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Counseling Services

Counseling

Counseling Services is located in the Miller Wellness Center.

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
  • Issues Resulting from Alcohol and/or Drug Use
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety and/or 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who knows that I am attending counseling?

Unless there is a release of information signed to a person or agency we do not release your information to include attendance or files.

How do I set up an appointment and how much does it cost?

You can call our front desk at 688-4157. We are working to have appointments available to make online. Counselor is at no charge to registered students.

What kind of counseling services do you provide?

We provide mental health counseling from transition to college stress to chronic mental illnesses. We do not do testing for ADHD or have a psychiatrist on staff.

How do I get help for someone (friend, child, student, significant other)?

You can call our office and request to talk to a counselor for a referral or email our clinic with your questions. This information is on our webpage.

Can I still come to campus for a face-to-face therapy appointment?

Yes, under certain circumstances students are still able to attend therapy appointments in person on campus. However, all students are strongly encouraged to try therapy over Zoom in order to best protect all of us. We will talk to you to figure out what will best meet your needs.

Do you support documentation for ESA's?

Due to legal and ethical considerations, the Student Health Clinic is not supporting documentation for emotional support animals at this time.

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.

Vision

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.