C.A.R.E. Student Counseling Services

What is C.A.R.E.?

Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed? We provide free, short-term personal counseling services for all current students. The C.A.R.E. (Counseling and Advising Reaching Everyone) program can help you overcome obstacles that may interfere with your wellbeing or academic success.

Benefits of C.A.R.E

  • Access to campus and community resources
  • Recognize problematic areas and develop solutions
  • Concerns regarding balancing school, work and home life
  • Expand coping and decision-making skills
  • Questions relating to gender and/or sexuality
  • Advance your level of self-awareness
  • Stress, anxiety and/or depression
  • Relationship problems and/or abuse
  • Anger management issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Overwhelmed feelings
  • Test anxiety
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C.A.R.E. Personal Counseling Appointments

If you have, or think you might have a mental illness, the first thing you must know is you are not alone. We are here to help! Contact us for a free screening by scheduling an appointment at 509-542-5505 or counseling@columbiabasin.edu.

View this video to see the 10 common warning signs of mental health conditions.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help:

  1. Call 9-1-1, if the crisis is life threatening.
  2. Call Benton Franklin Crisis Response Unit at 509-783-0500.
    • Provides acute and emergent mental health intervention services 24 hours. Services include crisis intervention, information and referral, grief counseling, education, emergency assistance with psychiatric medication and consultation.
    • Location: 500 N. Morain St. Suite 1250, Kennewick, Washington, 99336
  3. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free, confidential emotional support from responders at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  4. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988
  5. Text "HOME" to 741741 for free 24/7 crisis counseling.
  6. Veterans in crisis, please text 838255 to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Meet Our Counselors

We have four experienced, knowledgeable Counselors to assist with any counseling needs you may have.

I have worked at CBC since 1990. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington Univeristy and have studied internationally in Costa Rica, London and Mexico.

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I earned my Associate of Arts degree at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology at Washington State University. My passion is supporting students in earning their college degree and assisting them in exploring occupations that will lead to a satisfying and rewarding careers.

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I have worked in numerous settings such as hospitals, private and public social services, all of which have shaped my career. I teach a number of courses and develop new curriculum, courses and programs to enhance the overall mission of the college. I recently created the Career Mentoring Program and Hawk Career Readiness Program along with publishing my work with the NCDA (2019) on the lack of mentorship for first generation students.

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Joe Streetman

I am a licensed mental health counselor and I started at CBC in 2019 after one year as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Heritage University. I began my career as a community college counselor in 1995, working at community colleges before entering clinical mental health work. Experiencing academic and personal success at a community college was life changing for me and it's my goal to make sure every student I meet at CBC has that same opportunity.

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Provides acute and emergent mental health intervention services. Services include mental health intervention, information and referral, grief counseling, education, emergency assistance with psychiatric medications and consultations. Open 24 hours.

Please call 509-783-0500 or visit 500 N. Morain St. Suite 1250, Kennewick, Washington, 99336.

Self-Help Tools from Mental Health America (mhanational.org)


Provides emergency childcare to support first responders, health care workers, essential community personnel and those parents who must work to maintain employment. To reach Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties, please call 509-543-9980.

The CBC Food Pantry is open and here to help if you need it! For more information call 509-542-4630 or email cbcfoodpantryFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN

Please call 509-585-3000 or 1-800-562-5624.

Please call 800-648-1277 for the 24 hour crisis and shelter hotline or 509-735-1295.

Can help with needs including supplemental food and nutrition programs, healthcare, vaccination and health epidemic information, shelter and housing options, and employment and education opportunities.

To reach a specialist, dial 2-1-1, or use the following toll free numbers: 877-211-9274 or 877-211-5445.

Please call 888-843-4564.

Please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. If in crisis or need someone to talk to text NAMI to 741741.

Has a list of food banks in Benton County. Please call 509-545-0787 or email info@2-harvest.org

Please call the 24 hour Crime Victim Crisis Line at 866-751-7119.

Please call the 24 hour support line at 509-374-5391.

Will continue to provide childcare to current participants as well as the children of health care providers and first responders at the following locations: Amon Creek, Canyon View, Lincoln and Ridge View elementary schools. To reach YMCA of Greater Tri-Cities, please call 509-374-1908.






  • Email:counseling@columbiabasin.edu

  • Phone:509-547-0511

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301H Building

  • Office Hours:Appointments:Monday and Wednesday: 7 am to 3:45 pmFriday: 7 am to noonWalk-Ins:Tuesday: 7 am to 3:45 pmThursday: 9 am to 3:45 pm

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