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Counseling Services


Mission Statement

The mission of South Dakota State University Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services is to promote the health and wellness of the university community, to enhance student retention and to support academic and personal success of all students.


Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services will be recognized as an essential and accessible student-centered facility. We aspire to provide expanded services and opportunities within the university community.


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Got something on your mind? Need a little extra support? We know adjusting to university life can be stressful. Meeting new people, figuring out where you fit in, wondering how you'll manage everything all at once... it's overwhelming.

You'll be relieved to know that SDSU also provides personal and confidential assistance on campus through Counseling Services as no charge to the student. Whether you dealt with emotional difficulties before coming here to SDSU or they have started to affect your studies now, we are here to provide support. For privacy information click here. Our experienced and qualified counseling staff can help. We offer individual, group and couple therapy.

Please come see us if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Adjustment/Transition Issues 
  • Relationship Issues
  • Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Trauma

It's time to seek counseling when you're having:

  • Sleeping problems
  • Appetite changes
  • Mood swings
  • Problems focusing
  • Difficulty getting to class
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Irritability
  • Poor self esteem
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Suicidal thoughts

Have any other concerns? We can help with those as well. We only ask that you don't hesitate. Please give us a call at 605-688-6146 or stop by our reception area.



The Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services has a service charge of $10 for missed or late appointments. If the student/patient needs to cancel an appointment, it must be done at least 2 hours in advance or by 8:15 am, or this charge will be applied to the student/patient's account. This includes being over 10 minutes late which may forfeit the appointment, and will need to re-schedule for a future time. The effects of students being late causes other scheduled appointments to be delayed, therefore inconveniencing many. Missed appointments decreases access to care for all students and thus needs to be avoided. To remedy this, it is recommended that students arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.