Welcome to Counseling Services
Welcome to Counseling Services at Michigan Technological University. The staff at Counseling Services understands that the college years can be both an exciting and challenging time for students. Through this understanding, we aim to provide support which will help students achieve their full academic and personal potential.
Counseling Services provides short-term, solution-focused mental health counseling. Utilizing a stepped-care approach, students are provided with the most effective, least-intensive type of treatment needed to address the concerns they are experiencing. Combined with additional supports, such as workshops and group therapy, our services allow students to fully engage academically and socially during their time at Michigan Tech. Our approach to services traditionally meet the needs of our students; however, there are instances in which a student's needs may lay outside the scope of care provided by our staff at which point the student may be referred to services outside of our office.
Counseling Services offers walk-in hours daily. Students desiring to receive services should attend one of the scheduled walk-in time slots. Walk-in slots are operated on a first-come-first serve basis, but should be noted that emergencies take precedent. No appointments can be scheduled for that designated time and you are encouraged to come a minimum of 30 minutes before the end of the scheduled walk-in hour time.
The staff of Counseling Services is dedicated to promoting an environment of respect and appreciation for the race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, physical/mental ability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and socioeconomic status of all persons. We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of openness, trust, and safety where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors can be freely explored and discussed. We fully embrace providing high quality and multiculturally sensitive services that affirm the dignity, worth and value of all individuals. In doing so, we strive to provide a welcoming and enriching environment that is conducive to the intellectual, emotional, and social development of our diverse community.
Support Groups and Workshops
Counseling Services offers a wide variety of support and therapy groups, Husky Hour and workshops series each semester. The groups and workshops offered may change each semester depending on interest or need for a particular topic.
QPR Training (Question. Persuade. Refer.)
Similar to the structure of a basic CPR course, QPR is a course designed around suicide education and awareness, and gives individuals the skills and tools they need to feel comfortable to identify, have a plan, and get help for someone in need. The course will take about 30 minutes to complete, and is presented through a video-based online platform.
Access training: http://www.qprtraining.com/setup.php
Access Code: MTU
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
Mental Health First Aid is offered several times a year and is available to faculty, staff and students. You must attend the entire training to receive credit for the course. There is a minimal cost to participate, which is used to cover the cost of the materials provided. No current training date is set at this time. If you have questions or have interest in participating in Mental Health First Aid, contact Amber Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.