Student Counseling supports students’ self-awareness, skill building, mental health and well being to foster success in meeting their academic goals and in life.
Student Counseling provides free personal, crisis, and developmental counseling, educational programming and outreach. Student Counseling also provides confidential consultation and referrals for students who have been experiencing sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or harassment.
Student Counseling focuses on the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical, occupational and social development of students. Our services are preventative and educational in nature and come from a developmental perspective. Students in crisis and those with chronic mental illnesses are served in the capacity deemed appropriate. Ongoing consultation to students and faculty concerned about another person is also provided.
Student Counseling provides assessment, mental health counseling, brief psychotherapy, and referrals for UMN Morris students on a voluntary and confidential basis. Our purpose is to support students’ personal development, help students cope with challenges associated with painful life events, and assist students in developing resiliency so they are better able to respond to problems and concerns. We are here to help in ways that further students’ growth and make their experiences as UMN Morris students more productive and successful. Here are the services we offer for currently enrolled on-campus students:
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Psychiatric and mental health medication referrals including referrals on campus telepsychiatry.
- Presentations and workshops
Student Counseling Services
- Intake Paperwork
- Release of Information
- Learn to Live Program
- Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Emotial Support Animals
- Walk and Talk Sessions
- Case Management
- Drug and Alcohol Assessments
Services Student Counseling Does Not Provide
Student Counseling strives to provide as much support for students’ mental health care as possible. However, we are not able to provide some specialized services, resource-intensive programs, services beyond the scope of Student Counseling mission, or those which pose a conflict of interest. As such, we do not provide:
- Clinical services for students studying away from the campus including international or domestic exchange. We do not serve incoming first-year students prior to Orientation, students who have graduated, or alumni
- Clinical services to staff or faculty
- Long-term counseling
- Specialty care such as EMDR, psychoanalysis, bodywork, etc.
- Intensive substance abuse treatment
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Testing for learning disabilities or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Assessment and documentation for service or emotional support animals
- Forensic evaluations
- Neuropsychological evaluations
- Court ordered treatment, treatment that is the stipulation of probation and mandated treatment
- Evaluations for attorneys or courts related to difficulties such as alcohol infractions (e.g., driving under the influence) or other domestic matters such as parents seeking custodial authority of a student
- Services to students who are not medically stable or require intensive medical treatment
- Mediation for on-campus proceedings
Although we do not provide these services, we will assist students in accessing these resources off-campus. If you would like assistance in finding an on-campus resource to meet your needs, please contact Student Counseling and schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.