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Counseling Services

Welcome to Counseling Services! Our mission is to provide academic, career, and personal counseling designed to:

  • Help students identify and attain their educational and career goals
  • Promote personal growth and development of students
  • Guide and assist students in becoming active, responsible, self-disciplined citizens
  • Encourage and assist students with expirations of personal and professional choices

Richland Community College offers individual and group counseling on a short-term basis. The purpose of short-term counseling is to focus on personal issues that may prevent a student from achieving academic success. Counselors can also help students make contact with appropriate community resources.

Counseling services are confidential within the limits of the law and are offered by Richland Community College to all students, faculty, and staff. No information about you will be released without your written permission.

Counselors are professionally trained, experienced in working with students of diverse ages and backgrounds, good listeners, and are committed to your well-being and development.

Contact Counseling Services

Counseling Services is located in the Student Services Area, Workforce Development Institute, and can be reached by phone at (217) 875-7211, ext. 6267.

Counseling Staff

Gary O'Conner, Counselor
(217) 875-7211, ext. 6283
goconnor@richland.edu

Stuart Coon, Counselor
(217) 875-7211, ext. 6280
scoon@richland.edu