Changes to Counseling Center services during COVID-19 pandemic:
While in-person sessions have been suspended due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Counseling Center remains committed to continuing to provide support to students. We are currently offering remote 30-minute Wellness Consultations by secure video platform or phone. We will continue to provide these consultations throughout the semester.
What does this mean for students who were already scheduled for an appointment?
Counselors will reach out by phone and/or email to students who are already scheduled for in-person appointments and will offer the option of a 30-minute Wellness Consultation by video or phone to students. If longer sessions or more consistent counseling support is needed, your counselor may support you in identifying referrals in your community. If you have any questions about this or wish to be in touch with your counselor, please contact us at 651-690-6805 or email@example.com.
What does this mean for students who would like to have an initial appointment?
Students can request an initial appointment for a 30-minute Wellness Consultation through our online request form. Our wellness consultations will focus on gathering basic information, stress management, and supporting well-being. If longer sessions or more consistent counseling support is needed, or if circumstances or location* require alternative options, your counselor may support you in identifying additional resources and referrals in your community.
** Please note that we are unable to provide counseling services to students located out of state due to licensing guidelines for psychologists in Minnesota. We would, however, be glad to assist you in accessing local counseling resources in your area. We welcome you to contact us with any questions about this or if you need help identifying resources and referrals: 651-690-6805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does this mean for Let’s Talk! and Group Counseling?
These services have been canceled for the rest of the semester. We look forward to resuming these in the fall.
Crisis / Urgent Needs:
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or seek help from a local mental health crisis resource. For students in Ramsey County, contact the Ramsey County Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health (Crisis Phone and Information Line: 651-266-7900). Additional crisis resources include the National Crisis Text Line, available 24/7/365 by texting HOME to 741741.
If you feel an urgent need to talk with a crisis counselor after hours, you can call the St. Kate's after-hours crisis counseling line (evenings, weekends, holidays) by dialing 651-690-6805 and pressing 1 at the prompt. This after-hours crisis line is a partnership with ProtoCall.
Contact Information for Spring 2020
Our caring staff offers a variety of services to support student mental health, at no cost to students. We provide confidential services including time-limited individual counseling, group counseling, consultations, walk-in crisis counseling, and referrals to community resources.
Learn more about the variety of services offered and how to access care below, or, if you prefer to discuss options directly, stop in to Derham 330 or contact us at 651-690-6805 or email@example.com.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, view crisis counseling section for after-hours and crisis counseling resources.
About the Counseling Center
We provide quality counseling services to students coping with personal, social and behavioral difficulties common to the college population. Each therapist brings expertise in mental and emotional health and views students’ concerns in the context of human development and culture.
We are deeply committed to creating a welcoming, supportive space in which you can be seen and valued in your entirety. As a staff we are dedicated to awareness and appreciation for individual differences within our diverse campus community. We strive to foster an emotionally safe and respectful environment for students of all identities. You are welcome here.