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Behavioral Health Services

Life stresses may sometimes interfere with academic success. RRCC partners with Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH) to provide behavioral health assessment, short-term counseling (up to 6 sessions per semester), and referral at no cost to its current students. Services are now located within the Student Health Clinic at the Lakewood campus and once a week by appointment at the Arvada Campus.


Short-term counseling through Behavioral Health Services (BHS) can provide support for:

  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Overcoming depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustment difficulties

The Process

  • Call the Student Health Clinic at 303.914.6655 to request an initial meeting with the Behavioral Health Counselor
  • Together decide if short-term individual therapy or a referral to other services will best meet your needs
  • Schedule future appointments, if appropriate

What to Expect

The purpose of your first appointment (about 50 minutes) will be to gather information about your current concerns and decide on a course of action. You will be asked to complete a few brief forms, and then talk to the BHS counselor about your situation and goals. During this time, you are encouraged to express your feelings honestly and ask any questions you may have. After the interview is complete, you and the BHS counselor will decide on next steps. You might find that a few sessions with the counselor will help you get back on track, or that your needs will be better served by other providers.

Short-term Counseling

If you and the BHS counselor decide that your goals can be accomplished in 6 sessions or less, you will set up the next appointment at the end of the initial interview. During future sessions, you and the counselor will decide on a plan of action, identify things to work on between sessions, and evaluate your progress to see whether the sessions are helping.  In some cases, you may be referred to additional services in the community that are available on a sliding fee scale.

Canceling Appointments

If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance, whenever possible.
Call 303.914.6655 and leave a message, including your name, appointment time, and phone number.

In the event of bad weather, please check the Red Rocks Snow Closure site or call 303.914.6100. If RRCC is closed, your BHS counselor will contact you when the campus re-opens to reschedule your appointment.

Emergency Services

If you are a resident of Jefferson, Gilpin or Clear Creek counties, call for 24-hour care and/or referrals:

If you reside outside of these counties, call the Metro Crisis LIne for 24-hour emergency care at 888-885-1222.

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, ALWAYS CALL 911 FIRST or go to your nearest emergency room.

Additional Information and Services

RRCC Peer Counseling Programpdf

For information about Jefferson Center for Mental Health Services

JCMH 24-Hour Emergency Line

For urgent needs - staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Metro Crisis Services

Suicide Hotline
1.800.273.TALK (8255) - Get Help with Depression and Anxiety Now
Proven mood-improving resources, including “Energy Shield” found in myStrength Now.
Call Katey Parsons at 303.914.6655 to get payer code.

JCMH Wellness Classes – Free for everyone

Click here for counseling
hours & contact info

In an emergency your
first call should be to 911.

To report concerns that may
not pose immediate threats,
use the linkbelow or

Campus Police:

report Incident Here

Click here to learn more about when you should report a concern.