Short-term and focused personal counseling
A counselor works with you to develop a treatment plan that will best meet your needs based on the nature of the concerns presented. Because each student has different needs, the number of visits varies from person to person--typically six to eight sessions. Some students may benefit from seeing a counselor just one or two times and others may need to see a counselor over a longer period of time.
If you would benefit from longer-term services, you may be given a referral to other Western Michigan University or community care providers.
If you need to speak with someone during non-business hours, you can contact a phone counselor at the Gryphon Place Help Line at (269) 381-HELP (4357). Gryphon Place is a 24-hour help line that offers phone crisis counseling and general referral information.
If you feel you need to meet with a mental health counselor, you may do so at the Borgess Medical Center Emergency Room at 1521 Gull Road. Borgess Medical Center Emergency Room can be reached at (269) 226-4815. Borgess provides immediate psychiatric assessment and treatment 24 hours a day.
Call (269) 387-1850 or visit us at Sindecuse Health Center to make an appointment.