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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Individual Counseling

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The Counseling Center offers individual counseling for enrolled Minnesota State University, Mankato students.  Counseling is free of charge and confidential.  Services are time-limited, however, community resources are also available. Students who wish to participate in individual therapy will need to complete brief paperwork before being scheduled for an initial consultation. 


Frequently Asked Questions



What is individual counseling?

Individual counseling consists of meeting one-on-one with a mental health provider.  Counseling can be beneficial in many ways, including helping you explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging situations, identify aspects you would like to change, better understand yourself and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.  At your first meeting(s) with your provider, you will be asked questions about the issues currently concerning you as well as your background, and a recommendation for which services will be most helpful will be discussed.  Some concerns require a specialist or longer term counseling; if this is the case, your provider will assist you with a referral. 


How much does it cost?

Counseling is free – there is no charge for this service.




How often can I go?

Enrolled students may have up to 10 individual counseling sessions per year. Session limits begin in mid-May and go through the end of spring semester.  Most students elect to be seen weekly or every other week; students may also choose to be seen less frequently.




Who can find out I am in counseling?

Individual counseling services are private and confidential; your attendance in counseling will not become part of your academic record or reflected on your transcript.  There are a few limits to confidentiality (a provider will review these with you at your first appointment), but in general, the Counseling Center would need a student to sign a voluntary release of information in order for us to communicate any information about a client. 



How do I make an appointment?

The first step is to complete initial paperwork in our office located in CSU 285.  After this is completed, you may either call to schedule an appointment at 507-389-1455 or may schedule in person at the Counseling Center in Centennial Student Union 285.