Getting Started with the Counseling Center

To get started with counseling or other services, call 507-389-1455 or email us at to request a link to the paperwork.  Once that is completed, you will be able to schedule a screening time. Screening appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, some exceptions may apply, such as if there is an emergency situation.

Please note:  We are currently scheduling screening appointments in advance.  There are no drop-in appointments available at this time.

Screening appointment times for the academic year:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am – 11am
  • Monday - Friday: 2pm to 4pm

You will meet with a counselor for a 20-minute Screening Appointment. During your screening, the counselor will clarify information from your screening paperwork, discuss your mental health and academic goals, and will then recommend a Care Plan. Recommendations may include one or more of the varied services we offer at the Counseling Center, and/or we may refer students to campus and community resources as needed.

The required screening paperwork includes:

  • informed consent for services
  • a brief mental health assessment
  • demographic information
  • reasons for seeking services (i.e., presenting concerns and relevant history)

This information is important and will be reviewed by the screening counselor prior to meeting with you.

As you proceed with your Care Plan, you are welcome to return for a screening appointment to revise your plan, as needed.