The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) will have openings for many new clients when they re-open in January, 2021 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: 269-471-6238).  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 counseling sessions will be provided using HIPAA-compliant Zoom tele-behavioral health services. Clients of all ages, experiencing a variety of issues, and from a variety of backgrounds have benefited from Zoom sessions. 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 the pandemic
  • relationship issues (e.g., marital and premarital counseling)
  • 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)

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).

If you’d like to take advantage of this service, please call 269-471-6238 and leave a voice mail message. Click here to be directed to the ACCC website.