Moraine Valley Community College || Counseling || Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling

College can be difficult, especially when balancing school along with other responsibilities such as work and family. The staff at CCDC understands that our students have busy, fast-paced lives and sometimes need help navigating their challenges.

Reasons a Student Might See a Counselor:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Conflict with parents or peers
  • Sexual assault/domestic violence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Struggles with substance abuse
  • Identity issues (sexual, cultural, etc.)

Personal Counseling Guidelines

Short-term counseling services are available, at no cost, to currently enrolled students. Counseling sessions are up to 50 minutes in length.  In many cases, a student and counselor will set short-term goals to be achieved within 8-10 sessions.  Termination of counseling is based on progress to achieve initials goals or if it is in the best interest of the student to be referred off campus for continued treatment. Personal counseling services are offered during the fall and spring semesters during the Center’s hours of operation for currently enrolled students only.


Counselors will respect the privacy of individuals as well as confidentiality with a few exceptions to comply with the law. Under normal circumstances, counselors cannot release any information outside of the Counseling Center unless student signs a Release of Information Consent form.


In the case of an on-campus emergency, Moraine Valley Police can be reached by calling

For 24/7 crisis intervention for suicide, depression and general concerns, please contact Hopeline at (800) 784-2433 (800-SUICIDE).

Additional Self Help Resources