Director's Welcome

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Dear Students,

Hello and welcome to Counseling and Psychiatric Services, or “CAPS” as we are commonly known.

Please know that CAPS is YOUR center.

College is filled with excitement, learning, and new experiences. It is also a time where you will be challenged and may feel uncertain, lost, overwhelmed, or down.   

We are here to help. Our team is committed to providing and connecting you to a wide array of services and resources to address your concerns. These may include short-term individual counseling, group counseling, medication, or referrals to other services.   

To get started, you can access a screening for new counseling and psychiatric services through an initial consultation.

We are glad you are here and are part of the MSU Spartan family.

As the Director of CAPS, I am passionate about helping our students. If there is anything I can do, just let me know. I can be reached at or at (517) 355-8270.  


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Mark Franklin Patishnock, Ph.D.

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