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Counseling Center

When life brings you challenges, we’re here to offer you some assistance. We realize there is more to college than just achieving great things in the classroom. It is about meeting goals in all areas of your life – courses, relationships, and personal development. Our counseling resources are here to help you succeed. Whether you’re struggling in classes, experiencing relationship issues, or are concerned by your substance use or someone else’s, Dakota State counseling is here for you.

Hours of operation during the academic year

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Urgent and emergency services

  • For emergencies or crisis situations, dial 911 for off-campus assistance

Schedule an appointment

  • Call (605) 256-5121
  • Visit us in the Learning Engagement Center 041 - located in the northeast corner
  • Email

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential, counseling services to enrolled students. Most students' counseling needs can be readily addressed by the center's professional staff.

Please note: The Counseling Center offers psychological counseling and not academic advising. If you are hoping to schedule academic advising, please make an appointment with your advisor.
  • Academic strategies resources
  • Case management services
  • Consultation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Wellness programming

Discussion topics

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Academic stress
  • Abuse and violence issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity concerns
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance use

Academic support

Our student development professionals work with students and their professors on finding solutions for challenges in the classroom. Whether it's study skills, stress, or time management, our professionals help evaluate situations and offer solutions to help students achieve success in college.

Students that are on academic probation receive individualized attention in counseling and mentoring to help them reach good academic standing.

Academic Support & Advising




Contact us

As always, we’re here to help you find success not only as a student but as an individual with the potential for excellence.
(605) 256-5121

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