Native American Student Affairs

"If we carry intergenerational trauma (and we do), then we also carry intergenerational wisdom. It's in our genes and in our DNA"

Hi, I'm Nichol, your Native American Student Affairs (NASA) site-based counselor.

How I Can Help

As an embedded counselor for Native American Student Affairs (NASA), I provide services similar to what you might find at CAPS. These services include an array of mental health services including consultation, short-term counseling, and groups/workshops. Services may vary at different cultural centers as we try to listen and cater to student and center needs. 

How You Can Reach Me

  • Call NASA at (520) 621-3835
  • Complete my online form below. 

*This form is not monitored 24-7 and should not be used for mental health crises. If this is a mental health emergency, please contact the Pima County Crisis line at 520-622-6000, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency department. If you are a student or are concerned about a student, you can also call CAPS 24/7 at 520-621-3334. After-hours crisis callers may speak with a Crisis and Access Specialist by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated message. 

a family celebrating a graduation

“Get your education, no one can take that from you.”

My great-grandfather told this to my grandma while she was attending the boarding schools.

Services & Events

Services accessed via the cultural centers with the Embedded Counselors will be free.

  • Individual, single session, and short-term counseling.
  • Mental health services consultations.
  • Community mental health referrals.
  • Walk-in/drop-in hours.
  • Outreach.
  • Groups/workshops that will vary depending on the needs of the center.
  • Other services as developed.

What to Expect

You're not broken, you are starting a path to healing. And I believe you are deserving and worthy of an unbiased, safe, and productive opportunity to process your experiences. As your NASA embedded counselor, it's my mission to support you along your path. 

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