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Student Counseling

Fall 2021 Semester-Spring 2022 Semester Information

We will be serving students both in-person and remotely.  When you call to schedule your appointment, our staff will work with you to schedule in the manner that works best for you.

Winter Break 2021-2022

Staff will be working remotely starting December 20th. Student Counseling will be closed from December 23, 2021 through Jan 3, 2022 and will have limited operations from January 3rd until the start of spring semester on January 18, 2022. Students are encouraged to work with their individual counselor to make a plan for the extended winter break. Counseling office staff and clinical staff will be available as needed until spring semester begins at which time the hybrid model of in-person and tele-health services will again be offered.

Masks and Service Delivery

Student Counseling is considered a Healthcare provider/facility by the Minnesota Department of Health and will maintain facial coverings in office. Tele-health services will continue to be offered if you would prefer to meet in this manner. Upon scheduling, you will  work with the office manager to schedule for either tele-health or in person services. In person services will maintain masking.


If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis and/or is in immediate danger, please call 911. Dangerous crisis situations include suicidal behaviors or threats, homicidal behavior or threats, irrational dangerous behavior, or excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs. If you are not sure whether the situation represents immediate danger, err on the side of caution and place the call.

Help is available 24 hours a day

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis that is not dangerous but for which you would like to access health care immediately, please contact one of the following.

  • On- or off-campus students can contact the Morris Public Safety Office (Campus Police) for help obtaining access to mental health services.
  • On Campus Students can contact their CA, the on-call CA or a hall director for help getting access to mental health services.

Office Location: 235 Behmler Hall
Office Phone: 320-589-6060
Office Email:

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.
  • Consultation
  • Presentations and workshops

How to make an appointment

Please call 320-589-6060 to schedule an appointment between 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also email us at Please note the preferred method is to call to schedule your appointment.

You may also complete this form which will provide us with your information to begin to schedule you at a time that works for your schedule.

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.