Getting Started with the Counseling Center

To get started with counseling or other services, call 507-389-1455 or email us at counseling-center@mnsu.edu to schedule a screening time.  Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis; however, some exceptions may apply, such as if there is an emergency situation.

Screening appointment times for the academic year:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am – 11:00am
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm to 4:00pm 

The required screening paperwork includes: informed consent for services, a brief mental health assessment, demographic information, and reasons for seeking services (i.e. presenting concerns and relevant history). This information is important and will be reviewed by the screening counselor prior to meeting with you.

You will meet with a counselor for a 20-minute Screening Appointment.  During your screening, the counselor will clarify information from your screening paperwork, discuss your mental health and academic goals, and will then recommend a Care Plan. Recommendations may include one or more of the varied services we offer at the Counseling Center, and/or we may refer students to campus and community resources as needed. 

As you proceed with your Care Plan, you are welcome to return for a screening appointment to revise your plan, as needed.