A personal counselor is available to assist you with personal, educational, social, and developmental concerns as well as general life planning and goal-setting. The on-staff counselor also provides crisis intervention services, career counseling, mediation, referrals to community agencies, and consultations when necessary.
A counselor can provide assistance in a number of areas, including, but not limited to,
- Health & Wellness
- Interpersonal Skills
- Sexual Orientation
- Study Skills
- Test Anxiety
- Time Management
- Transition to College
- Academic Difficulties
- Anger Management
- Career Planning
- Chemical Dependency
- Eating Disorders
- Grief & Loss
- Goal Setting
Any student enrolled at Saint Paul College is eligible to access counseling services at no charge.
Online Mental Health Screening
Saint Paul College offers confidential and free online mental health self-assessment screenings to Saint Paul College students in the areas of depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol, eating disorders, generalized anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. The online mental health self-assessment screening results will indicate whether or not further professional consultation would be helpful to you. Referral information is available at the end of each screening. If you have questions about the screenings or would like to set up an appointment with a Saint Paul College Counselor, please contact Lisa Hanes at 651.846.1383.
Begin your confidential Online Mental Health Screening Self-Assessment.
Your discussions with a counselor will be confidential in accordance with the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association and the laws of the State of Minnesota. Please discuss with your counselor the limits of confidentiality.
A counselor will assist students in the identification and contact of appropriate on- and off-campus referral resources, such as community agencies or emergency mental health centers, when long-term counseling or extensive crisis intervention is needed.
The Counseling Center is located in room 1335 and a counselor is available on an appointment or emergency walk-in basis. For assistance, call 651.846.1383. Hours vary by semester.
If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, the following community resources are available to assist you:
- Ramsey County Crisis Line; 651.266.7900
24/7 (St. Paul)
- Ramsey County Mental Health Services; 651.266.7999
- Regions Hospital Crisis Program; 651.221.8922
24/7 (St. Paul)
- Crisis Connection; 612.379.6363 or 1.800.379.6363
- Crisis Connection – Men’s Line; 612.379.6367
- Crisis Nursery (http://www.crisisnursery.org/); 763.591.0100
24/7 (Golden Valley)
- Crisis Intervention Center; 612.347.3161
- National Eating Disorders Association Helpline; 1.800.931.2237
- Suicide Intervention Line: 612.347.2222
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline; 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
- Veterans Assistance; 1.888.LinkVet (1.888.546.5838)
- First Call for Help - United Way; 651.291.0211
Health and Human Services Referral information
Additional Campus Resources
Additional Saint Paul College resources are also available to assist you. Here are quick links and phone numbers:
Academic Support Center & Peer Tutoring, 651.846.1623
Career Services, 651.846.1384
Disability Services, 651.846.1547 or for TTY Communication, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1.800.627.3529.