Counseling Center


Hello, welcome to the Counseling Center website. We are glad you are here. The Counseling Center works with Gustavus students to enhance their personal development and academic achievement. At times, students experience personal, relational, social, or academic difficulties which they cannot fully resolve on their own, and find it helpful to talk to a professional counselor about their concerns. In order to help students with such difficulties, the Counseling Center provides a variety of confidential services.


COVID-19 Update:

As we adjust to the changes of the semester in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Counseling Center has been diligently working to determine the best way to proceed and continue to offer you support while also adjusting to the needs and reality of our current situation on campus.

We will be following the process listed below, and readily encourage you to reach out as needed so we can continue to provide services that remain helpful while also staying within the scope of our practice and CDC recommendations. At this time:

All previously scheduled counseling sessions have been cancelled. We will be functioning now on an Emergency Management Model while we prepare for moving to Telecounseling for the remainder of the semester. We will be keeping a list of students hoping to have sessions yet this academic year if you would like to call in to get on it.

You may contact us by phone (507-933-7027) or by email (see all therapist emails on our staff listing) if you would like to have a phone consultation provided. Phone consultations are brief in nature, and offered for support as you navigate this time of transition. 

Let’s Talk is cancelled at this time. 

All Counseling Center supported Groups have been cancelled at this time.

The meditation room is closed for the remainder of the semester.

At any time in this process, if you need assistance finding and establishing local mental health care, please call us at 507-933-7027. We will do our best to help you find care where you are located. 

Please see our COVID-19 Mental Health Resources page for additional resources available at this time (button above) and our Telemental Health Therapy page for these services starting 4/6/2020 (under services on the left hand side of this page). 

Mental Health link

Online Mental Health Service

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