The Andrews University Community Counseling Center (ACCC) will have openings for many new clients when they re-open in January 2023, after the semester break (although individuals interested in services are encouraged to call now and leave a confidential voicemail message to get their name toward the top of the waiting list now). Graduate-level practicum students who provide these free counseling services at the ACCC have training in counseling 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:
relationship issues (e.g., marital and premarital counseling)
grief and bereavement
social skills problems
bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)
personality assessments (for the purpose of treatment planning for ongoing therapy at the ACCC)
and many others (including just needing a listening ear when social support is limited)
The ACCC 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).
A brochure and additional information is available online here: https://www.andrews.edu/sed/gpc/counseling/accc-orange-brochure--2023,-spring-.pdf
If you refer a potential client, you are asked to give them the phone number for the ACCC (269-471-6238). The ACCC will re-open January 9, 2023, and start contacting clients within a couple of weeks after re-opening, but individuals may call now and leave a confidential voicemail message to get on the waiting list right away.