Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is here for you

College students often face many pressures and challenges as they pursue their education. These concerns may sometimes affect a students' ability to do well in class or to participate in daily activities. We care about your well-being and success and want to help! As a CEI degree-seeking student, you are eligible for free mental health counseling.

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For Emergencies

If you or someone you know is in danger of harming themselves or someone else, IMMEDIATELY call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

How Can We Help

CEI Counseling Services offers free and confidential counseling services to degree-seeking, enrolled CEI students. Our staff of licensed professionals and interns provides short-term, goal-oriented counseling interventions. We anticipate that the majority of our clients will meet their goals within the academic semester. Our staff can assist those who struggle with mental health and behavioral issues as well as unmet emotional needs. These problems may include:

During your first meeting, you and a counselor will discuss your current concerns and treatment recommendations will be made, which may include: group counseling, wellness coaching, couple, or individual counseling. If your concerns require resources or competencies other than what we can provide, we will refer you to more appropriate services. To initiate services or if you are in crisis, come to our center in room 313 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m., (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in summer) or call 208-535-5622.

Crisis Care

Please be advised that we do not provide after hours (i.e. past 5 p.m., 4 p.m. in summer) and weekend crisis services. After hours and on weekends, emergency mental health services are available by calling 911 or contacting either of the following agencies in Idaho Falls:


All degree-seeking students enrolled for the current semester, are eligible for free and confidential services. Couples are eligible for services provided that one of the partners is enrolled for the current semester.

Students are eligible for short-term, goal-oriented counseling. In order to maintain eligibility, students must not miss multiple appointments and must be making satisfactory therapeutic progress.

During times of high demand for counseling services and limited availability of staff, students who are not currently at high risk will be placed on a waitlist and contacted as soon as there is an opening. Students placed on the waitlist will also be provided with referrals for other low cost/no-cost counseling services in the community.


Anything discussed with a counselor will be held in strict confidence. No information concerning a student or their treatment will be released to any persons outside the Counseling Center unless the student signs a Release of Counseling Information form, or it is sought through an appropriate court order, or the release of information is required by law.

Applicable law may require us to release confidential information without your consent:

  1. When there is imminent danger to yourself or others
  2. When we learn of abuse or neglect of a child, disabled adult, or elderly person
  3. When we are ordered to release information pursuant to a court order; and
  4. In some limited cases, if you are a minor (under 18), your parents or legal guardian may be able to access your records.

Services we provide:

Services we are not able to provide:

We are also not able to accommodate:


For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a mental health counselor, please call 208-535-5622.

Hailey Holland
(208) 535-5622
Room 313
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Fall/Spring Hours
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am -5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 5pm

Summer Hours
Monday 7:30am – 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am – 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am – 4pm
Thursday 7:30am – 4pm
Friday 7:30am – 4pm