Counseling Services

The Tri-County Community College Career Center is available to provide academic, career, and personal counseling services to our students. Achieving higher education is one of life’s biggest accomplishments, but also brings about obstacles and unforeseen challenges. The Counseling and Career Center is here to help students explore programs of study, career guidance, and assist with personal barriers which may affect academic progress.

Career and Academic Counseling:

TCCC staff members are dedicated to assisting students in identifying, planning, and achieving their academic goals.  The counselor is available to assist students and graduates with career related services, including:

  • Exploring Interest (Take an interest inventory)
  • Establishing a plan of action to achieve personal career goals
  • Identifying learning styles (assessment)
  • Improving study skills
  • Preparing for a career (HRD lab)
  • Assisting with internships
  • Providing information on the local job market (

Personal Counseling:

A counselor is available to students, faculty, and staff who may be experiencing a crisis, as well as helping to identify local resources to assist during times of need. Counseling services are available on a short-term basis as needed to address immediate concerns.  On-going counseling or in-depth needs will be referred to an outside agency.

Some of the most common problems for which students seek help include:

  • Experiencing a crisis situation
  • Difficulty concentrating or completing academic tasks
  • Time Management
  • Test Anxiety
  • Financial Resources
  • Stress Management
  • Coping with academic pressures and problems
  • Familiar/social relationships

Kendric McDonald

Phone Number: 828-835-4226


Reach Out For Help

If you feel that you are not able to de-escalate the person in crisis without additional support, call someone. You don’t need to do this alone. If your loved one has a mental health provider, that would be a good place to start. If they don’t, there are organizations who can help you through any crisis safely. Here are a few resources you can contact 24/7:

  • Reach – Cherokee County: 828-837-8064 – Clay County: 828-389-0797
  • Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive crisis support via text message.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) to speak with trained experts who provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information.
  • Mobile Crisis – 1-800-315-2880 or dial 911

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