Counseling Services 

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1.

Victoria College strives to assist students by minimizing educational hurdles while maximizing personal development and success through a variety of student services. Counseling services are provided to our students in a private and confidential environment by a licensed counselor.

Appointments can be made by emailing counselor at Melanie.Gerdes@VictoriaCollege.edu or through Navigate. Directions to schedule through Navigate can be found here. Appointments are scheduled for an hour and can be done virtually or limited face-to-face appointments. 

Counseling visits are not recorded on transcripts and information is only released with student’s written consent or when required by law.  Counseling is a collaborative effort between the client and counselor.  A counselor’s job is done most effectively through open and honest communication.

Counseling Appointments

Students are required to schedule an appointment, either in-person or virtual, to meet with the counselor. To schedule an appointment, log in to the Pirate Portal, select “Navigate Student,” and click on “Appointments.” When selecting the "Service Category", make sure to select "Counseling & Support Services".

View step-by-step guide on how to schedule an appointment through Navigate here.

Please see below some helpful links on how to use Webex:

    Webex for Android 
    Webex for IOS
    Webex Accessibility Features
    Webex Supported Operating Systems


  • Student Health and Wellness Virtual Series

  • What Counseling Services Offers

  • About the Counselor

  • Counseling Resources

  • Mental Health Authorities

  • Office Hours & Physical Location