Counselor and student

Lake Tahoe Community College counselors are trained to help students reach their educational and career goals by providing career and academic counseling, helping students to explore their options and select a major, and by providing students with information to meet transfer and degree or certificate requirements. They also assist students with other issues that can impact their academic performance, such as anxiety and other mental health stressors.

All students are encouraged to talk with one of our counselors, located in the One-Stop Office. Please bring a copy of any previous course work to discuss course planning.

Please see our FAQs webpage for more information.

Chat with us now or book a counseling appointment on Cranium Cafe.



Academic Counseling

  • Traditional Student:


Online Counseling
LTCC provides access to counseling for all current and prospective students via the Cranium Café, an online counseling service portal. If you are interested in a video counseling appointment using Cranium Café, please make an appointment online. Before joining the meeting, please test your webcam and microphone settings via a Pre-Meeting Check site. Video meetings work best with either Chrome or Firefox browsers.
  • Non-Traditional Student:
(has a degree, currently attending another college)
You are not required to see a counselor. If you are attempting to take a class that has a prerequisite, please fill out the Prerequisite Clearance form and send it to along with a copy of your unofficial transcripts. If you have general questions, please feel free to email
Mental Health Counseling
  • Crisis Hotline

In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor now.

Additional resources through the California Community College system →

  • TimelyCare

TimelyCare is a free 24/7 mental health provider that focuses on students by giving them access to care so they can thrive at school and in life. All registered LTCC students can access free mental health & medical support either through the TimelyCare website or by downloading the app (Android or Apple).

Use TimelyCare for free now! →

Have a question?

We’re just a call or email away:

Lake Tahoe Community College
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-4660 x 211

M-Th 8am-6pm
Fri. 8am-5pm
*Hours may not always reflect availability of counselors




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