Counseling for Students at MSU

Red Cedar Counseling | Michigan State University

Red Cedar Counseling is proud to serve the mental health needs of the MSU community. For students, professors, and staff, maintaining healthy relationships and mental health is important. Depression and anxiety can become a serious hindrance to academic performance and success, which is why we help students manage their depression and anxiety each semester. We offer counseling services for couples, families and individuals. We can help you free yourself from crippling anxiety, depression, and strained relationships. Talk to someone online via our telehealth site or in person at our Okemos, MI office depending on circumstances.



Red Cedar Counselors are committed to serving people of all races, genders, sexualities, and ethnicities in the Spartan community. Our counselors are attentive listeners who are eager to help you create lasting, positive change in your life. We are proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community, those struggling with depression and anxiety, and all the folks at our nearby Michigan State University.


Life is unpredictable. College life in particular is full of transition, some days bringing challenges that can seem impossible to overcome alone. Unexpected life events, large transitions, exam pressure, uncertainty, and day-to-day stressors can become debilitating. Our compassionate therapists can help you get through these challenges through virtual therapy or in-person therapy at our Okemos office. Our individual counselors make use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other counseling methods to help you gain control over your anxiety or depression. Talk therapy is extremely beneficial for those looking to process their emotions in a safe space. Red Cedar offers therapy for people facing anxiety, depression, anger management issues, LGBT identity issues, and more. We can also work through ongoing relationship problems with a significant other, friend, or family member. If you need a counselor near MSU, get in touch with us today.

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Relationships form a steady foundation of support during difficult times. However, even the most supportive relationships can be strained by everyday life stressors. Do you struggle to relate to the people closest to you – whether family, friends, or a significant other? Resentment, residual pain, fear, and stress can prevent us from forming supportive relationships, affecting our overall mental health. Red Cedar Counseling offers family therapy and couples counseling to help renew and strengthen foundational relationships. Our experienced therapists work with couples and families to build bridges for peaceful, constructive communication. We are committed to providing a non-judgmental therapy environment for MSU couples, spouses, and families.

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Is a major challenge or responsibility in life straining your marriage relationship? Do you feel like you’re losing your connection with your spouse and you’re not sure why? A lifelong commitment such as marriage requires open communication and honesty. When done right, marriage provides strength and stability through the “ups and downs” of life. Red Cedar’s marriage counselors are sensitive to the complexities of marriage. Our compassionate, experienced counselors will work with you and your spouse to put past words and actions behind you and break down barriers for a lasting, joyous relationship. You need love and support, and so does your spouse. With help, you can fulfill each other’s needs. If you’re looking for marriage counseling near Michigan State University, give us a call.

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Children aren’t always clear communicators, but you can tell when something isn’t right. Our child therapists work to earn each child’s trust so that they feel encouraged to communicate freely and openly about the problem at hand. Once we uncover the problem, our caring therapists help children process their emotions and learn to manage them. Trusting someone else with your child’s mental health is a big deal. We understand, and that is why we communicate closely with parents so that they are fully informed about their child’s progress while. We are committed to compassion when it comes to adolescent and child therapy. Get in touch with us to speak in more detail about our child counseling services.

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Anger can originate in feelings of disappointment, pain, frustration, or fear. When someone is experiencing emotional or situational stressors, it can be difficult to control an outburst of anger. The purpose of anger management counseling is to uncover the source, or sources, of anger in order to help an individual gain full control over their emotional responses. Uncontrollable anger can be damaging to personal and professional relationships. This is why learning to express anger or frustration in a healthy, productive way is a key part of our strategy at Red Cedar Counseling. We help individuals pinpoint the early signs of an angry outburst so that they can stay in control. Looking for Anger Management Therapy near Michigan State? We can help you.

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Do you live far from our Okemos, MI office? Whether you’re out of town, lack the time necessary to commute, or simply prefer an online format, Red Cedar Counseling has an ideal solution for you. We are pleased to offer telehealth to our patients via online or virtual therapy sessions. If you’re interested in setting up virtual therapy, give our office a call today. Please make sure you are in a private location without disturbances during your scheduled session. This ensures your privacy, and allows you to get the most out of your session with your counselor.

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