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 assists students in meeting their emotional, psychological, and mental health needs and contributes to a campus environment that facilitates the healthy growth and development of students. Both individual and group support services are available covering a variety of topics and presenting issues. Any student wishing to utilize individual or group counseling must complete an intake appointment first. Services are at no additional cost and are of a confidential nature. For students seeking more specialized psychological or psychiatric care referrals can be provided.

Health Services offered through the CCS Wellness Center are staffed by Board Certified Nurse Practitioners, contracted through University of Detroit Mercy McAuley Health Center. Health Services can provide basic medical care for minor illness and injuries as well as referrals for more specialized or urgent care when needed. The Nurse Practitioner is available Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Excuse Note Procedure: If you are sick on a day that the Nurse Practitioner's office is open, please come in to be evaluated and an excuse note will be given, if medically warranted, at the time you are seen. If you are sick after Nurse Practitioner office hours, please send an email to notifying us of your illness and missed class(es). You still need to be evaluated by the Nurse Practitioner the next time the clinic is open (within 24-48 hours of your missed class.) An excuse note will be given, if medically warranted.

No excuse note will be given without prior notification or if more than 72 hours has elapsed from being sick and a nurse's evaluation takes place.

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

Emily VanWormer
Wellness Center Coordinator

Val Weiss, LMSW
Director of Wellness + Counseling Services

Melanie Martin, LMSW
Personal Counselor

Alissa Lusky, MA., LLP 
Personal Counselor

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.