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Feeling stressed out? You're not alone. College can be fun, but it can also be very difficult to juggle school, work, family and friends.

Like most people, you probably know ways to cope with stress. But if you start feeling overwhelmed or anxious, seeing a college counselor can help you find practical solutions to personal and/or academic problems.

What Is Counseling?

Brookhaven College recognizes that you’re a whole person – not just a student. Your academic success depends on your personal development and emotional health.

A professional counselor can help you identify, understand and develop skills to resolve your educational, career and personal issues. He or she will assist you in learning how to find your own pathway to success in college and in the workplace.

Our counselors are licensed professionals and are highly qualified specialists with master’s or doctoral degrees. They offer crisis intervention; brief, solution-focused counseling; and referrals to other agencies or services. They can provide educational and career guidance as well as individual and group personal counseling.

Community Mental Health Resources

In addition to our college counseling services, many community mental health resources are available to help you or other people you care about — for free or at a low cost.


Get help paying for community psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse services through the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.

  • 9441 LBJ Freeway, Suite 350
    Dallas, TX 75243
  • 214-366-9407
  • info@ntbha.org
Suicide & Crisis Center of
North Texas
  • 214-828-1000
National Veterans
Crisis Line
  • 800-273-8255
    (press 1)
National Domestic
Violence Hotline
  • 800-799-7233
National Sexual
Assault Hotline
  • 800-656-4673

Text 741741 from anywhere in the United States
to text with a trained crisis counselor.


As part of our commitment to our students and the community, My Community Services is an online directory to help you find the resources you need.


Academic Skills Assistance
Case Management
Classroom Presentations
Consultations and Referrals 
Crisis Intervention
Individual Counseling
Online Mental Health Screening

Who Can Use Our Services?

If you are a student currently enrolled in credit and noncredit classes at Brookhaven College, you are eligible for services at no additional cost. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us 
Bldg. S, Room S136
972-860-4673 Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meet the Staff

Information discussed with a counselor is private and confidential, unless it involves potential danger to self, others, or it involves child or elder abuse. Other information remains confidential unless the student gives permission to share it with others.

To make an appointment with a counselor, contact one of the counselors directly, stop by the Brookhaven College Counseling Center, Bldg. S, Room S136, or call 972-860-4673.

Rhonda M. Dalrymple, Ph.D. 
professional counselor
Bldg. S, Room S136

​Megan Coit, LCSW
professional counselor
Bldg. S, Room S136

Maribel Peña-Lyons, M.S., LPC
professional counselor
Bldg. S, Room S136

Katherine Woods, Psy.D.
licensed psychologist and professional counselor
Bldg. S, Room S136