Counseling Services Offered
The Counseling Center provides a variety of free services designed to meet the unique needs of all CMU students. Counseling services are confidential and not part of a student's academic record.
Counseling Center services are offered through a brief or short-term model. The length of treatment or the number of sessions will vary for each student. Referral to a long-term treatment option or specialized services may be the best fit for some students.
The primary focus of the short-term model is directed at helping students function in a university environment. You and your counselor will explore your concerns, resources, and support system to determine the best approach for your concerns.
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. You can also click on request 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 20 minute, virtual consultations designed to give you easy access to a counselor. Let's Talk sessions are offered during Fall and Spring semesters.
After you have scheduled your session, you will receive an email from the counselor with the link to join your scheduled appointment.
** Please note that information submitted online will not be reviewed by the counselor until the day of the scheduled appointment **
Click the link below and complete the "Let's Talk with Online Scheduling" button only.
These 20-30 minute mini consultations are held on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:30 p.m. during fall and spring semesters only. Students will be served on a first come, first served basis and appointments will be offered until filled. Walk-in Wednesday appointments will NOT be scheduled in advance. These appointments are not for students who are in crisis and need an urgent appointment.
Limited Evening Appointments
During the academic year, the Counseling Center will offer scheduled appointments at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Current office hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will remain. The Counseling Center will not answer phones or be available for urgent appointments after 5:00 p.m. These scheduled evening appointments aim to accommodate students with busy schedules who are unavailable during traditional business hours.
Group, Workshop, and Outreach Offerings
The Counseling Center offers groups and drop in workshops throughout the academic year. Outreach events are provided by request.
Alcohol and Other Drug Services
CMCREW is an independent resource for students whose drug and/or alcohol usage are creating health, interpersonal and financial problems or whose academic and overall success are being negatively affected.
Services Not Provided
- Counseling for students who are mandated or required to see a counselor, including counseling suggested by a lawyer
- Fitness for duty evaluations
- Emotional support animal assessment or documentation, including documentation for housing accommodations