Counseling Services

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 Welcome to Counseling Services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Whitmore’s “Stay Home” Executive Order, Counseling Services has adapted to meet the needs of our students. We continue to provide services over the summer to enrolled students during the duration they are enrolled. Our summer services include:
Individual Counseling through telecounseling 
Some support groups using Zoom

*Telecounseling for individual counseling and support groups will use Zoom as a means of communication. 

**We also can assist you with finding providers in your local area, or connect you with other resources, such as academic support, locations of food/housing, and help making appointments with local medical professionals. 

If you are interested in any of these services, please leave a message at 906-487-2538, or email us at


 Emergency and crisis services are still available.  If you are in the local Houghton area and experiencing a mental health emergency, you can request to speak with the counselor-on-call by contacting Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services at 906-487-2216. If you are outside of the area, please go to your nearest emergency department, call 911, or contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.  

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

 Counseling Services and Wellness provides information, tips and resources on dealing with a variety of wellness concerns through several platforms including a blog and on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Follow the links to read and/or follow for information and tips.


 Welcome to Michigan Tech 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.

Walk-In Hours

During the academic year, 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.  


Diversity Commitment

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 each semester. The groups and workshops offered may change each semester depending on interest or need for a particular topic. These groups and events may be impacted by MTU's COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, please contact the counselor facilitating your group or email  

Educational Opportunities 

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
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