If you know of potential clients (children, adolescents, adults, couples, families) who may benefit from counseling services, the Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) will have openings for many new clients when they re-open in January, 2019 after the semester break (although individuals interested in services can call now and leave a confidential voicemail message to get on the waiting list right away).
Graduate-level practicum students who provide these free counseling services at the ACCC have training in counseling adults, adolescents, and children. They even have a play room to accommodate work with young clients. Counseling sessions are, of course, completely confidential.
All practicum counselors are doctoral or masters level students who have had preliminary counseling or training experiences, have been evaluated by licensed professionals as ready to provide counseling in a supervised clinic setting, and each practicum counselor receives weekly supervision.
Types of referral issues accepted include, but are not limited to:
· relationship issues (e.g., marital and premarital counseling)
· grief and bereavement
· social skills problems
· behavioral problems
· bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)
· dealing with traumatic events
· academic problems
· career guidance
· parent-child conflict
· personality assessments (for the purpose of treatment planning)
· many others
They cannot take on cases that involve any amount of court testimony, disability evaluations, custody disputes, walk-in crises, or around-the-clock availability of intensive services (e.g., frequently actively suicidal or violent thought disorder).
For questions or scheduling of potential clients call the ACCC at 269-471-6238.