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SHAC’s full-time counseling staff

Counseling Services:


  • Short-term 1:1 care with a counselor that understands the Carleton experience


  • Counselor-facilitated support with your peers who share similar experiences and concerns


  • On-demand and scheduled counseling services available through partnership with TimelyCare.

Urgent On-Call

Services Offered:

  • Short-term individual counseling is offered free to all Carleton students.
  • Unlimited group counseling
  • Psychiatry – medication consultation, initiation, and maintenance
  • Dietitian – nutrition therapy for students struggling with their relationship with food
  • Referrals to off-campus therapy (so students can seek specialists or find providers whom they can see for longer-term therapy.) See case management services for assistance.
  • Supportive counseling for any issue, large or small.  You don’t need to be in crisis or have a diagnosed mental health issue to seek care.
  • Emergency After-Hours phone consultation

Reasons Student Seek Care:

  • depression 
  • anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • alcohol and/or drug use
  • assault or abuse
  • identity issues (race, gender, sexual, social, faith)
  • Academic stress
  • friendship or roommate conflicts
  • family relationships


All counseling services are confidential. Information regarding a student’s counseling cannot be released, except as dictated by law, without the written consent of the student. No record of the student’s visit is placed on a transcript or academic record.


  • 4 full-time licensed counselors
  • 1-2 part-time licensed counselors
  • Consulting psychiatrist for medication management (Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Consulting dietitian for nutritional therapy (every other Wednesday)
Banner featuring SHAC director, Marit, Part time counselors Mariah and Amie, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Karl