Counseling

Crisis intervention, Personal counseling, referrals

Sometimes it is important to discuss concerns privately with a counselor. The counselors at Normandale provide a confidential setting where you may explore concerns and achieve a better understanding of yourself - your feelings, attitudes, and capabilities.

Counseling services

  • Free, confidential individual appointments
  • Crisis intervention and referral
  • Information about life issues

These services are offered free of charge to currently enrolled students and can be accessed by making an appointment.

To make an appointment, call 952-358-8261 or stop by the Nath Advising Center reception desk.

See the Contact Us page for more information.

counseling issues and information


  • Normandale Counseling Brochures

              Alcohol Abuse

              Anxiety

              Childhood Sexual Abuse

              Depression

              Finding a Therapist

              Procrastination

              Sexual Violence

  • Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection
    Website: http://counseling.uchicago.edu/page/virtual-pamphlet-collection  Information on many topics related to mental health issues, academic concerns, and relationship issues. Click on any topic and you will be linked to a "virtual pamphlet collection" about that topic.
     
  • Counseling Center Self Help Brochures
    Website:  http://www.counselingcenter.illinois.edu/brochures Excellent resource on "test anxiety" as well as other academic concerns, mental health issues, and relationship issues. Click on any topic and you will be linked to a "brochure" about that topic.
     

Referrals

Personal Counseling Resources

In the course of providing personal counseling to students, many are referred to appropriate community resources. A partial listing is provided below (click on each of the links for detailed information)

(The Counseling Department at Normandale Community College does not assume responsibility for the quality of services provided by mental health agencies or web sites listed below. Inclusion in the list does not imply endorsement nor does omission indicate disapproval.)

Child Care

  • Crisis Nursery 
    Phone: 763-591-0100
    http://www.crisisnursery.org/

    Emergency child care to prevent neglect and abuse; crisis intervention for families; family education; and a 24-hour hotline for parents in crisis.

  • Hennepin County 
    www.co.hennepin.mn.us

    Information on services and programs involving health, housing, and other social services for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors as well as special groups, such as recent immigrants, in Hennepin County.

Domestic Violence

  • Sexual Violence Center
    Phone:
     612-871-5111
    http://www.sexualviolencecenter.org
    Minneapolis Office: 3757 Fremont Ave. North
    Chaska Office: 500 North Pine St. Suite 203

    Twenty-four hour phone counseling, support groups, education, and individual counseling for victims, and loved ones of victims, who have experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact
  • Cornerstone 
    Phone:
     952-884-0330
    www.cornerstonemn.org
    1000 East 80th Street, Bloomington

    Provides immediate access to all emergency services for individuals and families that are in crisis due to family violence. Also provides ongoing support and shelter services         
  • Cornerstone's Day One Minnesota 
    Phone:
     1-866-223-1111

    Domestic Violence Crisis Line
  • Family Partnership Services 
    Phone
    612-339-9101 
    www.fcsmn.org

    Counseling, family support services, violence intervention, and educational opportunities

  • Jade Counseling, LLC                                                                                                                                        
    Phone: 612-524-9195  
    600 W 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55317                                                                                                          

    Individual and couples therapy; women's support.
  • Sexual Violence Center                                                                                                                                    
    Phone: 612-871-5111                                                                                                                                        www.sexualviolencecenter.org                                                                                                
    Minneapolis office: 3757 Fremont Avenue North                                                                                                 
    Chaska office: 500 North Pine St., Suite 203                                                                                                              

    24-hour phone line, support groups, individual counseling for victims/loved ones of victims.

  • Tubman 
    Phone:
     612-871-0118
    www.tubman.org
    4432 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis

    Tubman Family Alliance and Chrysalis, A Center for Women have merged and renamed the combined organization Tubman. Tubman offers support through multiple service areas: safe shelter, legal assistance, counseling, youth and family support and community education.

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Food

Housing & Food Assistance  

For a list of local resources for Normandale students who are facing homelessness or food shortage, click here: Housing & Food Assistance

A treatment center that provides comprehensive psychological, nutritional, and medical care for individuals with eating disorders

Mental Health

  • Crisis Connection 
    Phone:
     612-379-6363
    http://www.crisis.org/

    Free and confidential crisis counseling by telephone for topics such as suicide, depression, abuse, and family and relationship problems. Referrals to community agencies are available for further assistance.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  
    Phone: 
    1-800-273-8255
    Suicide Hotline: 612-873-2222

    24-hour phone and walk-in service for evaluation and treatment of behavioral emergencies and significant life crisis.

