We offer a range of counseling services and prevention programs to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Some of the more common concerns include difficulty with friends, roommates or family members; depression and anxiety; sexual identity; lack of motivation or difficulty relaxing, concentrating or studying; eating disorders; sexual assault and sexual abuse recovery; and uncertainties about personal values and beliefs. This is not an all-inclusive list and students are welcome no matter what the topic.
Because Counseling Services operates on a short term, solution focused therapy model, referrals to outside providers may be appropriate for issues that exceed our scope of care or current resources. Examples include, but may not be limited to: medication treatment, treatment of eating disorders, and first episode of psychosis.
If at all possible, students should make an appointment by calling 964-7078. Students are typically able to be seen within 2 weeks. If immediate assistance is needed or the student is in crisis, let the receptionist know. We will make every effort possible to see the student that same day.
Yes. All conversation and even the fact that the student saw a counselor is kept strictly confidential. With few exceptions, we do not communicate with friends, professors, parents, or family without written consent. Learn more about our confidentiality policy.
We are located in Curtiss Hall, Room 112. Curtiss Hall is also home to Groening Commons, the Malcolm Field Theatre, and the SVSU Bookstore. During the Fall and Winter semesters, the Student Counseling Center is open Mon, Thur, and Fri from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Tues and Wed from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. During Spring and Summer semesters the center is open Mon-Fri from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The Student Counseling Center is not open on weekends, holidays, or when the University is closed. During after hours, please leave a message at 964-7078, and your call will be returned the following business day. In an emergency please call 911 or University police at 964-4141.