Welcome to the Counseling Center

Balancing the demands of college life can be difficult. In addition to academic requirements, there are financial pressures, relationship concerns, and job stressors that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. 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 initial visit by calling us at 303-615-9988. The Counseling Center is closed everyday for lunch from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (except Summer Semester).

We are located at:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Counseling Center
900 Auraria Parkway
Tivoli Building, Suite 651
Denver, CO 80217




The Counseling Center will be moving all operations to remote beginning on Friday, May 17th, 2024 for renovations to our office space. This change will take place over an estimated 2-3 week period. During this time, all operations will continue and be conducted remotely. Those seeking new appointments or those who wish to access our remote crisis/walk-in services can do so by calling 303-615-9988.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, you may also visit or call the Health Center at Auraria located in the Auraria Plaza Building, Suite 150, 303-615-9999. Or call the 24/7 Auraria Crisis Line at 303-615-9911. You may also go to the nearest emergency room.


A Special Message Concerning Recent Protests/Demonstrations on Auraria Campus:

We at the Counseling Center value and strive to support the wellbeing of our campus community and recognize that recent demonstrations on Auraria Campus may result in people experiencing a wide range of emotions and reactions, some of which may feel difficult to manage.

We encourage all who need it to seek support and community in ways that feel right to you. We also invite you to take advantage of our services by contacting us at 303-615-9988 to schedule an appointment. Our regular business hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mental health emergencies can also be addressed after 5:00 p.m., weekends, and holidays by calling the 24/7 Crisis Line at 303-615-9911.

If you have safety concerns, please know that you can contact the Auraria Police Department for assistance at 303-556-5000, text a tip to 720-593-TIPS (8477), or report instances of discrimination or harassment through the MSU Denver Office of Equal Opportunity.

For general tips on self-care or coping with difficult events, please see our resources page or follow the links below:

Coping in Times of Uncertainty
10 Ways to Cope with Current World Events

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Counseling Center Services

We are currently offering both in-person and virtual services in order to best meet the needs of our students. New clients are always welcome and we will continue our daily Triage services for emergencies and crises.

For any mental health-related concerns, please call 303-615-9988 leave a voicemail message with your telephone number and 900 ID# enabling Counseling Center staff to return your call promptly, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Closed for lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  and on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. except Summer Semester). After 4:30 p.m., and on weekends and holidays, you may call our 24/7 Crisis and Victims’ Assistance Line at 303-615-9911.

Online Assessment

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.

Clinical Training Opportunities

The MSU Denver Counseling Center offers clinical training opportunities for graduate students from clinical and counseling psychology doctoral programs.