• Life-Threatening Mental Health Emergency

    If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the Clackamas County Crisis Line at 503-655-8585.

Counseling at CCC

At Clackamas Community College, we take mental health and wellness seriously. That's why we offer free counseling services to our students. You can find the Counseling Department office on the second floor of the Wacheno Welcome Center.

Counseling is available

CCC counselors are available to meet with students in person, remotely via secure video appointments and via phone call.

CCC Counseling services include:

  • Personal counseling (individual and couples)
  • Crisis support
  • Resources and referrals
  • Career counseling
  • Help with academic concerns like procrastination, time management and difficulties in classes

Visit our academic planning pages (what classes to take toward your degree).

Counseling hours

Counseling is available Monday through Friday (with Fridays being telehealth appointments only) during fall, winter, and spring term.  We also have counseling available during breaks and summer term, with a more limited schedule.

Counseling Virtual Events


  • SMART Recovery

    Every Thursday, 2-3 p.m. fall, winter and spring terms only (excluding winter and spring breaks)
    Upstairs conference room of the Wacheno Welcome Center

    SMART Recovery is an addictions-focused anonymous self-help group. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. The CCC SMART Recovery group is open to anyone who would like to learn tools for dealing with addiction and, in general, offers good coping skills and training that would benefit most people. All are welcome. 

Classes taught by counseling faculty

Counseling faculty teach a variety of courses that help students build skills and learn how to be a successful college student. To learn more, check out the class schedule and look for Human Development (HD) and First Year Experience (FYE) classes. 

Meet our counseling team

Robin Dryden


Oregon City campus (map)

Available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Available in-person Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wacheno Welcome Center 201-210



You can also complete the Referral Tool in the myClackamas Portal under "Student Resources" and click "CCC Counselor Appointment Requests"

Counseling confidentiality

Communication between you and Clackamas Community College counselors is confidential as required (except as limited by law). Generally, information may not be disclosed to another person or agency outside of the Counseling Department (including parents, teachers, or staff) without your written consent. Among the legally and ethically determined exceptions to this policy are:

  • Counselors need to disclose information necessary to prevent you from acting on plans to hurt yourself or others.
  • Counselors need to report suspected abuse of children, animals, older adults (65+) or people with disabilities (both developmental and acquired) to the appropriate authorities, regardless of whether the abuse is current or historical.
  • Counselors need to disclose medically relevant information if you have a potential medical emergency.
  • If your records are subpoenaed and a judge court orders the release of these records, counselors must comply with this order.
  • The CCC counseling staff members work as an integrated unit, which means we consult with each other.