Behavioral Health Services at Red Rocks Community College



If you are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis or are in need of referral services immediately, please call the Colorado Crisis and Support Line at 1-844-493-8255.

Red Rocks Community College partners with Jefferson Center (JC) to provide behavioral health assessment, short-term counseling (6 sessions per semester), and referral at no cost to its current students. To meet the Mental Health needs of our students during the pandemic while also maintaining the safety of our students and staff, we have moved all of our services on-line. We are now providing both in-person and telehealth therapy sessions to currently enrolled students, regardless of the type of classes (on-line, hybrid, remote) they are enrolled. To learn more about telehealth, what tools you will need, and how to prepare for you next virtual appointment, click here.

In response to social distancing measures and the overwhelming amount of news about the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of resources on mental health and coping during this difficult time.

Brief Therapy Services

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 
  • Students needing a referral for additional services or support


What to Expect

Your first appointment will include completing a few brief forms followed by meeting with the BHS counselor to talk about your concerns. At the end of the initial appointment, the counselor and student will decide upon a course of action for future treatment. During this time, you are encouraged to express your feelings honestly and ask any questions you may have. 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, at which point community referrals will be offered.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Call the Behavioral Health Counselor's direct phone line, 303.914.6655, to request an initial meeting with the Behavioral Health Counselor.
  • Together the student and counselor will decide if short-term individual therapy or a referral to other services will best meet the student's needs.
  • If the student can benefit from brief counseling services or consultation an appointment will be scheduled at a time that works for both the counselor and student.

To Cancel an Appointment:

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

In the event of bad weather or other campus closures, please check the Red Rocks Snow Closure site or call 303.914.6100. If RRCC is closed, your Behavioral Health Counselor or a Student Health and Counseling Center representative will contact you when the campus re-opens to reschedule your appointment.




Local Mental Health Services

Colorado Crisis Services
Jefferson Center
Red Rock Recovery Center
Mental Health Center of Denver
Community Reach Center


Online Resources

Let’s Talk Colorado!
The Science of Success Podcast
The JED Foundation
The Jordan Porco Foundation
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
AC’s Guide to Student Mental Health
Active Minds
My Strength
Man Therapy
Cure Stigma
The Hilarious World of Depression Podcast
Mindful blog
Tiny Buddha blog
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute blog
A Lust For Life blog
The Art of Living blog
The Positivity Blog
Safe 2 Tell Colorado
Early Milestones Family Resources
How to Deal with College Stress as a Medical & Healthcare student

RRCC Online Mental Health Screenings

Anonymous online mental health screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. Screenings are available for alcohol and substance use, depression, PTSD, and other mental health concerns. These are educational, not diagnostic tools. Each screening takes only a few minutes, and at the end, you will be presented with information and next steps.