Change, even good change, can create or increase feelings of sadness, anxiousness, loneliness, doubt, or hopelessness. You may have concerns about relationships with your peers, family members, faculty, coaches, or staff. You might be struggling with self-confidence, adjusting to college life, missing home, or drug/alcohol use. Balancing schoolwork with additional activities such as work study, athletics, music, or campus clubs can be overwhelming. Dakota Wesleyan University provides counseling services for all full-time students during the academic school year.
All sessions are free of charge and completely confidential. Your clinical file is not a part of your academic records, and it is protected under HIPAA. For further information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html
If you prefer, the campus counselor can provide referrals for licensed, outpatient therapists in the Mitchell community. Outpatient therapy services in the community are not covered by Dakota Wesleyan University; and therefore, at the student’s own expense.
Meet the Counselor:
Kimberly Lienemann MA, LPC-MH, QMHP, is located on campus in the Rollins Student Center. Her office is downstairs by financial aid and the mail room (RO12D). Her email address is Kimberly.Lienemann@dwu.edu, and her office phone is 605-995-2896.
Kimberly’s office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Drops in are welcomed and encouraged! Scheduled appointments are also available.