About Us: University Counseling Center


To enhance the healthy development of our diverse GVSU community through prevention and education, psychological services, and consultation.


The University Counseling Center strives to be recognized by students as an essential resource for enhancing individual well-being and academic success and by the university community as a critical, integral factor in achieving the institutional mission. Characterized as dynamic, proactive, and innovative in responding to the needs of a diverse university community, the Center maintains highly competent staff, continually evolving service and training practices, and effective use of resources. Our values include endeavoring to model compassion, caring, and commitment in interactions within the Center, the University, and the broader community.

Guiding Principles

  • We promote a culture of compassion, respect, and affirmation for diverse populations and perspectives.
  • We recognize the relationship between mind, body, and spirit and the importance of self-care in maintaining personal health and emotional well-being.
  • We embrace a community ethic, evidenced in consensual decision-making and mutual support promoting individual and organizational well-being.
  • We support ongoing professional development as a critical factor in continually enhancing staff competence and the effectiveness of our training and service practices.
  • We value collaborative, interdependent connections with other members of the university community.


Learn more about our student-centered outcomes by accessing the report below.

Student-Centered Outcomes Report 


Review where we are focusing our efforts. Access our strategic plan below.

Strategic Plan Report

A Year in Review

Access a snapshot of our utilization statistics below. 

Counseling Center Summary

Meet our Staff

Our counselors have a wide variety of interests. Preview their profiles. 

Staff Profiles