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Student Counseling Center

Student Counseling Center

Overcome challenges, attain life goals and enhance personal growth.

Telehealth Services

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 on our community and campus, the Student Counseling Center (Cook House) is going to be utilizing telehealth services. All telehealth sessions will be attended remotely on Doxy.me ( this is a platform similar to Skype or Zoom). We want you to know that we are here to support of all our students through this abrupt transition.

If you would like to continue services or schedule a new appointment, please call the Student Counseling Center at 605-658-3580 or email us at scc@usd.edu. You can also like our social media accounts to stay up-to-date on what we have happening.

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The college years can be filled with new and enriching experiences but can also present challenges which may interfere with your academic progress and emotional well-being. The Student Counseling Center's (SCC) goal is to help you make the most of your years here at USD. On our website you will find information about our services, staff, campus resources, crisis management and how to refer someone. There are also links to self-help tools and general health information.

Hours & Appointments

For immediate assistance, call us at 605-658-3580.

The Student Counseling Center is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. all year round.

  • For emergencies or crisis situations, dial 911 for off-campus assistance or 9-911 for on-campus assistance.

Where We're Located

The SCC is located in the Cook House on the southeast corner of campus.

Cook House

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What We Offer

The Student Counseling Center offers a wide range of confidential services to currently enrolled USD students. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation
  • Education and prevention services
  • Case management services
  • Self-help resources

Discussion Topics

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Identity concerns
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Abuse and violence issues