Call or stop by our office to make a counseling appointment!

If you have never used our services before, we will set up an intake appointment with a counselor to determine which services will be most helpful meeting your needs!

If you are returning for services, you should let the front desk staff know this when you are scheduling services. They will find your previous information so that it is available to the counselor when you return. Let us know what services you're interested in and have your availability ready to give to us! Our assignment team will contact you shortly after to let you know of your scheduled times!

We provide group and individual counseling services to students at MSU. For more information on our group counseling, please click here

Your appointment time is held for you on a weekly or every other week basis. If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we ask that you call and give us at least 24 hours’ notice so we can use those times to see other students. If you are unable to provide 24 hours' notice, please still contact us at 406-994-4531 to cancel and to schedule your next ongoing appointment. 

CPS operates on a short-term counseling model. However, we recognize that students have differing needs and CPS tries to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each student. For those students who desire longer term continuous treatment throughout their time at MSU, CPS can help facilitate a referral to a community provider. Additionally, CPS offers unlimited group therapy sessions and many students report that group is extremely helpful in addressing common concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Please feel free to discuss treatment options with your intake counselor or your ongoing counselor to determine what might best meet your individual needs. 

If you are in crisis or distress, please call:

University Police


Bozeman Help Center


National Lifeline


Crisis Text Line


If you simply need to leave a message about an upcoming appointment, you can leave a voice mail by calling our main number at 406-994-4531.

 CPS offers a drop-in Skills Group for those who are waiting for assignment. To learn about the day and time, call our main number at 406-994-4531.

You can also explore self-help options.

If you are in crisis or distress and need to speak with someone before you are assigned to your on-going counselor, call our office at 406-994-4531 or utilize after-hours services here

CPS does not provide documentation or support to acquire Emotional Support Animals. To obtain a community referral to providers who may be able to assist you, please call our office at 406-994-4531 to speak with our Care Manger. If you are a current CPS client, you can speak with your current counselor to obtain community referrals. You can also contact the Office of Disability Services to review the necessary documentation requirements.