Below we've answered some of the questions that are frequently asked by students, family, faculty and staff. If we didn’t answer a question that is important to you, please contact us at (616) 526-6123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who seeks help?
Every year, hundreds of Calvin students come in to the Broene Counseling Center. They come with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, stress, eating disorders, substance abuse and other life challenges. Statistics show that students feel understood by their counselors and are recommending others to Broene.
Eligibility and cost
Students who are currently enrolled in classes are eligible for our counseling services at no cost. While counseling is free, there will be a $15 charge for "no shows" to appointments which have not been canceled or rescheduled prior to the appointment.
Students sometimes have mixed feelings about coming to the Broene Counseling Center due to uncertainty about what to expect. We hope that the answers to some common questions below will take the mystery out of what it will be like when you make an appointment. Feel free to call us if there are any other questions that we can answer.
It is our privilege to be placed in a position to assist Calvin students. If your son, daughter or family member is a Calvin student and in need of counseling services, be assured that we are eager to help. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
As a faculty or staff member interacting daily with students, you are in an excellent position to recognize struggling or distressed students. In fact, you may be the first person a student reaches out to for help. Your ability to recognize the signs of emotional distress and to make an initial intervention can have a significant impact on the student's well-being. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.