Counseling Services provides short-term individual and group counseling for all eligible WMU students. Counseling is provided by licensed mental health professionals and supervised graduate student trainees.
To best meet the needs of as many students as possible, a short-term counseling model has been established. Services are individualized based on your personal needs. The number of visits varies from student to student (typically 6 to 8 sessions). Some students may need to see a counselor just one or two times and others may need to see a counselor over a longer period of time. The student and counselor will work together to develop a treatment plan that best meets the student’s needs based on the nature of the concerns presented.
Those students who may need longer-term services may receive assistance in a referral to other university or community providers.
We’re a highly qualified team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and advanced graduate trainees—committed to your learning and personal development. Counseling Services personnel focus on educational, career, and personal counseling needs, with emphasis on outreach and prevention programs to promote mental health. Our work is supported by the skilled, dedicated support staff who manage administrative, clerical and technical aspects of the Counseling Services office.
Counseling relationships are governed by a professional code of ethics. Confidentiality of client information and records is maintained according to these standards of ethical practice and conduct. Copies of this policy are available if you would like to review it.
You may be faced with stressful situations, difficult decisions or challenging situations during your time at WMU. These could include:
Whatever the situation, understanding these factors
may require assistance.
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