GVSU University Counseling Center

The UCC provides personal and group counseling, consultation, outreach events & seminars, and education to our diverse GVSU student body.

The UCC page is designed as an educational site only, and is not intended as a forum for provision of clinical care. Our page is a public site. By voluntarily becoming a fan of our page, your name and Facebook profile will be visible to others. Please note, becoming a fan does not indicate you are a client of our services or participating in therapy. However, if you wish to seek services, you may call us at (616) 331-3266 for more information, or come in to our offices on the second floor of the Student Service building to set up an appointment. Please note that this page is not monitored regularly. If you are currently experiencing a crisis please call Grand Valley Police Department at (616) 331-3255 which is available 24 hours a day, or call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Mission: To enhance the healthy development of our diverse GVSU students through personal counseling, education, and consultation.

Here are a few tips if you're feeling alone from #quarantine or just from your current situation. Find more tips about loneliness at www.gvsu.edu/counsel/loneliness

If the pressure is building up inside your head and within your heart, here are some options.

For more about anger visit www.gvsu.edu/counsel/anger

For more about other personal concerns visit www.gvsu.edu/counsel/personal


“Whatever Gets You Talking" :30 | Seize the Awkward | Ad Council

Reaching out and checking in on a friend's mental health can make a big difference. Rapper Akinyemi and stars Addison Rae, James Henry, The McFarlands and Me...



With Michigan slowly opening back up just remember YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THERE TO BE THERE. You can still find creative ways to reach out and stay connected with friends and family regularly. This site has a bunch of ideas: http://gvsu.edu/s/1nM

seizetheawkward.org Reaching out to a friend about their mental health is important. Learn about these tips and warning signs that can help start a conversation around depression and anxiety.


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Together, Lakers can fight the spread of COVID-19. Let’s be courteous by wearing our masks, washing our hands and staying home if we feel ill. #GVLakersTogether

It’s important to remember that we don’t need others to always validate our experiences, we can support ourselves.
#GVSU #GVmentalhealth #grandvalley #GVlakers @ Grand Valley State University

Hey Lakers, we know that covid-19 has taken a physical and emotional toll on many. Join us for a virtual QPR Suicide Prevention Training because even as we socially distance, we have an extrodinary opportunity to come together to save lives and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

Help us help each other. www.gvsu.edu/counsel/virtualqpr

#gvsu #gvsulakers #grandvalley #gvlakers

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Grand Valley State University Winter 2020 Digital Yearbook

#GVSUGrads, We know you've worked incredibly hard to get here and we know you're likely feeling a loss because you can't have graduation in-person yet. BUT.... drumroll please.... the class of 2020 gets a digital yearbook! Update your profile and make connections with your fellow graduates. #grandvalley #gvsulakers #gvsuclassof2020 https://www.gvsu.edu/commencement/yearbook/

gvsu.edu Our Winter 2020 graduates have worked hard through their career at Grand Valley. Please join us in browsing our virtual yearbook and recognizing their achievements.


Meeting students where they are: Counseling Center adapts to offer virtual support

We’re here for you lakers! #gvsu #gvlakers #grandvalley


gvsu.edu The Counseling Center has adjusted how it connects with students to meet an increased demand.


How GVSU's UCC is staying well during COVID19

We're sending you messages of resilience from the UCC during this difficult #COVID19 #gvsu #gvlakers #grandvally #gvcovid19



Weekly Wellness: Wellness Wednesday - Stress Management Tips

Are you feeling stressed about COVID-19? About taking classes from home? Or just in general?

The UCC wants you to know that it is completely normal during times of transition and crisis. Watch this video and learn how you can cope with some of your stress:

We all have lost something with the COVID-19 crisis. Whether it is the last few weeks of the semester, the events you had planned, or something else... it's safe to say, we are all feeling it!! Our counselor, Les White, has shared some thoughts to help us alleviate some of this grief.

Visit his blog at: gvsu.edu/s/1k5
Find more mental health resources to cope with COVID-19 at: gvsu.edu/counsel/covid19


Weekly Wellness Series - University Counseling Center - Grand Valley State University

With the little bit of extra time on our hands... what are you learning that is new? Haven't found anything yet? Try Mindfulness practice: www.gvsu.edu/counsel/weeklywellness

#GVSU #GVSUlakers #GVSUcovid19 #gvlakers



Weekly Wellness: Feel Good Friday -- What is Self-Care?

Feel Good Friday - Learn why self care​ is important for health and stress management (especially during COVID-19), and get some easy self-care strategies to incorporate into your busy lifestyle. #GVSU #GVSUcovid19 #gvsulakers

Find other videos like this at: www.gvsu.edu/counsel/weeklywellness



Weekly Wellness: Art Therapy - Hand Lettering

Weekly Wellness kicks off with Art Therapy Thursday! Check out this great resource to destress and find calm amidst the hectic COVID-19 world.

