Staffing shortage may affect appointment availability
- Visit the Mental Health and Well-Being Resources page to learn more about multicultural counseling services, online therapeutic resources, groups and skill-building workshops, and more resources covered by your student fees.
- Consider using your health insurance benefits to seek individual therapy in the local community. Most health insurance carriers have a phone number (usually found on the back of your insurance card) or online portal to help you find a local provider that works with your insurance plan.
- Connections is a free local service that can help you connect to mental health services in the community, including services that work with your health insurance plan. Call 970-221-5551 to get started.
- If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support, please call 970-491-6053 or visit us on the 3rd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center (during business hours only) to speak with an on-call crisis counselor.
Whether you’re experiencing a situational problem, an immediate crisis, or have a longstanding mental health concern, we’re here to help. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors, as well as new professionals working toward licensure and graduate student staff completing their degrees in a mental health field.
Our Commitment to You:
We at CSU Health Network Counseling Services are deeply committed to creating a welcoming, supportive space in which you can truly be seen and valued in your entirety. For those whose experiences of marginalization and oppression add extra layers to your distress – you and all of your identities are welcome here.
We recognize that prejudice, discrimination, and privilege continue to marginalize people in our country and all around the world. We own that the members of our staff, as imperfect human beings, are not immune and that we also struggle with our own biases, privilege, and identities. We will make mistakes – and we also firmly commit to transparency. Nothing will stop us from the vital work of continuously examining our biases and striving to do better.
We are dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to: ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds; languages; mental health; sexual, gender, and affectional identities; physical, sensory, and cognitive/learning abilities; body sizes and shapes; ages; relationship and reproductive statuses; military service; religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs; socioeconomic statuses; substance use and those in recovery; and others for whom there is not yet commonly shared language to discuss your identities.
You are welcome here.
Counseling Services provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of fee-paying students on the Fort Collins campus. As a public land grant university, we believe that students should have access to high quality mental health care on campus. We offer the following outpatient services:
- Groups and Workshops
- Individual Counseling
- Multicultural Counseling Services
- Specialized Alcohol and Drug Treatment (DAY Programs)
- Intensive Post Mental Health Hospitalization Services (iTEAM)
- Behavioral Health Services within our Medical Services
- 24/7 Emergency Services
- Consultation with University Colleagues, Parents and Friends
Demand, Availability and Wait Times
The demand for counseling on campus has increased each year. Although we are fortunate to have a large staff of counselors, we are typically unable to offer weekly individual appointments except in emergency situations. Most students see their counselor every two to three weeks for individual appointments. In addition, many students participate in weekly group treatment or, in urgent situations, use our On-call or Behavioral Health counseling services that don’t require an appointment. Due to the extensive time required for comprehensive psychological evaluations, we do not provide this service. And although many areas of expertise exist among our staff, we are unable to guarantee the availability of specific treatment approaches at any given time. If you are looking for a specific approach, please inquire about its availability. Our staff will be glad to work with you to find an appropriate referral in the community if we can’t meet your needs.
Privacy and Confidentiality
All counseling is confidential. No information is released without your written consent except when the law requires. These exceptions include the following: immediate danger to you or someone else, suspicions of child or elder abuse, grave disability, subpoenaed records, or a threat to national security. CSU Health Network has a shared electronic health record that allows all medical and mental health staff to share information and coordinate your care. To protect your privacy within the agency, we follow a “need to know” guideline. This means that your providers may review your records if they are treating you for concerns that may be related to other care you have received at the Health Network.
If you have any additional questions or if you would like to speak with a counselor, please stop by our office on the 3rd Floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center, 151 W. Lake Street, or call us at (970) 491-6053. We look forward to seeing you.
- Make A Counseling Appointment
- Meet the Staff: Counseling Services
- Location, Hours and Parking
- After-Hours and Emergency Care for Students
- Groups and Workshops
- Multicultural Counseling Services
- Drugs, Alcohol and You (DAY) Programs
- Ram Recovery
- Psychiatry Services
- Emotional Support Animals and Service Dogs
- Mental Health Initiatives
- Well-Being Initiatives
- YOU@CSU – student success portal
- Private Spaces on Campus for your Telehealth Appointment
- A letter to our community about interpersonal violence