About Counseling

Thinking about getting counseling support?   612-330-1707

With all the challenges that the college years have to offer, most college students report feeling pretty “stressed out” at times. When the stress piles up too much, it can get in the way of daily and academic functioning. Counseling can help you find new ways to cope. Here at the Center for Wellness & Counseling, we believe that it is a sign of intelligence and strength to recognize when you may need help.

Students come to counseling for many different reasons: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, losses, loneliness, procrastination, family problems, problems with sleep, problems with focus, concerns about eating and body image, sexual and gender identity, and more. You don’t have to worry that what you are struggling with “isn’t important” – it is to us.

Counseling services

•short-term individual counseling for currently enrolled students during fall and spring semester  (up to 10 sessions each academic year)

crisis intervention

•consultation and referral

•sexual assault support

•consultation to students concerned about a friend’s mental health

•couples counseling (if both partners are Augsburg students)

•limited psychiatric consultation for CWC clients only (after referral by a CWC counselor)

•limited nutritionist consultation for CWC clients only (after referral by a CWC counselor)

 Confidentiality policy:

The counseling center is staffed by professional counselors and services are confidential. Within ethical and legal guidelines, information shared with a counselor cannot be shared with faculty, staff, or parents without the student’s written consent.

To schedule an appointment with a counselor:

•Call 612-330-1707, or stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling  (1st floor of Anderson Hall; east door)

•If you leave a phone message, leave some times that we can reach you back

•If you are in crisis and need to see a counselor immediately, let the reception desk know

•Usually you will get an appointment for the same week

What to expect during your first counseling appointment:

•Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment so you can fill out some paperwork (or, print out the CWC Welcome Form and the CWC Personal Information Form online and complete them at home — just don’t forget them when you come in!)

•When you arrive, check in at the front desk, where you will be asked to complete the forms and to fill out a brief behavioral health assessment on an Ipad.

•During your first meeting with your counselor, your counselor will ask you about the concerns that are bringing you in for counseling; you may also be asked for some background information to help your counselor better understand your concerns.

•You and your counselor will talk about your goals for counseling, and whether CWC is the best place for you to get support.  In some cases, your counselor may refer to other resources on or off campus.

If you need to cancel an appointment:

Please call 24 hours in advance to cancel an appointment — 612-330-1707.

Counseling works best when you make a commitment to the process, so we ask that you keep all your scheduled appointments. If you are unable to keep an appointment due to illness or personal emergency, please call CWC at 612-330-1707 as soon as possible to let us know. Often, if we have enough notice we can fill your appointment with another student in need.