Behavioral Health Services

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Welcome to Behavioral Health Services, formerly known as the University Substance Abuse Clinic at Western Michigan University. BHS is a licensed and accredited outpatient substance use and behavioral health disorder treatment provider in Michigan. Substance use disorder and other behavioral health treatment services are provided by therapists licensed and credentialed in the state of Michigan who have extensive training in the delivery of assessment, individual, group and family treatment services. Behavioral Health Services also serves as a training site for graduate level health and human services students who provide treatment services under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Services clinical director and in affiliation with Western Michigan University's specialty program in alcohol and drug abuse.

Who can benefit?

Anyone who is currently experiencing problems with the use of alcohol or other drugs, mental health difficulties or other behavioral health challenges as well as those required to participate in treatment for substance use problems can benefit from our services. The duration and intensity of treatment services are matched to the individual's needs following a thorough assessment. Students, involved with the University's Office of Student Conduct, can benefit from prevention and diversion programs we offer. Behavioral Health Services provides counseling services to individuals of the Kalamazoo, southwest Michigan and WMU community, as well as WMU students and other young adults experiencing substance use problems or mental health challenges. Counseling services are offered at no cost to WMU Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO participants and their dependents.


  • Alcohol awareness services
  • Assessment and counseling for mental health issues
  • Consultation, information and education regarding substance use disorder and related mental health problems
  • Driver's license restoration
  • Group counseling for substance use disorder and other behavioral health problems
  • Individual counseling
  • Prevention and diversion interventions
  • Services for WMU students and employees
  • Services for multiple drinking/driving offenders
  • Substance use disorder assessment and evaluation services
  • Substance use disorder services for those involved in the criminal justice system

What problems are addressed?

  • Alcohol and other drug use problems
  • Behavioral health problems related to health
  • Co-occurring problems of substance use and mental health
  • Family or couples challenges
  • Legal or criminal justice problems related to substance use
  • Life stage adjustments
  • Mood difficulties
  • Mental health struggles
  • Stress due to traumatic life events


Click here for our resource page and additional information about our providers.


Behavioral Health Services is located in Kalamazoo:

On east campus of WMU:
1000 Oakland Dr. 3rd Floor
Kalamazoo MI 49008 

Getting started

To learn more information about Behavioral Health Services, please call (269) 387-8230. Referral forms can be found here.

Annual Performance Report


Behavioral Health Services is CARF accredited. This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization's substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving this accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. 

For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website.