Confidential counseling is available to all Marygrove students who might need to talk to someone about a problem they might be having or any of the following issues:

  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Constant stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Painful childhood memories
  • Spiritual and emotional maturity
  • Lack of life direction and purpose

We know that many of our students are online and far from the campus in Detroit, Michigan and seeking direct counseling services at the campus may not be feasible. We also understand that counseling is a personal and private matter where you may feel more safe speaking with a professional in person (using a traditional face-to-face approach), and neither over the phone or via email. To help you, below are some resources that may guide you in finding a desired service, especially the 2-1-1 website at the bottom of the self-help and referral resources!

Other students may be attending on-campus classes yet still desire a more anonymous/self-help approach, and we offer options for them as well!

Frequently counseling can assist a person in maintaining their academic goals. It is also a time to vent, problem solve, become more self-aware and increase one's level of emotional maturity. Contact Steven Coddington, MA, LPC, at 1-313-927-1474 or to schedule an appointment. Day and evening appointments are available. Click here to read Steve's Professional Disclosure Statement.

First Things First!

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, for immediate assistance, please do one of the following:

  1. Call 911 – especially if off campus and after hours.
  2. If at the campus in Detroit, call Campus Safety at 1-313-927-1411.
  3. Call 1-800-273-TALK/8255 (Mental Health America; see Website below).
  4. Visit Mental Health America to find a 24-hour crisis hotline in your area.

Email Disclaimer:

Since emails are the equivalent of post cards, it is possible that others can read or intercept such unencrypted material. While Marygrove College values and does all we can to keep your email (and other) communications private, understand that the Marygrove College administration reserves the right to monitor email usage, which means that confidentiality of your written/email correspondence cannot be guaranteed.

Virtual Counseling:

Marygrove College strives to ensure that you have a great educational experience with us (and that includes helping you to address areas that may be negatively impacting your studies...), if you are thinking about reaching out to me for assistance (using a non-traditional face-to-face counseling communication mode, like email or phone), please read and consider carefully the Informed Consent for E-Mail/Electronic (including Facsimile) and Phone Communications.

On-Campus Counseling:

If you are unable to or if you do not desire to schedule an appointment at a local counseling services agency in the Detroit area, instead choosing to receive counseling services directly from Marygrove College, please carefully read the Informed Consent for On-Campus Face-to-Face Counseling at Marygrove College.

Self-Help Resources and Referrals:

Psychology Today provides basic self-help techniques to assist with motivation, goal setting, mindfulness and overall ways for being happier.

Go Ask Alice! is a web-based question-and-answer health service produced by a team at Columbia University, providing information about health and well-being; answering questions about relationships, sexuality, emotional health, alcohol and other drugs, and other areas. The addresses of e-mails sent to Go Ask Alice! are electronically scrambled to preserve the sender’s confidentiality. Questions are answered by a team of Columbia University health educators and information and research specialists from other health-related organizations. The Go Ask Alice! archive on emotional health also contains information on suicide and depression.

Grief Support Groups in Michigan
Psychology Today listing of grief support groups in Michigan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Center for PTSD - US
Department of Veteran Affairs

The Dougy Center - The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

Addictions | NCRG is a nonprofit organization created by the National Center for Responsible Gambling which is financially supported by the gaming industry. This site was created as a tool to help current and prospective students, campus administrators, campus health professionals and parents address gambling and gambling-related harms on campus. This site provides resources to help you learn more about this issue and how to get help if you need it.

Alcoholics Anonymous
This below link will assist with locating AA meetings throughout the USA and Canada

Help for Quitting Smoking
The American Lung Association

Help to Fight an Addiction to Pornography

The Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students by

2-1-1 connects people with information and resources to build health, safe communities, including providing links to mental health agencies.

We're Here for YOU!

For questions about counseling services offered at Marygrove College, feel free to contact Steve Coddington at 1-313-927-1474 or