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Counseling Center

Counseling Center

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The Student Counseling Center is committed to providing a professional and confidential setting that meets the psychological, emotional, and developmental needs of students as they pursue their academic goals. We strive to promote culturally responsible services to assist in the student’s growth and understanding of themselves to help maximize emotional wellness.

Counseling Center Staff

Joanne Smiley, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Interim Director of Student Counseling Services
Kayliegh Travierso, Admin. Counseling Specialist
Marla Lucero, LPC
Aaron Tomlinson, LPC
Kimberly Blackwelder, LCSW


The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of The Center for Integrated Health and Human Inquiry, Room 174.

Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments are required, but emergency appointments can be accommodated. You may schedule an appointment by calling the Counseling Center directly at 719.549.2838.


Our regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

Counseling Center

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