Being a college student can be exciting, challenging and even stressful at times. Many different resources, including counseling, are available at Northeast Iowa Community College to support students.

Students can visit with a counselor if they are feeling overwhelmed or having a hard time adjusting to college. It can be difficult to juggle personal responsibilities and college. If you are experiencing personal difficulties, counseling services are available for your concerns.

Counseling services at NICC are free, private and confidential. Students may visit with a counselor on either campus or even by telephone. Contact the counseling department on your campus to schedule an appointment. Areas of assistance may include:

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Time management
  • Grief counseling
  • Alcohol/drug issues
  • Academic difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling
  • Financial hardships
  • Student success strategies 

Privacy and Confidentiality

Information revealed in counseling is not disclosed to anyone unless the student provides written authorization. Exceptions to this are:

  • When a counselor believes a student presents imminent danger to himself/herself or others.
  • When the life or safety of a readily identifiable third person is endangered.
  • When a counselor believes that a child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect or exploitation.
  • When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings.

Student Health 101

The Counseling Office at NICC publishes the monthly e-magazine Student Health 101. Each month's issue includes topics on physical, mental, emotional and personal health. Be sure to read each month to gain insight on how to lead a healthy lifestyle while enrolled at NICC!