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.

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.

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 October 1st.  Facilitated by SOS Sexual Offense Services of Ramsey County.  A brief phone interview is required for both new and returning members.  Contact Ida at 651-266-1000 between 9am-5pm, M-F.

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, September 4th-December 11th, 12pm-1pm in the Leonard Center Studio #2  No registration necessary.  Yoga mats available or bring your own.  Contact Mia Nosanow with questions at 651-696-6434 or

Grief and Loss Support Group

Grief and Loss is an on-campus, safe and supportive place to connect with other students who understand the challenge of grief and loss.  This support group will be held on Tuesdays, beginning September 29th, from 12pm-1pm.   The group is open to students who are bereaved due to the loss of a loved one, sibling, parent, close friend, or relative and is facilitated by two counselors.  Call the Health and Wellness Center at 651-696-6275 to schedule a pre-group interview with the group facilitators.