Counseling Center


Staff Photo Fall 2022
The Gustavus Adolphus College Counseling Center staff.

Welcome to the Counseling Center! We work 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. We provide a variety of confidential services to help students with such difficulties.

This year, we are happy to introduce our new Gustavus Student Crisis Line, a 24/7 service for whenever a need arises.

Gustavus Student Crisis Line 507-933-7222
Our Services

We are currently offering services in-person (with masking) and virtually over Google Meet and Zoom. To schedule an appointment, stop in our office in Johnson Student Union (JSU) 204. You can also call us at 507-933-7027 or email us at

Current Counseling Center Offerings:

If you are new to the Counseling Center, here are some helpful links: Welcome to the Counseling Centerand Counseling FAQs.

If you are in a state of crisis after hours, you can call:

Mental Health link

Online Mental Health Service

Do you experience depression, anxiety, and/or sleep issues?
How about challenges with substance use?

These are common issues and free help is available!

Learn to Live offers customized online programs to help with issues surrounding Depression, Social Anxiety, Insomnia, Substance Use, and Stress, Anxiety, & Worry. These programs are based on the proven principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The programs are confidential, accessible anywhere, and based on years of research showing online CBT programs to be as effective as face-to-face therapy.

This service is available FREE to all Gustavus students. You can learn more by going to and enter the code GUSTAVUS. Not sure if this program is right for you? Go to the website and take the free, confidential online assessment to find out.

Gustavus employees and eligible family members can also access this service. The registration code for employees and family members is BLUE4.

Access to Learn to Live Webinars can be found here

Learn to Live is available to students through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Grant. Sponsored by Health Service, Counseling Center, and Dean of Students Office.