Counseling Center

The Counseling Center was established by St. Olaf College to enhance the personal growth and development of its students. The Center supports students in their academic pursuits and facilitates personal and interpersonal learning and growth. The programs it provides are preventive as well as remedial.  A variety of services and programs are offered by the Counseling Center.  They include individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, testing, consultation and referrals.  Services are provided without cost to all currently enrolled St. Olaf students, and we follow the ethical and confidentiality guidelines of the Minnesota Board of Psychology.

When contacting us to schedule an appointment, please keep in mind that our schedule is often very busy with an average wait of two weeks for an appointment; during peak times (end of the semester) the wait is longer. Appointments with the psychiatrist and nutritionist are often three to four weeks. The “Helpful Resources” link on the left provides a list of local providers which may be useful if you are interested in pursuing options in the community.

If you are in an emergency or crisis situation, please contact 911,

St. Olaf Public Safety at (507) 786-3666,

Rice County Social Services 24 Hour Crisis Line

at 1-800-422-1286,     


National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).