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Free Counseling Services at Andrews University

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 we re-open in January, 2024 after the semester break.  Individuals interested in services are encouraged to call now and leave a confidential voicemail message to get their name toward the top of the request list.  Graduate-level practicum students who provide these free counseling services at the ACCC are trained to counsel adults, adolescents, and children. Counseling sessions are completely confidential.


All practicum counselors are doctoral- or masters-level students who have had at least preliminary counseling experiences, have been evaluated by licensed professionals as ready to provide counseling in a supervised clinic setting, and each practicum counselor provides services under professional supervision.


Types of referral issues accepted include, but are not limited to:

  • loneliness and isolation due to pandemic

  • relationship issues (e.g., marital and premarital counseling)

  • Identity growth and exploration

  • grief and bereavement

  • social skills problems

  • behavioral problems

  • bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • academic problems

  • career guidance

  • parent-child conflict

  • personality assessments (for the purpose of treatment planning)

  • and many others (including just needing a listening ear when social support is limited for you)


They cannot take on cases that involve court testimony, disability evaluations, custody disputes, walk-in crises, or that require around-the-clock availability of intensive services (e.g., frequently actively suicidal or violent thought disorder).

Please share this information with teachers, parents, students, community, or anyone else interested in these types of services, which they are grateful to be able to offer to the community for no cost.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the director, Ron Coffen, PhD., at 269-471-3491.


Please give potential clients the phone number for the ACCC (269-471-6238).  They will be open for spring semester starting on January 8, 2024 and counselors will start contacting individuals within a couple of weeks after re-opening, but individuals may call now and leave a confidential voicemail message to get on the request list now.

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