Mental Health Resources
Your Mental Health Is a Priority
The college years can be filled with new and enriching experiences, but they can also present challenges which may interfere with your academic progress and emotional well-being.
We all have mental health, and we can all benefit from talking to a professional. USD offers several resources to help you navigate challenges and make the most of your years in college.
If you would like to request an appointment at the Student Counseling Center, please click request appointment below. Click the "Appointment Request" tab and we will follow up with you once we receive your information. If you are in Crisis or this is an emergency please call our office at 605-658-3580. If this is after our working hours (8 a.m - 5 p.m) please call UPD 605-658-6199 and they will connect you with the on-call counselor or dial 911.
The Student Counseling Center is now offering online sign-up for same-day appointments. Click the link below to sign up for an appointment with a counselor at the Cook House. The link will take you to a page that will list today's available appointments. From there you will sign up for an available time and receive a confirmation email with more information regarding your appointment. Please remember these are a first come, first serve appointments. If for some reason you would need to cancel your appointment there is a link to do so in the confirmation email.
Take advantage of a variety of group appointments available to students through the Student Counseling Center. Groups appointments offered include:
- Mindful Self-Compassion Group
- Graduate Student Group
- Managing Anxiety Group
If the Student Counseling Center is unable to find a an appointment that fits your availability we might refer you to another clinic on campus. There are currently two clinics on campus that serve students as well as members of the community. Both of these clinics are training clinics which means 3rd and 4th year students will be meeting with you while being supervised by a licensed professional.
These clinics also offer appointments after 5 p.m. If either of these clinics would be a good fit for you, you can follow the button below and self-refer to one of these clinics. Once we receive your completed paperwork we will forward the completed referral to the designated clinic, and they will follow up via phone or email with a confirmed appointment time.
Psychological Services Center (PSC)
- Currently offering in person and telehealth appointments
- If attending in person masks are required during sessions
- Located in the Union Building
Psychological Services Center
South Dakota Union Room 112
University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Counseling & School Psychological Services Center (CSPSC)
- Currently offering in person appointments (no masks required)
- Located in Delzell 210
Counseling & School Psychological Services Center
Delzell Education Center Room 210
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
Mental Health Resources at Your Fingertips
You have free unlimited access to over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. The Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) platform includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools to help you care for yourself and meet your goals.
Departments & Facilities
The Student Counseling Center provides a wide range of confidential services to currently enrolled USD students at no cost. We offer individual and group counseling, as well as self-help tools and general health information, to help students take care of their mental health and access wellness during their time at USD.
Sanford Vermillion Medical Center provides discounted and free services for enrolled USD students.