  • Your Health Insurance  

    Your own health insurance provider is often the first place to go for referrals which are covered under your insurance plan. Look on the back of your health insurance card for the mental health services phone number. Call this number and explain what issues you would like assistance with and explain any criteria you are looking for in a mental health counselor (gender, race, religion, or other preferences). You will be given names and phone numbers for at least 3 clinics/counselors in your area which are covered by your insurance.
  • Behavioral Health Services (BHSI) 
    Phone:
     651-662-0800
    www.bhsiclinics.com 

    Six outpatient mental health clinics in TC metro area

  • Family Partnership Services 
    Phone:
     612-339-9101 
    www.fcsmn.org

    Counseling, family support services, violence intervention, and educational opportunities

  • Hennepin County Front Door 
    Phone:
     612-348-4111
    Website:
     http://www.co.hennepin.mn.us
    300 South Sixth St, Minneapolis

    Case management, housing, and mental health services.

  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota 
    Phone: 
    1-800-582-5260
    www.lssmn.org 

    Three TC metro area locations

    Mental health services; insurance/sliding fee.

  • Jade Counseling, LLC                                                                                                                                        
    Phone: 
    612-524-9195                                                                                                                                              
    600 W 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55317                                                                                                          

    Individual and couples therapy; women's support.

  • Kinstad, Lori, LICSW                                                                                                                                          
    Phone: 612-655-5214                                                                                                                                        www.lorikinstadlicsw.com                                                                                                                     
    5275 Edina Industrial Blvd, Suite 106, Edina, MN 55439                                                                                 

    Individual, family and group therapy

  • Lifequesting, LLC                                                                                                                                              
    Phone: 612-564-2733  
    www.lifequestingllc.com                                                                                 
    9001 E Bloomington Freeway, Suite 139, Bloomington, MN 55420                                                                  

    Individual psychotherapy, bilingual- English/Spanish

  • MN Mental Health Consulting                                                                                                                          
    Phone: 612-203-2961                                                                                                                                        
    www.mnmentalhealthconsulting.com                                                                                                  
    7200 France Avenue South #117, Edina, MN 55435                                                                                      

    Individual, family and couples counseling

  • Mount Olivet Rolling Acres Clinical Services                                                                                                
    Phone: 952-401-4868
    www.mtolivetrollingacres.org                                                                                                              
    1603 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431                                                                      

    Psychotherapy, medication management, diagnostic and functional behavior assessments. 

  • MPSI Psychotherapy Center 
    Phone:
     612-824-3800
    www.mpsi-pc.org 
    3108 Hennepin Ave. South, Minneapolis

    Low cost psychotherapy to underserved populations

  • myHealth for Teens & Young Adults 
    Phone:
    952-474-3251
    www.myhealthmn.org 
    15 8th Ave. South, Hopkins 

    Mental health counseling and reproductive health care; sliding fee.

  • Normandale Community College Advising & Counseling Department                                                       
    Phone: 952-358-8261                                                                                                                                        
    www.normandale.edu/current-students/advising-and-counseling/personal-counseling 

  • Northland Counseling Services                                                                                                                      
    Phone: 952-974-3999                                                                                                                                         www.northlandcounseling.us                                                                                                              
    7945 Stone Creek Dr., Suite 140, Chanhassen, MN 55317                                                                             

    Individual, marriage & family counseling; adolescents/children; intensive outpatient.

  • OutFront Minnesota                                                                                                                                          
    Phone: 612-822-0127                                                                                                                                       www.outfront.org                                                                                                                              

    Support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities

  • SAVE-Suicide Awareness Voices of Education                                                                                              
    Phone: 952-946-7998                                                                                                                                         www.save.org                                                                                                                                         
    8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 470, Bloomington, MN 55431                                                    

    Information/resources on depression and suicide

  • Spectrum Counseling                                                                                                                                       
    Phone: 763-245-2576                                                                                                                                        www.spectrumcounselingMN.com                                                                                                    
    12805 Highway 55, Suite 402, Plymouth, MN 55441 

  • The Walk In Counseling Center 
    Phone:
     612-870-0565 
    www.walkin.org
    2421 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis

    Crisis intervention and short-term counseling to individuals, couples and families. No appointment is necessary during counseling hours. These services are free, but donations are appreciated.

  • 360 Communities/Lewis House 
    Phone:
     651-452-7288 (Eagan); 651-437-1291 (Hastings) 
    www.360communities.org 

    Domestic violence shelter; sexual assault services

  • Watercourse Counseling Center
    Phone:
     612-822-8227 
    www.WatercourseCounseling.org 
    3548 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis

    Nonprofit, community-based mental health center that provides a variety of mental health services including psychotherapy, education and support services. Sliding fee scale.

