At Leeward CC, every student is important to us. We want to ensure your success in academics as well as in life. Our experienced counselors and advisors are here year round to help you reach your goals or just help with challenges.
Leeward has twenty counselors who can help you chart your path to success and solve any problems that may arise on that journey.
All counselors can assist you with
- Career Exploration and Planning
identify the careers or career clusters that reflect the abilities, interests and values you want to use in your career
- Academic Advising
develop an academic plan that will identify the courses you will take each semester until you have earned your degree or certificate
- Personal Concerns
work with a counselor to resolve any problems that are interfering with your ability to concentrate and complete your assignments
To schedule an appointment with your counselor, please go to STAR Balance. If you are a prospective student, please call the counseling office at 455-0233 to make an appointment with a counselor.
If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment time, please either cancel it on Balance or you may also call the counseling office, 455-0233.
If you are 10 minutes late or more, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.
Same Day Appointments
Same Day Appointments are welcome upon availability, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
We will be happy to meet with you to address your immediate needs, however, we ask that if you are needing to do a phone appointment for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid Appeal, that you schedule these in advance.
Fall and Spring semesters: Appointments available Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Peak Registration (week before school starts and first week of school)
Same day, drop-in appointments are available using STAR Kiosk.
Career Counseling Resources
Counselors can guide you through the career and life planning process help you learn about your interests, abilities, goals, and values assist you in learning about the world of work
If you are uncertain why you are in college and undecided about a major or career, we can help you gather and interpret information to assist you in your career planning.
Counselors can help with:
- identifying interests, skills, values, and personality preferences that can determine a career direction
- identifying appropriate courses and major(s) to fulfill academic and career goals
- referring you to appropriate campus resources
You might also be interested in:
- Hawaii Career Explorer
Access to multiple career assessments and information on local jobs and careers
- Job Prep Services
providing help with job placement, interviewing and resumes
Mental Health Counseling Resources
Feeling Overwhelmed? Overburdened? Not sure where to turn? There are free resources available to support you:
- “Kū Makani – The Hawai’i Resiliency Project”
The Hawai‘i Department of Health, in collaboration with CARE Hawaii, launched a new crisis counseling assistance program that offers counseling, education, information, and resource navigation while promoting healthy coping, empowerment, and resilience. Services are available for children, teenagers, and adults. Trained crisis counselors are located on each major island, including staff bilingual in Ilokano, Spanish, Hawaiian, Tongan, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese, Palauan, and Samoan
You can access “Kū Makani” by calling Hawai‘i CARES at 1-800-753-6879 and selecting option #1. Mon-Fri and state holidays 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sat-Sun 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Psychologist at Leeward CC and UH West O‘ahu
Should you need to talk to someone about mental health and wellness during this time, please contact us via phone (808) 689-2661 or email.
You can also schedule an online meeting with a mental health professional. As always, there is no charge for treatment, there is no treatment caps, and insurance is not needed for Leeward students.
Schedule a Zoom session
- UH Confidential Advocate
The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.
*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.
To reach Leeward's Advocate, call (808) 348-0432 or send an email.
- Veterans Affairs Clinical Psychologist
The Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program serves as part of the on-campus face of the VA to address the unique needs of Veterans in college.
Please reach the VITAL Mental Health Contact through email.
- Other Online Resources
Domestic Violence Advocacy Services
O'ahu Campuses: If you're experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by confinement, economic stress and health insecurity--reach out to us.
- Campus Survivor Advocacy Program Services (CSAP) advocates available to our O'ahu students and employees Mon-Fri 8am-5pm by phone and email.
- If you would like to work with a specific advocate, please refer to the CSAP advocate schedule and contact list
- DVAC Helpline: (808) 531-3771 (8:30a-4:30p, M-F) or the DV Hotline: (808)526-2200 (24/7)