Counseling Services at Alma College
Our goal at the CWC is to support and encourage students as they work to resolve problem areas as they cope with difficult situations. We counsel students dealing with a variety of issues, including:
- Adjustment to college
- Uncertainty about the future
- Relationship issues
- Substance use and abuse concerns
- Roommate concerns
- Issues involving friends and family members
- Or simply to get information for a class presentation or an essay
For students who are just missing home, we also have two special residents in the office. Our two cats, Tully and Harley, live in our office. We also have two dogs, Teddy and Emma, that occasionally visit. Students are welcome to drop by the office just to play with the cats, or whatever other animal happens to be there that day.
How It Works
Students can call 989/463-7225 to set up a counseling appointment, though we do accept walk-in emergency appointments. These appointments are FREE of charge to all registered Alma students.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The counselor will listen to the student-client, attempt to understand personal perspectives, and be helpful to the fullest extent of his or her professional training.
As our client, it is your responsibility to help the counselor learn about your life situation, thoughts, and feelings, and to have the courage to try to master identified problem areas.
Our website also includes information and links to self-test on alcohol, depression, nutrition and other self-awareness inventories. Two especially useful tests to take include the e-Chug an interactive web-based test that gives you practical feedback on your alcohol use, and CollegeResponse offering screening for students mental health.
You can take them privately and, if you have any concerns about the results, give us a call and speak to a counselor.