Office of Health & Wellness

Current Students

Your dental education is a time of great excitement, challenge and commitment.  It is an opportunity to explore your career path, meet new individuals and grow as a professional in your field.  As you embark on this journey, we understand life happens and are here to ensure you have the resources and support necessary to navigate through academics, family, relationships, social life and more.

Services offered by the Office of Health & Wellness include:

  • Individual counseling*
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Wellness workshops and activities

*during the University-wide closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, counseling services will be offered virtually.

Our services are provided to students at no cost, at a time convenient to your schedule.  

Services are provided ethically and confidentially by our University counselor, usually in a short term solution-focused model.  Individual therapy involves meetings with our counsel one-on-one and focus on the pressing issues for the student.

You may receive a referral to an outside clinic, community mental health agency, other Detroit Mercy resources or private practitioner if the counselor determines our program does not meet your individual needs.  In all cases, we work with you to determine the best approach to address your concerns.  If a referral is given, we will follow up to ensure you are able to effectively connect with the outside service.

Each person who seeks counseling services can expect to be treated with respect, recognition and understanding for whom they are regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, culture, class, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and/or disability.


Personal Counselor & Wellness Coordinator
Bailey Andersen, LMSW
DC 425

Click to schedule an appointment with Bailey

Counseling services are also available at the Detroit Mercy Personal Counseling Clinic on Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus at 313-993-1170