Questions and Concerns

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK MY FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND NEEDS COUNSELING?

Family members and friends are often the first to notice when a student is struggling. Those closest to the student can encourage them to seek help. The Ferris State University Counseling Center provides free and confidential counseling to students facing a variety of challenges. The counseling center provides a safe, environment where students can feel free to discuss their concerns.

IF MY FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND IS GETTING COUNSELING, CAN I FIND OUT HOW IT'S GOING?

We appreciate the concern that friends and family have for our clients; it can be a crucial form of help and encouragement. Nevertheless, we are legally and ethically mandated to keep client confidentiality, which prohibits even acknowledging whether or not a client has attended a counseling session.

CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR MY FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER?

Friends and family members can encourage a student to set up an appointment at the counseling center but students are responsible for making contact with the center and scheduling their own appointments.