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Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center helps students meet the personal challenges associated with identifying and accomplishing academic, career and life goals.

Our clinical services include individual, couples, and group counseling. All services are free and confidential; counseling records are separate from all other records on campus (including academic records and health records at Student Health Services). Topics commonly discussed in counseling include:

  • Adjustment issues such as time management, test anxiety, and balancing competing life and academic demands
  • Professional concerns such as communication/interviewing skills, professional integrity skills, rotation and specialty selection, leave of absence options
  • Personal issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, stress management, and grief/loss
  • Interpersonal concerns such as conflict resolution, personal/professional relationship difficulties, and effective communication.

All degree-seeking students currently enrolled at DMU are eligible for on-campus counseling services with a Student Counseling Center counselor.  Partners (regardless of enrollment at DMU) of eligible students may participate in couples counseling with their partner.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, contact us by phone at 515-271-1392 or email Please note that Student Counseling Center staff do not provide counseling services through e-mail, Skype, or other electronic means.

Location and Hours

Academic Center (AC) 438
8 – 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Evening hours by appointment

Crisis Services

In the case of an emergency, call 911.

For urgent situations during regular business hours, call us at 515-271-1392 to speak with a DMU counselor. To speak with an on-call counselor 24/7, contact the Aetna Student Assistance Program at 877-351-7889.