Counseling and Support Services

Counseling Services

Personal Counseling:
Short term counseling is available to registered UM-Dearborn students. There is no fee for counseling. Counseling is provided by licensed psychologists and counselors. UM-Dearborn faculty and staff are eligible for counseling via the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP). Note: We do not counsel students by e-mail.

Counseling Services are strictly confidential in accordance with Michigan Privilege Communication Statutes. No information is released without written permission and no information is entered in a student's college record.

How to make an appointment:
The first step towards receiving counseling services is to set up an appointment. You can do this by calling us at (313) 593-5430 or visiting us on the 2nd floor of the UC at 2157. Please inform our office if your concern is urgent and need to be seen immediately. When you first visit Counseling & Disability Services you will be given some short forms to read and complete, which will let you know what to expect and will allow you to provide some information about yourself for your counselor.

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Consultation Services

The counseling staff is available to consult with faculty and staff about students in distress or a classroom problem. These consultations may resolve the problem or help the student obtain the proper referral.

FASAP (Faculty and Staff Assistance Program)

The office of Counseling & Disability Services at the University of Michigan –Dearborn participates in the employee rehabilitation program known as the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program or FASAP. FASAP is a resource for all University faculty, staff, retirees, and their dependents. Its purpose is to provide confidential assistance to individuals with persistent and potentially troublesome personal problems.

Our FASAP services include:

    • Short term counseling services to all staff, faculty, and their immediate family members on personal, emotional, family and workplace issues

    • Critical Incident, Trauma and Grief Counseling

These services are free of charge and confidential.

To obtain a FASAP consultation, please contact Counseling & Disability Services directly at (313) 593-5430 to arrange an appointment. Our office is located in the University Center, room 2157 UC. All FASAP consultations are scheduled with the staff on coverage for the day, unless the client specifically requests a particular staff counselor. Consultations for university employed people may also be requested by a supervisor, an Employment or Personnel representative, Workers’ Compensation staff or the Benefits Office.

Please note that a university employee may chose to have their FASAP consultation at a location other than where they are employed.  UM-Dearborn employees can attain FASAP services on the Ann Arbor or Flint campuses. 

FASAP consultations provided by the counseling staff of UM-Dearborn will be brief, up to a maximum of 6 sessions per academic year. Presenting problems that require more extensive treatment will be addressed with a treatment recommendation and those requiring specialized treatment may be referred to a community agency and/or specialist if needed.

Note: All information discussed in FASAP consultations are strictly treated with the highest level of confidentiality.

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