The Counseling Center is staffed by counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled Navarro College students.
Many students are undecided about their college major or career choice. If you feel this way, you are not alone. Deciding on a career path can be very stressful. Navarro College counselors offer a number of tools to provide career information and guidance to undecided students. The counselors are available to offer career guidance based on your skills, personality, interests, and values. The following career services are available:
Career Self-Assessment Tools
The career assessments listed below can be completed online at no charge. After completion, it is recommended that the student schedules an appointment with the counselor to review test results, degree plan, and career options.
The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. The assessment has 60 questions about work activities that some people do on their jobs.
This assessment lets you rate yourself on 35 different skills and then see which occupations are matches for the skills that are important to you. The assessment will take about 5-10 minutes. Complete your assessment by answering questions about the skills you would like to perform in your daily work. At the end of the assessment, you will see a list of occupations that are a good match for your skill profile.
This test is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality. After completing the 72 questionnaire, you will obtain 4-letter type formula according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology, along with the strengths of preferences and the description of your personality type. The results will assist with discovering careers and occupations most suitable for your personality type.
This website offers a variety of links regarding career exploration. Although the website is free, it is highly recommended that the student work closely with the Navarro College counselor to complete the profiles and assessments offered on this website. Please call the counseling office today to schedule.
The is a written assessment that provides a list to help identify those values
that you think will be important to you in your work. Upon completing the assessment, the student should discuss the results with a counselor.
The Career Key assessment is offered at the counseling center and will assist students with choosing between fields of study or various professions. Individuals assess their resemblance to Holland’s six personality types and identify their most promising career options. This is a paper test that takes 20 minutes to complete. It uniquely organizes matching careers in an easy and practical manner.
In addition to the assessments and career information available in the Counseling Center, the Carl Perkins Career Center provides career information computers and a large career reference library that includes videos, books, and informational resources. The Carl Perkins Career Center also assists students needing help with job searches, interview techniques, and resume writing skills.
For appointments, contact your nearest Counseling Center:
While attending college, students encounter a myriad of transitions in their lives. Issues that arise may include the following: independent living, college life issues, independent study, forming new relationships, identity crises, depression or anxiety, and/or time management difficulties. Often, professional assistance can help in easing the transition into college life.
Navarro College employs counselors on the Corsicana campus to provide guidance services to students with personal issues such as relationship problems, anger management, communication skills, and coping skills. Please note that all services are confidential and off-campus mental health referrals may be necessary.
For an appointment to see a counselor, contact the Counseling Center in Corsicana at (903) 875-7397. Remember, if you have an immediate crisis on or off campus, you can call 911; dorm residents should dial 9-911, or for campus security, you may dial (903) 654-3999.
Here are some of the services the Counseling Center can provide:
If you need assistance in any of these areas, please JUST ASK! Our counselors are very sensitive to your needs and are flexible in working with your schedule. Referrals are available as needed.
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You aren’t alone. No matter who you are or what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. We want to help you find hope.
The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
If someone you know is exhibiting any of the warning signs listed above, here are some things you can do to help.
ON-CAMPUS COUNSELING SERVICES
2nd floor in the Gooch One Stop Student Building
OFF-CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
Main Tel: 214-345-6789
Intake Tel 1: 682-236-6023
Intake Tel 2: 214-345-7355
Parkview Regional Hospital
600 South Bonham Street
Mexia, TX 76667
Main Tel: 254-562-5332
Intake Tel 1: 254-562-0408-2361
Intake Tel 2: 254-562-0408-2362
Andrews Center Behavioral Healthcare
South Highway 19 and FM 1615
Athens, TX 75751
Main Tel: 903-675-8541
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) A free, 24-hour hotline, with a person available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Confidential online chat is also available at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454
Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender or Questioning Youth (LGBTQ) call The Trevor Hotline toll-free at 1-866-488-7386
Texas Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) Crisis Hotlines –
These centers operate or contract with a hotline provider for persons in crisis. You may view an alphabetical list of LMHAs and their crisis numbers on our LMHA Crisis Hotline page, or you may search for the crisis hotline number by county, city, or ZIP code on our mental health services search page.
Speaking to a therapist or attending a support group can help you work through your grief and improve your overall mental health. The following resources can help you find a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group near you.
Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe.
Told through the voices of these individuals, their families, and the professionals in their support network, each inspiring story recounts one person’s journey from a suicide attempt to the life of hope and recovery he/she is leading today.
The information on this page is courtesy of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).