Counseling Services Counselors are providing services remotely and are available through virtual meetings for your comfort and convenience. Schedule an online meeting with a CounselorOur hearts are heavy and we stand with our communities of color. If you need a place to process your anger, grief, trauma, sadness….we are here for you. LSC counselors can provide direct assistance as well as community referrals to best meet your needs. We see you. We care about you. We are here for you. Connect with a counselor Additional community resources: • MN Dept of Health Resources Directory for Diverse Cultural Communities • MESF Directory of Black Psychotherapists • MN Trauma Therapist Directory • Listing of Black mental health professionals in Minnesota Counseling Services are available, free of charge, to assist you in attaining your personal and educational goals. Resources and support are tailored to help you with career, academic and/or personal concerns. Conversations are confidential. You are encouraged to talk to a Counselor when life gets in the way of your success in classes! We are available remotely during this pandemic. Our contact details can be found at the end of this page. COVID-19 Resources for Mental Health United Healthcare is offering an emotional support help line for ALL STUDENTS through one of their subsidiary companies called Optum. The toll-free help line number, 1-866-342-6892, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary and the service is free of charge and open to any student. Coping with Stress and Anxiety During Outbreaks Taking Care of Your Emotional Health Tips for Talking with Children NAMI Resources and Information related to Anxiety, Financial Stress, and more Services available at Lake Superior College (now available through virtual meetings) Personal Counseling – Counselors are able to provide you with short-term support for a variety of concerns (i.e., abuse, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and much more). Our counselors can also offer recommendations to community agencies and services for ongoing support. Career Planning – There are thousands of careers available to people with a college degree. The challenge is to find career areas that fit your interests, skills, and values. To find this fit, you will need to assess yourself, the world of work, and life planning. We can help you with your career process through inventories, job research, and coaching. Academic Counseling – The LSC Counselors can help you clarify educational goals, program/career options, balance credit load/work/family, transfer plans, and educational goals. Counselors are also available to serve as a resource for faculty and early alert referrals.