LSSU Counseling Services: Welcome
The staff of Counseling Services would like to extend a warm welcome to those visiting our site. Please feel encouraged to contact us! We welcome all questions and concerns and appreciate it when you share your thoughts and feedback.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and gain access to our client portal.
Counseling Services is located on the corner of Easterday and Meridian, next door to the Health CARE Center. Entry is through our front door into our lobby; visitors are welcome to exit through our side door.
623 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
Phone Number & Office Hours
Front Desk: (906) 635-2752
Fax: (906) 635-2889
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
(closed for lunch 12 – 1 PM; hours are limited when school is not in session and during the summer)
If a mental health emergency occurs in the evening or on a weekend, the following resources are recommended:
- Call 911 or LSSU Public Safety at 906-635-2210
- Local 24 hour Crisis Intervention Services at 1-800-839-9443
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988
- Text START to 741-741
IN-PERSON & TELEHEALTH Appointments
To support the health and safety of our campus community, Counseling Services welcomes, but does not require, mask use for in-person services. For those who would prefer telehealth, we continue to offer this convenient mode of service delivery, as well.
Getting started with counseling is easy. Call us at 906-635-2752, email us at , or stop by our front desk at 623 W. Easterday Ave. to schedule an appointment. Our receptionist can answer questions you might have about how in-person or telehealth services work.
After you have scheduled an appointment you will be given login information to access our Client Portal
Visit our FAQ Counseling Services page for answers to common questions about counseling.
Health CARE Center
Health care services are available on campus at the LSSU Health CARE Center. For a registered LSSU student there is no out of pocket expense for a majority of their services. Click HERE to go to their website.
The mission of The Counseling Services is to promote students’ personal growth and development and to assist students in coping with personal difficulties so they can benefit and succeed from their university experience.
Counseling Services – A Resource for Students
A Resource for Students
Eligibility: All LSSU students who are fully admitted and currently enrolled.
Fees: Services are FREE of charge.
We provide a variety of services to fully admitted and currently enrolled students. All services are free of charge, confidential, and not part of a student’s academic record. Services include: short-term psychotherapy; outreach/education; resources and referrals; and consultation. Additionally, students can access Light Box therapy, biofeedback software, check out reading material from our resource library, or sit in one of two Human Touch WholeBody massage chairs. Services are available during the Fall and Spring semesters but are limited when school is not in session.
Our individual services are often short-term (average 6-8 sessions). Often a few individual meetings, and sometimes even one consultative session, can help you better identify, understand, and resolve the barriers that may be interfering with your sense of personal well being and/or academic success. If, during the initial appointment or during the course of treatment, it is determined that a student requires more therapeutic support than can be offered through our department, the Counseling Services therapist will provide referrals and guide that student through the process of getting connected with a community support.
Please do not e-mail us with personal information. E-mail is not a secure form of communication. Contact us by calling or stopping in.
Mental Health Benefits for Veterans
Sault Sainte Marie has a Community Based Outreach Clinic for US Veterans. Their contact information is as follows: 509 Osborn Blvd, Suite 306 Phone: 906-253-9383. There is also a 24-Hour Mental Health Hotline you are encouraged to call, if needed: 1-800-273-8255. If you would like more assistance, please contact Counseling Services. If you would like to learn more about the serivces offered through Sault Sainte Marie’s Vet Center Program, please visit: http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/