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.

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 times are available each day on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the drop-in time.

Care Management

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.

Breathing, Relaxation & Mindfulness Meditation

Cultivating Calm is a space for learning and practicing a variety of breathing, relaxation and mindfulness meditation techniques in a beginner friendly setting.
Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Leonard Center Studio 2.  No registration is necessary.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  For more information contact Mia Nosanow at 651.696.6494 or nosanow@macalester.edu

Support Groups

Grief and Loss Support Group

A support group for students who are bereaved due to the loss or death of a loved one, sibling, parent, close friend, or relative.  This group offers a safe and supportive space to connect with other students who understand the challenge of grief and loss.
Mondays, noon - 1:15 pm

Please call 651.696.6275 to schedule a pre-group interview with the group facilitator.

Sexual Assault Support Group

Because We Are Not Alone
is a support group for Macalester students of any gender who have experienced sexual assault (child molestation, rape, and other forms of non-consensual sexual contact).
Alternating Thursdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Screening is required to ensure confidentiality and safety. Please contact the facilitator, Brooke Skinner-Drawz. PhD, LICSW, .