Students need to schedule an appointment to be seen. There are no walk-in sessions offered. However, emergency and urgent appointments are available throughout the day. Tell the receptionist if you need to be seen immediately and we will make every effort to ensure you will be seen the same day you call. Please call as early in the day as possible to schedule an urgent or emergency appointment.

How to Make an Appointment

  • Appointments may be made by calling (989) 774-3381, or by stopping by the Counseling Center in 102 Foust Hall.  The Counseling Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. including the week before each semester.  Other times when the university is open hours are 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In case of an emergency, contact counselors by calling CMU Police at 989-774-3081.
  • Individual counseling sessions are 45 to 50 minutes in length. Same day or next day initial appointments with counselors are generally available throughout the academic year. Students with EMERGENCY or URGENT concerns will be given priority. Please inform the receptionist if your situation is an emergency or urgent and you need to be seen today.
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Counseling services are provided by licensed or limited licensed mental health professionals and occasionally trainees. Your counselor will provide you with a Professional Disclosure Statement to inform you about his/her training and practice. Copies of all counselor Professional Disclosure Statements are available in the reception area. At times a student seen for an initial appointment by one counselor may be referred to another counselor for scheduling reasons. If you are uncomfortable with your counselor, discuss this with him/her if possible. You may request to be seen by another counselor. Decisions to change counselors or stop counseling are respected.

Wait List

You may be placed on a wait list following your initial appointment if all counselors' schedules are filled. You will be notified as soon as an opening occurs that fits your schedule. Feel free to contact us regarding your wait list status. While on the wait list you may request a single session if you believe that you need to be seen immediately.

Cancellations and Not Showing for Appointments

Counseling services are in high demand. In order to accommodate all students requesting appointments, we require that you notify the Counseling Center AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE of canceling an appointment. You may be taken off your counselor's calendar if you "no show" for an appointment without calling to cancel or repeatedly cancel appointments.