Counseling and Psychological Services

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Counseling and Psychological Services is the primary mental health provider for students at St. Cloud State University. We are accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services.

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Telephone: 320-308-3171

Eastman Hall 305

Monday through Friday  8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For after hours crises, call the crisis line at 320-253-5555 or 800-635-8008.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) maintains a staff of Mental Health Professionals who hold master's or doctoral degrees and provide full-time counseling in our center. Our providers maintain licensure through the Minnesota Board of Psychology, Board of Social Work, or Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.  During certain times during the academic year, we offer group therapy.  St. Cloud State University also staffs a clinical case manager to help coordinate services for students in need. In addition, our center supervises a number of graduate assistants and counselors who are training at the master’s and doctoral level.

Charlene Hanisch Theisen, MS, LICSW

  • Counselor
  • Charlene (she/her) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who completed her Master's degree in Community Counseling and Rehabilitation at St. Cloud State University in 1994.  Since then, she has worked with children, families and adults in residential, in-home, and outpatient settings.  She has provided individual, couples, and group counseling services to our students at SCSU since 2011.  Charlene has extensive experience working with college students in transition with areas of specialty in women's issues, relationship dynamics, trauma and abuse issues, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem and body image concerns, and stress management.  When you sit down with Charlene, you can expect to receive a safe and private space to heal and emotionally grow.

Bruce MacBeth, MS, LPCC, NCC

  • Counselor
  • Bruce (he/him) completed his Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Monmouth University in 2017 and is board certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).  He is a generalist with interests in anxiety, depression, anger, loss and relationship issues.  Bruce enjoys working with individuals and couples to help them live more fully authentic lives.

Jason McCarty, PsyD, LP

  • Psychologist
  • Jason (he/him) earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy-Twin Cities in 2005. Prior to coming to St. Cloud State he worked at Central Minnesota Mental Health Center for seven years and has previous experience in hospital, crisis, school, and other community settings. He is able to help students with a variety of mental health needs and has special interest and training to help those recovering from trauma and abuse, complex family and relationship issues, grief and loss, anger, and more.

Sarah Meisinger, MSW, LICSW

  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Sarah (she/her) completed her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work in 2004 through the University of St. Thomas. Since then, she has experience working with a variety of individuals and groups, including college students, veterans, and others providing mental health care in Central Minnesota at the VA Health Care System, St. Cloud State, and Processus Counseling and Consulting.  Sarah provides clinical case management support for SCSU students by connecting them to academic, financial, housing and other community services, including psychiatry and specialized treatment options.

Nancy Rassier

  • Office Manager (she/her)

Jennifer Rocheleau Dorholt, PsyD, LP

  • Director
  • Jennifer (She/Her/Hers) is a licensed psychologist, who earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She has a diverse clinical background including therapy with clients across the lifespan from a variety of backgrounds, performing psychological testing, community based mental health care and facilitating therapy groups. Her competency areas include anxiety disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, sexual assault victims, co-morbid medical conditions. crisis services, and integrated care.  She is a generalist and able to see students from a variety of different backgrounds.

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