In light of the current trial surrounding the tragic murder of George Floyd, the recent violence that targeted and claimed the lives of Asian American women, and the increase in xenophobia that has marked this last year, we voice our ongoing and renewed commitment to our BIPOC students and community. We recognize the ways the current pandemic has increased anti-Asian racism and has disproportionately impacted the Black community and many communities of color. We mourn the loss of lives and grieve the impact that hate and structural racism have on our sense of community as a whole. Please know we support you, whatever you are experiencing at this time. In addition to our regular counseling offerings, there are virtual drop-in hours for BIPOC students with a BIPOC-identified therapist from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays. We also have gathered online articles and resources for supporting well-being. (Please see below for more details on both.) We stand with you.
Welcome to the St. Catherine University Counseling Center. While our services are being offered virtually at this time, the Counseling Center remains open and committed to providing support to our St. Kate’s community. We encourage you to explore this webpage for details about our services and how to reach us--whether for counseling services, a brief Let’s Talk consultation, crisis counseling, referral support, or other questions or resources.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please see the Crisis Counseling section, below, for after-hours and crisis counseling resources.
About the Counseling Center
Our caring staff offers a variety of services to support student mental health, at no cost to students. We provide confidential services including short-term individual counseling for students, Let’s Talk consultations, a weekday 2 p.m. crisis hour, phone crisis counseling through a collaboration with ProtoCall, referrals to campus and community resources, and consultation to students, faculty, and staff.
We provide quality counseling services to students coping with emotional, social, behavioral, and identity-related difficulties common to the college population. Each therapist has expertise in mental and emotional health and views students’ concerns in the context of human development and cultural identity. Our counseling staff brings a professional and personal commitment to providing services within a multicultural framework. Please refer to our bios on Student Success to learn more about our team.
You are welcome here. We are deeply committed to creating a welcoming, emotionally safe space in which you can be seen and valued in your entirety, including your intersecting identities and unique cultural background. Our counseling center strives to be a system that is attuned and responsive to how students may be affected by both current social-political circumstances and historical marginalization. As mental health professionals, we recognize the impact of bias, discrimination, oppression, and historical trauma on psychological, emotional, and physical distress. We also acknowledge that this pain is often silenced and unaddressed, and we strive to be space in which your voice can be heard and valued. We want to support you in whatever you are facing and invite you to connect with us.