Mental Health Services

Students have several options to help them take care of their mental health.

Find the mental health services that work best for you-- whether that's working with a counselor or visiting the therapy dogs.

Counseling Services also supports faculty and staff by providing consultations and group trainings.

By talking to a counselor one-on-one in a safe, confidential space, you can learn ways to cope with life’s challenges and resolve personal concerns.

The counselors are ready to help with a variety of concerns including:

  • adjusting to college
  • family and relationship concerns
  • stress
  • grief
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • other mental health challenges

Any current student at WSU, WSU-Rochester, or MN State Southeast can make an appointment with Counseling Services.

Students can see a WSU counselor up to 6 times each semester. You won't be billed for counseling services. This support service is included in student fees.

If you and the counselor decide you may need more frequent care, we can help refer you to a counselor in the community.

If you feel you're in a mental health crisis, a WSU counselor is available via Zoom for emergency appointments on Monday-Friday from 11-am-3pm.

If you need an immediate response outside of these hours, please contact the appropriate emergency services.

Our therapy dogs, Aiden and Winston, regularly come to campus to offer canine cuddles. Interacting with animals can help relieve stress and homesickness for student missing their pets.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aiden and Winston are working from home until further notice.

You can take the Strong Interest Inventory, which can be a great step in career exploration.

Email Lynda Brzezinski at lbrzezinski@winona.edu for more information or to set up a time to take this assessment.

Otherwise, if you need help choosing a major or learning about careers, Career Services is a great resource. Career Services is located in Maxwell Hall 314.

Staff, faculty, and community members can request presentations or trainings for their classes or groups.

Please email your request to counselingservices@winona.edu with information on the topic, preferred time, location and other details.

If you have a question or concern about a specific student or situation, we can provide a brief consultation.

We can also give you more information on the counseling process.

Due to confidentiality, Counseling Services staff cannot share any information we may have on specific students.

However, we can listen and address general questions.

Please contact us at 507.457.5330 or counselingservices@winona.edu.