By: Sarah Martin, News Editor

As the end of the semester approaches, so do deadlines and final exams. For those stressing about their classes or personal issues, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has counselors ready to help.

Short-term counseling is “available to registered UM-Dearborn students at no cost and are strictly confidential in accordance to Michigan Privilege Communication Statutes,” according to the UM-Dearborn website.

Common concerns the counseling staff sees are those related to stress, relationship issues, excessive worry, test anxiety, procrastination, and gender and sexuality concerns. Their aim is to promote self-awareness and self-acceptance, and help students and faculty curb self-defeating behaviors.

Students or faculty looking to make an appointment can visit Counseling Services on the second floor of the University Center in room 2157. According to the website, students are able to schedule a counseling appointment within 1-2 weeks, but if the matter is urgent students are asked to notify the staff immediately.

Counseling Services is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and can be reached at either counseling@umd.umich.edu or (313) 593-5430.