Counseling Services

Important Notice for Counseling Appointments

In line with steps the University has taken to reduce the transmission of COVID - 19, the full spectrum of services UMD Health Services can deliver will look different at this time.

We are now offering Telehealth Counseling Sessions

Effective October 4th we will start offering a hybrid model that includes a mix of telehealth and in-person sessions.  

To Schedule an appointment:

Virtual and in person sessions will now be offered.  All initial or first sessions will be offered remotely using Zoom.  At the end of that session, you and your provider can discuss options for follow up appointments  Your preferences and needs will be taken into consideration as you develop a plan with your counselor.  Please be aware that all in person requests may not be able to be accommodated due to COVID procedures.  If you wish to schedule a session, please call 218-726-7913.  You will receive information on scheduling and a direct link to access our telehealth consent forms online.  You will have the opportunity to discuss this information with your care provider in your first session. 

Counseling telehealth appointment hours 

Summer hours begin Monday, May 9th, 2022.  M-F 9am-3pm, closed for all University Holidays. 

COVID questions or concerns? Please call 218-726-8155 to speak with our providers.

Additional resources available through Health Services (academic calendar year).  These groups are not offered during the summer.

New!! Grief group resumes in-person meetings on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00. 

The group meets in KSC (RDC) 301, across from the Dining Center. 

Contact the facilitator Barb Titus via email [email protected] for more information.

Let’s Talk Online.  “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to brief, informal, and confidential consultations with counselors from UMD Health Services.  Drop-in via Zoom for private support and resources – no appointment necessary!! Links for access are recurring.

Wellbeing during this time of change

Please see our UMD Health Services Counseling handout for ways to support wellness

Want some more great ideas?  Our colleagues at Morris have developed a helpful handout for tips for wellbeing, too!

After hours and emergency facilities for mental health care

For mental health emergencies, please call Birch Tree Center at 218-623-1800.

U of M Textline. Just text "UMN" to 61222 and a counselor will be there 24/7 to talk, offer suggestions, or provide you with resources that may help—all through texting. It's a free service for UMN students.

If you would prefer to talk on the phone, please call the U of M Crisis Line: 612-301-4673 anytime.

Students can also text MN to 741741 to receive mental health support over the phone, offered through the Minnesota Department of Health.

There are also many helpful online resources that you can access for support. These resources are updated regularly.