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Personal Counseling Center

The Personal Counseling Center provides a place where students can have conversations with licensed counselors who provide a supportive and understanding environment.  We are offering both in person and teletherapy appointments. 

  • Short-term therapy services are available to currently enrolled students who reside in Michigan.
  • Clients who do not currently reside in Michigan or are not registered for the current semester can find providers throughout the United States at Psychology Today or internationally using the International Therapist Directory

How to Schedule an Appointment

  • Call (231) 591-5968, email [email protected], or stop by the office 
  • After contacting the Personal Counseling Center the required pre-appointment paperwork will be available in your Healthy Dog Patient Portal.
  • In the Healthy Dog Patient Portal scroll to Upcoming Appointments.  You should see a FAKE Saturday appointment with a green button.  Click on the green button to complete the CCAPS-62 and Client Intake Questionnaire.  Review your upcoming appointments to make sure the green button is gone.
  • Call (231) 591-5968 or stop by the Personal Counseling Center to schedule your intake appointment. 

The Personal Counseling Center does not have online appointment scheduling through the Healthy Dog Patient Portal, please call or stop by the office to schedule.  If you schedule a Mental Health visit online through the Healthy Dog Patient Portal, it is with a provider in the Birkam Health Center.

Students seek counseling for a variety of concerns including:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship struggles
  • identity concerns
  • traumatic events
  • self-harm
  • suicidal thoughts
  • drugs and alcohol (available through Collegiate Recovery Education Wellness)
  • family problems
  • adjustment to college life
  • anything that causes the student to struggle or doubt

The Personal Counseling Center does not call students to initiate care; students must voluntarily request services.  In our experience, students are uncomfortable and anxious receiving an unsolicited call from an unknown counselor.

There are certain times during the year that student demand is higher and may cause a delay in scheduling.

Virtual Tour of the Counseling Center

The Personal Counseling Center is located in the Birkam Health Center. With our virtual tour of the Health Center, you can easily find your way around and make sure you're aware of all of our building's accessibility features. 

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