Drop-in, Informal Counseling Available

Published Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Student Counseling Services
Student Counseling Services

The College of Education recently became the first college at Mississippi State University to employ an embedded counselor, Michael Valentine, who will serve students, staff, and faculty. Beginning this week Open Door services will be available in the Industrial Education Building. Dr. Valentine will visit the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development every Wednesday from 12:30-2:00PM. During this time, he will be available exclusively to members of the Instructional Systems and Workforce Development community.


You are encouraged to visit with Dr. Valentine for informal, drop-in services to include consultation, problem solving, triage and connection with resources, mediation, and psychoeducation about mental health and wellness. He welcomes you to stop by with your questions or just to chat. Please inform your students about this service.


As always, if you are confronted with a situation that may place the safety of any persons in danger, please phone the campus police at (662) 325-2121. The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is an additional resource that can be reached via phone or text at 988.


If a student desires ongoing therapy, please contact Student Counseling Services. See the information below:


Student Counseling Services is offering students the option of seeing a clinician in-person or virtual through the Doxy.me video meeting platform, Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. To make an initial appointment for services, please click on the above link for the virtual waiting room.  A clinician will assess and discuss your needs to determine the appropriate service for you. Should you be unable to utilize this platform or have additional questions about our services, please call our office at (662) 325-2091 during normal business hours.


For after-hours support, call (662) 325-2091 to speak with a professional, on-call therapist. To obtain confidential assistance for sexual assault or harassment, call the MSU Safe Line at (662) 325-3333.


Click Here To Visit The Mississippi State Virtual Waiting Room