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Professional counselors serve the college community by providing academic, career, and personal counseling to students in a confidential setting. Students can visit with counselors regarding a wide variety of concerns, including managing stress, developing career goals, creating academic plans, and understanding college policies. Counselors may refer students to the appropriate campus and/or community resources to best serve the needs of the student.

Students placed on academic probation or suspension are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor in order to develop a plan for success.

Personal Counseling

Sometimes it is important to discuss life and academic issues privately with a counselor. Currently enrolled students are invited to set an appointment with an Hennepin Tech Counselor as needed. These services are provided free of charge to currently enrolled students.

  • Click the Book an Appointment button below to schedule with the counselor at your home campus.
  • Email the counselor if you need an appointment earlier or later than their available times.

Book an Appointment

Chingla Thao
Counselor, Brooklyn Park


Book an Appointment with Chingla

Sarah Cornelius
Counselor, Eden Prairie


Book an Appointment with Sarah

Community Resources

Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Directory

Phone: 651-431-2670
Fee-for-service health care provider information for persons who do not have health insurance.

Rainbow Health Initiative

Phone: 612-206-3180
Rainbow Health Initiative is committed to improving the health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people. Our goal is health equity for the LGBTQ community.


Phone: 612-871-0118
Support throughsafe shelter, legal assistance, counseling, youth and family support and community education.


Phone: 952-884-0330
Emergency services for individuals and families that are in crisis due to family violence; ongoing support and shelter services.

Emily Program

Phone: 651-645-5323
Comprehensive psychological, nutritional, and medical care for individuals with eating disorders.

Collective Mental Health

Phone: 612-822-8227
Mental health services including psychotherapy, education, and support services on a sliding fee scale.

Hennepin County Public Assistance

Phone: 612-596-1300
Cash assistance, food support and health care programs.

24-Hour Crisis Lines

United Way 2-1-1

Phone: 651-291-0211
Free and confidential information and referral for help with food, housing, employment, counseling and more.

Crisis Intervention Center and Acute Psychiatric Services

Phone: 612-873-3161
24-hour walk-in crisis intervention and treatment of behavioral emergencies.

Suicide Hotline

Phone: 612-873-2222

Rape and Sexual Abuse Center

Phone: 612-825-4357
Caring, competent, and affordable services to female and male survivors of sexual abuse and assault.

Crisis Nursery

Phone: 763-591-0100
Emergency child care to prevent neglect and abuse; crisis intervention for families.

*Disclaimer: By providing the information above, Hennepin Technical College does not assume responsibility for the quality of services provided by the mental health agencies or web sites.