Counseling Services

Counseling Services:

Individual -  Short-term 1:1 care with a counselor that understands the Carleton experience

Group –  Counselor-facilitated support with your peers who share similar experiences and concerns

Urgent on-call – access to phone consultation with a counselor 24/7/365. (507) 222-4080, option 2, or (855) 705-2479.

Services Offered:

  • Short-term individual counseling is offered free to all Carleton students.
  • Unlimited group counseling
  • Psychiatry - medication consultation, initiation, and maintenance
  • Dietitian - nutrition therapy for students struggling with their relationship with food
  • Referrals to off-campus therapy (so students can seek specialists or find providers whom they can see for longer-term therapy.)
  • Supportive counseling for any issue, large or small.  You don't need to be in crisis or have a diagnosed mental health issue to seek care.
  • Emergency After-Hours phone consultation

Reasons Student Seek Care:

  • depression 
  • anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • alcohol and/or drug use
  • assault or abuse
  • sexual identity
  • grief
  • academic stress
  • friendship or roommate conflicts
  • family relationships


All counseling services are confidential. Information regarding a student's counseling cannot be released, except as dictated by law, without the written consent of the student. No record of the student's visit is placed on a transcript or academic record.


  • 3 full-time licensed counselors
  • 2 part-time licensed counselors
  • 1-2 graduate-trainee practicum counselor(s) - (here for a one-year training program)
  • Consulting psychiatrist for medication management (Monday afternoons 1 pm-6 pm)
  • Consulting dietitian for nutritional therapy (every other Wednesday 10 am-4 pm)