GVSU University Counseling Center

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.

We have our first QPR of the semester today; it's in Kirkhof 2215 from 5:30-6:30! Hope to see you there!
01/22/2020

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 #GVExa...
12/12/2019

Rise and shine, lakers! You’re very close to finishing finals week. Keep pushing through. You’ve got this.
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#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...
10/09/2019

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 ca...
10/08/2019

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...
10/07/2019

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

First year at Grand Valley?     Still adjusting to college life? Feeling the struggle? DYK that nearly every student enc...
08/27/2019

First year at Grand Valley?
Still adjusting to college life?
Feeling the struggle?

DYK that nearly every student encounters obstacles that they didn’t anticipate during the transition to college?
It’s okay to feel stressed, lonely, sad, or worried. This group will allow you to talk to other first-year students, get support, and learn how to adjust to college-life.
#gvsu #gvsu2023 #firstyearatgv @ Grand Valley State University

Happy move-in week Lakers! These energetic counselors are so excited to help you move! 📦💙 #GVSU #gvsumovein  @ Grand Val...
08/19/2019

Happy move-in week Lakers! These energetic counselors are so excited to help you move! 📦💙 #GVSU #gvsumovein @ Grand Valley State University

This spring and summer we are offering the following groups:- How to Worry Well- Art Therapy- LGBTQ Group- Jump StartFol...
05/06/2019

This spring and summer we are offering the following groups:
- How to Worry Well
- Art Therapy
- LGBTQ Group
- Jump Start

Follow the link to learn more: www.gvsu.edu/counsel/group

Today is National Alcohol Screening Day, an initiative to raise awareness about harmful drinking behaviors and connect i...
04/11/2019

Today is National Alcohol Screening Day, an initiative to raise awareness about harmful drinking behaviors and connect individuals who are at risk with treatment options. If you are worried about a loved one or your own consumption #GVScreeningDay

www.gvsu.edu/counsel/alcohol

04/09/2019

Is a friend you care about having one too many? This week is National Alcohol Screening Day, we want to help equip you to talk to them about the harmful effects of alcohol abuse and where they can turn for help. Visit www.gvsu.edu/counsel/alcohol for more information. #GVScreeningDay

#GVSUstudents Do you think mental health is important? Have a passion for social justice? Or are you interested in healt...
02/28/2019

#GVSUstudents Do you think mental health is important? Have a passion for social justice? Or are you interested in health promotions? ⁣
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions -- we want you to be a part of our team!! ⁣
Apply at: gvsu.edu/counsel/pe

Guess what day tomorrow is?! EATING DISORDER SCREENING DAY! 👍Learn more - Get screened - Find help or how to helpKirkhof...
02/26/2019
National Eating Disorder Screening Day 2019 - University Counseling Center - Grand Valley State University

Guess what day tomorrow is?! EATING DISORDER SCREENING DAY! 👍
Learn more - Get screened - Find help or how to help

Kirkhof: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Rec Center: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
DeVos C: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CHS: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

#GVSU #GVscreeningday

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.

GV leads pack in mental health resource expansion
02/26/2019
GV leads pack in mental health resource expansion

GV leads pack in mental health resource expansion

With mental health concerns rising across college campuses nationwide, universities are providing the resources, facilities and expertise to aid in this increasing demand for mental health care, and Grand Valley State University is no exception.  According to the Center for Collegiate Mental He...

#GVSUstudents Do you think mental health is important? Have a passion for social justice? -OR- Are you interested in hea...
02/20/2019

#GVSUstudents
Do you think mental health is important?
Have a passion for social justice?
-OR-
Are you interested in health promotions?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, we want you to be a part of our team!!
gvsu.edu/counsel/pe

This week is love your body week at GVSU. See how YOU can get involved #GVloveyourbody #GVSUscreeningday #NEDAwareness
02/18/2019

This week is love your body week at GVSU. See how YOU can get involved #GVloveyourbody #GVSUscreeningday #NEDAwareness

Can't decide on a career path? Unsure if you'll be successful at the path you've chosen? Join our Career Confidence Work...
02/07/2019

Can't decide on a career path? Unsure if you'll be successful at the path you've chosen?

Join our Career Confidence Workshop:
gvsu.edu/counsel/careerconfidence

Happy New Year!! Remember small goals or changes can be just as powerful as a grandiose resolution. Regardless of your g...
01/01/2019

Happy New Year!! Remember small goals or changes can be just as powerful as a grandiose resolution. Regardless of your goal, do it for yourself!

