As we, and the NAU community, come to grips with the tragic nature of the events in Orlando over the weekend, Counseling Services wants to express to all of our fellow students, staff, faculty, and administration that we are committed to being responsive and supportive for those in need.  We recognize that the heartache and emotional impact of these events will continue to be felt on multiple individual, cultural, and global levels.  We believe in empowering all of NAU’s students– including those who are marginalized and oppressed – to come together to challenge injustice, to condemn discrimination, and to promote a common humanity of mutual respect and social cooperation.  We also believe strongly in everyone’s potential for healing and growth, as well as the value of fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of the NAU community.  

We want to remind you that you are not alone and that we can offer a variety of services and resources to help.  You can access our services by calling (928) 523-2261 to consult with a counselor and/or schedule an appointment, by walking in to Campus Health Services, located in the HLC between the hours of 8 am and 5pm.

Counseling Services (CS) works to enhance the psychological growth, emotional well-being, and learning potential of Northern Arizona University students. We can help you overcome many different concerns, including:

  • adjustment to college
  • relationships
  • depression
  • eating concerns 
  • anxiety and stress
  • substance abuse
  • academic issues
  • career and vocational issues

We provide short-term individual and couples counseling, group counselingmindfulness workshops, crisis services, psychoeducational outreach, and consultation about students of concern. For an idea of what to expect during your first visit click hereCounseling Services staff members do not write letters of support for assistance animals at the request of a client/student. 


Counseling Services wants to assure you that we take the privacy of your communications with us very seriously.  Mental health records laws contain strict standards regarding the release of records, and we and other University administrators are diligent in our efforts to protect your records from unauthorized access.  If you have any questions about the privacy of your records with Counseling Services, please feel free to address this concern with your clinician.  You may also contact the Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Carol O’Saben, at 928-523-2261. 

Thank you for entrusting us with your care.


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