Other Resources

Stress and trauma affect everyone at some point in their lives. The Twin Cities area has many sites in which students may seek help or gain first-hand experience in dealing with trauma and stress. Feel free to refer to this list of resources for yourself or someone you know.  

U of M Counseling Psychology Homepage

Please note that contact information may have been updated since this page was published.
Last updated: September 2022 

Campus resources for stress and trauma

Student Mental Health, Twin Cities Campus

The Aurora Center

The Aurora Center provides a safe and confidential space for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members or friends affiliated with the University of Minnesota, TC or Augsburg College who are victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mobile Texting: "TALK" to (612) 615-891
  • 24-Hour Helpline: (612) 626-9111
  • Business Phone: (612) 626-2929
  • Locations:
    • 117 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
    • Boynton St. Paul Clinic, 1st Floor Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
  • Website: http://www.umn.edu/aurora/

Student Counseling Services (SCS)

SCS promotes student success through individual and group counseling.  Services address a wide range of issues impacting student success, including mental health and life concerns; learning and academic skills challenges; and career uncertainty.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • 24-Hour Crisis Connection Helpline: (612) 379-6363
  • Business Phone: (612) 624-3323
  • Locations:
    • 340 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • 199 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108
  • Website: http://uccs.umn.edu/

Boynton Health Services—Mental Health Clinic

Services available include individual and couple counseling and psychotherapy, medication assessment and management, urgent consultation (phone or in person), a variety of group therapies, social work assistance, and chemical health assessment and treatment.

Boynton Health Services—Pet Away Worry and Stress (PAWS)

Weekly PAWS sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, Woodstock the chicken, and other domestic animals like cats and rabbits—that you are welcome to interact with and pet. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The DRC provides confidential support to students, faculty, and staff and promotes access and equity for all.  The DRC’s goal is to aid in the removal of barriers and to provide equitable access to student with disabilities.  Accommodation units assist in implementing accommodations.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Business Phone: (612) 626-1333 (V/TTY)
  • Location: 180 McNamara Alumni Ctr, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Website: https://diversity.umn.edu/disability/
  • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS): ISSS offers many services to international students and scholars to encourage and support a successful academic experience. Along with the programing and the advising, ISSS staff provides a variety of support services. Academic Services include academic coaching for students on probation, collaboration with academic advisers, as well as a variety of resources available to improve academic progress.

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)

MCAE seeks to provide services and programs that create powerful, caring human connections. The MCAE staff provides culturally-sensitive advice, and coordinates programs for individuals and groups on academic, financial, personal, and career concerns.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally (GLBTA) Programs Office

Queer Student Cultural Center (QSCC)

Provides a safe space for queer students to meet and form a sense of community and empowers queer individuals, groups, and organizations.

Transgender Commission

Coalition of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members working for equity, access, and liberation for people of all gender identities and expressions, led by trans*, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming people

Twin Cities resources for stress and trauma

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)—Acute Psychiatric Services

HCMC's Acute Psychiatric Services center serves those in emotional crisis with 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis counseling, assessment, and referral.

UMN Medical Center—Fairview Riverside Campus Emergency Room

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock.

Domestic Abuse Project (DAP)

DAP offers group and individual counseling for every member of a family: men, women, and children.  DAP was founded in 1979 on a few radical notions: Working with perpetrators of abuse is essential to ending abuse; Domestic violence affects every member of the family; Domestic abuse is a learned behavior, and therefore can be unlearned; Domestic abuse is a human rights issue; Many victims do not want their relationship to end, they want the abuse to end.

Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services

Tubman helps adults, children, and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, and mental health. Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming and community education.

  • Crisis Hotline: (612) 825-0000
  • Business Phone: (612) 825-3333
  • Locations:
    • 3111 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    • 4432 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
    • 1725 Monastery Wy, Maplewood, MN 55109
  • Website: http://tubman.org/

The Emily Program

The program offers psychological, nutritional, medical, and psychiatric care to people struggling with their relationship to food.  The services include individual therapy, intensive programs, nutrition services, group therapy, and walk-in counseling.

Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline

This is a crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call or text.

Center for Grief, Loss, and Transition

The Center provides specialized therapy and education for complicated grief, trauma, and life transition.  Through specialized therapy and education, the Center helps individuals, couples and families who are dealing with grief, loss, trauma, and life transition.

Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

CVT is an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. CVT provides direct care for those who have been tortured, trains partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocates for human rights and an end to torture.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Business Phone: (612) 436-4800
  • Locations:
    • 2356 University Ave W #430, St Paul, MN 55114 (International HQ)
    • 649 Dayton Ave, St Paul, MN 55104 (Healing Center)
  • Website: http://www.cvt.org/

UMN counseling psychology students can also be placed at the above sites for practicum, internship, or fellowship, with the exception of RAINN.  Please see the Intranet link below for the complete practicum handbook and site directory.