Wellness + Counseling Services

The CCS Wellness Center is dedicated to promoting the well-being of the whole student and the whole campus through the use of innovative, creative, accessible and effective services and initiatives. The Wellness Center offers personal counseling, group support, health services, workshops and various student-oriented activities aimed at building and fostering community, inclusion and the overall well-being of students.


Personal Counseling Services assist students in meeting their emotional, psychological, and mental health needs for a variety of presenting issues. Our services contribute to a campus environment that facilitates the healthy growth and development of students. Any student wishing to utilize individual counseling must complete an intake appointment first. Appointments are held through Doxy, a telemedicine platform. Services are at no additional cost and are of a confidential nature. Referrals can be provided for students seeking more specialized psychological or psychiatric care.

Health Services are offered through the CCS Wellness Center are staffed by Board Certified Nurse Practitioners, contracted through The Campus Health Center (CHC) at Wayne State University. Health Services can provide basic medical care for minor illness and injuries as well as referrals for more specialized care when needed.

Health Insurance

A health insurance policy is available to all enrolled students through Wellfleet. Their Cigna PPO plan covers preventative health visits and major medical needs as required by the Affordable Care Act. An added benefit is Care Connect, a 24/7 behavioral health provider phone line. 

 International students are automatically enrolled in this policy for the academic year. For domestic students, enrollment opens one month before each semester and payment is handled with the insurance agency. More information can be found here. 

 For special enrollment periods, dependent coverage, and/or alternative coverage options, please consult www.healthcare.gov which connects to eligible Marketplace or Medicaid plans.

Wellness Center
Yamasaki – 2nd floor
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Emily VanWormer, MS, CHES
Health Resource Manager

Val Weiss, LMSW
Director of Wellness + Counseling and Clinical Therapist

Melanie Martin, LMSW
Associate Director of Wellness + Counseling and Clinical Therapist

Alissa Lusky, MA., LLP
Clinical Therapist

Nurse Practitioner
Wayne State Campus Health Center

Wellness Activities are offered throughout the year to students and include yoga, various topic-specific workshops and student-oriented activities and programming.

All services provided by the Wellness Center are free and available to currently enrolled, full or part-time students during the academic year.

Counseling Support for International and Out-of-State Remote Learning Students

 As a CCS international or out of state remote learning student you can now receive additional counseling support: https://us.myissp.com/

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone or chat
  • Pair with a Student Support Counselor that understands your unique challenges
  • Multilingual support available
  • No additional cost to you. CCS has purchased this service for our international and out of state remote learning students.

Your information is  private  and  confidential  so no one – including your family, friends, or professors – will ever know you used the program unless you choose to tell them.


Access support anytime, anywhere by downloading the free  My SSP App:

Search ‘My SSP’ from either the Apple App Store or Google Play today.

  • Through the app, you can  call or chat with a Student Support Counselor  24/7 in real-time or schedule a telephone or video session.
  • Available in: English, Spanish, French, Mandarin & Cantonese (Simplified Chinese chat)
  • Browse our digital library of helpful articles, videos and mental health assessments.
  • Access unlimited Fitness Journeys through LIFT, an app-based fitness program customized to your fitness level and goals that can be performed anywhere, at any time.

You can also reach a counselor by calling directly  1.866.743.7732 (If calling from outside North America, dial 001.416.380.6578)

Watch this short My SSP App Tutorial Video to learn more and check out the My SSP today!