on the employee intranet.