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Counseling and Advising Resources

Law School

Office of Student Life 

Lindsey Stetson
Phone: 734.764.0516

Lawyers Club

Diane Nafranowicz, M.S.W.
Phone: 734.764.1116

Lindsey Stetson and Diane Nafranowicz provide counseling and advice and encourage students to share problems and concerns, great or small, whether or not they seem related to the Law School. Many Law School difficulties stem from non-academic problems, and sometimes the opposite is true. Students may be referred to one of the several University offices that provide confidential counseling (see below). Students may also initiate contacts with such offices without referral.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street, Suite 4079
Phone: 734.764.8312
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat-Sun Closed 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has a professional staff which includes social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and religious psychological counselors supplemented by student interns and peer counselors. Individual counseling is available to students for a wide range of personal and interpersonal concerns as well as for problem solving and referral to other campus organizations. The agency also provides a variety of group experiences, including ongoing group counseling and workshops on such topics as assertion training and overcoming exam anxiety.

The Law School maintains a special relationship with a team of counselors who possess a good knowledge of the Law School experience and its special academic and professional pressures. Hours are reserved for students who may otherwise experience difficulty scheduling appointments.

CAPS Services at Michigan Law School

Individual therapy, consultation, and outreach are offered to enrolled law students by Reena Sheth, PhD.

417 Hutchins Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

How to schedule your first visit:
Email Reena Sheth at to request an initial consultation. The initial meeting involves preliminary paperwork and consultation to determine the best way to meet your needs (60-minute appointment).

UM Psychiatric Emergency Service-24 hours

Phone: 734.996.4747
24-hour mental health crisis center and hotline at the University of Michigan Hospital emergency room.

The United Mission Coalition for Child and Family

Phone: 734.764.9466

Offers a wide variety of psychological services to children, adolescents, families, and couples, including individual counseling for children, parental guidance for parents of troubled adolescents, family therapy, couples therapy, and other group programs that advance understanding of child development and family relationships.

Center for the Education of Women

Phone: 734.764.6005
CEW provides counseling and educational programs to women and men regarding academic, career and life issues; conducts social research on policy and gender issues; and advocates for improved policy and practice.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)

24-hour Crisis Line: 734.936.3333
Office Phone: 734.764.7771
Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street, Suite 4130

Provides free and confidential counseling to faculty, staff, and students of the University of Michigan. SAPAC focuses on advocacy and crisis intervention for students in whatever situation that sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and domestic violence is reported: at the hospital, at a police agency, at another campus office, in a residence hall, via crisis line or walk-in. They refer students who need ongoing support to work with a counselor at CAPS.

The U-M Initiative on Domestic and Sexual Violence's Web site offers information for those interested in learning more about domestic violence.

The Spectrum Center

Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street, Suite 3020
Phone: 734.763.4186
The University of Michigan Spectrum Center provides a comprehensive range of education, information and advocacy services working to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and similarly-identified students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.

U of M Psychological Clinic

Phone: 734.764.3471
Offers therapy for many difficulties and concerns, including depression and anxiety; problems with procrastination, problems with personal relationships, including spouses, family and friends; school and career difficulties, problems at work with colleagues or superiors, confusion or concern about sexual identities or preferences, problems dealing with an upsetting or traumatic event, issues with transition to Ann Arbor from another city or country; and dealing with an important loss of a loved one or close relationship.

Other sources

State Bar of Michigan Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program

Phone: 1.800.996.5522 
A voluntary confidential service for lawyers, judges, law students, and family members whose lives have been impaired by substance abuse. The service is free.