Counseling Services

Here to help…
College can be a time of uncertainty and transition as students navigate their way ahead. Counseling Services can be a helpful resource to students by helping problem solve challenges and develop a path forward. Overall, there are some helpful things to know about the counseling process:  

  • It is important to know that counseling is often a process of self-discovery that can take time. Counseling is not intended to be a quick ‘fix.’

  • Counseling services are free of charge for enrolled students at UMR.

  • Students will be responsible for any charges that result from off-campus referrals.

Confidentiality
Please know that your appointment with the counselor is confidential. In addition, any appointment information or content of meetings are not a part of your academic record. Confidentiality rules are followed within clear guidelines except under specific legal conditions set forth by Minnesota law.

Concerned about someone?
Is there a friend or someone at UMR that you are concerned about? Sending a Care Report is a good way to help staff at UMR to provide assistance to students needing additional support. Submit a Care Report here.

Other Resources
https://www.settogo.org/
https://psychcentral.com/

Mental Health
Just as we all have physical health, we also all have mental health that needs tending for a healthy sense of well-being. Can you recognize what a positive state of mental health is like for you? Conversely, can you identify when you are stressed or feeling out of balance with your mental health? Our mental health can be positively affected by many factors including rest, relaxation, movement, good nutrition and support of trusted friends. Being aware and learning what supports your mental health is an important part of your overall development as a student.

It is also important to know that there may be times when we need help to stay healthy, cope with adversity and build resilience. If you are noticing signs or wondering if you (or someone you care about) needs some support right now, know that there are beneficial resources at UMR available to help.

 

Need to schedule an appointment with a UMR counselor?

To learn more about Counseling Services or other counseling options, contact Richard Kotovich, Coordinator of Counseling Services at rkotovic@r.umn.edu.