Counseling and therapy

Individual therapy

Appointments are typically 50 minutes long and typically scheduled once a week. However, the time needed for counseling varies according to the nature of problems presented, and some students may be seen for one session, while others continue for several weeks.

Services are available weekdays on the Saint Paul campus. Call 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday to make an appointment.

If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call to cancel with at least 24-hours notice when possible, so that the time can be used for another student.

Group therapy, discussion groups and workshops

We offer groups and workshops based on expressed need by Metropolitan State University students. Past groups have included:

  • Men's and co-ed relationship counseling groups
  • Divorce support group
  • Sexual assault survivor support group.

Workshops that we have provided have included:

  • Academic success skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Stress management

Consultation for faculty, staff and student organizations

We also provide consultation with faculty, staff and campus organizations.

Privacy and confidentiality

Information shared with counselors is confidential and used explicitly to assess the problem and to determine appropriate goals and services. We understand that many people seek out counseling because they want a private space in which to talk about things that are troubling them.

Information obtained in counseling cannot be released without the written consent of the student, except in instances mandated by Minnesota law, which requires breaking confidentiality in specific, immediate and life-threatening situations. Your counselor will discuss with you in the first meeting our policies and procedures, and you are welcome to ask any questions that you might have.