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Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services is continuing to operate remotely through the Spring 2021 semester while providing services via telemental health.

Make an Appointment

Counseling Services at the U of M Crookston provide free telemental health counseling for students located in Minnesota or North Dakota for personal, crisis, and developmental counseling services.  Counseling Services provides virtual, confidential consultation and referrals for student assistance to community based mental health providers. 

Services are free of charge for all registered UMC students.  Your well-being is our focus.

Services and Resources:  

Crisis Resources:  

If you are in need of immediate support, follow these steps to get in contact with help immediately.  

  • For students located in Crookston at the time of the crisis, contact our 24/7 local crisis line by calling 800.282.5005 or text "MN" to 741741.
  • For students outside of Crookston, contact the 24/7 UMN Crisis Line by calling 612.301.4673 or text "UMN" to 61222.

Learn to Live:  

Learn to Live is an online self-help mental health resource available to all UMN Crookston students (use code UMN).  Learn to Live uses evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modules for common mental health struggles, such as stress, worry, anxiety, social anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and depression.    

Let's Talk:  

Wanna talk to someone but you're not sure about going to counseling?  Start with one of our Let's Talk peer health educators during their virtual hours every Tuesday and Thursday.  

Life and Success Coaching: 

Would you like to explore creative ways to work through energy blocks?  Consider Life + Success Coaching.  

Individual Counseling: 

We provide time-limited, brief telemental health services for personal, crisis, and developmental counseling for students located in Minnesota or North Dakota.  Make an appointment or check in with Jodi Ramberg (rambe010@crk.umn.edu) to see if your concerns fit within our scope of practice or for a referral for an appropriate level of mental health resources for your needs.  

Now hiring Peer Health Educators for FY21-22

Learn More and Apply

Stress Managment Resources:  

BIPOC Collaborative:  

The BIPOC Mental Health Collaborative meets virtually once a month for a wellness activity and small group discussions.  The Collective is open to all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota.  Join this space to be seen, be heard, and cultivate mental wellbeing practices.  

For On-Campus Students

For On-Campus Students

Make an Appointment

For Online Students

For Online Students

UMC Student Counseling Services provides referral assistance to community based mental health providers in your locale.  For assistance, email Jodi Ramberg (rambe010@crk.umn.edu) or call 218-281-8571, or email Christen Schoenborn at berge361@crk.umn.edu, or call 218-281-8348.

Call the U of M Crisis Line at 612-301-4673 anytime

U of M Textline is available 24/7 by texting 'UMN' to 61222

Another option for crisis counseling is The Steve Fund Crisis Text Line. The Steve Fund is a resource developed to provide students of color with mental health support.  Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond. More information is available here.

Free online screening assessment for mental health issues: click here

For Faculty and Staff

For Faculty and Staff

For Parents

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Counseling Services seek to provide a safe environment where people can share their thoughts and feelings, explore concerns, gain new awareness, and make helpful changes.

Scope of Service

Scope of Service

Counseling Services Provides:  

Brief (time-time limited) telemental health counseling for students located in Minnesota or North Dakota for personal, crisis, and developmental counseling services.   Counseling Services also provides virtual, confidential consultation and referrals for student assistance to community based mental health providers.    

Counseling Services DOES NOT Provide: 

Counseling Services strives to provide support for as many students’ mental health needs as possible. However, we are not able to provide some specialized services, resource-intensive programs, services beyond the scope of Counseling Services mission, or those which pose a conflict of interest.  As such, we do not provide:

  • Counseling Services to students who are not currently located in Minnesota or North Dakota
  • We do not serve incoming first-year students prior to Orientation, students who have graduated, or alumni
  • Clinical services to staff or faculty
  • Long-term counseling
  • Intensive substance abuse treatment
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Testing for learning disabilities or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Assessment and documentation for service or emotional support animals
  • Forensic evaluations
  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Treatment that is required by court or probation or recommended by an attorney in related to a legal case
  • Services to students who are not medically stable or require intensive medical treatment
  • Mediation for on-campus proceedings

Although we do not provide these services, we will assist students in accessing these resources off-campus. If you would like assistance in finding an on-campus resource to meet your needs, please schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Dean of Student Engagement
(218) 281-8505
HC Pro 2
(218) 281-8571
HC Pro 1
(218) 281-8348

Counseling Services

University of Minnesota Crookston

245 Sargeant Student Center

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218.281.8571

FAX: 218-281-8584



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