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The College of St. Scholastica

Counseling Services

St. Scholastica provides counseling services to students on the Duluth Main Campus and the Health Science Center at BlueStone. Graduate, extended and online students are also provided with mental health and counseling support services through the Saints Assistance online resource. Professional clinicians assist students in addressing the feelings and stressors of college life and other important personal concerns. They work closely and confidentially with students on a variety of issues including:

  • developmental transitions (i.e. beginning college, graduation, etc.)
  • relationship problems with peers or family
  • depression, anxiety and stress
  • grief and loss
  • sleep issues
  • substance abuse
  • eating disorders
  • difficulty in handling emotions
  • religious concerns
  • building self-esteem and confidence


Counseling Services is available to St. Scholastica students at no cost (except for psychiatric evaluations and management of medications — billed to insurance). Counseling Services uses a brief, solution focused model of care.

JED Campus

JED Campus logoBy becoming a JED Campus member St. Scholastica demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation designed to empower schools with a framework and customized support to enhance student  mental health services, suicide prevention and substance abuse prevention.

JED’s programs are grounded in an evidence-based model used to assess efforts currently being made on campus, identifying existing strengths and improvements within.

Strategic Plan Working Groups

In collaboration with JED Campus, St. Scholastica has identified strategic goals and action steps related to implementing and enhancing mental health, substance use and suicide prevention strategies on our campus. Strategic objectives were identified and six key working groups were created:

  • Clinical and Substance Use
  • Communication and Collaboration of Efforts
  • Equity in Mental Health
  • Gatekeeper Training
  • Life Skills
  • Student Support and Campus Protection