Counseling and Accessibility


Student Services staff are available for crisis intervention and brief interventions.  We encourage you to stop by and discuss your concerns with one of our advisors/counselors.  We will provide community referrals if needed to ensure follow-up care. Beth Armstead, M.A., LPCC, our Vice President for Student Services, is a licensed professional clinical counselor; Brian Johnson, M.S., has a Masters degree in Counseling, as well as Student Affairs. Sascha Larrabee, has a Masters degree in Student Affairs. Your concerns are kept confidential, unless you are a risk to yourself or others, or unable to care for yourself.

Student Accessibility Services (ADA Accommodations)

New Mexico State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions, services, access to programs, or employment. Student Accessibility Services assists individuals with documented disabilities to obtain appropriate academic accommodations. Students who may require assistance must self-identify and submit the Petition for Accommodation. Contact Beth Armstead at (505) 287-6628 prior to enrollment in classes. The student will be provided with the Petition for Accommodation Form (.pdf) for students with disabilities and will receive assistance in obtaining the required accommodations. Students must inform Beth Armstead prior to each semester if they are attending and need accommodations.


Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention

NMSU Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education (WAVE) is a program funded at NMSU Las Cruces.  A wealth of information can be found at this link.

Please contact Student Services if you are in need of more information or community referrals. Click here for a document with local Behavioral Health Providers.