Support

Emergency Information

Emergencies during office hours are handled immediately at the CS. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or overwhelming crises, please come immediately to CS, located at 616 Michigan Avenue. You will be seen as soon as possible for an emergency consultation. In the case of an evening or weekend crisis, call Campus Safety at 629-1234 to reach a counselor after hours.

For sexual assault emergencies, please refer to "Reporting Sexual Assault."

If you are in need of assistance due to a crisis, sexual assault, or domestic violence and cannot reach a counselor or would like to speak to someone off-campus please refer to the following resources:

Crisis Intervention and Prevention Services

National

Crisis Intervention
1-800-273-TALK
1-800-SUICIDE

Domestic Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(303) 839-1852
www.ncadv.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (24-hour Crisis Line)

Sexual Assault
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
(800) 656-HOPE

State of Michigan

Crisis Intervention
Third Level Crisis Center
(800) 442-7315

Domestic Violence
Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board
(517) 373-8144

Michigan Family Violence Help Line
(800) NO-ABUSE (24-hour Crisis Line)

Michigan Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Programs
www.mcadsv.org

Sexual Assault
Michigan Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Programs
www.mcadsv.org

Calhoun County

Crisis Intervention
Summit Pointe Community Mental Health Center
(269) 966-1460 (24-hour Crisis Line)

Domestic Violence
S.A.F.E. Place
(616) 965-SAFE (24-hour Crisis Line)

Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County
(888) 383-2192 (24-hour Crisis Line)

Ingham County

Crisis Intervention
Gateway Community Services Statewide Crisis Lines
(517) 351-4000

The Listening Ear
(517) 337-1717 (24-hour Crisis Line)
www.thelisteningear.net

Domestic Violence
Eve, Inc. (End Violence Encounters)(517) 372-5572 (24-hour Crisis Line)
www.eveinc.org

Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
(517) 347-7000
www.mcadsv.org

Sexual Assault
Eve, Inc. (End Violence Encounters)
(517) 372-5572 (24-hour Crisis Line)
www.eveinc.org

The Listening Ear
(517) 337-1717 (24-hour Crisis Line)
www.thelisteningear.net

Jackson County

Crisis Intervention
Behavioral Health Connections
(517) 789-1200 (24-hour crisis and referral services)

Domestic Violence
Aware, Inc.
(517) 783-2861

Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Program
(800) 874-5936

Sexual Assault
Aware, Inc.
(517) 783-2861

Kalamazoo County

Crisis Intervention
Gryphon Place Help Line
(269) 381-4357 (24-hour Crisis Line)
www.gryphon.org

Domestic Violence
YWCA of Kalamzoo
(269) 345-3036 (24-hour Crisis Line)
(269) 385-3587 (24-hour Crisis Line)

Sexual Asault
YWCA of Kalamazoo
(269) 345-3036 (24-hour Crisis Line)

Programs and Services

The following services are provided at Counseling Services:

  • Intake evaluation and disposition
  • Emergency services, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Time-limited Psychotherapy groups
  • Structured psycho-educational groups
  • Consultation with students, faculty, and staff
  • Psychiatric consultation, evaluation, and treatment
  • Programs and workshops for campus groups
  • Off Campus Referral

The actual number of counseling visits is determined individually. All currently enrolled Albion College students are eligible for services.

Cost of Services

There is no charge for utilizing Counseling Services. Students with concerns that may require long-term individual therapy may be referred to mental health professionals in the community. If you are referred off campus for psychological service, you will be responsible for any fees that you may incur. You may be covered by your family insurance or by the College insurance plan for these services. If you have question about your specific situation, please discuss this with your counselor before accessing off-campus services.

Making the Most of Your Experience

  1. Keep appointments. If you find you are unable to keep an appointment, please call to cancel at least 24 hours in advance.
  2. Be prompt. If you are going to be late, please let us know so that your counselor can wait for you or reschedule if appropriate.
  3. Be an active participant. Take an active part in deciding how you want to use the time. Give feedback to your counselor and be honest with yourself and your counselor.
  4. Discuss your needs. If you want to discontinue counseling, or you have other concerns, share this with your counselor instead of just dropping out.

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Q: If I go to Counseling Services, does it mean that there is something wrong with me?
A: Absolutely not. For the most part, people who use our services are interested in their personal growth and adjustment to the world around them. Many students face normal developmental concerns and academic pressures while at college. A student may want to improve his/her skills in many areas. At times students may feel acute anxiety, anger, sadness, or depression. Counseling can be helpful to students with these feelings. As with any other group of people, a certain portion of the student population has difficulties of a more serious nature. At times more intensive therapy and/or medication may be appropriate.

Q: What if I feel very upset and need immediate assistance?
A: CS has 24-hour emergency services. During office hours, you can call or stop by the office; you will be seen as soon as possible. If you experience a crisis or emergency after hours, you may access the Director of Counseling by calling Campus Safety at ext. 1234 on campus or 629-1234 off campus.

Psychiatric Consultation

Medications are often useful in treating and managing symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, ADHD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other conditions. Often times, students are already taking psychiatric medications. In some circumstances, they may need to have follow-up and refills taken care of locally while they are at school. There is a psychiatrist on site at the College one half-day a week to provide these services.

To schedule an appointment with the psychiatrist, you need to talk with a counselor first. You will then be referred to the psychiatrist for a psychiatric assessment and if appropriate, medication management.

Angela Dombrowski

Angie-D

Admin. Secretary
E-mail:
Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Angie Dombrowski works at Albion College as Administrative Secretary for Counseling Services. She has been with Albion College since 1980, working previously in the Accounting Department 1980-1994, Career Development 1994-2003, Counseling Services 2003-Present. She is married to her husband Eddie and they have 2 cats and a dog. She has 2 daughters, 1 son and 10 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys music, dance, walking, gardening and spending time with her friends and family (especially her grandchildren).

Contact Us

The Counseling Services offices are located at 616 Michigan Avenue. Please use the form below to submit your non-emergency comments or questions.

In the case of an evening or weekend crisis, call Counseling Services at 517/629-1234 to reach a counselor after hours.

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Campus Address:

616 Michigan Ave.

Mailing Address:

Albion College
Counseling Services Office
611 E. Porter Street
Albion, MI 49224

Emergency phone: 517/629-1234
Non-emergency phone: 517/629-0236
Fax: 517/629-0605

Email:

Franklin A. Kelemen, Ph.D

Franklin A. Kelemen, Ph.D

Director of Counseling Services
E-mail:
Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Franklin Kelemen completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 1985. He completed a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1978) following a B.A. in Psychology from Beloit College (1974). He was a Teaching Fellow while a doctoral candidate at Temple University and he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute/Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kelemen has spent his professional career working with individuals and families in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has a particular interest in trauma and has completed research on the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorders, the effects of trauma on children, and on the intergenerational effects of the Holocaust on children of Holocaust survivors. He has volunteered for the Red Cross and Michigan Psychological Association as a crisis response counselor, as an interviewer for the Shoah Foundation, and as a mediator for the Washtenaw County Dispute Resolution Center. In September, 2001, he was asked to help in the response to the World Trade Center attack.

Dr. Kelemen and the members of the Counseling Department look forward to working with Albion students. We recognize that college offers young adults an exciting adventure and an opportunity for growth and development. At the same time, college years are often a period of increased stress and pressure. Each student approaches the college experience with his or her own unique constellation of life experiences, concerns, and needs. We hope that the Counseling Center will be helpful in meeting the needs of each Albion students for support in maximizing their potential to reach their educational and personal goals.

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