**In an effort to practice healthy social distancing, the Counseling Center will not be open for in-person operations for the duration of COVID-19 pandemic. We will be providing video support via Microsoft Teams for students and telephone consultation for concerns about others during this time period. **
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
To schedule an appointment, call us (701-231-7671). Prior to the appointment, an email will be sent with a link to the virtual appointment. If you are having trouble finding a private location for the session, please let us know and we can provide suggestions.
Unless you are in crisis, we suggest that you schedule an appointment in advance. To make an appointment, you may call the Counseling Center at 231-7671 and specify that you wish to make an appointment for personal counseling.
MAKING YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
If you have not been here before, you will be scheduled for an Initial Consultation. During this initial session, the consulting counselor will listen to your concerns, obtain information about you, assess your needs, and discuss available resources. Individual and/or Group counseling with counseling staff and/ or other referral possibilities may be arranged.
If you have been here before and are already working regularly with a particular counselor, the front desk staff will schedule an appointment for you with your counselor. If it has been some time since you were last seen, or the counselor you worked with before is no longer available, you may need to be scheduled for a Return Consultation.
CRISES SERVICES DURING COVID-19
>> If you are a student in crises, please call (701) 231-7671. The Center and we will have someone speak with you as soon as possible for a crisis appointment via telephone or video. If help is needed outside of normal business hours, as always you can call the Center at 701-231-7671, and FirstLink (the FM area 24-hour hotline) will answer the call and help deal with the situation.
>> If you are concerned about someone else and would like to consult about how best to help this person, call the Center (701-231-7671) and one of the staff members will discuss your concerns with you over the phone. For more crises/emergency information see our crises intervention page: Crises Intervention.
Students in crisis will be seen as soon as possible on a walk-in basis. It is helpful to call before coming to the Counseling Center in order to determine counselor availability. When calling, be sure to tell the receptionist that you have an emergency and need to be seen at the earliest possible time.
NOTE: If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 for help.
If you are an NDSU student in crisis after hours or over the weekend, please call our main number, 231-7671. Your call will be taken by our answering service and assistance will be offered. You may also call the F-M community's 24-hour FirstLink hotline directly at 235-7335.