The Center

ATTENTION: All individual appointments through the Center will be held via Zoom until further notice. Please check the description on the groups, workshops, and events to find whether they are held virtually or in-person.

Please call us at 906-487-2538 or email us at counseling@mtu.edu to schedule an appointment. If you are new to our services, please contact us regarding reserving a spot during our drop-in counseling times.

The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being offers a wide variety of services to all currently enrolled, degree-seeking, Michigan Tech students, aiming to provide care that will best meet the needs of students. Services available include those through our on-campus Center and through our telehealth service, My SSP.

The Center utilizes a stepped care model approach to services, which means clinicians work with students to determine the most effective, least-intensive type of treatment needed to address the concern they are experiencing. Services available include short-term, solution-focused individual counseling, support and therapy groups, workshops, Husky Hour, well-being events, and self-directed resources. Please see a complete listing of our services below.

If this is your first time seeking services through the Center, check out this guide on what to expect with your Initial Appointment.

Our approach to services traditionally meet the needs of our students; however, there are instances in which a student's needs may lie outside the scope of care provided by our staff, at which point the student may be referred to services outside of our office. Outlined below you will find reasons why a student may be referred to a community provider, which is discussed with the student during the initial screening or as the clinician sees fit at a later point.

When might a student be referred to a community provider?

Mental Health Services is not always able to effectively address some students’ presenting needs. Some of the concerns that are commonly addressed through referral to services outside of our office include, but are not limited to:

  • A student’s desire for long-term, weekly individual appointments.
  • A clinician’s determination that a student is in need of more comprehensive, intense services that are beyond those that can be safely provided by the University’s providers. Typically these include one of the following:
    • History of multiple mental health hospitalizations.
    • Chronic thoughts of suicide, frequent self-injurious behaviors, or history of repeated suicide attempts that are not alleviated by the services provided by the University.
    • Evidence or risk of progressive deterioration in mental or emotional functioning that requires intensive intervention.
    • Exhibiting psychotic symptoms without a willingness to follow treatment recommendations.
    • Inability or unwillingness to provide the necessary information to thoroughly assess symptoms.
    • A need for drug testing or court-ordered treatment that cannot adequately be provided by Michigan Tech Mental Health Services.
    • The presence of significant or long-standing eating disorder symptoms with no period of remission or that may pose a medical danger.
    • Request for a full psychological assessment (e.g., ADHD or psychoeducational evaluations).

Services Provided