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Counseling Services: A Resource for Students
623 W. Easterday Ave
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.
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
A Resource for Students
We provide a variety of brief time-limited 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; group therapy; outreach/education; resources and referrals; and consultation. Services are available during the academic calendar year which includes the summer semester. Services are limited when school is not in session.
Our individual services are designed to be short-term (average 6 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 short-term psychotherapy, it is determined that a student requires more therapeutic support than can be offered in our short-term model, 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.
Tragedy and Loss
The greatest tragedy that a college campus faces is the loss of a student life. There is no one way to grieve. Everybody incorporates the experience of loss in his or her own way; eventually you will reach a point where remembering will be less painful and you can begin to look ahead to the future and more good times.
If the healing process becomes too overwhelming, please know that Counseling Services is here to provide support.
Stop by Counseling Services to rest and relax in one of our two Human Touch WholeBody™ massage chair! Click here for more information about this free-to-use resource for LSSU Students.
Light Box Therapy
Counseling Services and the Health CARE Center are excited to offer a new treatment option for LSSU students impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Click here to find out more about SAD and light box therapy.
SunRay II: Available for use at LSSU
SAMHSA: What a Difference a Friend Makes
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched the Mental Health Campaign for Mental Health Recovery to encourage, educate, and inspire people between 18 and 25 to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems. Visit their website here.
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/
The Kenneth J. Shouldice Library has a subscription to Films On-Demand, an online collection of over 6,000 videos. It is free to view these films by following the link "Films On-Demand" located near the bottom of the library website: http://www.lssu.edu/library/
LSSU Counseling Services does not endorse or recommend a specific mental health service provider. Any information found within this website is simply for your convenience and is not intended to be a complete list of all mental health facilities in the area.