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VCSU Counseling Services are free and confidential for students. Any personal concern is appropriate to bring to a mental health counselor.

Student concerns may involve:

  • relationships with others
  • unpleasant feelings
  • life decisions
  • values clarification
  • study problems
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • sexual identity issues
  • alcohol or drug abuse
  • grief
  • stress
  • or general topics

We can visit with students face-to-face, or virtually through Microsoft Teams. Visits can be scheduled through email or stopping by McFarland 424 or 425. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

We conduct free anxiety, depression, and alcohol assessments. Group counseling, workshops and seminars, consultations, and referrals are also provided by the counseling office per request. Workshops and seminars are designed for students, staff, and faculty. These include topics such as anxiety, depression, and stress, and can be scheduled by contacting Kelsie Carter or Erin Klingenberg.

Important ResourcesContact Info
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255 or 211
Crisis Text line for freeText TALK to 741741

The Sexual Violence Prevention Program echeckup-to-go at VCSU is an educational program that will provide you with accurate, customized, and detailed information about sexual violence prevention. For more information go to the following link:

If you are completing this program as a requirement, when asked if you need verification~ please check “Yes”. Once completed, you may print a completion certificate.

Whether its you, a friend, or a loved one who is struggling with mental health, there are many great resources to help you manage stress, cope with anxiety, or generally feel better.

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