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    Student Counseling Services
    Student Counseling Services at the U of M Crookston provide free telecounseling for students currently residing in Minnesota for personal, crisis, and developmental counseling services. Student Counseling Services also provide confidential telecounseling consultation and referrals for student assistance to community based mental health providers. UMC is an equal opportunity institution. Services are free of charge for all registered UMC students. Your well-being is our focus. To schedule a telecounseling appointment, please email Tim Menard, menar021@crk.umn.edu or call 218-281-8571 or Christen Schoenborn, berge361@crk.umn.edu or call 218-281-8348.

Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services (Mental Health) - Fall 2020

In keeping with our commitment to provide mental health services to students while prioritizing student health, we at Student Counseling Services have decided to temporarily shift away from in-person service delivery and we will continue tele-health counseling and referral throughout the fall 2020 semester.

Individual Counseling: In-person appointments will not be available. We will continue to provide phone/video counseling and referral services through the end of the semester. To schedule a telecounseling appointment, please email Tim Menard, menar021@crk.umn.edu or 218-281-8571 or Christen Schoenborn berge361@crk.umn.edu or 218-281-8348.

Resources: For additional resources during this time:

Please know that as COVID-19 news and updates continue to unfold, we may need to make additional changes regarding our services and operations.  We recognize that this is a time of uncertainty and may increase anxiety and distress. We want you to know that we will do our best to provide continuity of care to students, and we encourage you to reach out if you have any concerns or questions.

Make an appointment

Student Counseling Services at the U of M Crookston provides free personal, crisis, and developmental counseling services. Student Counseling Services also provide confidential consultation and referrals for students who have been experiencing sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or harrassment.  Student Counseling Services may provide referral assistance to community based mental health providers.

Student Counseling Services provide telemental health counseling, brief psychotherapy, and referrals for ongoing clinical services.  Our purpose is to support students' personal development, help students cope with challenges, assist students in developing resiliency, help students problem solve around difficult situations and circumstances, and assistance identifying appropriate campus resources for additional support. One of our highest priorities is to make this a place where you feel safe to talk about your concerns.  With the assistance of your counselor, you will develop specific goals for your counseling experience and work with your counselor to accomplish these goals.  


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

  • Counseling Services to students who are not currently residing in Minnesota
  • 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
  • Specialty care such as EMDR, psychoanalysis, bodywork, etc.
  • 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
  • Court ordered treatment, treatment that is the stipulation of probation and mandated treatment
  • Evaluations for attorneys or courts related to difficulties such as alcohol infractions (e.g., driving under the influence) or other domestic matters such as parents seeking custodial authority of a student
  • 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.

For On-Campus Students

For On-Campus Students

Make an Appointment

For Online Students

For Online Students

UMC Student Counseling Services provides telecounseling services and referral assistance to community based mental health providers in your locale. For the remainder of spring 2020 semester, UMC Student Counseling Services will provide telecounseling or telephone counseling.  For appointment, call Tim Menard at 218-281-8571, or email Tim Menard at menar021@umn.edu, or email Christen Schoenborn at berge361@crk.umn.edu, or call Christen Schoenborn at 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.

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: Tim Menard: 218-281-8571, Christen Schoenborn: 218-281-8348

FAX: 218-281-8584


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