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 no longer provide in-person services at Boe House after Friday, March 20th. This will remain in effect for the remainder of the academic year or until in-person classes resume on campus. However, we will continue to offer support services for both current clients and for students who have no prior contact with the Counseling Center.

  • Beginning Monday, March 23rd, Let’s Talk phone consultations with a Counseling Center therapist will be available to all students at any time during the Center’s business hours. This service will continue for all students throughout the remainder of the school year.
  • Beginning Monday, March 30th, scheduled phone appointments are available for current clients to meet with their Boe House providers.  This is in addition to ongoing available Let’s Talk consultations.

Accessing Counseling Center Services:

  • All Students: Phone support services/appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm using the Let’s Talk format. Let’s Talk is a free and confidential 15-minute phone consultation with one of our counselors designed to offer immediate support. You will receive a call from a counselor within an hour of requesting a consult. Request a Let’s Talk phone session now!
  • Current Clients: (A current client is any student who has seen a counselor, psychiatrist, and/or dietitian since June 1, 2019) Phone support services/appointments are available with your counselor, psychiatrist, and/or dietitian. To schedule a session, please email Alyssa at counselingcenterboehouse@stolaf.edu.

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.