Make An Appointment

How To Make An Appointment
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. Alternatively, you can come in person to our office at 212 Ceres Hall to schedule the appointment.

Making Your First Appointment
If you have not been here before, you will be scheduled for an Initial Assessment. 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.

Returning Appointment
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 During Office Hours
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. 

Crises Outside Office Hours
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.

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