Counseling Center

Counseling Center COVID-19 Updates:

Updated Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center is working to adapt services to meet your needs during this difficult and unusual time. To protect the health of students and staff, we will not be providing in-person services at Boe House during the fall. This will remain in effect until further notice.  However, we will continue to offer Tele-Mental Health (TMH) support services for students.

Accessing Counseling Center Services:

Beginning Tuesday, November 3rd at 1pm the Counseling Center/Boe House will be implementing a new appointment scheduling format for the remainder of fall semester. On November 4, our office will transition to same day only appointment scheduling for all new and existing clients.

  • To schedule an appointment, please email Alyssa, our administrative assistant, at:  counselingcenterboehouse@stolaf.edu or call our office at 507-786-3062.  If you choose to email, please include your availability for the day you are scheduling.  Beginning Tuesday, November 3rd the Center will begin accepting appointment requests after 1 PM on the afternoon prior to the scheduled appointment day. (For example, we will begin accepting appointment requests for Wednesday, November 4 at 1 PM on Tuesday, November 3.)If you are living on campus or in Minnesota: Since our counselors are licensed in Minnesota, students who are living on campus or in Minnesota can utilize our tele-health services.
  • If you are living outside of Minnesota: Please contact the Counseling Center to set up a tele-health consultation appointment. We can discuss your concerns and, depending on your current location, determine if the Counseling Center can fully address your needs or whether it is best that we connect you with services in your local area.
  • Let’s Talk: The Let’s Talk program will be a tele-health session.  The program provides easy access to a 10-15 minute informal consultation from a counselor.   Let’s Talk sessions will take place Monday thru Friday 1:30-2:30pm.  To schedule a same day Let’s Talk session please email: counselingcenterboehouse@stolaf.edu or call (507) 786-3062 to schedule a spot.  Spaces are limited.
  • Groups/Workshops: Please contact the Counseling Center or talk with your counselor about available groups and workshops.

Managing COVID-19 Concerns:

  • We have compiled some strategies and suggesting for students struggling with concerns regarding this pandemic. See our COVID-19: Managing Concerns page for more information.

Mental Health Crisis and Emergency Resources:

  • If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or present to the nearest hospital emergency department.
  • Our Emergency page on this website has been updated with emergency resources for students on and off of campus.

Boe House Counseling Center was established by St. Olaf College to enhance the personal growth and development of its students. We support students in their academic pursuits and facilitate personal and interpersonal learning and growth. Our programs are preventive as well as remedial.

We offer a variety of services and programs, including 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.