Counseling

Call 651-696-6275 to make an appointment confidentially

We offer time-limited counseling, which means that students may be seen for up to 10 sessions per academic year.

There is no charge for this service and can be scheduled on a weekly basis. Sometimes finding the most appropriate help may mean exploring resources other than those provided by the counseling staff. If so, we will offer assistance in referring you to other appropriate services and counseling resources.

Appointments are 45 minutes long and begin on the half hour. If you find that you will not be able to keep an appointment, please call to cancel at least 24 hours in advance so that the time may be used for someone else. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of your appointment time.

Prior to your first appointment, you will be sent a link to an online intake form. If you have difficulties with the online version, you may print the Counseling Intake Form and bring the completed form to your initial visit. How to make the most of counseling.

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Clinical Training Opportunities for Graduate Students

Counseling by appointment

Our counseling staff members are available to provide up to ten 45-minute counseling sessions per academic year.

Drop-in Counseling

In addition to regularly scheduled appointments, Drop-in Counseling sessions are available each day on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the drop-in time.

Emergency after-hours phone counseling support

Health and Wellness is pleased to announce our partnership with ProtoCall, a telephone counseling support service, available to students when Health and Wellness is closed. When you need to talk. Now. For immediate counseling needs during HWC open hours simply call 651-696-6275 and ask to be transferred to our emergency telephone counseling service. After-hours please call 651-696-6275 where you will be prompted to press #2 and be connected to speak with a licensed counselor over the phone.  

Care coordination

A Care Coordinator is available to provide students with assistance connecting to on and off-campus support resources.  Sessions are generally 45 minutes in length and can be arranged via front desk reception.

Support groups

Sexual Assault Support Group

Because We Are Not Alone is an on-campus support group for Macalester students of any gender who have experienced sexual assault (rape, childhood sexual abuse, and other forms of non-consensual sexual contact). Alternating Thursdays,11:30am–1:00pm beginning Feb 11. Facilitated by SOS Sexual Offense Services of Ramsey County. A brief phone intake is required for new members. Call SOS @ 651-266-1000 between 9am-5pm, M-F.

Sponsored by The Health & Wellness Center, Office of Student Affairs, and Title IX Coordinator & Director of Equity. Light snacks provided.

Breathing, Relaxation & Mindfulness Meditation Group

Cultivating Calm offers students a safe space to learn and practice a variety of breathing, relaxation and mindfulness meditation techniques in a beginner friendly setting. Fridays, January 22-April 29,12-12:45 pm, Leonard Center Studio 2. No registration necessary. Yoga mats available or bring your own. Contact Mia Nosanow at or 651-696-6494.