Counseling Services

Stay up to date with campus safety measures by reviewing the KCC Campus Reopening Plan and view the current status of campus services.

Appointments are available via phone, virtual, and in-person.

Current students can schedule a phone appointment by accessing Starfish, located in the Bruin Portal. Learn more about how to schedule an appointment using Starfish.

Appointments can also be scheduled by contacting Counseling directly at or 269-441-CHAT (2428).

KCC Counselor Tim Bond stands with a student in his office on campus in Battle Creek.Kellogg Community College is committed to student success in and out of the classroom. To that end, the College offers several counseling options to help students maintain and enhance their mental, emotional, academic, and physical health during their studies at KCC.

Academic Counseling

Academic counseling may include helping students develop or improve time management skills, learn more effective strategies for managing test anxiety, and develop other academic strategies designed to enhance student success. Referrals may also be made to other College departments such as the Center for Student Success to help with academic support and assistance for specific classes.

Topics that can be discussed with a counselor include:

  •     Organizing resources
  •     Strength-based learning
  •     Test anxiety
  •     Study tools
  •     Time management
  •     De-stressing activities
  •     Academic support

Career Counseling

Career counseling is available for those who may be unsure of their educational and career goals. Career exploration includes self-assessment, research, and developing career goals and objectives.

Career assessment may include:

  • Assessment of Goals and Interest
  • Discover Learning Styles and Academic Strengths
  • Understand the compatibility of personal preference and career goals

Free web career planning links:

Job & Career Accelerator
Kellogg Community College Career Guide
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Personality Testing
Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Disability Counseling

Disability counseling is available to assist persons with a documented disability in accessing campus supports. While ensuring the academic integrity of its programs, the College is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations needed to ensure equal access to educational opportunities for individuals with verified disabilities.

Topics which can be discussed with a counselor include:

  • Community services
  • Available classroom accommodations
  • Learning styles and academic strengths
  • Career planning
  • Support regarding disability diagnosis

Additional information regarding disability services is provided at:
Center for Student Success, Disability Services

Personal Counseling

Personal counseling is available to assist students in achieving a balance between school, work, and home. KCC offers limited short-term consultation and referral services for those requiring longer or more intensive support. Please note we are unable to provide 24-hour crisis counseling. For 24 hour support and psychiatric or medication services, visit Emergency Community Services. If you are in need of these services, KCC Counselors can assist you in finding the support you need in your community.

Topics which can be discussed with a counselor include:

  • Distractions from learning
  • Developing coping skills
  • Stress reduction
  • Organizing resources
  • Counseling support
  • Community referrals

For more information, contact Counseling at 269-441-CHAT (2428) or