How to Make an Appointment
Make an Appointment
Call the Counseling Center at 989-774-3381 or stop by Foust Hall 102 to make an appointment. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm.
If your concerns require immediate attention urgent appointments are available daily. Please inform the receptionist when you call to schedule your appointment.
Your First Appointment
Please plan to complete required client information at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
For each academic year you are seen at the Counseling Center, you will be required to update your information.
Canceling your appointment
Please call the Counseling Center as soon as possible to cancel a scheduled appointment. This will allow another student to use the appointment.
Sessions are 45-50 minutes in length. You and your counselor will discuss the number of counseling sessions you may need.
Telemental health sessions are available for students residing in the State of Michigan. Students will need internet connection with video, they should be in a private place for their sessions, and they should be dressed appropriately. Sessions are 45-50 minutes in length.
Students who require immediate assistance due to crisis or safety concern can request an urgent appointment. These will be scheduled same day or next day. Please inform the receptionist if your situation is urgent and you need to be seen today.
Let's Talk sessions are same-day, 20 minute, virtual consultations designed to give you easy access to a counselor. Call same-day to schedule. They are offered on a first-come first-serve basis.
Walk In Wednesdays
Unavailable for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
Group, Workshop and Outreach Offerings
Groups, Workshops, and Outreach Offerings
The Counseling Center offers groups and drop in workshops throughout the academic year. Outreach events are provided by request.
Scope of Practice
Free, confidential, short-term counseling services are provided on the Mt. Pleasant campus to currently enrolled CMU students dealing with personal issues that may negatively impact their academic success, interpersonal relationships, health, or safety.
Individual, couples, and group counseling services
Drop-in workshops and outreach programming
Daily urgent appointments for concerns requiring immediate attention
- Consultation for faculty, staff, and family members
- Videoconferencing offered under special circumstances and when warranted
Individual Counseling Services:
Confidentiality is maintained according to state laws and professional ethics
Counselors are trained in a variety of issues commonly experienced by college students
- # of sessions is determined together by counselor and student
- Sessions meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly
- Concerns requiring long term care will be referred to a community provider
- Students in crisis will not be turned away
- Counselors will coordinate with other campus resources as needed or desired by the student
Services Not Provided:
Long term counseling or case management services
Counseling mandated or suggested by a lawyer
- Assessment for employment or fitness for duty evaluations
- Substance Use Disorder treatment
- Academic Advising
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Emotional Support Animals
Assessment/evaluation for emotional support animals is not provided
Ongoing counseling to support a student’s ownership of an ESA is not provided
- Documentation for an ESA for off campus housing is not provided