Counseling Center

What’s Happening in Counseling

Suicide Prevention

Let Counseling help you

  • September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

    Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 and yearly millions of Americans are directly affected by the more than 37,000 suicides and hundreds of thousands of suicide attempts made by friends or loved ones.  Recently, the world lost a gifted entertainer and remarkable person in the suicide of Robin Williams.  Yet, suicide is preventable and we all can help.

    If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please see a counselor, doctor, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

    Y-CARE:  How to Help Someone in Crisis-Trevor Project

    SWIC Counseling Center Suicide Prevention page


The Counseling and Human Development department assists students in achieving educational, career and personal success. A variety of services and programs are offered at each campus and some off-campus sites.

Hours & Locations

Please note new hours at all locations.

Appointments are recommended early in the semester.

Belleville Campus

IS Building - Room 1115 
618-235-2700, ext. 5186 
Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Red Bud Campus

Main Office - Room 175 
618-282-6682, ext. 8114 
Hours (Appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted): 
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sam Wolf Granite City Campus

Center for Student Development - Room 440 
618-931-0600, ext. 7333 
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

East St. Louis Community College Center

East St. Louis Higher Education Campus 
601 James R. Thompson Blvd. 
Hours (Appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted): 
Monday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Tuesday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Advising/Counseling Staff

Dean: Michelle Birk  

Counseling Coordinator: Michael Johnson


  • Jeff Baltes, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
  • Lakeetra Catchings, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
  • Leroy Crisp, Belleville Campus
  • Ryan Crouse, Belleville Campus
  • Keisha Ford, East St. Louis Community College Center
  • Melissa Gehrs, Red Bud Campus
  • Adam Guebert, Belleville Campus
  • Emily Muertz, Belleville Campus
  • Debbie Schachner, Belleville Campus
  • Caprice Stancil-Smith, Belleville Campus


  • Tobin Brown, Ed.D., Belleville Campus
  • Linda Cowden, Ph.D., Belleville Campus
  • Suzanne Jones, Red Bud Campus
  • Patricia Keller, Belleville Campus
  • Michelle Luraschi, Belleville Campus