Welcome to the NDSU Counseling Center!
Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
The mission of the Counseling Center is to encourage individuals to develop their unique potential by providing services and programs in a supportive environment.
The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal, academic, or career-related nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.
We are sensitive to the needs of students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnic groups, ages, and ability, and are LGBT affirming.
Scheduling An Appointment
- Individual and Group Counseling for NDSU students, free of charge.
- Location: 212 Ceres Hall
- Phone number: 701-231-7671.
- Hours during the school Year: M/W/F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and T/Th 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
- Hours during summer and school breaks: M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mental Health NDSU
The NDSU Counseling Center will host a variety of activities the week of October 7-11 to bring awareness about and promote mental health in the NDSU community. The week will consist of events designed to help students, faculty members and staff members recognize and ease stress, succeed academically, intervene with individuals dealing with mental health issues, and maintain positive attitudes.
Please join us for the following events– and you could win a Kindle, Bison gear or a Relaxation kit for attending three or more events!
Monday, Oct. 7 – 3-4 pm: An hour of meditation at the Counseling Center in Ceres Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 8 – 3:30-5:30 pm: Open House at the Counseling and a film “Love is Louder/Call Me Crazy” at the Memorial Union
Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 3-5 pm: de-Stress Fest at the Wellness Center
Thursday, Oct. 10 – 11am-1pm: Depression Screening at Weible and Reed-Johnson Hall and ACE Tutoring.
Friday, Oct. 11 – 11am-1pm: Depression Screening at Barry Hall Atrium
Sprint 2014 Groups & Workshops!
- Graduate Student Support Group
- The Rainbow Herd LGBTQA Support Group (held at the Diversity Center)
- Relaxation Techniques Workshops
- Meditation for Stress Management Group
- Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Group (AODA)
- Academic Skills Workshops
- Career Workshops
- Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop
- Managing Your Mood Workshop
See our Groups and Classes page for details (details for some groups TBA shortly)!
Learn how to become in involved in NDSU's chapter of Active Minds, the nation's only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students. The organization serves as the young adult voice in mental health advocacy on over one hundred college campuses nationwide. Chapters plan events such as panel discussions, Silver Wristband Campaigns for the Brain, movie screenings, keynote speakers, stress-relief activities, and Stomp out Stigma Runs, that follow the four basic tenets of the Active Minds mission.
Meditation for Stress Management
- The Counseling Center's Meditation for Stress Management Group (ongoing since 2001), offers an opportunity for NDSU students, faculty and staff to learn and practice mindfulness meditation for increased awareness, presence and well-being. Informal, friendly environment--all levels welcome!
- View our Meditation & Mindfulness Page, including general information, suggested readings and links to online audio meditations.
- Link to podcast of Jon Kabat-Zinn interview on NPR's "On Being".
Brief Alcohol and Screening and Intervention for College Students is a service available for students who want to explore their alcohol and other drug use. It is designed to assist students in examining their own behaviors in a judgment-free environment. BASICS may be required when a student violates NDSU policy in regards to alcohol and other drugs.
Edu 123 Study Skills Class
Edu 123 is a one-credit graded course that helps students develop skills necessary for successful academic achievement.
Edu 124 Career Planning Class
Career Planning is a one-credit course helps students make satisfying decisions regarding college majors and careers.
Check Out These External Links...
APA Help Center American Psychological Association's Public Information help center.
North Dakota Department of Health Suicide Prevention Web Site Designed specifically for information about suicide prevention and other issues associated with suicide.
Virtual Pamphlet CollectionStudent Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.
What a Difference a Friend Makes is a SAMHSA web site to help reduce the stigma of mental illness on college campuses! Full of information on mental illnesses, how to support a friend, and real stories from people recovering from mental illness.
TutorND Free online tutoring for all ND residents and students at NDUS institutions! Get FREE help from expert tutors online. Improve your confidence, skills, and grades.
A site that offers mental health information especially for college students, including:
- A self-screening program for you to take if you are concerned about your own emotions or those of a friend
- A program that will answer your questions about mental health issues
- A vast mental health resource library
In addition, check out Ulifeline's new partnership site with mtvU, Half of Us
We discourage people from contacting us via e-mail regarding personal problems. The nature of e-mail is such that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your correspondence, nor do we find e-mail communications as useful as in-depth, face-to-face contact. Moreover, we cannot guarantee that we will read e-mail right away or respond in a timely fashion.