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Welcome to Counseling and Career Services

College life is a time of change, growth, and transition. Counseling Services seeks to ease adjustment during these times of transition and enhance the individual's academic and lifelong success. We offer support to NSU students, staff, and faculty to assist with a variety of personal, academic and career concerns. Our approach is collaborative, goal-oriented, and multiculturally sensitive. We are here to help you increase personal awareness and develop the skills you need to be successful while completing your studies at Northwestern State University and when transitioning to the world beyond.

The University Counseling and Career Center’s professional staff provides confidential mental health counseling, career counseling and career development services,  outreach services, and part-time employment services to all NSU undergraduate and graduate students.  Students can call (318) 357-5621 or come by the office in room 305 in the Freidman Student Union Building to make an appointment.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Telehealth counseling services are offered to students via WebEx, Zoom and FaceTime. To set up an appointment students may contact the counselors by clicking on the "Click here to contact Counseling and Career Services" statement below or calling (318) 357-5621. Students who are attending classes on site may choose to come to the office for services or receive counseling services online. to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus Counseling and Career Services will be following strict guidelines.  Please take a minute to read our Covid-19 Prevention Guidelines before you visit our office.

24 hour crisis service is available for students who are in crisis. Call the office of Counseling and Career Services or drop by the office during the hours of 8 a.m. to  5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 12 p.m. on Friday. To speak to a counselor after office hours and on weekends call University Police at 357-5431 and a counselor will be contacted for you.

For more information about counseling and career services and resources go to Counseling Services, NSU Cares, and the NSU Career Center.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 988


The Steve Fund

Text STEVE to 741741 to access a culturally trained crisis counselor

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386 LBGTQQIA                                                                                                                         

National Rape Crisis Hotline

 1-800-656-4673          SM English