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.

IN THE NEWS: Psychological Tips for Managing Coronavirus Concerns

Understandably, you or those around you may have some questions and concerns about the Coronavirus. Campus officials recently sent a letter out to our campus community, offering guidance and support, including contact information for the Counseling Center. We look forward to assisting you and are here as a resource. In addition, these tips can help you manage stress or anxiety that can arise in the midst of uncertainty or fears about your or loved ones' personal safety. 



If you wish to make an appointment, please drop by the office or call 507-933-7027. Appointments are usually available within two weeks and are scheduled for up to 50 minutes per session. However, in an emergency, a student will be seen as soon as possible. Appointments are not scheduled over semester breaks or in the summer.

Mental Health link

Online Mental Health Service

Experiencing Stress, Anxiety or Depression?
If you struggle with these common problems, click on the following link for free access to Learn to Live’s confidential online programs, and begin to improve your life today. Not sure if it’s right for you? Start by taking the quick, confidential assessment to find out. Code: GUSTAVUS