Confidential personal counseling for individuals and couples
We offer in-person and virtual appointments for individual and couples counseling. We also provide crisis assessment and counseling. Counseling can help you cope more effectively with a variety of concerns, including adjustment to college, family and relationship concerns, academic and career questions, depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. Sometimes clinical issues are better addressed through a community referral. When appropriate, providers use clinical judgement and will explain the reasons for an external referral. We will continue to manage your care until you are connected with the appropriate community provider.
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In group counseling, students have the opportunity to discuss topics and issues that concern them in a confidential, small group setting with the assistance of a professional counselor. Throughout the academic year, groups may be initiated either around a common general concern or a specific theme or issue impacting students.
Some advantages of group therapy include learning that you are not alone and having a chance to give and receive support from others who can relate. Students often learn how to build interpersonal relationship skills as well as find improvement in their mental health symptoms.
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Consultation for families, parents, students and staff/faculty
Are you concerned about one of your students, a roommate, or your friend down the hall? Perhaps you have concerns for your son or daughter here at St. Cloud State University. In any of these situations we are available to talk with you about your concerns. Our consultation is available to St. Cloud State University faculty, staff, students, and families of our students. Just call our office at 320-308-3191 and ask to consult with one of our counselors.
Please keep in mind that confidentiality applies to St. Cloud State University students who receive counseling in our center. Although we may not be able to share whether your friend or loved one is receiving counseling, we can respond to your concerns, provide counsel and referral, and help you plan your next steps.
Our case manager can help with advocacy, service coordination and referrals. We prioritize sharing information with students about basic needs resources including mental health, physical health, social, financial, academic, housing, food, transportation, childcare and other basic needs to help students succeed in college.