Counseling and Health Services

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Here to help you thrive

At 鶹ƵAPK, we know that your personal wellness is key to your success. That's why here at 鶹ƵAPK, you’re part of a community that cares. We’re here to support your needs with counseling and health services and a peer wellness education program so you get support not only from us but from other students as well.

We also recognize that many students face significant and longstanding social and economic barriers in pursuing higher education. Our office is dedicated to providing you with a caring environment that is welcoming, trustworthy, equitably accessible, and affirming of all identities.

Hours and visit requirements

For emergency information, see ourEmergency Resources貹.

  • Fall and spring semester: The Counseling and Health Services office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. (Please note: The office is closed on the third Wednesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • May and summer terms: Spring office hours extend through May 31, 2024. The office will be closed between June 1 and August 15, 2024, but messages will be checked on Wednesday mornings. If you need assistance with a non-urgent issue, such as a prescription refill, immunization information, or an off-campus counseling or medical referral, please leave a voicemail at (651) 523-2204 or email us at counselinghealth@hamline.edu. (Please note, however, that you will not receive an immediate response.)
  • Holidays and other breaks: Hours of operation are subject to change during holidays and break periods. See office closure information above.

How to schedule an appointment

For many services, we offer both in-person and video appointments, and we make scheduling easy. To make an appointment:

  • Call us at 651-523-2204
  • Schedule an appointment online using the Counseling and Health Services Portal


If you need a same-day or urgent appointment and there are none available online, please call our clinic at 651-523-2204.

Any student experiencing an emergency should call 911 or contact Public Safety at 651-523-2100 for assistance.

Let's Talk

Considering counseling, but feeling hesitant? Unsure if your issue requires counseling? Reluctant to go through a formal appointment process? Let’s Talk!

Let’s Talk sessions are brief (15 to 20 minutes), informal, and confidential individual consultations with a professional counselor, with no appointment or intake forms required.

For spring semester 2024, students can drop in for a Let’s Talk session on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. or Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon in GLC 104E. Sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Gena Billiet '24

The opportunity to work with Peer Wellness led me to the career path I want to go down—public and sexual health—and to my public health minor gave me a lot of professional connections that I will be able to use after I graduate.

Gena (Genavieve) Billiet '24, anthropology; of Watertown, MN

Join a therapy group

In addition to individual counseling services, we offer a variety of counseling groups during the fall and spring semesters. Joining a therapy group will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Connect with peers about shared concerns
  • Learn about yourself
  • Gain more skills to manage your current concerns
  • Interact with others in a meaningful way

Groups are facilitated by psychologists from Counseling and Health Services and are free to 鶹ƵAPK students. Students will be asked to attend a 30-minute screening and orientation meeting before joining a group.

Stress and anxiety support group

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Gain skills to manage your anxiety more effectively
  • Learn more about anxiety and coping strategies
  • Interact with others by sharing personal experiences and receiving and providing support

Email Shih-Hsun Lin, counselor, at slin02@hamline.edufor more information.

Women's Support Group

Thursdays 2:30 P.M. TO 4 P.M.

  • Join other women-identified students in a supportive environment
  • Identify and explore feelings, give and receive feedback
  • Learn new and healthier ways of relating to others to feel more connected and understood

Email Jenny Roper, counselor, at jroper01@hamline.edu for more information.

Writing Through Trauma

Tuesdays 12:50 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

  • This group is open to individuals who have experienced any form of trauma

  • Using research-proven methods, group members will learn how to manage their thoughts and feelings about a traumatic experience to reduce their symptoms
  • During each group session, group members will write about their trauma individually and then discuss the experience of writing about it with the group
  • Discussing details of one’s trauma is not required, but the group will be a safe space for those who wish to share

Email Hussein Rajput, counselor, at hrajput01@hamline.edu for more information.

Peer wellness education

The 鶹ƵAPK Peer Wellness Education program is dedicated to fostering student-to-student communication about common health concerns that arise during college, and proactively promoting student wellness. Peer wellness educators specialize in areas of mental health, nutrition, sexual health, relationships, and decisions around drug and alcohol use.

Serving as a peer wellness educator is a great opportunity for students interested in a future career in healthcare, or for anyone who is simply interested in personal health and well-being.

Read the requirements and qualifications for becoming a Peer Wellness Educator, or contact us at PeerEducators@hamline.edu.

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