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Updated scheduling process during COVID-19:

Our primary goal is to support our community while staying safe and healthy. As a precaution, we are holding all education, career, and emergency funding counseling appointments over the phone or via Zoom.

There are three ways to schedule an appointment.

  1. Call 734-764-6360 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. If you get voicemail, please leave a message and we will return your voicemail as quickly as possible. 
  2. Fill out this online form. A member of our team will be in touch (via phone or email – your choice) to formally schedule your appointment within 24 hours of the next business day once the form is submitted and reviewed.
  3. Email us at cew.appts@umich.edu. Please be advised that depending on response rates to emails, you may not get the first available appointment offered.
***Note:  Due to intrastate licensure issues, unless you are an actively enrolled U-M student, we are not able to offer phone appointments to those who currently live outside of the state of Michigan. We recommend that you look in your local area for resources on career and education.

CEW+ assists hundreds of individuals each year as they make decisions about their future through free counseling that is open to everyone at U-M and in the community.

Our comprehensive counseling program supports exploration of education and career interests within the context of relationships and life circumstances. Transitioning into the workforce or academia presents numerous unforeseen obstacles, especially for those with nontraditional backgrounds. Whether a student, a seasoned professional, or entry-level worker, our center offers a non-judgmental space where you will be individually advised.

Our counselors work within a developmental framework to help individuals consider their options, make informed choices, and both define and resolve problems. CEW+ provides counseling to people of all genders and demographics and recognizes the complex societal factors that may present unique challenges in an individual’s life. We believe in overcoming challenges, and we believe in you.

Our Counseling Services

  • Career counseling
  • Education counseling
  • Emergency funding for current U-M Ann Arbor students

What Happens During an Appointment?

While there is no “typical” appointment, the list below can give you an idea of the concerns our participants tend to discuss in a counseling appointment at CEW+.

  • Goal clarification
  • Feedback on resumes, cover letters, application materials, etc.
  • Beginning a job search
  • Educational goals
  • Returning to college or graduate school
  • Work/life/family balance issues
  • Emergency funding for current U-M Ann Arbor students

Counseling appointments are limited to once a month, unless previously agreed upon with your counselor. Initial appointments are approximately 45-60 minutes in length. Follow-up appointments, if needed, are up to 45 minutes long.

CEW+ Counselors

Gabriella Boufford, MSW, LMSW / Counseling Center Social Worker
Gabriella received her Master’s degree in Social Work from U-M and her BA in Psychology from U-M. Gabriella’s work experience includes working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and applying survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and advocacy-based interventions. She provides counseling services to individuals seeking assistance in reaching their career and educational goals. To schedule a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.

Doreen Murasky, LMSW, ACSW / Special Projects Manager
Doreen oversees CEW+ student programming, including the social work internship program, and the Scholar Community Advisory Boards. In addition, she enjoys providing counseling and developing and presenting dynamic programs with a focus on holistic life planning and developing coping and resiliency skills, especially for underserved students. Currently, her availability for counseling appointments is limited.

Courtney Reid, Reid, MSW, LMSW / Counseling Program Manager
Courtney is an alum of the U-M School of Social Work. Her career journey thus far has allowed her to provide behavioral health services in a variety of settings including hospital and community-based practices. By giving consideration to one’s biopsychosocial circumstances, she aims to help others define their concept of well-being, identify meaningful goals and accomplish them while honoring their inner resiliency. She provides counseling services to those seeking to further/refine their educational and professional pursuits. To schedule a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.