Emotional wellness

Emotional wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

552 Student Center | 313-577-3398

CAPS enhances the wellness and success of our diverse student body and the university community by providing tailored, culturally-competent, research-based, ethical, collaborative, and inclusive mental health services, consultation, crisis response, and outreach. We maintain the highest standards of care by continually fostering the professional development of our staff, providing immersive and evidence-based education to our trainees, and making scholarly contributions to our disciplines.

CAPS offers a variety of services to the University Community which include:

  • Counseling services to registered Wayne State students
  • Therapy groups, support groups, and educational groups
  • Outreach services and events
  • Workshops/educational activities 
  • Crisis intervention for students, faculty, and the university community
  • Consultation to faculty and the university community
  • Consultation to parents of university students

CAPS resources

WSU Suicide Prevention

313-577-5041 | Stephanie Kastely, WSU Suicide Prevention Coordinator 

The aim of the WSU Suicide Prevention Initiative is to develop a program of education, training, and mental health and suicide prevention awareness for faculty, staff, students, families, and the community. The WSU Suicide Prevention Initiative is made possible through a Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention three year grant awarded through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

The Initiative currently offers free online suicide prevention training as well as in-person training upon request. Please visit our website for information about online training and request in-person training or events. 

College of Education Counseling Center

441 Education Building | 313-577-1681

The Counseling and Testing Center provides specialized support services to enhance the client's self-esteem, self-confidence, self-awareness and their ability to accept responsibility, eliminate self-defeating and/or abusive activities, thereby solidifying their long-term personal and professional relationships, job prospects and career opportunities.  Additionally, the Counseling and Testing Center provides assessment and vocational information services.  These specialized support services include:

  • Individual and group counseling aimed to assist clients in making realistic vocational choices, to resolve problems in interpersonal functioning and eliminate self-defeating and/or abusive activities
  • Standardized basic educational and life skills assessment
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Specialized assessment for vocational interests and vocational aptitudes
  • Art therapy for individuals and groups using the approaches of non-verbal and/or creatively expressed counseling

Psychology Clinic

60 Farnsworth Street, Rackham Building | 313-577-2840

Our mission is to:

  • To provide first-rate and affordable psychological services especially psychological assessment and psychotherapy
  • To train Ph.D. students in the most advanced psychological techniques
  • To conduct research on the origins, assessment, and treatment of psychological problems

The Clinic is NOT equipped for emergency treatment. In an emergency, please call the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, which has a 24-hour crisis hotline, 313-224-7000.

Student Disability Services

1600 Undergraduate Library | 313-577-1851 | Videophone: 313-202-4216 | studentdisability@wayne.edu

Student Disability Services (SDS) serves as a resource for the Wayne State University community to ensure academic access and inclusion for students, supporting a view of disability guided by social, cultural and political forces.

We work to create an inclusive academic environment by promoting universal design throughout the university.

We provide academic accommodations, resources and training in assistive technology to foster self-advocacy and success for students with disabilities. We share information to foster understanding of disability throughout the university community.

Campus Health Center


Every currently enrolled Wayne State student gets one free illness visit per semester. Your free student visit covers the provider's time spent to evaluate you and address your reasons for coming in for the visit.  Any additional testing and/or procedures that are needed outside of that evaluation are not included in your free student visit.

Our Services Include:

  • Illness Care (Acute & Chronic)
  • Preventative Health Care (Immunizations, Travel Health, TB Testing)
  • Routine Health Care (Routine Wellness, Wellness Exams, and Sexual Health & Testing)
  • Health Promotion (Wellness/Health, Health Education)

Visit The Campus Health Center on Tuesdays in The Student Center Building for "Health Topic Tuesday's".