Note: Many of our services have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our home page for updates.
Any personal concern is appropriate to bring to the Counseling Center. Student concerns most often involve issues related to relationships, identity, family, depression, victimization, anxiety/panic attacks, academics, grief and loss, socialization/isolation, food/body image or chemical use/abuse.
The Counseling Center offers a variety of counseling groups to students. These groups focus on topics such as family issues, food and body image concerns, coping with grief and loss, victimization issues, enhancing relationships, men’s issues, women’s issues and personal growth.
Nutrition counseling is available to students who have concerns about their eating/body image. Students must be referred to the dietitian by a staff therapist.
Medication consults are available to students who wish to be evaluated for possible medication treatment and/or for ongoing medication management. Students must be referred to the psychiatrist by a staff therapist.
Workshops and Seminars
Workshops and seminars are offered throughout the year. The focus of these workshops and seminars may involve topics such as stress management, depression, adjustment issues, eating and body image issues, health relationships, anxiety, and how to help a troubled friend.
The Counseling Center offers psychological testing and, in some cases, a nominal fee is charged to students for the scoring of the tests. Students are referred to other offices or agencies when additional testing is desired. Our services include formal assessments for chemical dependency.
This program provides easy access to 10-15 minute informal confidential consultations with counselors from the St. Olaf Counseling Center—Boe House. Appointments are first come, first-served. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources. When & Where: 1:30-2:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, Boe Chapel–Lower Level, Room 11.
Operating within the guidelines of the Center’s policy on confidentiality, counselors are available for consultation with students, faculty, administrative personnel, resident hall staff and parents.
The counselors will refer students to other campus services, or off-campus professionals and agencies, for services not available at the Counseling Center.