C.A.R.E. Student Counseling Services

What is C.A.R.E.?

Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed? Our counselors offer free, short term personal counseling services to all current CBC students. The C.A.R.E. program (Counseling and Advising Reaching Everyone) was designed to 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
  • Expand coping and decision-making skills
  • Help you resolve issues and challenges
  • Advance your level of self-awareness
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C.A.R.E. Personal Counseling Appointments

To schedule a personal counseling appointment, please call the Counsleing & Advising Center at 509-547-0511, email us at counselingFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN or come in today.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please come to the Counseling & Advising Center!


Meet Our Counselors

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

Donna Brouns

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 have worked at CBC since January 2000. I earned my AA degree at Endicott College, and BA in Psychology and Master of Education in Counseling Psychology at Washington State University.

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I earned a Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. I offer personal/career counseling and work with probationary, international and foster care students.

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Joe Streetman

I am a licensed mental health Counselor.

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Benton Franklin Crisis Response Unit

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

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


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones and best practices for professionals.

Please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website





  • 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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