  • Worawan Turner Psychological Services                                                                                                       
    Phone: 952-222-4491                                                                                                                                       www.turnerpsychology.com                                                                                                                 
    4021 Vernon Ave. S., Suite 212 (Excelsior Blvd. & Hwy. 100), St Louis Park, MN 55416                                  
    Individual psychotherapy; psychological testing.

  • Your Vision Achieved                                                                                                                                       
    Phone: 952-225-1575                                                                                                                                       www.yourvisionachieved.com                                                                                                     
    Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Downtown Minneapolis locations                                                                                  

    Spanish & Hindi speaking therapists; individual, group, family and online therapy; sliding fee.

Miscellaneous

  • Crisis Text Line 
    Text "START" to 741-741
    www.crisistextline.org/ 

    24-hour emotional support and information via text to anyone in any type of crisis. Free.

  • Fairview Southdale Hospital Emergency Room DEC (Diagnostic Evaluation Center)
    Phone:
     952-924-5112
    Crisis Evaluation until 12 midnight. 

  • Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Acute Psychiatric Services 
    Phone: 612-873-3161 

  • Community Resource Guide from Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) 

    A county-wide Community Resource guide that is available on the CAPSH website. The site is organized according to client need categories: www.capsh.org/community-resources/

  • United Way 211 
    Phone: call 211 or 651-291-0211 
    www.211unitedway.org 

    Call or web search for referrals on almost any topic. When using the web site, click on "search now" in the United Way 211 section for a user-friendly web version of the United Way 2-1-1 help line. A great "one stop shopping" site.  

  • Fairview Southdale Support Groups and Classes 
    Phone:
     612-672-7272 Fairview On Call 
    ww.fairview.org/Classes/index.htm 

    Listing of various types of support groups and classes on many personal and health topics such as grief, depression, cancer, wellness, and many more.

Relationship Problems

  • Crisis Connection 
    Phone: 
    612-379-6363
    http://www.crisis.org/

    Free and confidential crisis counseling by telephone for topics such as suicide, depression, abuse, and family and relationship problems. Referrals to community agencies are available for further assistance.
  • Both/And Resources 
    Phone:
     952-432-0043
    www.bothandresources.com

    Child & Adolescent Services; individual, couple and family therapy

  • Budding Lotus Transformations  
    Phone: 
    952-767-4995
    www.caringlifecounseling.com  
    7800 Metro Parkway, Suite 300, Bloomington

    Individual/couples counseling; life/career coaching; student discount 

  • Cashman Center; Therapies for Mind & Body                                                                                                
    Phone: 
    952-224-8990                                                                                                                                       www.cashmancentermn.com                                                                                                                
    2100 County Road 42 West, Burnsville, MN 553                                                                                                  

    Serves individuals, families, couples and adolescents in the south metro

Shelter

Housing & Food Assistance  For a list of local resources for Normandale students who are facing homelessness or food shortage, click here: Housing & Food Assistance

  • Hennepin County 
    www.co.hennepin.mn.us

    Information on services and programs involving health, housing, and other social services for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors as well as special groups, such as recent immigrants, in Hennepin County
  • Hennepin County Front Door 
    Phone:
     612-348-4111
    http://www.co.hennepin.mn.us
    300 South Sixth St, Minneapolis

    Case management, housing, and mental health services

  • MinnesotaHelp.info 
    www.minnesotahelp.info

    An online directory of services regarding veterans, senior citizens, youth, disabilities, families, homelessness, affordable housing, refugees, etc.

  • Tubman 
    Phone:
     612-871-0118
    www.tubman.org
    4432 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis

    Tubman Family Alliance and Chrysalis, A Center for Women have merged and renamed the combined organization Tubman. Tubman offers support through multiple service areas: safe shelter, legal assistance, counseling, youth and family support and community education.

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Substance Abuse

  • Crisis Connection 
    Phone:
     612-379-6363
    http://www.crisis.org/

    Free and confidential crisis counseling by telephone for topics such as suicide, depression, abuse, and family and relationship problems. Referrals to community agencies are available for further assistance.
  • Hazelden 
    Phone: 1-800-257-7810 
    www.hazelden.org

    A treatment center for chemically dependent individuals and families. Information on chemical health and recovery

  • Alcoholics Anonymous, Greater Minneapolis Intergroup
    Phone:
     952-922-0880 
    www.aaminneapolis.org 

    Greater Minneapolis Intergroup helps people who may have a drinking problem to find A.A. groups in their area. They can also connect people to Al-Anon and Alateen, groups for friends and families of alcoholics.