Counseling

Welcome to Counseling Services

Students utilize our services as a place to discuss concerns and challenges they are experiencing in their life as a college student.

A Safe, Trusting and Confidential Relationship

  • You can expect all the information you discuss to be kept confidential (exceptions to this policy are explained in your Informed Consent Document).

  • Without your written consent and explicit permission, we will not discuss your situation with anyone, except the counselors on our staff for consultation purposes.

  • Your counseling file is not a part of your academic record, and no individual outside the counseling department has access to your file.

  • If we think it would be helpful to talk to others about your situation (a faculty or staff member, parents, other health care providers you may have seen previously), we will ask your permission and ask you to sign a Release of Information Form to talk to that person.  You have the right to refuse a counselor's request, if you feel it is not in your best interest. 

Eligibility

  • Counseling Services is available to all CSS students at no cost (except for psychiatric evaluations and management of medications which are billed to your insurance).

  • Following an initial meeting with a counselor, students may utilize up to 12 counseling sessions within each academic year.

Meeting with a Counselor

  • Prior to your initial meeting (called an intake), you will be asked to fill out an online questionnaire.

  • During the first meeting your counselor will ask you questions and listen in order to get an understanding of what kind of support you may want. This may require the counselor to ask you some questions about your past experiences and relationships, as well as about your present concerns.

  • Once your counselor has developed an understand of your situation, you and your counselor will develop a plan to address your concerns.

If you have any questions or concerns about your experience with Counseling Services, please talk to your counselor or contact Tad Sears, Director of The Student Center for Health and Well-Being at 218-723-6017.  Thank you for your willingness to utilize the services of the Counseling Department, and we hope you will find the experience helpful and rewarding.

Counseling Services

For Appointments or more information call or stop by:

(218) 723-6085
Tower Hall 2150
8:00-4:30 Monday-Friday
Fax:  218-723-6482

Confidential Contact Form

In an emergency call 911. 

Staff

Teresa Aldach Teresa Aldach headshot
Coordinator of Counseling Services and Counselor


Pam Bjorklund Pam Bjorklund head shot
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


Leigh BranovanLeigh Branovan head shot
Mental Health Therapist


Lucas SchererLucas Scherer headshot
Mental Health Therapist, Intern


Tad Sears Tad Sears headshot
Director of Student Center for Health and Well-Being


Diane Swanoski Diane Swanoski headshot
Appointments, Reception and Administration


Sarah Wells Sarah Wells  headshot
Mental Health Therapist