Ellsworth Community College knows that adjusting to college life can sometimes be challenging to different people in different ways. Balancing classes, work, family, and other activities can be difficult. Maybe you’re away from home for the first time or maybe you’re returning to school after many years. You may be wondering if you’ve made the right choice of majors or careers.
ECC has two full-time counselors available to help students find ways to successfully overcome those challenges and more. In counseling, you can talk over issues, find support for your efforts to obtain a degree, receive assistance in making an informed choice about academic options, and get in touch with the resources to solve concerns in your life.
The counselors are housed in The Hub, in the lower level of Kruse Main Hall (entrance is on the south side of Kruse Main). Contact the counselors for more information at 641-648-8586 or 641-648-8510 (messages will be checked regularly). Office hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and Fridays from 8 am to noon during the academic year.
Counseling appointments typically last between 30-60 minutes. Students are not required to schedule an appointment prior to seeking counseling, but will only be guaranteed a time slot if an appointment has been previously scheduled. Students may schedule an appointment in person or over the phone.
After Hours Assistance
Achieve Mental Health: 1-641-648-4010
National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-TALK
Foundation 2 Crisis Line (Iowa): 1-800-332-4224