Mission Statement
To assist and enable students in personal and career development so that each student has the opportunity to reach his/her ultimate potential.

How do I make an appointment?
Students may contact any counselor regardless of the institution they attend. In case of emergency, call 911. Fill out and submit the symptom assessment below prior to your appointment.

Some typical difficulties that students may bring to counseling

  • Excessive anxiety for no apparent reason
  • Withdrawal or lack of interest in daily activities
  • Sudden shifts in mood and/or behavior
  • An unusual amount of irritability or suspicious behavior towards another person
  • Thinking about suicide
  • Eating or sleeping differently
  • Drinking too much or using/abusing drugs
  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by others
  • Prolonged feelings of despair, unhappiness, or hopelessness


Campus Counselor

The local counselor, Corey Gorder, is the primary counselor located on the DCB Campus.

Counseling Confidentiality
Counseling sessions are kept in strict confidence within legal and ethical limits. No information about a student can be released outside of the counseling team without the student's permission. Permission is given by signing a Release of Information. Exceptions to confidentiality include:

  • The counselor determines you are at risk to harm yourself or someone else
  • There is a medical emergency.
  • There is suspected or actual abuse/neglect of a child, an elderly, or disabled person
  • Records are subpoenaed in the court of law.


Corey Gorder, LPCC
Licensed Professional
Clinical Counselor

Dakota College at Bottineau
Bottineau, ND


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