Contact Us

Mailing Address

Kalamazoo College Counseling Center

1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006



Phone: Dr. Erica Pearson, Counseling Center Director: 269.337.7191

Fax: 269.337.7440

Office Hours: 

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM


The counseling center is located in Hicks Hall (campus map #12). If you enter from the center quad of campus, go through the front door and to the right. Go up one set of stairs and turn right past the game room and health center. We are on the left side of the hallway. The waiting room is to your right.

To make an appointment:

Please visit the counseling center in Hicks to complete intake forms on one of the iPads in the lobby. If you are unable to visit the Center to complete intake forms, please complete them at using your K College username and password. When you have completed the intake forms, you have the option to schedule your first appointment after completing the forms or have a clinician email you within 48 business hours to set up an initial appointment.


A licensed mental health professional is available 24/7 for mental health emergencies. Please call the 24/7 Crisis Support Line at 833.646.1526. You can also call Campus Safety at 269.337.7321 or let your Resident Assistant know you need to speak to the on-call counselor. If you are off campus, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.


The fact that you are seeing us and the content of our session is confidential information. We do not give this information out—even to faculty members, coaches, parents, or RAs—unless you give us your consent. Typically, that consent involves filling out a short, written form that indicates with whom we may communicate and about what. There is an exception to this policy of strict confidentiality. It involves those situations where we believe that you are unable to continue functioning, are a threat to yourself or the safety of others or inform of us others in potential danger (e.g., current abuse of children or vulnerable adults). In those cases, we are ethically and legally bound as psychologists and counselors to inform persons who can help reduce the risks of harm. Most often, those people are family members and/or the residence hall staff. The Dean of Students is also informed of these very serious situations.

Sometimes our student interns will tape-record sessions for their learning process. This is always done with permission from the client first. All session tapes are kept in a confidential file in the Counseling Center which is only available to the Counseling Center staff. These recordings are destroyed at the end of each academic year.