Counseling Philosophy

Our Philosophy

DMACC counselors provide mental health counseling and advocacy services that enhance a student's well-being within a confidential, safe and culturally-honoring environment.

Counselors are available to discuss issues such as:

— Where you're going with your life

— Choosing unhealthy friends

— Coping with romantic relationship difficulties

— Coping with academic difficulties

— Feeling stressed out or anxious

— Feeling sad or depressed 

— Making new friends while in college

— Feeling like you can't continue

— Thinking that things always go wrong

— Coping with a physical or learning disability

— Or anything else that impacts mental health


Additional Help

Compass Clinical Associates

Compass Clinical Associates skilled, caring counselors, therapists, coaches, and psychiatrists provide premium care to individuals, couples, and families in Central Iowa and greater Des Moines area. These professionals are dedicated to helping people find greater success and live happy, healthy lives.


2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Help.

211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs. 211 is a one-stop source of information for people looking for services.