Free Counseling for Students

Personal Counseling Services are available in person, by phone or on Zoom by appointment, as well as walk-ins in the event of an emergency, Monday - Friday. To Schedule an appointment, you can contact Terri Austin at (618) 468-4125 or Brooke Frank at (618) 468-4130. In an emergency, please call the 24-hour local crisis hotline at (618) 465-4388, the 24-hour National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, or go to the nearest emergency room.

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BetterMynd Online Therapy

BetterMynd Online TherapyLewis and Clark Community College has recently partnered with BetterMynd, an online therapy platform for college students, to add video-therapy sessions to the free counseling services available to you through the college. Students in need can also contact the BetterMynd Crisis Hotline at (844) BTR-MYND.

In addition to personal counseling services on Lewis and Clark’s campus, you will be able to access free online therapy sessions with BetterMynd’s diverse network of licensed mental health counselors if you choose. These 50-minute, live video sessions are private, confidential, and can take place from the convenience of your laptop or smartphone. Sessions are available during the day, at night, and on the weekends. BetterMynd also provides free self-help resources and free group workshops to all Lewis and Clark Community College students.

To get started with a counselor that’s a good fit for you, go to

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988

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If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 9-8-8 or chat

Online Screening

MindWise online screeningOnline mental health screening through MindWise is anonymous and free and can help you determine if recent thoughts or behaviors may be associated with a common treatable mental health issue.

Free Online Screenings

Counseling Services offered at L&C include assistance with:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Situations that require immediate attention.
  • Brief therapy interventions
  • Short-term interventions to assist with life changes
  • Academic issues
  • Problem-solving classroom achievement difficulties
  • Test anxiety
  • Anxiety assessment and management techniques
  • Career decision help
  • Identify career development needs and provide connections to services
  • Screenings
  • Annual in-person and on-line mental health screenings
  • Referrals