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In-Person Counseling

On-Campus Options

Let's meet face-to-face, on-campus! Here are your options:

Meet the Campus Providers...

Jodi Ramberg     Christen Schoenborn

Community Options

  • Alluma
    603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN


Virtual Counseling

UMN Crookston Virtual Options

Meet the Campus Providers...

Jodi Ramberg     Christen Schoenborn

Off-Campus Virtual Options


Talkspace is an online therapy service that matches clients with licensed therapists for one-on-one counseling services.  Instructions on how to get started are listed below:

  1. Get an assessment: Chat with matching therapist to identify your therapy needs
  2. Choose the right plan: Choose a payment plan that suits your budget.  Plan starts at $32/wk.
  3. Find your match: Talkspace will help you find the best therapist for you. Begin therapy: Start messaging your primary therapist anytime, anywhere.

During Therapy:

  1. Your own therapist: Once you are matched, you'll be working with the same licensed therapist every time.
  2. When you want: You can set aside time every day, or write when the mood strikes you.  Your room is always open.
  3. Regular responses: Therapists respond 1-2 times per day.  If you need more, simply schedule a video chat.
  4. Customer support: Support is available to help answer non-clinical questions about how Talkspace works.                    

Betterhelp Telecounseling Services

Betterhelp provides convenient, affordable, private online counseling services anytime anywhere with a licensed counselor.

  1. Fill out a questionnaire to help assess your needs and get matched to a Betterhelp counselor.
  2. Message your counselor whenever and wherever through the website or mobile app.
  3. Not happy with your counselor?  Request a new counselor at any time.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support, and advocacy. NAMI Minnesota has started web-based support groups for people living with mental illness. On the landing page click JOIN button and fill out the necessary information. Once you have created an online account, you can register for support groups by logging into your account and clicking on the “Meeting Calendar” tab. Find a support group you would like to attend and click on the REGISTER button. Participants will need a device like a computer with a microphone and optional webcam, a tablet, or a smartphone.

  • Young Adult WebConnect for ages 18-30 (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 7:00pm-8:30pm)
  • WebConnect Support Groups for adults (Wednesdays 8:30-10:00pm)   
About Confidential Services

Confidentiality is #1

The confidentiality of students in counseling is essential and is addressed right away with your provider. 

Counseling Services follows laws and ethics limiting what information can and cannot be shared outside of our center.  No information can be shared about you outside of Counseling Services unless we have your written permission with a few exceptions.  The following are the primary exceptions to be aware of:  

  • If someone appears to be planning harm to himself/herself, harm to others;
  • If we are to become aware of children or dependent adults who are being abused.

In such situations, the counselor is legally bound to break confidentiality in order to provide individuals with the assistance they need.  

Counseling Services is exempt from University requirements for mandated reporting for sexual harassment or harassment based on race, sexual orientation, or religion.  Thus, we are a confidential space to explore these issues.  Counseling services can assist students with reporting an incident if the student decides to and grants permission.

If you and/or your counselor decide you would benefit from longer-term psychotherapy or other specialized services we do not offer, we will suggest alternative resources for you.  Students who have concerns that require longer-term counseling and those with chronic mental illnesses are served in the capacity deemed appropriate.

If you are referred to a community-based mental health provider, we will facilitate releases of information so that Counseling Services and your provider can share relevant treatment information and coordinate care planning. In order to share information with UMC entities, we will facilitate releases if and when necessary. We cannot share your information with anyone without your written consent, except in the cases identified above.

Scope of Services

Counseling Services Provides

Brief (time-time limited), goal-oriented mental health counseling for currently enrolled UMN Crookston students for personal, crisis, and developmental counseling services.   Counseling Services also provides virtual, confidential consultation and referrals for student assistance to community-based mental health providers.    

Counseling Services DOES NOT Provide

Counseling Services strives to provide support for as many students’ mental health needs as possible. However, we are not able to provide some specialized services, resource-intensive programs, services beyond the scope of Counseling Services mission, or those which pose a conflict of interest.  As such, we do not provide:

  • Counseling Services to students located outside of Minnesota or North Dakota at the time of the session
  • Services to incoming first-year students prior to Orientation, students who have graduated, or alumni
  • Clinical services to staff or faculty
  • Long-term counseling
  • Psychiatric Services (visit Health Services)
  • Assessment or documentation for service or emotional support animals (visit Disability Resource Center)
  • Testing for learning disabilities or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Forensic evaluations
  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Intensive substance abuse treatment
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Treatment that is required by court or probation or recommended by an attorney in relation to a legal case
  • Services to students who are not medically stable or require intensive medical treatment
  • Mediation for on-campus proceedings

Although we do not provide these services, we will assist students in accessing these resources off-campus. If you would like assistance in finding resources to meet your needs, please connect with our providers at or stop in during our Let's Talk drop-in times