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Counseling Services

DSCC Counselors are available to assist with student development and student success, helping students make wise personal and professional choices by:

  • Helping students sort out difficulties in their lives that might be interfering with their ability to do school work;
  • Providing college-wide programing on relevant topics;
  • Presenting on various topics to classes upon request;
  • Serving as a referral source to help meet student needs via community resources and various media available;
  • Providing short term individual counseling;
  • Assisting students with the exploration of personal and professional choices.
Contact Information

Ms. Sherry Baker
Counselor / ADA Coordinator

Ms. Jessica Cannon
Counselor/ Career Services Coordinator


Sexual Assault

You may confidentially report sexual assault to a DSCC Counselor.

An institutional  complaint can be filed directly with either or both of the following:

Follow the link below to resources for victims of sexual misconduct and the DSCC Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention, and Survivor Guide.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Be aware of the health risks associated with the use of illegal drugs and alcohol.

Rethink Drinking

Do you need help?

Contact a counselor for a referral or seek help from CACAO in Jackson, Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, Northwest Counseling Center, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.


Suicide & Depression

Call 911 if you or someone you know is considering suicide or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Depression and Suicide Prevention Student Guide

Reach out to a DSCC Counselors for more information on the following topics:

Coping Strategies

Managing Depression

Reducing Anxiety

Test Taking Tips

Tobacco Cessation

Dyersburg State facilities and most employers are now tobacco free. Get free information and counseling to stop and stay stopped. Call 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) or join the program online.