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

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 form 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 10th, 2021.  Hours are M-F 9am-3pm.

COVID related phone calls are answered M-F, until 5:30 pm.

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

Connection & Support Group, starts Thursday, February 4th, 1-2pm.  Feeling disconnected or isolated? Counseling will be offering a weekly connection group, via Zoom, for students both on and off-campus. The purpose of this group is to provide students a safe and supportive virtual space to discuss shared struggles related to isolation, feeling disconnected, quarantine, social distancing, and facing uncertainty related to the pandemic. Facilitated by Karina Krosbakken, MSW, LICSW, counselor at Health Services.  Contact Karina to register: [email protected] or 218-726-7913.

Learn stress reduction and self-care skills with a group of your peers!  Resilience and Renewal Group (R2) will be offered periodically.  Check back for dates.  How can you benefit from R2?  Reduce Stress and Build Resilience • Develop Effective Coping Skills • Enhance Well-being • Increase Self-awareness.

Grief group continues to meet using Zoom on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm  If you would like to be added to the meeting invite contact the facilitator Barb Titus via email [email protected]

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.

If you are struggling and want to talk about adjusting to college life, try the 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.