We offer time-limited counseling in the HWC. Students that are new to counseling services will first meet with our Care Coordinator to assess their needs and be directed to the appropriate counseling staff member or resources.  Sometimes finding the most appropriate help may mean exploring resources other than those provided by the HWC counseling staff. If so, we will offer assistance in referring you to other appropriate services, counseling and psychiatric resources.

There is no charge for this service and can be scheduled on a weekly or biweekly basis. Sessions are 45 minutes long. 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 counseling appointment of each academic year, you will be asked to sign-on to the Patient Portal to complete and submit both the Counseling Intake and Counseling Consent Forms. 

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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.

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 to reserve your spot.

Emergency After-Hours Phone Counseling Support

The HWC is pleased to announce our partnership with ProtoCall, a telephone counseling support service, available to students when HWC is closed. When you need to talk. Now. For immediate counseling needs during HWC open hours 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.  

Local Off-Campus Therapist Referrals 

Sometimes finding the most appropriate help for you may mean that you need resources other than those provided by the counseling staff in the HWC. If so, we will refer you to other appropriate services and counseling resources off-campus.  Along with our list of therapists in private practice near Macalester, we have a Care Coordinator within the HWC that can assist you in finding a therapist based on your specific needs and insurance coverage.  

Support Groups at Mac

The HWC counseling staff offers multiple on-campus support groups available to meet the needs of our students.