Meet the Counselors

Olamide Awoyemi, Counselor MS

Email: olamide.awoyemi@nhcc.edu
Phone: 763-424-0883

Counseling Philosophy
I am committed to the educational mission of North Hennepin Community College by supporting the diverse and changing needs of its students in a safe, enriching and engaging environment that would contribute to their academic, emotional and mental well-being. As they achieve success in their academic, personal, and professional goals; my role is to serve as a resource to the students and I hope to increase the students' self-awareness through the counseling process. I believe in treating each individual with sincerity, encouragement, kindness, respect, empathy, and dignity in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Education
Minnesota State University Mankato, BS-Clinical Psychology; Minnesota State University Mankato; MS-Counseling Student Personnel with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling

Samantha Schendzielos, Counselor, MS

Email: samantha.schendzielos@nhcc.edu
Phone: 763-424-0798

Counseling Philosophy

Counseling is a journey of self-exploration by the student, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness. As a counselor I act as the guide or facilitator of this journey to help enable change. I do not act as the expert on the student's life. My goal is to create a safe place in which students can explore what is getting in the way of their success and/or happiness. I approach each student with respect, authenticity, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.

Education
St Cloud State University, BS-Business; St Cloud State University, MS- College Counseling & Student Development

Sue Smith, Counselor, MA, LMFT

Email: sue.smith@nhcc.edu
Phone: 763-424-0710

Counseling Philosophy
I believe in helping students make their own best decisions based on their current circumstances and future aspirations. My job is to help students to develop as individuals and make the most of the resources at NHCC to move from where they are now closer to where they want to be; which is a life long journey. I feel privileged to share part of this adventure. I want to be a person at NHCC where students can learn skills or find resources to overcome obstacles in their personal or career life.

Education
Lakewood Community College, AA; University of Minnesota, BS, MA-Human Development and Education, Emphasis in Counseling and Psychological Services; Certificate-Marriage and Family Therapy

Contact Information

Location: Educational Services (ES) 118
Phone: 763-493-0554
Email: counseling@nhcc.edu

Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.