In the midst of recent race-related tragic events and related upheaval in our country, we at Counseling Services want to express our commitment to supporting our students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

Our richly diverse NAU community has come together to support and empower each other during previous local and national tragedies. Through the care and encouragement of our community spirit, we worked on healing and empowering every student and member of the NAU family. We are aware that as a nation, these are very difficult times and recent events affected all of us in different ways.  As we struggle during these tragic events, seeking the support of friends and safe spaces to process your thoughts and feelings might be helpful for you in finding comfort during this difficult time.  At Counseling Services, we are dedicated to creating a safe and caring space for all students in need. 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.

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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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