Counseling

Dine College Counseling Ofiices

Welcome

Counseling Services continue to provide virtual support for all Dine College students during the academic year. Counseling Services will be provided to students for the purpose of guidance, resource sharing, and individual student support. We ask that you please call or email to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors, located at Tsaile Campus (Raythina Tapaha-Yazzie) or Shiprock Branch (LeToy Harrison) or through Counselors@dinecollege.edu.

Mission Statement

Dine College counseling service will coordinate interventions, accommodations, and transition services by offering the academic support and guidance to enable students to increase academic success and achievement.

Vision

To promote academic success through integrity, diversity, and human strength.

Core Values

Client-centered:  We do what is right for our students.  We make decisions with our students in mind.  We put them at the center of counseling services.

Cultural humility:  We respect the diversity of our students; race and gender.  We are able to look at their background and viewpoint to better understand their needs.

Respect:  We accept and appreciate all students and value their uniqueness and worth.

Integrity:  We do no harm.  We are safe, open, honest, and ethical.

Accountability: We communicate results.  We are transparent with students.  We take responsibility for our decisions and actions.

In an emergency:
If you or someone you know is in an immediate suicide crisis or emergency please call 911 or 928-724-6911.

Wellness, Health, Workshops, After Hours Contacts, and COVID-19 Resources

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities

As a student of Dine College, the Student Success Center Counseling Services would like for you to be aware of your rights and responsibilities as a client of our services. Below you will find an outline and if you should have any questions, please contact a counselor, 928-724-6854/6784 or 505-368-3628 or through email at Counselors@dinecollege.edu.

Student Rights:

  • Students have the right to receive counseling services at Dine College regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and student demographics (i.e. traditional, non-traditional college student).
  • You have the right to Confidentiality
    • Exceptions to Confidentiality: The counseling services will take the required steps from the college, permitted by law, and to prevent potential harm from occurring.
      • If you pose a threat or harm to yourself.
      • If you pose a threat or harm to others, on campus, off campus, and via internet.
      • If the event of hospitalization.
      • If you report information on a child, elder, person with a disability being abused or neglected.
      • Court order issued by judge to require a release of information containing your records.
    • Release of Information (ROI)
      • You have the right to discuss your record with the counselor.
      • If you sign a ROI form, you are authorizing Dine College Counseling Services to share information with outside resources, you have the right to discuss specific information that will be released.
    • You have the right to end your counseling at any time.
    • You have the right to request for another counselor or will be referred to a source that will continue services with you.

You have the right to participate in the development and delivery strategies of your counseling plan.

Counselor Biographies

Raythina Tapaha-Yazzie

Raythina’s Bio:

Raythina Tapaha-Yazzie, M.A., is the counselor at the Tsaile Campus. Her clans are are Naakaii Dine’e (Mexican People) born for Honaghaanii (One-Walks-Around), her maternal grandfather’s clan is Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water) and her paternal grandfather’s clan is Tsi’naajini (Black Streak Wood).

As a counselor, she works closely with students in helping them work through their personal, social, and academic struggles by giving the students strategies to overcome hardships. She works to ensure the safety of students by supporting them in their times of need. She does individual counseling and group presentations for the students. She collaborates with Family Housing and Residence Life to deliver health education and prevention programs.

Raythina’s counseling philosophy emphasizes treating students with respect and promoting positive student health and well-being. She provides a safe space for students to explore their thoughts and feelings while guiding them to self-healing.

Students are welcomed to drop in or schedule an appointment with a counselor at Tsaile campus or Shiprock branch.

LeyToy Harrison

LeToy’s Bio:

LeToy Harrison, MSW, is the counselor at the Shiprock branch. Her clans are Hasht l’ishnii (mud clan) born for Kin l ichii’nii (redhouse clan), maternal grandfather’s clan is Kinyaa’aanii (towering house clan) and paternal grandfather is Bit’ ahnii (folded-arm clan).

Letoy has worked for Din4 College for over six years. Her counseling services support and guide students towards mental wellness, which has a positive impact on their learning. Her interaction with students incorporates compassion, caring communication, and acknowledgement. Letoy works with students focusing on their positive attributes of well-being and self-dignity guided by a cultural response and K’e.

Letoy’s counseling with students is done in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. She networks with services on campus and in the community to provide care for the students and strives to be effective in the growth of students academically, personally, and socially.

Students are welcomed to drop in or schedule an appointment with a counselor at Tsaile campus or Shiprock branch.

Office Schedules and Location

Office Hours for Raythina Tapaha-Yazzie:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Office Location Office Location Office Location Office Location Office Location
Residence Life Spruce Hall Room 05, Tsaile Campus Student Success Room 112, Tsaile Campus Residence Life Spruce Hall Room 05, Tsaile Campus Student Success Room 112, Tsaile Campus Residence Life Spruce Hall Room 05, Tsaile Campus
Time: 8am-5pm Time: 8am-5pm Time: 8am-5pm Time: 8am-5pm Time: 8am-5pm

Office Hours for LeToy Harrison:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Office Location Office Location Office Location Office Location Office Location
Student Success Center Room 113, Shiprock Campus Student Success Center Room 113, Shiprock Campus Student Success Center Room 113, Shiprock Campus Student Success Center Room 113, Shiprock Campus Student Success Center Room 113, Shiprock Campus
Time: 8am-5pm Time: 8am-5pm Time: 8am-5pm Time: 8am-5pm Time: 8am-5pm

Office hours:  Virtual, phone, and email. Except holidays

Contact a Counselor

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