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. If you need immediate assistance, please come to the Counseling & Advising Center- someone is available to help you now! 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
cbc students studying


C.A.R.E. Personal Counseling Appointments

To schedule a personal counseling appointment, please call the Counseling & Advising Center at 509-547-0511, email us, 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.

Contact me!

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.

Contact me!

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.

Contact me!

Joe Streetman

I am a licensed mental health Counselor.

Contact me!


If you or someone you care about are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.



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.

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

CBC H building