Welcome to the MSU Denver Counseling Center
Balancing the demands of college life can be difficult. In addition to academic requirements, there are financial pressures, relationship issues, and job stressors that can leave you feeling beat up and worn out. The Counseling Center staff can help you find ways to manage difficult times and provide you with a comforting place to examine your life and learn more about yourself so you can realize your potential. Students are encouraged to make an appointment for their first visit.
To learn more about our specific services, please click on the buttons below.
Counseling Center Remote Services During Period of Limited Operations
This link provides useful tips for coping with stress, anxiety, and depression related to COVID-19. There are also links to articles on how to handle children's issues and questions. There are additional downloads for suggestions on managing social distancing safely, without avoiding social interactions.
A Message to Our Clients in the Aftermath of Recent Unprecedented Events
Our Counseling Center Staff is aware of the myriad of themes and emotions that have been stirred up in light of the tragic death of George Floyd. His death has illuminated some of the societal ills with which we have been dealing. There is grief, anger, frustration, disappointment, disillusionment, hurt, and re-triggered traumas, as we all attempt to come to grips with this situation in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. These themes are familiar to us in the work that we do especially with regard to the micro and macroaggressions that you often have shared with us in various other life events. The adverse effects of the COVID-19 cannot be minimized as individuals struggle to make new meanings of the disruptions caused by the frequent fatal outcomes of this illness, and the barriers to usual and customary means of social connectivity.
Our Staff has always provided a safe and trusted sounding board and space for you to process inequities, injustices, rejections, disappointments, and frustrations, that have altered your planned journeys through life. Now, more than ever, we stay committed to providing you with unconditional acceptance, and building hope and resilience, as we continue to engage in painful dialogues that are necessary to promote healing.
We are here for you throughout this process as we encourage you to continue with your career goals and aspirations. Life is often filled with struggles, of varying types, that have differential impacts that are dependent on a host of factors. Together we can assist you in working through your reactions and feelings in forging ahead as we navigate these turbulent times.
Gail Bruce-Sanford, Ph.D.
Many students have little, free, unscheduled time to pursue the types of self-care that they would like. We have made it possible for you to do an online screening for eating disorders, alcohol, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and bipolar disorder through our website. After clicking on the button below use "METROSTATE" for your password. Then select the screening that you would like to take. Results are communicated instantly. Share your results when you come in for a visit.
Take a FREE Online Assessment:
The Counseling Center, Health Center at Auraria and the CARE Team have partnered to offer "Virtual GateKeeper Trainings: Identifying and Referring Students at Risk"; for the Summer 2020 semester.
These sessions are open to Faculty, Administrators and Staff who are often first line responders. The sessions last for two hours and advanced registration is required. Summer 2020 dates are as follows:
Monday, June 15th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
To register please visit the Workshops and Trainings page HERE.