Counseling Center

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

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) offers counseling and psychiatric 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 psychiatric evaluations and medication management with our doctor of nursing practice (DNP).

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. 

Therapy Dog Outreach

Therapy dogs waiting for students to arrive.

Over the past few years the Counseling and Wellness Center, along with the Library staff, sponsor monthly visits to campus from a local chapter of certified therapy dogs. Each of the dogs in this group has completed the training and certification process necessary for them to become certified therapy dogs. This outreach has been very well received by the students and they look forward to the dogs’ visits each month! They will be in the library lobby the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Rescue Cat Outreach

Therapy cats.






 The Counseling and Wellness Center, in conjunction with the Recreation Center staff, will also sponsor monthly kitten and cat visits to campus. These events were very well received in the past and we are happy to offer them to our students this year! Rescue cats will be available to visit with the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Recreation Center. 

Counseling Center Information

Summer Break 2019

Counseling & Psychological Services will be closed the month of July

Hours (Monday—Friday):
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Phone: (989) 463-7225
Fax: (989) 463-7353

Crisis Appointments:

10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and
3:00 p.m. daily

Emergency Contacts:

Call 911

Go to Mid-Michigan Medical Center Emergency Room  (311 Warwick Dr., Alma, MI)

Alma College Administrator on Duty (989) 560-5972

Alma College Security              (989) 463-7777