12/31/2018
Clinique Difference - Difference Maker - Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez has some powerful words for first-generation college students.

Can one change make a difference? Golden Globe award winner Gina Rodriguez believes so. Be inspired by the difference she and other women are making in the w...

12/29/2018

Here are a few tips while thinking about your New Year's resolutions:
1. Be realistic: change one small thing at a time
2. Plan ahead: don't wait until the last minute to think about a resolution
3. Who is going to keep you accountable: develop a network of motivators
4. Reward yourself: If you make it through month one, you deserve a treat to help make your resolution stick

What does "holding space for someone" really mean? How do you manage this?
12/27/2018
11 Things That Will Help You Hold Space for Someone

What does "holding space for someone" really mean? How do you manage this?

Holding space for another person means being there with unconditional positive regard—no matter the challenge. To hold space for someone, do these 11 things.

12/20/2018
BuzzFeed FYI

BuzzFeed FYI

How To Support A Friend Going Through A Difficult Time

College can be busy, stressful, or even overwhelming at times. Take a little breather and drop-in to our mindfulness ses...
10/14/2018

College can be busy, stressful, or even overwhelming at times. Take a little breather and drop-in to our mindfulness sessions.

Every Monday during the fall semester | 204 Student Services

Thrive Week is all about being healthy and successful! We will be at the clock tower every day promoting wellness. Today...
10/08/2018

Thrive Week is all about being healthy and successful! We will be at the clock tower every day promoting wellness. Today’s task is #journaling : stop by and reflect on why today is awesome! #dontjustlivethrive @ Grand Valley State University

08/27/2018
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Happy first day of classes, Lakers!

From the alumni, faculty and staff in the Grand Valley family, we hope you have a great year. 💙🎉

Everyone might be acting like they are having a great time, but adjusting to college can be very difficult. Join us for ...
08/25/2018

Everyone might be acting like they are having a great time, but adjusting to college can be very difficult.

Join us for First Year Success drop-in sessions. www.gvsu.edu/counsel/firstyear

6 GIFs to Help You Relax
05/21/2018
6 GIFs to Help You Relax

6 GIFs to Help You Relax

You don’t have to have fancy massages or a vacation abroad to relax – all you need are your lungs! That’s because deep abdominal breathing has been scientifically shown to reduce stress. And the best part is you can do it anytime and anywhere to calm your mind and body. To help you breathe ....

04/27/2018
Why Gender Pronouns Matter

"Pronouns are so important because they are the smallest and easiest way that you can acknowledge somebody's identity"

"My pronouns are they/them/theirs, and that's a non-negotiable...they're so important because they are the smallest and easiest way that you can acknowledge ...

Sticking around for the spring and summer months? Join us for group sessions! For more information, visit: gvsu.edu/coun...
04/26/2018

Sticking around for the spring and summer months? Join us for group sessions! For more information, visit: gvsu.edu/counsel/group

It's that time again: Exam Cram! *Free* events and goodies throughout the week to keep you energized through finals! Vis...
04/16/2018

It's that time again: Exam Cram! *Free* events and goodies throughout the week to keep you energized through finals! Vist gvsu.edu/examcram 📚#GVExamCram #GVSU

Is alcohol causing some bumps in the road for you or someone you care about?Today is National Alcohol Screening Day!! St...
04/05/2018

Is alcohol causing some bumps in the road for you or someone you care about?

Today is National Alcohol Screening Day!! Stop by one of our many locations to gain awareness and take control of alcohol-related concerns.

LOCATIONS:
Kirkhof: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kleiner: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Rec Center: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
DeVos Building C: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
CHS: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

#GVSU #NationalAlcoholScreeningDay

"Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness."
03/02/2018
Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness

"Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness."

We all go through challenges -- some you can see, most you can't, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we're all part of each other's support systems. "The only shoes you can walk in are your own," she says. "With c...

03/01/2018
Interested in Becoming a Peer Educator? - University Counseling Center - Grand Valley State University

Do you want to take an active role in improving student mental health? Join our Peer Education team! This position allows you to spread awareness and fight the stigma of mental illness.

Applications due March 12!

The application due date is Monday, March 12th. All applications must be received by 12:00 noon for consideration. Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application by March 14th. Interviews will be conducted between March 28th and April 4th.

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02/26/2018

Grand Valley State University

Have a great week, Lakers!

Address

204 Student Services, 1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI
49401

The Rapid - #50 Campus Connector http://www.gvsu.edu/bus/

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

Telephone

(616) 331-3266

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