Counseling Services

2157 University Center
Phone: 313-593-5430
Fax: 313-593-3263

The mission of Counseling and Disabilities Services is to resolve barriers to the learning process and serve as a vital link in the UM-Dearborn “safety net.” Counseling and Disabilities Services advance the academic mission of the University by enhancing personal development, problem solving, and communication. Our office is located at 2157 University Center.

Personal Counseling

We provide short-term therapy (up to 12 sessions per academic year) to all registered UM-Dearborn students. UM-Dearborn faculty and staff are also eligible (FASAP). There is no fee for counseling. Counseling is provided by licensed professionals, or graduate students under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Note: We do not prescribe medication. Counseling begins with an assessment of your concerns and leads to a recommendation, which may include individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, or referral to a specialist.

Scheduling an Appointment

Stop by the C&D Office at 2157 University Center. The first step in arranging an appointment will be to complete a questionnaire, and then an appointment will be scheduled. Please inform our receptionist if your concern is urgent.


Use of counseling and personal information shared with our counselors is confidential in accordance with Michigan Privileged Communication Statutes. There are limits or exceptions identified in these statutes. No information is released without a client’s written permission and no information is entered into a student’s college record.

Consultation Services

Consultation Services include faculty and staff support in assisting students in distress, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP), career assessment services, and substance use assessment.

Career Assessment Services

This service is for students who are undecided or wanting to change their majors and/or career plans and would like some assistance. After an initial interview, a series of personality and career tests may be used to provide students with feedback on work and career preferences that match their interests, values and personality type.

Outreach Programs

These programs emphasize personal development topics. Many are designed to respond to the diversity among students and reach students who are less likely to make use of traditional counseling services. To request a program, contact our office at 313-593-5430 or email:

Training/Internship Program

Currently, our training/Internship program (clinical or counseling psychology and community counseling) is only available to graduate  students. Please contact  our training  coordinator, Dr. Debra Hutton, for more information.

Disability Services

Disability Services offers aid to differently-abled individuals seeking the opportunity for further learning. Some of the services provided, as deemed appropriate after departmental review, are: 1) early registration; 2) course/classroom accommodations; 3) tutorial referral and mentoring services; 4) assistance while using the Computer Center; 5) note-taking; and 6) referral for auxiliary services such as interpreters for the deaf and the taping of texts for the blind. Staff will train students to use the Adaptive Equipment Lab in the Mardigian Library. Please contact 313-593-5430 if you have any questions.

Student Health Insurance

A student group health insurance policy is available to any enrolled student. Information and application forms are available at 2157 UC. It is recommended that all students have health insurance coverage. All international students are required to have such coverage. Students applying for financial aid should be aware that the cost of health insurance could be included as a budget expense.