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Counseling Services

Take care of yourself, balance your life.

Counseling Services: A Resource for Students

623 W. Easterday Ave

Phone: 906-635-2752

Confidentiality and Privacy


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.

Spring Events 2014

Counseling Services strives to host a variety of Outreach Events related to mental health topics. We hope to increase awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health. The following events are planned for Spring 2014. The list is subject to change and additional events may be added. All events are free for LSSU students.

Lightbox/Seasonal Affective Disorder – Friday, January 24th - Stop by our booth outside the QD today between 11-1 to learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder and an opportunity to view a Lightbox on LSSU’s campus.
#NoFilter – Friday, February 7th – Is everyone life on social media just too perfect? Does reading through your news feed make you want to gag? Stop by our informational display outside the Quarterdeck today from 11-1 where we will highlight on how people portray a life on social media through a filter.
Melt Away Stress – Friday, April 25th – Ready to melt away some stress before finals week? Stop by our booth for a free snow cone! Cisler Center front sidewalk (weather dependent) – 11-1


Massage Chair

Stop by Counseling Services to rest and relax in our 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.


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Films On-Demand

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:


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.


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