Individual IN-PERSON counseling sessions

  • By appointment only
  • Enrolled students can receive up to 3 sessions per semester, including summer session.
  • At this time only in person sessions can be offered.  Virtual appointments will be offered at a later date.
  • Appointments are typically 45-50 minutes long
  • Short term mental health therapy that focuses on problem resolution, calming and coping strategies, or talking through stressors or concerns

Drop-in Consultation Services (as available)

Consultations are provided as time and scheduling allow or drop in for a “Let’s Chat!” Session offered on Tuesdays from 10-12 and Wednesdays 1-3.

Let’s Chat Is:

  • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis during scheduled hours
  • No appointment necessary
  • Typically about 15-20 minutes in length
  • An informal consultation service
  • Not appropriate for urgent concerns or mental health emergencies
  • Confidential, within the parameters of state and federal law

Let’s Chat Is Not:

  • Mental health treatment, nor a substitute for formal counseling/psychotherapy
  • Designed to provide crisis support 

Let’s Chat is the best fit for the following people:

  • Students who have never been in counseling before, are not sure if it’s right for them, or wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor/therapist;
  • Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling, but are interested in the perspective of a counselor;
  • Students who have a specific problem and would like to talk through it with someone;
  • Students who are interested in learning more about what campus and/or community resources are available to them

Where:  S-109, please check in at the Student Services Desk (all they need is your first name) you will be entered into the Counseling queue and can have a seat in the waiting area to the right just inside of the Student Services Entrance. You will be called in when it is your turn.

The Let’s Chat program at LSC is based in part on the Let’s Talk program at Cornell University. With permission, some of the material describing this program has been duplicated from the Cornell University Let’s Talk website.

Crisis Intervention

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis after hours these resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Available 24/7 throughout the US Text or call 988 Can we have a link directly to this National Organization?
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line: Available 24/7 for Veterans and their loved ones, Call 988 then press 1 or text 838255
  • Trans Lifeline: Available 24/7 peer support run by and for Trans people, Call (877) 565-8860
  • Trevor Project: Provides information & support to LGBTQ young people 24/7

Call (866) 488-7386 or text “Start” to 678-678

  • Steve Fund: The Steve Fund works to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color.

Text “STEVE” to 741741

Local Emergency Resources:

  • Duluth Birch Tree Center: (218) 623-1800 or 1-844-772-4724
  • HDC Mental Health Crisis Assistance: Duluth, (218) 728-4491  Cloquet, (218) 879-4559

Two Harbors, (218) 834-5520

If you are in immediate danger please call 911

Referral Services

Mental health counseling services do not include any medical treatment, diagnosis, or long-term therapy for chronic issues. If you need additional support after meeting with our mental health professional, a referral or recommendation can be made for ongoing mental health services for resources in the community.

We do not provide any court related services or other mandated counseling. We do not do testing or evaluation for forensic purposes such as determining disability. Recommendations for providers/agencies in the community will be provided upon request.