Frequently Asked Questions


No, our counseling services are free and offered to currently registered GVSU students.

Individual appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes, group therapy lasts anywhere from 50 to 80 minutes.

The University Counseling Center scope of practice is short-term. Individual session limits are required to avoid long wait times for students and will be discussed between you and your counselor. Group counseling is unlimited and offers a long-term treatment option. 

If you feel you may need longer-term or more frequent care, our staff will help refer you to a mental health provider in the surrounding area. You may also use our online resource guide to locate a community provider who may better suit your needs. 

Yes, all UCC staff are committed to the confidentiality of clients, within the law. It is the policy of the UCC not to release any information regarding your use of our services or personal matters discussed with your counselor without signed consent from you. This includes appointments and attendance information. 

Download a copy of our confidentiality policy.

Relationship counseling is offered when all members of the relationship are currently registered GVSU students.

The GVSU University Counseling Center is accredited by the IACS. All of our counselors are licensed professionals. Additionally, any doctoral and social work interns practice under the supervision of one of our licensed counselors.

First-year students cannot schedule appointments before classes start, but may contact our office to set up a brief consultation with a counselor to receive general information about our services. 



Page last modified February 22, 2018