Mental Health Counseling

The Counseling and Mental Health team of Saint Paul College provides mental health services. Mental health support can help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

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your mental health matters

Mental Health
Service Overview

81% of students in the U.S. have had their mental health impact their academic performance at least one day in the past month.*

* American College Health Association. American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment III: Undergraduate Student Reference Group Executive Summary Spring 2022. Silver Spring, MD: American College Health Association; 2022.

Saint Paul College offers free, confidential counseling and mental health services to currently registered students.

Is there a charge? 
No, it’s completely free!

How do I meet with you? 
You can call us at 651.350.3035, email uscomplete a referral form, or stop by one of our offices. We will set up a meeting on your schedule.

Scope of Care

Mental health support can help you achieve your academic and personal goals. We provide support unique to you. We understand that we all experience trauma and stress, which can affect us at different times. We help you find ways to manage symptoms and issues.

The counselors and therapists provide short-term, brief mental health counseling. There is no cost. We may provide education about an issue, teach coping strategies, treat a mental health condition, help in a crisis, and provide referrals for short-term or ongoing needs of any kind.

We can help with: stress, anxiety, mood difficulties, substance use, coping with situations and transitions, career and work struggles, grief and loss, family and relationship issues, irritability, anger. There can be many others that are still within our scope. Please reach out.

We also reach out to all the Saint Paul college employees about the emotional needs of our students. We offer education and consultation.

Students with the following concerns will likely need a different level of care than what is within the role and scope of our services:

  • Students who appear to need long-term treatment beyond the scope listed above
  • Students who need other types of services
  • Students who need services beyond our clinical expertise
  • Students who are unable to comply with treatment
  • Students who are already receiving therapy with another mental health provider

Again, there is no charge for our mental health services.

Name Department Contact
Merrie Haskins

Merrie Haskins

Director of Mental Health


Counseling, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental Health

Pamela Norling

Pamela Norling

Mental Health Therapist


Counseling, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental Health