Personal counseling services are available to help students with personal or academic issues that might interfere with their educational pursuits. A confidential setting is provided where students can seek assistance with the knowledge that they will be treated in a professional manner.

Students seek counseling services for a variety of reasons. Among the most common are:

  • Managing stress
  • Improving and building healthy relationships
  • Emotional distress
  • Building self-esteem
  • Anxiety and test performance
  • Improving decision making
  • Overcoming homesickness
  • Controlling use of alcohol or drugs
  • Choosing a career

Counseling Resources

In Case of Crisis

Frequently Asked Questions

Counseling Appointment


Vanessa Chavez       

Office: (785) 442-6016  Mobile (Google Text): (913) 608-4233

Highland Campus Office: Lower Level Yost Hall

Atchison Technical Center: Building B


  • HCC Campus - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mental Health Contact

Highland Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. For assistance or additional clarification please contact the Title IV Coordinator at (785) 442-6020.

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