Counseling Services

Students seek counseling for several reasons including high stress levels, loneliness, depressed or sad mood, lack of concentration, poor eating habits, difficulty adjusting to new surroundings, relationship problems, and worries about all of these and other things!

From the Director

Welcome and message for current students, parents and prospective students.

Free Confidential Online Screening

College Response online screening for depression, alcohol, and eating disorders can help you decide whether a consultation with one of our counselors would be helpful.

Resource for Faculty and Staff

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The Houghton College Counseling Center’s mission comprises four fundamental components.

Meet the Staff

W Baxter

Wendy Baxter

Counselor; Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Bill Burrichter

Bill Burrichter

Executive Director of the Center for Student Success; Director of Counseling Services; Associate Professor of Psychology
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Nancy Murphy

Counselor; Assistant Professor
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