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Counselling Services

Confidential counselling is available to all RDC students free of charge.

While college can be one of the best times of your life it can also be one of the most stressful! You may face many challenges while attending college. Sometimes this may interfere with your ability to do academic work, or you may feel overwhelmed with your workload. Therefore, most students can benefit from seeing a counsellor at some point during their college experience.

Our commitment is to help you experience success as a student. We are here to help you achieve your personal and academic goals. The Counselling & Career Centre’s professional counsellors can assist you throughout any time in your college life and help you with your personal and career concerns.

Some common student concerns:

  • Managing stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • Loneliness
  • Homesickness
  • Procrastination
  • Career indecision

We are here to help you with anything that is impacting your ability to succeed!

View Counselling Resources for brief information is available regarding some of the most common issues college students may experience. Topics include; Academic Performance, Addiction, Mood & Mental Health, Relationships, Self-Image, Sexuality & Identity, Staff & Faculty Resources, Stress and Overall Wellness. 


Hours of Operation

Given the current circumstances with COVID-19, Counselling Services has made the decision to suspend all in-person services at this time

We understand that you may continue to need clinical support, resources, and/or counselling at this time, especially if you are a current client. As such, we invite you to contact Counselling Services or your counsellor directly. Counselling Services will attempt to contact you by phone, email, or text message to discuss how best to support you. This remote service will follow the Practice Guidelines for Telepsychology Services, outlined by the College of Alberta Psychologists. Informed consent and any limits of confidentiality will be outlined.

Red Deer College continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 situation, and we will provide updates as information becomes available. Information will continue to be housed on RDC’s Novel Coronavirus webpage, located at

Counselling Services will remain open to inquires via phone and email.
Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 4:30pm
t: 403.343.4064 | e: counselling [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca


Other Supports

MyWellness - Online support and resources include; a free and anonymous mental health assessment, various tools with solutions to encourage mental wellness, an opportunity to create a personalized action plan and access to online video counselling.

Anxiety Canada - Expert tools and resources to help adults and children in Canada manage anxiety. This website has specific apps and podcasts dedicated to managing anxiety and can assist individuals in creating a personal anxiety plan. Information on how to cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and information on how to locate local mental health professionals is available.

Depression Hurts - Resources an individual may find helpful when it comes to understanding depression and anxiety or helping a loved one on the road to recovery. Provides information in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.

Alberta 211 – Call, text, or live chat: 211.

Alberta Mental Health Line – Provides toll-free, 24/7 telephone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans. It is a confidential, anonymous service that includes crisis intervention, information about mental health programs and services, referrals to other agencies if needed. - Phone 1-877-303-2642