Find more at: www.gvsu.edu/counsel/weeklywellness


Hey, Lakers! Even though we are far away, the University Counseling Center is working to bring you the GVSU experience wherever you are! Stay tuned to our social media because we will be debuting daily wellness videos/opportunities to help keep you healthy! You can also find all videos here: gvsu.edu/counsel/weeklywellness
#gvsu #gvlakers #grandvalleystateuniversity #grandvalley #gvsucovid19 @ Grand Valley State University

In these times of isolation, we need stay as connected as possible. Be creative with this -- host a dinner party, play virtual games, or group stream netflix. Bringing your friends together could bring a little bit of joy to your day. #gvsu #gvsucovid19


Headspace | Mini meditation | Breathe

In the midst of coronavirus here's your reminder to take a deep breath and take the rest one step at a time.


Add a touch of spaciousness to your day with this super-short meditation. If you enjoy this animation, and you'd like to learn how to meditate, you can get s...

GRATITUDE can change how you're feeling! Let's focus on the good stuff today. ✨

What are you grateful for?!

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Thousands of disposable gloves used in College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, GVSU labs were donated to Spectrum Health to help boost medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While you are likely used to your classes and responsibilities at this point in the semester, COVID-19 can prove to be a very distracting time to focus on coursework. This is totally normal; there’s a lot going on out there!

Focus on setting a routine for your day-to-day. This will help with keeping you productive and can help take your mind off of any worries.

#gvsu #gvsulakers #socialdistancing #grandvalley #gvsucovid19 @ Grand Valley State University

Are you feeling lonely during these tough times?

Whether you are or not.. here is your reminder to check in on your friends and stay in touch.

#GVSU #gvsucovid19 #socialdistancing #gvsulakers #gvlakers #gvsumentalhealth


Netflix Party lets friends have movie nights while social distancing. Here's how it works

Social distancing can get lonely... a little quarantine and chill, maybe?

usatoday.com A Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party allows people to Netflix and chill while social distancing for coronavirus. Here's how it works.

While these feelings are normal amidst these health concerns, social isolation doesn’t have to be scary. Don’t ignore your feelings, try these tips to help cope.

*REMINDER: Social distancing doesn’t mean emotional distancing. Take care of yourselves Lakers!

#gvsu #gvsulakers #gvlakers #grandvalley #gvsumentalhealth #gvsucovid19

Taking classes at home can change your entire approach to coursework. You may find an increase in distractions and procrastination. Set yourself up for success @gvsu and follow some of these productivity tips.

P.S. online and phone services are now being offered from https://www.gvsu.edu/tc/
and many more!

#gvsu #gvsumentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #gvsucovid19 @ Grand Valley State University

Self-care is important in challenging times. Stay safe, be cautious, and take care of yourself @gvsu 💙🧠

#gvsu #gvlakers #grandvalley

With the coronavirus outbreak, it's easy to become anxious, angry, overwhelmed and much more. For more information on the relationship between the virus and your mental health click on the link below! www.gvsu.edu/counsel/covid19


National Eating Disorder Screening Day 2020 - University Counseling Center - Grand Valley State University

Today is National Eating Disorder Screening Day at #GVSU!! We’re raising awareness, busting myths, and getting people screened. Stop by one of our many locations to get involved:

KIRKHOF: 12:00-6:00 PM
REC CENTER: 2:00-6:00 PM

CHS: 1:00-3:00 PM
DEVOS: 2:00-6:00 PM
EBERHARD: 3:00-5:00 PM

gvsu.edu In connection with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, our office is offering free and completely confidential eating disorder screenings to all GVSU students, faculty, & staff.

We have our first QPR of the semester today; it's in Kirkhof 2215 from 5:30-6:30! Hope to see you there!

Rise and shine, lakers! You’re very close to finishing finals week. Keep pushing through. You’ve got this.
#gvsu #GVExamCram #gvsufinals #gvsufinalsweek

Kindness spreads. For #ThriveWeek we want you to perform a random act of kindness. Take popcorn for yourself and one for someone else! #gvsu

Journaling can be a positive mental health tool. It can help clarify your thoughts and feelings and can make you feel calmer. For #ThriveWeek we are asking #GVSU to write why today is AWESOME on our massive journal board.

We’re hosting #ThriveWeek at #gvsu. Today we’re promoting self-care. Wear one of these bandaid tattoos to promote mental health because taking care of yourself is important. @ Grand Valley State University

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204 Student Services, 1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI

General information

The GVSU University Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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