Counseling Services


When life brings you challenges, we’re here to offer you some assistance. We realize there is more to college than just achieving great things in the classroom. It is about meeting goals in all areas of your life – courses, relationships, and personal development. Our counseling resources are here to help you succeed. Whether you’re struggling in classes, experiencing relationship issues, or are concerned by your substance use or someone else’s, Dakota State counseling is here for you.

What we offer:

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential, counseling services to enrolled students. Most students' counseling needs can be readily addressed by the center's professional staff through the following services:

  • Academic strategies resources
  • Case management services
  • Consultation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual and group counseling (Currently counselors are only licensed to provide this service in the state of South Dakota)
  • Wellness programming

Discussion Topics:

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic stress
  • Abuse and violence issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity concerns
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance use

Scope of Practice


Telehealth Services:

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community and campus, the DSU Counseling Center continues to utilize telehealth services. Telehealth sessions will be attended remotely via Zoomhealth.

To make an appointment:

Hours of operation during the academic year are:  Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Summer hours and scheduling:  The Counseling Center is open reduced hours over the summer and availability is by appointment only.

Urgent and emergency services:  For crisis situations, dial 911 for off-campus assistance.

If you would like to continue services or schedule a new appointment, please schedule through by calling 605-256-5121 or use one of the options below:

 Schedule an appointment via email

 Schedule an appointment via TrojanConnect




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