Counseling Center

Counseling and Wellness provides a variety of free and confidential counseling services for our students.

Wilcox Counseling and Wellness offers counseling services that facilitate students’ personal development to participate more successfully in the Alma living and learning community.

Counseling is a collaborative experience in which you, the client, and a professionally trained counselor work together to help you understand emotions, thoughts, and ideas you might have and develop strategies to overcome challenges in your life.

Our professional staff is objective and non-judgmental guides to assist students in overcoming both long-standing and immediate problems. We strive to help students develop new skills and perspectives to enrich their lives.

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What services do we offer our students?

Our licensed professional counselors provide focused individual, relationship and group counseling. In addition, walk-in emergency services are available daily for students who feel in urgent need of help or crisis intervention. Students may also arrange for medication management with our doctor of nursing practice (DNP) at Wilcox Health Center.

Students at Alma College seek counseling for a variety of reasons. These include stress, anxiety, homesickness and adjustment concerns, perfectionism, depression, grief, drug and alcohol concerns, suicidal thoughts, relationship and roommate issues, sexual and gender identity, intimate partner violence and sexual assault and abuse. 

Counseling and Wellness Information

Hours (Monday—Friday):

8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m. 

Individual Counseling: Our office is currently offering both in-person and telehealth counseling appointments. Students who elect to meet in-person will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. To schedule an appointment, please call or email our office, found below.

Let’s Talk is a 15 minute meeting with a Mental Health Counselor. These meetings are a chance to talk with counselors without committing to traditional therapy. Let’s Talk is open to all Alma College students and is free and confidential.  if the times available do not fit your schedule please email: for further assistance.

Please sign up online at: using passcode almaCWC to log in. Select “Schedule a Let’s Talk” and pick a time to schedule. If the times available do not fit your schedule please email: for further assistance.

Crisis Appointments: If you or someone you know is in need of immediate, same-day services crisis appointments are available at 11:00 am, Monday-Friday and on a walk-in basis.  We recommend calling our office to schedule them to ensure a prompt reply.

Phone: (989) 463-7225
Fax: (989) 463-7353

After hours emergency contact:
Call 911 or 988

Go to MyMichigan Medical Center Emergency Room  (311 Warwick Dr., Alma, MI)

Alma College Administrator on Duty: (989) 560-5972

Alma College Security:
(989) 463-7777