What are the centers?
The Centers for Counseling and Psychological Services at Western Michigan University are a service, training and research component of the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology. The centers, one in Kalamazoo and one in Grand Rapids, provide practical training opportunities for graduate students by offering affordable mental health services to residents of southwestern Michigan.
Master's and doctoral degree students affiliated with the department provide professional counseling and psychological services at the centers. Graduate student counselors are supervised by faculty members who are professional counselors or psychologists.
Faculty members and graduate students conduct research at the centers. Special facilities and advanced technology are available to support research into many interactive processes.
Who do we serve?
Counseling and psychological services are provided at low cost to children, adolescents and adults residing in southwest Michigan. Persons desiring services may contact the Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids centers directly for an appointment. All matters discussed are considered confidential.
Services are provided to persons regardless of social class, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, or level of education.
Ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association govern behavior of all student counselors, center staff members and supervisors.
While most clients are self-referred, referrals from other professionals and agencies are possible. Contact the centers for additional information.
What services do we offer?
Individual counseling for persons experiencing personal, educational, or vocational concerns is the primary service offered by the staff throughout the year. Other services such as marital and family therapy, group counseling and psychological assessment are offered periodically. When problems presented are not within the staff's scope of practice, appropriate referral sources are identified for clients.
Where are the centers located?
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services is located in Room 3341 of Sangren Hall on Western Michigan University's campus. Metered parking is available adjacent to Sangren Hall and city buses serve the campus.
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services is located in the Graduate Center at 200 Ionia Street, SW, in downtown Grand Rapids.
How can I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment with a counselor, call (269) 387-5105. Please allow at least an hour for your initial appointment.
Hours (when school is in session)
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To schedule an appointment with a counselor, call (616) 771-4171 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday. Please allow at least an hour for your initial appointment.